Thank goodness there is more than one measure or type of intelligence. Our standard IQ tests can marginalize the overall picture and worth of a person. We begin to be shaped by our environment from birth. It can be difficult to separate how we are influenced genetically versus environment. It has been shown that we can […]
Mental Health Month – May 2015 – May 18th
Call someone close to you and tell them how much you appreciate them. Thanking them for their support can boost your mood and theirs.
Introverted Children in an Extroverted World
Being an introvert, I can testify to the internal battle between my temperament and the expectations that I feel set upon me due to the world in which we live. Extroverted people are valued and deemed as go-getters and desirable friends. Introverts are considered as lagging in social skills and often misunderstood. Imagine how delighted […]
Mental Health Month – May 2015 – May 17th
Watch a comedy or visit a funny website. Laughter boosts the immune system and can reduce anxiety.
What Does Autism Mean to You?
Autism awareness month is winding down. As I look around at schools or in neighborhoods, I see support autism signs and homes with blue lights on them. The question I ask myself is, once the month is over what’s next for autism? I do appreciate the month where autism should be place on the forefront […]
Mental Health Month – May 2015 – May 16th
Write down and share a few things that you are grateful for. People who keep track of their gratitude are more upbeat and have fewer physical aches and pains than others.
Mental Health Month – May 2015 – May 15th
Get comfortable and read a good book. Reading can help relieve stress and tension.
I spent Mother’s Day weekend in Houston with my mother and grandmother. I am truly blessed to have such independent, caring and empowering women in my life. They have experienced hardships in their life that I can not fathom. Through the times of losing a loved one, divorce, sharing a cramped space together, they never […]