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COVID 19 Reflections/Black Lives DO Matter

COVID 19 Reflections/Black Lives DO Matter

Who would have ever predicted that the year 2020 would bring about such change that our normal daily lives would be so radically upended? The coronavirus pandemic and recent racial protests following the death of George Floyd have shifted our physical, emotional,...

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October 2019- LGBTQ+ History Month

October 2019- LGBTQ+ History Month

  (www.huffingtonpost.com) While LGBTQ Pride Month is typically celebrated in June every year, LGBTQ History Month has come to be celebrated in October to coincide with National Coming Out Day on October 11th.  This blog is being written to honor and celebrate...

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Inspirational Thoughts for the End of Summer

Inspirational Thoughts for the End of Summer

Pixabay Inspirational Thoughts for the End of Summer While doing some summer cleaning recently, I came across some old calendars that showed the day to day activities of my family’s life from years past.  It is interesting to see where we have been, what changes have...

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Happy New Year 2019:  Happy New You

Happy New Year 2019: Happy New You

  Happy New Year 2019! Another year has come upon us and the first month of 2019 has already passed us by!  As we start the New Year off, I think about the lessons learned in the past year, the current status of my life and the goals I want to accomplish in the...

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October 2018- Truth Does Matter

October 2018- Truth Does Matter

October 2018 Blog- Truth Does Matter Earlier this month, we witnessed the intense and passionate testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh in the Supreme Court hearings. The message this event relays to us once again is that women have been taken...

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month While I have been writing a blog post every quarter for the past couple of years, I thought it was important to recognize the month of May as Mental Health Awareness month.  Melissa Metzger, a student at UCF,  has agreed to share...

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The Benefits of Art & Music Therapy

The Benefits of Art & Music Therapy

Photo by stux For the month of April, I am happy to welcome a contributing post from the founder of RecoveryPride.org.  Michelle Peterson is the founder and manager of RecoveryPride.org, an organization that seeks to de-stigmatize substance abuse and those who...

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Happy New Year 2018!

Happy New Year 2018!

Zion National Park Mountain Goats Happy New Year 2018!  Reflections on the past year and recent news items:   It is hard to believe we have come to the end of another year and are off to a new start with 2018.  In a way, it has been a difficult year for many-reminders...

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December Joy

December Joy

December Joy 2016 has been a somewhat difficult year with violence throughout the world, discrimination, a heated and contentious election, and tragedy in our own backyard with the Pulse shooting in June.  It seems to be a welcome relief to be at the conclusion of...

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From Tragedy to Recovery

From Tragedy to Recovery

June 2016 Blog From Tragedy to Recovery The tragic events of two weeks ago with the fatal shooting of 49 people at the Pulse nightclub are still fresh in the minds of many as we struggle to comprehend this senseless killing and move forward in our recovery as a...

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