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We Need to Break the Mental Illness Stigma

Mental illness and mental health (wellness) are topics I am very passionate about it. I have the privilege of working in this challenging field, with a specific focus of Suicide Prevention [veteran community] and Mental Health First Aid (MHFA). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the multiple challenges it has introduced, I have dedicated myself

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Audit Your Thoughts

People audit the following things: companies organizations programs their personal finances But when is the last time they audited their own thoughts? Even though they get a passing score on the arbitrary external standards, doesn’t mean everything is good to go internally. Negative and depressing thoughts are not sustainable for long periods of time. If

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Your Mental Health Matters

Please be very cognizant of your mental health during the current crisis in our country (and world). I recognize we all laugh about introvert, extrovert, and ambivert memes. However, it is important to remember we are a social species. Regardless of our physical and mental toughness, we need each other. Without question, Ohio has been

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Friday Recognition Day – 2/28/2020

I created this weekly tradition to help me develop an attitude for gratitude by recognizing two people from my personal or professional life. These weekly posts are about celebrating them and their story. This week I am recognizing: Don Hughes Dr. Jamie Fairfield Don Hughes – I would like to recognize Don for being an

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Friday Recognition Day – 2/21/2020

I created this weekly tradition to help me develop an attitude for gratitude by recognizing two people from my personal or professional life. These weekly posts are about celebrating them and their story. This week I am recognizing: Michelle Kirtos Elaine Miller Michelle Kirtos – I want to recognize Michelle for her 20+ years of

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Why I Want to Slow Down

How many of us can honestly admit we’re in too big of a hurry in every aspect of our life? Do you think a lot of people would be capable of answering this or would they simply blow it off? “That’s not me.” (Stereotypical response) In 2018 or 2019, I would have been one of

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The Finish Line

The finish line is a representation of your current goal or objective. For example: You want to write a book and have it published in nine months. The finish line would be the phase when the Publisher provides you with your publication date. Although there are additional marketing steps, the publication part represents your finish

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Effective Leaders vs Unqualified Leaders

I’m obsessed with leadership because every organization, company, and business will always require qualified leaders. This is the reason why I loved the military because their leader development programs set Junior and Senior leaders up for success. Each rank required additional training because being a leader is an ongoing process. These same principles can and

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2020: What Not to Do List

Every New Year’s Eve, people make a proclamation (resolution) about what they’re going to do in the New Year. Yet, no one ever talks about what they’re not going to do. I thought about this for a while and I have developed a list of things you should not do in 2020: You’re not going

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Rest in Peace: Lee Hughes (Dad)

On August 23, 2019 my dad was called home to the Grand Architect of the Universe. He was 68 years young. There are many things I can say about my dad but I’m not sure if they will do him justice. I want to thank him for teaching me how to stand with conviction, teaching

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