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3.2.1 Quote Me – Hope

I was tagged, on July 3rd, by Beckie’s Mental Mess, to participate in the 3.2.1 Quote Me Challenge. The chosen word this time is HOPE 🙂 {My favorite word, tying with love and faith.}

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.

Helen Keller

We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds.

Aristotle Onassis
(interesting twist of the word)

Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.

Robert Kennedy

My own:

Let hope not fall and fade, but rather, live and grow through acts of kindness.

Nova Namastè


I tag:

John

Paula

Kristian

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Unpeople Pleasing🤔😂

Can’t say I didn’t take accountability for myself! Haha. Listen though y’all, going through life and trying to please everyone isn’t living… It’s existing. You’re trying to prevent conflict. You’re trying to keep a consistent flow. You’re trying to be cool with everyone.

Is that being honest with yourself? Seems to me, that’s a lifestyle of someone who doesn’t know who he/she is. This individual just blends in with the rest, never ruffling feathers.

Knowing who you are is important. Living your truths is even more important… And guess what, more often than not, truth is going to piss someone off! It’s true. You’re going to decide to set yourself free; and people are absolutely going to hate you for it…

Maybe you’re free from their control.

Maybe you’re free from their munipulation.

Maybe free from abuse, neglect, and misuse.

Whatever you leave behind, and whatever future YOU decide for you, count on making a few enemies.

But, tell yourself it’s ok… Because it is. You’re not living for anyone but yourself anymore. This is especially true for those so called ” close family members and friends”, that never treated you how you deserved.

When you’re doing things right, you’ll have people who disapprove. Those who love you, will get over it. Those who don’t, are finally facing an issue they’ve suppressed for to long and it finally resurfaced. (They should be thanking you!).

But, most importantly, you’ll be living… And that’s the purpose of being alive.

Dare To Be

When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully.

When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light.

When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it.

When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway.

When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back.

When there seems to be no hope, dare to find some.

When you’re feeling tired, dare to keep going.

When times are tough, dare to be tougher.

When love hurts you, dare to love again.

When someone is hurting, dare to help them heal.

When another is lost, dare to help them find the way.

When a friend falls, dare to be the first to extend a hand.

When you cross paths with another, dare to make them smile.

When you feel great, dare to help someone else feel great too.

When the day has ended, dare to feel as you’ve done your best.

Dare to be the best you can –

At all times, Dare to be!” 

― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

NAMASTE☀

(Featured image taken from Pinterest)

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Lessons We Learn From Bees

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  1. Bee Kind
  2. Bee Humble
  3. Bee Yourself
  4. Bee Honest
  5. Bee Trustworthy
  6. Bee Genuine
  7. Bee Giving
  8. Bee Grateful
  9. Bee Responsible
  10. Bee Happy
  11. Bee Present
  12. Bee True to yourself

Bee Facts (all taken from HERE)

    Honey bees don’t sleep. Instead, they spend their nights motionless, conserving energy for the next day’s activities.
    Honey bees are not born knowing how to make honey. Instead, they are taught in the hive by older bees.
    Ancient peoples used to believe that bees were created from the carcasses of dead animals.

Sides of The Law

What side the law you on

When that round pops,

And that black man’s laying on the ground.

When a cell phone captures the scene,

And there’s no chance he’d make it

Home that night.

What side the law you on

When the badge becomes an

Excuse to abuse it’s powers

And violate human rights.

When the truth is masked by blackmail

And prejudice fokes don’t give AF.

What side the law you on

When the victim is a wife,

Of a cop, a military man, or pastor.

When she hides her eyes, and

Covers her skin, in fear of repercussions.

What side the law you on

When that boy stuffed his pockets,

Hungry, cold, and suffering,

Can’t go home because his daddy would rape him.

His mommy is on drugs and

There’s no means of surviving.

What side of the law you on

When she’s on the street corner

Doin what she do

To feed her babies, pay those bills

Because one mistake put felon

On her record.

What side the law you on

When the husband was the victim

His wife a crazy bitch,

Police report is a waste of time

Until he met his creator

And she went to far.

There’s the ” law ” and there’s

Right and truth.

What should never happen is

Happening.

Because of violence? Race? Fear? Pride?

Because of judgements and hate.

Be on the right side… Do what’s right.

Start with yourself.

How to Listen Without Getting Defensive

I will be the first to say ” I Do This!! ” No, I don’t want to, so I’ve been working on it.

Today I learn something so interesting, our neurotransmitters filter all the information we absorb. Now, when we hear a ” difference of opinion” about a subject of our deep concern, because it’s of importance to us, we get defensive! It’s the same process that occurs if we see a loved one getting attacked.

This particular article talks about how we can work ourselves out of that defense mode. These are EASY AND SIMPLE changes that can strengthen our relationships of any level!

You’ve Got This!! Good Luck!

Here’s the key to listening non-defensively.
— Read on www.gottman.com/blog/listen-without-getting-defensive/

3-2-1 Quote Me: Truth

Bouncing from Fandango’s 3-2-1 Quote Me about Truth! You can read his quotes HERE! I’m also going to pass by the rule of tagging bloggers. Sometimes, not following rules can be liberating 😂 If you feel drawn to participate, please do so and leave me a Pingback 😀

” Let us begin by committing ourselves to the truth to see it like it is, and tell it like it is, to find the truth, to speak the truth, and to live the truth. “

Richard Nixon

Once you go inside and weed through the muck, you will find the real beauty, the truth about yourself.

Lindsay Wagner

Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.

Buddha

This Daily Prompt: Armor

Sheryl’s Your Daily Word Prompt can be found HERE .

Should the government, WTO, be allowed to decide what, when, and where of international trade goods? The rich continued to be rich; while, others in foreign countries starved.

In 1999, the people of Seattle challenged the WTO and it’s leaders. Many protectors were dressed in armor of gas masks, turtle costumes, and cement barrels linking their arms. The people aimed for a peaceful protest; however, the city was still in complete chaos.

You can read more about this historical event on the web at historylink.org.

Self Reflection Questions

I love thought provoking questions. They challenge me to consider what I truly believe, ask why, and consider alternative options.

Here’s a great list I found on Pinterest.

The first question caught my interest. I think ” good enough” and ” acceptable” will always be self defined. I believe that their definitions will always vary from one individual to the next. I, also, believe these definitions will change in the course of an individual’s life.

What do I mean by self-defined? I create my definition of what’s “good enough”. I decide what I can live with, a far as accepting who I am.

Varies from one person to the next? Though society has established “social norms”, everyone other than me will need to decide when or if they feel good enough. They’ll know when and/or if they accept themselves. No two people believe exactly the same.

Changing with time? As stimuli begins to challenge my thought process, hormones begin to influence my body and mind, and expierences provide insight, I will alter my definition of ” good enough”. I will change what I believe to be acceptable.

The best concept in this evolving idea, is to love yourself as you are, accept who you are currently, while becoming who you want to be. If you love yourself to understand your imperfections and mortality, you’ll accept yourself with greater confidence.

What are your thoughts regarding feeling ” good enough” and ” that which is acceptable” of yourself?

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#OWP #WOTDC: Envision

What timing, and quite the suitable word, for The Word of the Day Challenge. It’s also called #OneWordPrompt, I believe.

Today, the world is envision. As I sit here, on 18, February, 2019… Known as President’s Day, in my country, I can’t help but to feel a melting pot of emotions.

In high school, my History teacher, Mr. Kidder, taught the foundations of this country… Or so they (our government) had lead me to believe.

He taught me Christopher Columbus discovered this “new land”…. He taught of the pilgrimage John Smith endured, and the Native American people he encountered. He taught about the wars, and slavery, the greatness of President Lincoln and President Jackson.

I felt proud to be American,…. And ashamed of my leaders. This established feeling escalated through my early adult years, learning the hidden truths of history.

There’s so much our government hasn’t told us. There’s so much more to US History, that paints a heartbreaking picture. I’m not proud of our leaders. I can’t say I’m proud of many of our Presidents. Their choices haven’t been to establish equality for all… And they’ve done so with utter disgraceful lies and secrecy.

This is “Adam Ruins Everything “… You may find yourself questioning what you thought to be truth, as well.

Listen Carefully

#Monday Coffee Share

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As I sit here sipping my coffee, I feel happy. I feel happy for many reasons.

Shortly after I got up, I wanted to feed my soul with something good & wholesome. Other than coffee, I don’t usually put anything in my body until lunch. Youtube had my rain playing, and I, then, found a story about adoption. This is such a delicate subject for me, because I am adopted. All over the world, children are given up to a system that “hopefully” places them into a suitable home. That’s not always the case.

What I love most about these stories is the gift of reunion. The precious and intimate moment when loved ones finally see each other for the first time in priceless. I get the waterworks because it’s life changing. Individuals wish and pray for this moment, remaining hopeful that it will happen.

I’m happy these positive stories are available to view. I’m happy that these reunions have been well recieved, and that the fokes welcomed each other into their lives. I’m happy that these individuals haven’t grown bitter and hateful.

The reasons why others act as they do isn’t always apparent. Though it may not make sense to anyone or everyone, most people do what they thought was best.

The Best is Yet to Come

Her biggest heartache isn’t that she doesn’t have a great life;

Her biggest heartache is the life she keeps within her mind as if her “now” shows nothing in her favor.

Her biggest heartache is this image she’s holding onto, instead of embracing what she has.

Time has transformed so much, and that’s what time does best.

Trust your journey sweet moonchild;

It’s changing you for the better;

And the best is yet to come ❤️

©️2019mynamastè365online

Living with A Mental Illness II

“Some of the most evil human beings in the world are psychiatrists. Not all psychiatrists. Some psychiatrists are selfless, caring people who really want to help. But the sad truth is that in today’s society, mental health isn’t a science. It’s an industry. Ritalin, Zoloft, Prozac, Lexapro, Resperidone, happy pills that are supposed to “normalize” the behavior of our families, our colleagues, our friends – tell me that doesn’t sound the least bit creepy! Mental health is subjective. To us, a little girl talking to her pretend friends instead of other children might just be harmless playing around. To a psychiatrist, it’s a financial opportunity. Automatically, the kid could be swept up in a sea of labels. “not talking to other kids? Okay, she’s asocial!” or “imaginary friends? Bingo, she has schizophrenia!” I’m not saying in any way that schizophrenia and social disorders aren’t real. But the alarming number of people, especially children, who seem to have these “illnesses” and need to be medicated or locked up… it’s horrifying. The psychiatrists get their prestigious reputation and their money to burn. The drug companies get fast cash and a chance to claim that they’ve discovered a wonder-drug, capable of “curing” anyone who might be a burden on society… that’s what it’s all about. It’s not about really talking to these troubled people and finding out what they need. It’s about giving them a pill that fits a pattern, a weapon to normalize people who might make society uncomfortable. The psychiatrists get their weapon. Today’s generations get cheated out of their childhoods. The mental health industry takes the world’s most vulnerable people and messes with their heads, giving them controlled substances just because they don’t fit the normal puzzle. And sadly, it’s more or less going to get worse in this rapidly advancing century.” 
― Rebecca McNutt

01/03/19

#3. Your day in ten words.

Blessed, Thursday, Cleveland, Midnight, Early, January, Enriched, Calm, Quite, Peaceful

It’s early here (12:02 am), so those of you East of the US, how’s your day going?

Later on, I’d love to hear from my mid-West American readers!

#commentbelow 10 words to describe your day

Imagined Manifestation

She knew the manifestation she wished to create; however, she needed diligent prayer to fulfill such a challenging task.

He doesn’t remember her. The memories are gone. Those are the facts.

She’s rediscovering him; him rediscovering her. The second chance, open communication, trust that was previously withheld. The most sacred intimacy of quality time, feel good moments, and transparency… Because being is enough sometimes.

Truth be told, the past is full of broken roads. Distance, walls, abuse, fear, lies, anger. How can anything, grown from that, be worth keeping?

She is learning now how very little she knew about him, and that love is different than “in love”… She’s learning that this opportunity was given to her, and she needs to see the blessing that it is.

If she could turn back time, and begin where they left off… She’s uncertain that she’d want to. He didn’t know much about her then; because, he was always mentally and/or physically somewhere else. She remembered how hard she worked, to prove herself and her worth. She knew what she deserved wasn’t what she was received. She knew that though, yes, he’d remember her… He’d continue being that version of himself… That version that hurt her so…

That isn’t what she wanted. That isn’t what she needed.

This opportunity, this storm, isn’t too destroy her life. It’s washing away devilish lies and unfair mistreated memories. It’s creating space to replant seeds of love, in a soul, who’s soil is being replenished. It’s blessing the hands that are fortunate enough to invest in, nurture, and prepare that soil for planting.

What he doesn’t remember, she mustn’t remind him, he’s a different person now.

The season of change is upon them, and they should embrace the winds, as they’re carried off to the life they’re meant to live.

📇Nova©️2018


Written for Nova’s Daily Random Word Imaginatively & Manifestation 

Uncertainty

Uncertainty leads to the pursuit of truth~

Isn’t that profound?!

I absolutely hated uncertainty! It frustrates me. It greatly scares me, sometimes. It’s necessary; though, and here is the reason why.

What is unclear is temporarily settled in a mist of fog. Clarity is the road to know and it’s only through that pursuit that we find truth.

#Mind-blown

Inspired by the Movie #GodsNotDead

Year in 6 words

The evening of December 23rd is upon us. Where has this year gone? It’s true, what they say, the older you get, the faster time goes.

As I sit here reflecting on this year, I am in awe of what a single year can do. Not only what it can do but that it’s time I’ll never get back.

I can say I’ve had my highest of highs, as well as, my lowest of lows in 2018. The words that come to mind when I think of this year are

  • Patience– My daughters are of ages that require so much more patience. I didn’t always have it. Many experiences this were “first time”s. Those required extra patience as everyone involved adjusted.
  • Hope– This saves me every time. I know what I’ve been through. I know there’s an ending to all beginnings. I know that hope is the only thing that produces results sometimes. I’m thankful for the instances where I recognized I was losing hope and others reminded me.
  • Faith– This walks hand in hand with hope. It’s the belief that the truths you hope for will come to be. Faith brings it to be. (Which leads me to my next word)
  • Be– Be … in the moment, not mentally worrying about the past, not fretting about the future, mentally be where you are. Phones have become a horrendous distraction. I’m going to work on this next year. Along with “being “, I was able to accept what is as what is. Wether I liked it or not. Sometimes, that’s what I need, to learn to accept rather than manipulate (obviously unintentionally but yes that’s what I’m doing) to have things done for my pleasure. Being also teaches patience. It allows me to choose in each moment how I feel. It can remove the path of negativity or grief in my mind.
  • Consistent– Wow, where to begin? Consistency is essential for my life, as hypercritical as that is sometimes. I’ve learned the messages of consistent or inconsistent. I’ve learned how that defines a person and have adjusted relationships because of it. It’s so under appreciated, and I know I will always appreciate that blessing.
  • Laughter– The endless joys of my girls. So many times we spent laughing and tickling. I’ve discovered new comedians that were-are actually funny. I have a special memory of watching one comedy special with my love.

I think these are most symbolic. What about you? When you think about this year, what terms come to mind? What thoughts do you associate with them?

I’d love to read your feedback:)

Art of Development

An artist will compose a rough draft of the desired product; that’s merely the beginning. Much time and concentration, emotions and self will be added, with time. After fighting the toughest of criticism, the artist will call it “Good Enough”. He or she, however, will never declare it ” finished”. Perception is always changing; and, perfectionism is a delicious taste.

Written for Fandango’s One Word Challenge: compose

Behind the Scenes – Finishing ’18

I’ve got a few pieces in “draft”, that I want to give excessive time. If my posts seem few, it’s for this reason. My “heart” work is yet to come ❤️ I can’t wait until I can publish them.

Gift of yourself 🎄

Hear is love for you:

Love Yourself so that you RECOGNIZE alone isn’t LONELY

You are OK… being alone with your badass self!

You are OK being at home, on your day off, decorating for Christmas, catching up on that book list you’ve been wanting to read, watching the makeup tutorials or moving around your place.

Recognize alone means you are doing life for you! You’re OK with quiet, you’re OK with your thoughts, who you are, comfortable with just as things are…

Being alone means you are single… Putting yourself first… Embracing your talents and interests, investing and promising to yourself. You are nurturing and guiding yourself to a higher self.

You decide your looks. You decide your morals and believes… All that does and /or doesn’t matter. You create your life, who you are. No one lives your life ; no one else is going to walk your steps… No one else will deal with your consequences. Your life is YOURS!

That’s the beginning of being comfortable, whether you’re with someone or not. That’s the beginning of the journey, because it’s you coming to know who you are. As you continue to travel that road, you realize that power of choice.

The rest of us don’t need to know, you are not in need of our validating… You only need one… YOURS! You first must embrace your confidence within yourself, for your life.

NOW…..

Being lonely is an Emptiness… It has absolutely NOTHING to do with relationship status. There are celebrities that are the loneliest. They’re committing suicide because money isn’t satisfying the human need of “purpose”. Loneliness is a character trait, alone is a status.

When you’re lonely, something is missing… And you’re always trying to fill that void with something temporary.

Being lonely means you feel a need… But, hear this, that need is ONLY what’s within yourself. You will NEVER fill that need from an external source. You were created an original, from a blueprint created by The Most High… Stitched together is a beautiful collection of strengths and flaws, attributes and blessings, thoughts, talents, and stories that only you can give.

The life of loneliness is confusion and ashamed of self, astranged peace of mind, Munipulation, brokeness, judgements and bitterness…. Loneliness is a mental place…

And it’s your place… Unless you choose to redecorate.

The Wrapping

Sometimes, it’s your good heart wrapping up the truth in vibrant and ambitious paper. You’re not at fault for that, nor should you EVER change it.
BUT, what’s the truth is fact. It’s what is, regardless of whether its pretty wrapped or sitting bare.
We must learn to accept truth for what it is, not sit in obliviousness admiring the wrapping.

Walking

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I’m in a new season of life. I don’t feel strong; I don’t feel emotionally capable of sounding ok or writing about all the positivity I have been. The very idea of positivity sounds patronizing to me right now…. But I’m just hurting…. And with hurt comes grief and anger.

What’s going on?

I’m walking… In an opposite direction, alone. I don’t want to, and I don’t know how long I’ll feel this way. I do know that the road feels bleek. The ugliest shades of winter and gray, overcast and cold. Sounds so depressing just to think about. I hope along the way, a front porch light turns on, and a friend will welcome me in. That won’t erase my reality, but it will brighten it.

Walking away is difficult, or everyone would be doing it… Ha, then we’d all look like the apocalypse with aimless wonderers contesting normality and questioning sanity. If that were the case, at least we’d keep each other out from traffic.

I’m walking in the opposite direction, because I’m not happy. I’m walking in the opposite direction because change won’t come unless I make it. I’m walking in the opposite direction in hopes that my message is loud and clear, even if I’m not certain what that is, or if there’s one or multiple.

I am intelligent. I know patterns define the character of a person. I know that I feel heavy, with sadness, rage, confusion, and a million questions. How could I expect myself to walk any road with all of that? Why would I? What’s the point? Life wasn’t made to be lived in such a condition.

Truths are staring me in the face, and they’re painful. It’s a part of life we all expierence, some of us on multiple occasions. I’ve read that pain doesn’t stop until you learn the lesson. That makes sense. The lessons right now are pivotal to my happiness. The truths in what I’m expierencing are evident to me, and quite possibly only me. It’s up to me to stop the insanity… So I changed directions and started walking.

Love

What love isn’t

  • Easy
  • A feeling
  • Getting your way all the time
  • Endless supply of money
  • Selfishness
  • Stagnant
  • Lusting after another
  • Emotional attention given /received from someone other than partner
  • Munipulation
  • Apathetic
  • Withholding
  • Emotionally unattached
  • Lack of willingness to understand
  • Choose not to communicate effectively
  • Found at the bottom of a bottle
  • Doing what you want over what you need to do
  • Comfortable lying
  • Incapable of working through conflict
  • Seeking attention
  • Unaccountable of self
  • Insecure
  • Envious
  • Unforgiving
  • Unmerciful
  • Lacks grace
  • Jealous
  • Untrustworthy
    Replaceable
  • I thought I knew what love was, but I didn’t. I didn’t love myself ; therefore, I couldn’t have loved anyone else. I do know, though, that I’m seeking it now. I’m seeking it deep within myself and the best version of it with another. Years and years of a marriage, two individuals had surely learned along the way. I want that.
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    HEEEYYY YA’LL💗

    I hope you have had a great week, thus far! My week has been pretty good. I know the majority of that credit is due to my meds😂😂😂!

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    What If

    My best friend gave me the best advice He said each day’s a gift and not a given right Leave no stone unturned, leave your fears behind And try to take the path less traveled by That first step you take is the longest stride
    If today was your last day And tomorrow was too late Could you say goodbye to yesterday? Would you live each moment like your last? Leave old pictures in the past Donate every dime you have? If today was your last day (If today was your last day)
    Against the grain should be a way of life What’s worth the prize is always worth the fight Every second counts ’cause there’s no second try So live like you’ll never live it twice Don’t take the free ride in your own life
    If today was your last day And tomorrow was too late Could you say goodbye to yesterday? Would you live each moment like your last? Leave old pictures in the past Donate every dime you have? Would you call old friends you never see? Reminisce old memories Would you forgive your enemies? Would you find that one you’re dreamin’ of? Swear up and down to God above That you finally fall in love If today was your last day
    If today was your last day Would you make your mark by mending a broken heart? You know it’s never too late to shoot for the stars Regardless of who you are So do whatever it takes Cause you can’t rewind a moment in this life Let nothin’ stand in your way Cause the hands of time are never on your side
    If today was your last day And tomorrow was too late Could you say goodbye to yesterday? Would you live each moment like your last? Leave old pictures in the past Donate every dime you have? Would you call old friends you never see? Reminisce old memories Would you forgive your enemies? Would you find that one you’re dreamin’ of? Swear up and down to God above That you finally fall in love If today was your last day
    Songwriters: Chad Kroeger
    If Today Was Your Last Day lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc
     

    #FOWC: Center

    ” I believe, in the center of it all, all that lives, all that grieves, and all that matters… In the center of all the hate, the unexpected blessings, and the prayers unanswered.., in the sunrises and early birds’ song, in the second guessing, second chances, and second half of life…love is all one sees. Love is what makes everything and anything “be”💕

    Check out Fandango’s One Word Challenge Here 🙂

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    {3TC:} Miss Claire & Her Moon

    Here’s the beginning of the story with Miss Claire and her Moon.

    It’s called Shooting Star

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    #bloomwhereyouareplanted

    I’m so thankful to live this life, open-hearted to “the possible”… With faith bigger than fear, and my eyes focused on truths. So much could destroy me… Bitter my heart, send me down a dark rabbit hole… I Know that my ONLY limitation is myself… And I’m entirely too curious and stubborn to get in my own damn way!

    #blessed #youpeoplearefabulous #choices #mylife #makingadifference #bloomwhereyouareplanted

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    From a child, to a grown “man”….

    His life has been a fusion of diverse expierences.

    A story of bumpy roads, secure places, some

    questionable choices. But they were his.

    Early on, he owned his life.. He decided what it’d be…

    With a willingness to follow his Almighty,

    In obedience and faith, authentically with love and mercy.

    He wasn’t a King, in a big castle, not the owner of a

    Lamborghini, He wore simple style and drove with

    practicality. Time took him to a chapel, and to a sweet hospital nursery,

    Forced him to face truth, death, and suffering.

    He’s seen hate, unexpected seizure, and secession of soldiers in war.

    He’s seen the most horrid shifts in the major corporate industry,

    And shades of every color,  brushed effortlessly into lives that crossed paths with his.

    His story’s is like all the others, far from perfect, flawless, or

    Finished.

    This man was born to a Jewish woman…. To a German man…

    He was born unable to hear well, though that allowed for imaginative

    Internal dialogs. His childhood allowed for him to see new places,

    To explore that which was in his immediate surroundings.

    He traveled to the assisted living residence, the library, and animal

    Shelter. He volunteerd at the Homeless Shelter soup kitchen; and occasionally

    Visited the halfway house. He spent endless time in observation, a powerful

    And undervalued talent of most.

    Throughout his life, the spice he’s always craved, the true

    meaning in his pages, has been this uncanny acceptance

    of what is…

    He has spent his life embracing the acceptance of what’s

    different, respecting that this spice is simply the truths,

    That varies from one to the next.  He hasn’t been granted

    authority to conceptualize and label the thoughts of  those

    who disagree.

    He understands his life as reality, seeking to continuously

    grow and enrich it further. In doing so, kindness and

    compassion has lead him to unimaginable moments.

    These have always been his greatest treasure.

    Common Mental Disorders

    The National Alliance on Mental Health defines a “mental illness” as: a condition that affects a person’s thinking, feeling, or mood [https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-Conditions].

    Such illnesses include:

    1. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
    2. Anxiety Disorders
      Generalized Anxiety Disorder
      Social Anxiety Disorder
      Panic Disorder
      Phobias
  • A.) Related conditions
    • Depression
      Substance Use
      Eating Disorders
      Trouble sleeping
  • 3. Autism
  • 4. Bipolar Disorder
  • 5. Borderline Personality Disorder
  • 6. Depression
  • 7. Dissociative Disorders
  • 8. Early Psychosis and Psychosis
  • 9. Eating Disorders
  • 10. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • 11. Schizoaffective Disorder
  • 12. Schizophrenia
  • 26 Questions

    There’s a blogger of which I am certain will be someone I always remember. She’s just a soul that blends well with mine, and I’m grateful to have come accross her page.

    One post she has,  is entitled ” 26 Questions.” Now, I’m fully aware that I wasn’t  tagged as a chosen one to fill this out and share ; however, sometimes I struggle with the confinement of rules LOL. 

    That being said, here’s my Q&A ;):

    2. Who are you named after? 

    No one lol. I was born Brandy, and named Brooke after the adoption.

    3. Do you like your handwriting?

    I do love my handwriting 🙂

    4. What is your favorite lunchmeat?

    I would have to say salami, although I know it’s not that healthy.

    5. Longest relationship?

    My longest was with my older daughter’s father, 3 years.

    6. Do you still have your tonsils?

    I Do, yes!

    7. Would you bungee jump?

    Hell to the NO! I don’t do heights!

    8. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?

    Nobody ain’t got time for that 😂😂😂😂😂😂

    9. Favorite ice-cream?

    I love Neopalitan ice cream 🙂 It’s variety enough for my taste but still simple.

    10. What’s the first thing you notice about people?

    Very first thing I notice about people in my every day life is his /her  eyes. When I’m looking at a picture of someone, first thing I notice is the eye color.

    11. Football or Baseball?

    Football all day! I have little to no interest in baseball whatsoever.

    12. What color pants are you wearing?

    bohemian :D!!!

    13. Last thing you ate?

    Last bit of a sub sandwich. It was “eh” since my wisdom tooth is trying to come in.

    14. If you are a crayon what color would you be?

    I would be blue! It’s a great color that goes with any color.

    15. Favorite smell?

    As of right now, the incense Rain Godess is my favorite smell.

    16. Who is the last person you spoke to on the phone?

    Ummm, I do believe it was my boyfriend.

    17. Hair color?

    I have a dark brown natural color. Mixed in, I have a purple and blond. My hair actually needs cut.

    18. Eye color?

    I Thought they were blue. My brother thought they looked  greenish.

    19. Favorite food to eat?

    pizza!!!!! Yummy.

    20. Scary movies or happy endings?

    I love endings that are unpredictabily happy!

    Neither! I mean everybody loves a happy ending but I’d rather get engrossed in a suspense (@Racquel, this answer is epic!! ) whodunit thriller…..I am also a big fan of comedies.

    21. Last movie you watched?

    The Happy Prince.

    22. Favorite Holiday?

    I love Thanksgiving!!!!!!

    23. Beer or wine?

    Wine

    24. Favorite day of the week?

    Saturday is my favorite day of the week.

    25. Three favorite bloggers, you want to learn about?

    26. The added info you didn’t know you wanted…

    I am naturally a great cook👩🏼‍🍳🍝

    Bonus Question: Who’s your secret celebrity crush? 

     

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