The definition or a definition of stigma reads: "a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality or person." Other words associated with stigma: shame, disgrace, dishonor, humiliation. Have you ever felt those things? Shame, disgrace, dishonor, humiliation? Ever put your foot in your mouth and wish you could take … [Read more...]
Archives for October 2018
I saw a hashtag and it made me stop in my tracks. #StruggleDoesNotHaveALook We often think that mental health issues have a "look," or have a way to be defined. That is not the case. In our home, PTSD rears its ugly head from time to time, and while there's no real "look" to it, we see signs: depression, anxiety, isolation, frustration, lots … [Read more...]
Write Your Story.
So many times in life I think to myself, "boy, this would make an incredible story." Or, I will say to friends and colleagues, "you won't believe this story." And then I think about my profession, my passion, what I do: I help others tell a story. I teach students how to write a narrative essay, I tell them that their story matters, I work with … [Read more...]