Category: Emotional & Mental Health

Trapped in Her Body, Autistic Girl Suddenly Speaks

Trapped in Her Body, Autistic Girl Suddenly Speaks Are you actually using your voice? If there is one thing that the internet has an abundance of, it is uplifting or inspiring videos. Every day I see one of my friends post a YouTube link on Facebook that falls into that category. Whether they are poems and music with moving phrases or clips of adorable kitty-cats, these videos are constantly being circulated. From time to time, however, I find one that literally changes me. Inspiration in the best sense of the word, this is the kind of video that makes...

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To Forgive and Not to Forget that is the Question

To Forgive and not to Forget that is the Question A plethora of souls have come to me to connect to their loved ones from the other side. Those who have crossed over and those who are in the physical repetitively ask me, “will they forgive me” of course not all souls, but several of them during my readings. What I am going to share with you is that here in the physical people ask for forgiveness and that is a reasonable request. Some revert in the opposite direction feeling that they choose not to forgive. I just will...

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Disability Affects your Mental Health: 10 Ways that Help You Cope

Disability Affects your Mental Health: 10 Ways that Help You Cope Image Credit: Disability can strike anyone, anywhere. It is true that disability brings challenges in life. However, the extent to which it damages your life also depends on how you cope with it. One should always remember that along with numerous challenges, a disability brings along with it a chance to discover new strengths and capabilities within us to face those challenges. Most disabled individuals ignore their capabilities and let negative emotions take over, which leads to depression, anxiety, and a sense of loss. These conditions also adversely affect the physical health of a disabled person. One must keep in mind that mental health is necessary to perform day to day activities, to maintain interpersonal relationships and to contribute to the society. If a disabled person can strengthen their mind and use it to their advantage, their disability can turn out to be an enriching experience. Achieving a positive mental health is not at all difficult. Making conscious and persistent efforts in the right direction can change the perspective towards disability. 1. No Regrets Accidents are one of the major causes of disability. Often a thought that accident could have been avoided haunts the mind of a disabled person. Do not waste time in thinking about things which cannot be reversed.  It is not a good idea...

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Please Stop Texting while Driving

Please Stop Texting while Driving Our teenage society has adapted toward keeping in touch with their friends by texting. While technology has advanced in a positive direction its side effects has taken many young lives away. One second of texting has led to accidents some that have been fatal. Somehow, texting needs to be automatically turned off when the car is moving.  The death rate has increased considerably since cell phones have come into effect. Parents set examples and sadly they are texting their friends or clients while driving. How sad is this when children observe this behavior from...

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Waiting for Life to Begin. Again.

Waiting for Life to Begin. Again. Once I was 14, and I thought the world was over right when it was supposed to begin. I had held out for three years, waiting for help that never came.  And then I gave up. I started sleeping with the light on. I stopped sleeping. I stopped eating. I started eating too much. I stopped trusting the people around me. I stopped trusting the ground below me. I cried all the time- locked alone in my room, in bathroom stalls and anywhere no one could see me. I didn’t cry in front...

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Seven Keys to Overcoming Adversity

Seven Keys to Overcoming Adversity Adversity is like a hurricane. It destroys everything in its path except that which is indestructible, leaving us with the ability to see the truth about ourselves.   Adversity defines what we are really made of.  It can make you better or bitter. T.D. Jakes says “A setback is a setup for a comeback”! You can overcome adversity and allow it to make you stronger, wiser and more empowered. Being a recovering alcoholic/ addict, an ex-offender, domestic violence survivor and former prostitute can have its drawbacks.  But instead of allowing the circumstances of my past...

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