Being a mom isn’t all about conceiving and giving birth to your flesh and blood. Although that is how most people experience motherhood, it is not how ALL experience it. I have three children, all three adopted. I am beyond blessed.
Have Elderly Relatives? 4 Things They Need to Stay in Good Mental Health
About 16 percent of Americans over the age of 65 are clinically depressed. Signs of clinical depression often include a shortage of energy, inability to sleep, incapacity to concentrate and a lack of appetite. If you think an elderly relative is suffering from poor mental health, then here are some things you may want to consider doing to help.
I am going to let you in on my innermost thoughts for a moment. I am one of the most insecure women I know. You know why? Because most everyone else puts on a front just like I do. SO, in my mind, I am the most insecure woman I know! Most people who know me may think the opposite. We try to act like our insecurities don’t control us yet deep down in, most women (including me) battle intense insecurities.
A little over a year ago one of life’s unexpected turns found its way into my life. Just from stepping off the curb the wrong way, I have had a year worth of pain following a very extensive surgery on my ankle. Sometimes, life will throw curveballs when you least expect it. There have been a lot of lessons learned throughout my healing time. During physical therapy today, the therapist made a comment that got me thinking not just about my ankle but about life in general. I’d like to share with you one of the many lessons that have come out of the situation with my ankle and learning how to walk again.
Have you ever walked through the mall and heard songs from the 90’s that aren’t even in the genre of music you listen to but you can sing right along to the music? What about hearing someone hum a song and the words pop out of your mouth? Music is one of the most powerful impacts on the human mind!