Interfaith Prayer for National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness Recovery and Awareness

Great Mystery, on this National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness Recovery and Awareness, we pray for all who live with a mental health challenge and their loved ones. When the night is long and tomorrow seems uncertain, grant us peace.  When mental health challenges overwhelm us, grant us peace. When a new diagnosis causesContinue reading “Interfaith Prayer for National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness Recovery and Awareness”

Shame: The Bully on the Mind’s Playground

Over an omelette breakfast a friend and I agreed that shame is a barrier to wellness. Why shame? Because shame cuts away at our sense of dignity, and wounds our identity.  The shame commonly experienced around mental illness is real and I’m not sure how we totally get rid of it. But I’d like toContinue reading “Shame: The Bully on the Mind’s Playground”

When Winter Ends

Changes in weather remind me of changes in moods. There’s a lot of movement in the upward effort of spring. All that winter shattered is now cleared away. New baby green paths emerge where once there was snow. The cold silence replaced by wet wind, tapping tree limbs keeping time. So, too, does the mindContinue reading “When Winter Ends”