October is often significant of changes as the leaves turn into beautiful colors and then color the lawn. Women slip into a different mode if dress as they embrace cooler temperatures. October however, is also a month of awareness: yes this one month is shared by Breast a Cancer awareness and Domestic Violence awareness as well as Mental Illness awareness week. oh yeah and these are all important as they all impact each other based on the psychosocial stressors which are likely to be experienced with occurrences. Get educated on what we can do to fight breast cancer, end domestic violence abuse, diagnose and treat mental illness
Take the time to educate yourself, support a cause, share with someone because sharing is caring.
It seems like yesterday that I was introduced to the lovely Miss Jasmine Crowe at an award show honoring Toya Wright for her philanthropic work in the Black Community. I can’t believe it was a year ago I vowed to work with Jasmine in giving of my time and services as a parent liaison or mental health counselor to children. Unfortunately, I had just started my PhD classes and my time was limited with my other volunteer activities with the American Red Cross and Dress for Success Atlanta. However as time would have it Jasmine is hosting her award show again and this time she is honoring Tamika Raymond and other philanthropists and organizations for their diligent work and support in our community.
Posed with the lovely Philanthropist Miss Jasmine Crowe
Unfortunately I missed out on most of the award ceremony (flat tire) but I still showed up and better yet I now have my schedule worked out wherein I can start giving back to our community and pouring into children who can and will grow up to be like me or achieve more than me.
Jasmine and some of the powerful moments of the night. I was quite impressed that Marley is also a philanthropist I can only say well done again Jasmine and congratulations to Marley.
Jasmine’s beautiful dress by BCBG Simply Jyune outfit from Francescas boutique- black sheer laser cut skirt and neon orange crop top belted for an elevated look away from the street style>
Well if haven’t learned anything the most valuable thing I pride myself on knowing is Philanthropy~the art of giving back and pouring into others is a blessing! a feeling of accomplishment in itself.
At the end of the night I was glad I came out to support and solidify my promise to give back.
Hey Loves! With so many people focusing on health and fitness I wanted to take it a step further and focus on the “heart”….yes the major muscular organ which pumps blood throughout the blood vessels to various parts of our body. To do so I teamed up with Heart Health coach and relationship expert “Sharon Reid” to network and teach heart health.
To kick off the first event we focused on the heart as an organ of spiritual, emotional and physical aspects and how to protect or guard your heart because the three parts can be affected by heart disease and other ailments.
The spiritual heart is non physical it is your inner treasure the center of your feelings, which is located to the right side of your physical heart.
The emotional heart is the deep emotions that you feel for or towards others. It is the center of wmotion and is located to the left of the physical heart. Being receptive to your emotional state it experience s many feelings from joy to grief. So any kind of disappointment, death of a loved one, rejection is stressful on the emotional heart.
The physical heart is our actual heart which pumps the blood throughout our body and is affected by every spiritual or emotional feelings that the body experiences. When you are excited the heartbeat pumps more forcefully and when we are stressed or disappointed it wreaks havoc by stunning the heart with extreme shock.
We ought to take care of our hearts by ensuring that we are balancing our emotions, eating healthy and exercising. It takes maintenance to keep your heart healthy. A happy heart keeps you happy and keeps your heart healthy.
Hey Lovely Peeps,
Yesterday was truly a sad day, President Obama cried, the nation learned geography; as we all discovered Sandy Hook ES in Connecticut. It was quite devastating to hear of such a traumatic event and the loss of so many innocent lives. As a School Psychologist I automatically thought of PTSD and all other disorders that could arise from this traumatic situation at the school, all the lawsuits that parents could possibly bring about against the Board of Education in that town. All the legal ramifications, then thoughts of the parents who would never have closure, who may have forgotten to say I love you just that morning, or yelled at a child for them being late for work, or simply to tie their shoe lace. Never did I imagine that one of the adults would be a fellow NASP Member and School Psychologist , oh my goodness she was suppose to be the schools support system…… Now I’m crying even harder because I’m a parent, a school psychologist, an educator, a lover of children and humanity, it hurts real deep, surreal…..the Unforgettable day @ Sandy Hook ES, CT.
Life will never be the same in this small town, nor for any of the families. As a society how did we fail this person, to make him commit such acts of cruelty? Quite an Unforgettable day indeed.
Please remember the affected families in your prayers throughout this holiday season. R.I.P. fellow School Psychologist and NASP Member Mary Sherlach.