Wednesday, February 13, 2013

What this Old Broad Knows for Sure aka Wednesday's Wisdom...

I know for sure that family doesn't necessarily mean blood related and...

sad to say, blood related doesn't always feel like family.

I have a bunch of sons, daughters and grandchildren that are not blood related, but children of my heart. These added to my blood family have truly rounded out my life in a most perfect way.

This I know for sure!

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Yesterday was "Lets Talk" day sponsored by Bell to open conversation around mental health issues. A great idea...

but I know for sure it'll take this and much more to remove the stigma surrounding mental health.  No matter how much our rational mind tells us, it's no different than having a physical illness or injury, it is difficult and embarrassing to admit.

I also, know for sure that most of us know or will know of someone in our life that will suffer from a mental health issue. Or not...

Not because there isn't anyone, but because despite all the efforts to make mental health issues mainstream, we still feel like a failure...

or a freak...or crazy...
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I know for sure habits are hard to break or replace.  The longer we've had the habit, the more difficult. Some habits are not so bad, but others such as...
  • smoking
  • drinking
  • drugs
  • alcohol
  • gambling
can be devastating to our health and wellbeing.  We know it, yet so often our efforts to stop are met with some kind of demonic power to continue. We make excuses, rationalize, cover-up and make up all kinds of justifications.

Why is it sooo hard when we really know better???
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 That's it...that's all...