Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
- ADD or ADHD
- Chemical imbalance
- Dysfunctional family/turmoil
- Lack of purpose
- Low self esteem
- Loss of a loved one
- Physical pain
In depth counseling aimed at healing the underlying issue enables for the achievement of emotional strength and growth and aids in bringing patient recovery.
Addictions cause life to spiral out of control.
The patient who is trying to balance their life issues while dealing with an overwhelming desire to misuse drugs or alcohol finds their life soon spiraling out of control. It may affect their family life, relationships, financial and emotional stability, and ability to maintain gainful employment. Drugs and alcohol not only plays a huge part in injuries and deaths related to traffic incidents, but in the work place. Excessive and chronic alcohol consumption causes many serious health issues; liver disease, cancer, heart attacks, and brain damage; just to name a few. Alcohol and drug abuse can not only trigger diseases but compound those that are contracted by the patient as they contribute to the patient making poor health choices, malnutrition, and participating in at risk behavior.
Women who abuse substances are victims of violence more often than those who do not.
They are at an even higher risk of partaking in activities which endanger their safety and welfare as their judgment is impaired and their self-esteem lowered. Many more women who abuse substances or alcohol become victims of violence than those who do not. It becomes a vicious cycle which can stop with drug abuse rehab.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
White, glittering, sparkling, shining throughout the city
Purest prettiest white, whiter than pure chalk
This morning I went outside half an hour early to heat up my car and scrape the windows. Well imagine my surprise when I spent several minutes outside just trying to get inside my car to heat it up! I finally had to crawl through the back door to get inside as neither front door would open.They were frozen shut.
It makes me appreciate the fact that (once I get it running) I have transportation. It was frigid outside and I have no boots... but now that I am back home and sitting in front of the television watching the news I am ashamed of what we have done to Scott Olsen, one of our own soldiers, and my whining about frozen car doors.
What do you think about the 99% movement and some of the other peaceful rallies that are going on today?
Do you think the police are handling the rallies appropriately? Some of our soldiers have come back from tours of Iraq to see our "domestic enemies" seeking to infringe our rights.
Please stop in and see Amanda. Thursday Two Questions is just beginning to get hopping, so hop on over, the conversation is lively.
Friday, November 25, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
"Life begins, or should begin, at home. For me that means Sam and Grace, Dad and Mom, who have loved me for more than 60 years."I was reading this book over a year ago because of an inner need within me which is not being met. My step daughter had the book and gave it to me as she thought it would help. I was really getting into the book and feeling that the author was onto something when my youngest son's girl friend was very unhappy with life and wanted some answers. I lent it to her and she never returned it. Now a coworker has loaned it to me and I will finish it this time, then return it.
The author, Gary Chapman, just spoke recently at one of our Marriage Matters workshops near here, but we were unable to attend. He is a renown marriage counselor.
This post linked to A Few More Pages. Grab the first line or two from the book you are currently reading and provide your first impression. The author dangled something very important to me before my eyes - a happy marriage. Marriage is hard work, and if he knows how to make it work, I am all ears.
Thanks for your visit. Stay healthy, take care and God bless.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
I haven't had the flu in years and have only gotten a flu shot once in my life. Because of my excellent attendance at work; I am always on time and have never called in; I am what is classified as an "A". An A is given the option of going home early when work is slow without it counting against them so when asked if I wanted to go home at 10 a.m. I did. I only stopped to buy jello and broth and headed home and to bed where I stayed until 5 am this morning. I returned to work today.
Cinnamon to the rescue!
My bed mate, pictured above, slept on my knees all day and all night. I took two cinnamon capsules yesterday and another this morning and now feel fine. Cinnamon is a natural anti-viral. My hubby wanted me to go to the doctor, but I didn't feel up to it, and the co-pay is $35. which I do not have plus he would have said it's a virus and needs to run it's course! 1.) Do you think doctor's visits are overpriced?
2.) Do you think there are sometimes that we should not have to pay or the rate should be less?
Don't forget to check out Amanda's Thursday Two Questions. The conversation is about to get lively and you wouldn't want to miss any of it! This post also connected with Camera Critters.
Thanks for visiting me today. Take care, stay healthy and God bless!
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Friday, November 4, 2011
Thanks to Roman May
I have a wonderful yellow lab that I treat like a child. As I don’t have children yet, I feel like she is a practice round. As soon as I can convince myself that I can adequately take care of her, maybe we’ll start thinking about children. She is the most lovable, energetic dog ever, and I love that. Here’s the problem, though—part of the reason my husband finally acquiesced and allowed me to get a dog is that I told him she would make me feel safer when he’s traveling. Having a big dog to bark and scare off any would-be intruders would help me sleep better at night, I told him. Flawless logic, yes? No. This dog will bark. That’s the good news. Her bark is actually pretty intimidating. If I didn’t know her it might scare me a little bit. However, while she’s barking, she is normally standing next to our sidelight windows at the front door, and anyone outside can clearly see she’s a yellow lab. Yellow labs are not known for being good guard dogs, is kind of the point. So, Plan B: I convinced my husband that we needed to install a www.homealarmsystems.com. Best possible scenario: I got my dog I’ve been wanting for years, and now I have a security system that gives me the peace of mind I need. Win-win, in my opinion.
So many dark days...it's hard to keep track
Walking to the car with very little light
Carefully looking to my left and to my right
Shivering from the cold, fumbling for the key
But only seconds later the sun begins to rise
Showing such glory lighting up the skies
Another day to punch the clock, my thirst is set aside
I thirst for you, dear God, to spend some time with you
I only pray to find the time before my day is through!
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
1. Have you ever witnessed someone's misbehavior and shook your head thinking I know my mother did not raise that person!!??
My mother was a gentle teacher, but we got it when she said it and not only that, she demonstrated her lessons! I never once heard her curse and seldom heard her yell. Her English was impeccable and so were her manners; still are. Mom has had a series of strokes so her language is very limited now. Most of her communication is via a tablet of paper, but her lessons are still fresh in my mind.
2. What behavior do you thank your mother for instilling in you? Don't forget to tell her, Mom's like encouragement too! :-)
Thanks so much for joining me today. Please hop on over to Amanda's and join in the lively conversation already going on at Thursday Two Questions. Take care and God bless!
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
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