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  • Pen Pals?

    To want friendship is a great fault. Friendship ought to be a gratuitous joy, like the joys afforded by art or life.Simone Weil Growing up was some interesting times, seemed like everyone collected something. Some would collect stamps, others coins, antiques, post cards, etc., I also know of some who collected letters from pen pals […]

  • Still Can Learn

    “The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.” – Abraham Lincoln Every once in awhile I need something to inspire me, to motivate me. It is easy to allow myself to enter into rut. It’s too easy just to sit […]

  • Your Silence Is Too Loud!

    It is very tempting to take the side of the perpetrator. All the perpetrator asks is that the bystander do nothing. He appeals to the universal desire to see, hear, and speak no evil. The victim, on the contrary, asks the bystander to share the burden of pain. The victim demands action, engagement, and remembering.Judith […]

  • Dear Reader

    “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”― Leo Buscaglia Dear Reader: I wish I could sit down with you over coffee, listen to you about your […]

  • F.Y.I. – Upcoming

    As of this morning I now have two new interviews in the making. These interviews are what I envisioned when I first created this blog, hence the word “Rethinking”. It is my true belief that we could end many troubles in society just by talking with each other, but even greater importance, that we listen. […]

  • Looking – The Interview

    I am so pleased on how the initial interview went with Mental Health @ Home by Ashley L. Peterson. So I am looking for someone else to interview. Again, no gotcha questions, nothing embarrassing. So dear reader if you would volunteer to be interview I would like to hear from you. Use the contact form […]

  • Lessons Learned While Blogging

    “Create. Not for the money. Not for the fame. Not for the recognition. But for the pure joy of creating something and sharing it.”― Ernest Barbaric I have written about why I started blogging, group session gave us different ways to handle depression. What I haven’t written about are some of the lessons that blogging has […]

  • Last Night I Cried – Commentary

    Just when you think it that it cannot get any worse, it does! Last night I sat down to watch our local news, something that I like to do in the evening, basically for the weather report. While watching a news story hit me like a hammer. A man, Daniel Prude lost his life in […]

  • Summer 2020 – What I Don’t Hear

    “Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity.” – Kay Redfield Jamison I woke up this morning to the sound of rain hitting my tin roof. It brought back a picture of a child sitting in the middle of the kitchen floor banging a pot with […]

  • Dear America, My Letter to You

    This post today is not related to issues about mental health. Rather it is a letter I have written because every time I watch the news I keep asking myself, “what happened”. It is not about who to vote for, Republican, Democrat, or Independent. It is just myself putting my thoughts on paper. I hope […]

  • Being Resolute!

    It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things. Theodore RooseveltRead more at Resolute: Use the adjective resolute to describe a purposeful and determined person, someone who wants to do something very much, and won’t let anything get in the way. From […]

  • The Progression Of Civil Liberties

     “It is impossible to struggle for civil rights, equal rights for blacks, without including whites. Because equal rights, fair play, justice, are all like the air: we all have it, or none of us has it. That is the truth of it.” – Maya Angelou *** I started writing this post yesterday. I had to set […]

  • Something New For This Blog?

    I have been mulling this over for quite some time. I wasn’t sure, not really sure now, if this idea would work for me. The Interview There are some great bloggers out there, I come across their blogs, that I would love to ask them a series of questions in the form of a written […]

  • Negative/Positive?

    “It is not always possible to do away with negative thinking, but with persistence and practice, one can gain mastery over them so that they do not take the upper hand.” ― Stephen Richards Warning This Post Does Not Contain A Magical Remedy! Over the past two years I have begun to notice that I do […]

  • Hats Off To Kamala Harris!

    “Surround yourself with really good friends. Have people around you who cheer you on, and applaud you, and support you, and are honest with you, and tell you, you know, when your breath stinks.” –Kamala Harris August 11, 2020 I am one who does not write about politics, I believe to this day I may have […]

  • A Reblog: A letter to self on bad mental health days! — FOREVER AWKWARD

    Dear self, I know you’re having a tough time today but that’s okay. Not every day is the same. Some days are better than others, and that’s okay. I know that you feel worn out, angry, livid even. You feel like you are unable to control the way you feel and it racks you with […] […]

  • Flex That Writing Muscle!

    “You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it’s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That’s why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence.” ― Octavia E. Butler I have noticed over the last couple years my writing has started to form my […]

  • A Thought Of Gratefulness

    “Appreciation can make a day—even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.” ―Margaret Cousins I decided today that I would change the focus.  With everything that is happening around the world, country, neighborhood, backyard, it is so easy to be distraught. Yes, I sometimes am guilty of […]

  • Teachable Moments

    There is something I have learned the hard way, I use my experiences as teachable moments. I am not sure I have ever shared this about my daughter as a baby who suffered with colic.

  • A Post Of Caution

    Most plagiarists, like the drone, have neither taste to select, industry to acquire, nor skill to improve, but impudently pilfer the honey ready prepared, from the hive.     Walter Colton Read more: Yesterday I was hit with something that set me back on my heels. I received a message that I had to “pay” for using […]

  • A Reblog: DANGERS OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON MENTAL HEALTH — Escapades by Chebet

    As much as social media is great, it also has a negative effect on mental health. Statistics show that the rate of suicide,self-harm, depression and anxiety have risen in the last few years due to social media, especially within the teens and young adults. via DANGERS OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON MENTAL HEALTH — Escapades by Chebet

  • Dealing With Mental Blocks

    “Don’t let mental blocks control you. Set yourself free. Confront your fear and turn the mental blocks into building blocks.” ― Dr Roopleen,Words to inspire the winner in YOU I have sat in front of my laptop over the last several days with the task of writing in mind.  I would start a post only to […]

  • A Reblog: Reversible Figures and Mood — Body-Mind Health

    You have probably seen what are called ‘reversible figures’. For example, a picture of a vase that when looked at slightly differently becomes two faces. This involves a fast rearrangement of how your brain makes sense of an object. First you see the vase as the foreground and then as the background. The faces become […] […]

  • Walking In Your Shoes

    Barack Obama “My third piece of advice is to cultivate a sense of empathy – to put yourself in other people’s shoes – to see the world from their eyes. Empathy is a quality of character that can change the world.” For this post I want to flip the idiom “walk a mile in my […]

  • A Reblog: Men and Depression — Wakiza feeds

    Depression is an intense feeling of sadness that lasts for a long time, sometimes weeks, months or years. If you are depressed, it can start to interfere with your day-to-day life, well being and physical health. Men may not recognize they have depression. If they do acknowledge it to themselves, they are often reluctant to […]