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My thoughts on the death of Robin Williams by OJTLBlog Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health If you have spent even a minute on social media yesterday and today you know that the world has lost a great talent, a man loved by many and someone who was more family than ... Read on »
World Suicide Prevention Day 2013 by OJTLBlog Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. Did you know that in 2010, it was the tenth leading cause of death in the U.S., accounting for 38,364 deaths? That year, someone died ... Read on »
Happy 4th of July! by OJTLBlog Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Today is the day that the US celebrates its independence. A day to celebrate all things American.Images of hot dogs, burgers, watermelons, flags come to mind. Picnics and BB ... Read on »
Happy Father's Day by OJTLBlog Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Fathers come in many forms. There is the new dad who just became a dad for the first time, the dad who has two, three or more kids and is a 'Pro' at this dad thing. Most gro ... Read on »
Follow up to ENT appointment by OJTLBlog Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health We met with the doctor this week to discuss Mr K's recurring ear infections. The verdict? Tubes getting put in in an outpatient procedure in two weeks. This will be a lot le ... Read on »
ENT referral for our little guy by OJTLBlog Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health With the girls we have had situations where we would go to a well-child visit and came home with a diagnosis of an ear infection. No symptoms, no crying, no signs of pain. I ... Read on »
It's time to go on stage! by OJTLBlog Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Miss K (6) has been taking dance for three years now and Little K (4) just finished up her first year. After asking daily about when the Recital would be for the last ... Read on »
New Directions by OJTLBlog Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health As it has been the case all too often over the last year, my blog has been dormant again for a while. Early on in this journey this was a wonderful tool for me to reach out ... Read on »
Wow, what a surprise! by OJTLBlog Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health A couple days ago I got an email from WEGO Health (if you don't know them yet you should check out their website and their facebook page . They are awesome). Well, I frequen ... Read on »
Imagine my surprise by OJTLBlog Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Once again, I have neglected the blog. Life just tends to get in the way and I get so busy that while I think of making a post, before I get to it, I forget. The last entry ... Read on »
Money, money, money... by OJTLBlog Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health One of the many symptoms of bipolar disorder can be spending sprees, couple that with another symptom (poor impulse control) and you have the potential for disaster. ... Read on »
I was all set by OJTLBlog Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Lately it feels that as soon as I make headway there is one thing (or 10 of them) knocking me back. I was so excited about this year's #HAWMC. Ready to tackle it and partici ... Read on »
One Tweet, 140 characters - Your message to others by OJTLBlog Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Last night I had the honor to host my second #mhsm chat. I had done it sometime last year or maybe even the year before that. Either way, it had been a while. If you are not ... Read on »
Superpower Day - #HAWMC Day 3 by OJTLBlog Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Superpower Day. If you had a superpower – what would it be? How would you use it? What a tempting question... A super power of our own choosing. Anything we want. Be ... Read on »
Quotation Inspiration - #HAWMC 2 by OJTLBlog Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Quotation Inspiration. Find a quote that inspires you (either positively or negatively) and free write about it for 15 minutes. When I saw the inspiration/prompt for toda ... Read on »
April 2012 #HAWMC by OJTLBlog Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I loved doing last year's #HAWMC (Health Activist Writer's Month Challenge) and when I saw that there would be another one I decided to go for it again. Last year I ... Read on »
"Mommy, I need alone time" by OJTLBlog Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Our oldest is 5 years old. Her birthday is not until November but she is already planning out all the things she will get to do when she is 6. She is smart, attentive and ve ... Read on »
National Compliment Day by OJTLBlog Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Happy National Compliment Day! In our every day lives we tend to get so wrapped up in the small little things going wrong that we forget to remember the things that ar ... Read on »
There are times when we are 'normal' by OJTLBlog Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health One thing I struggle with at times when it comes to blogging is the fact that there are many times when we are just 'normal', average, like Joe next door. During those times ... Read on »
I have noticed a pattern by OJTLBlog Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I had been toying with the idea of starting to blog again. When I was looking at my blog I noticed a pattern: Around late November/early December I tend to stop blogging onl ... Read on »