Clara Hughes in Bell Let’s Talk Poster. Print Screen from Bell Let’s Talk Website.
Today, January 28th, is Bell Let’s Talk Day. It is a Canadian-based initiative that brings attention to the stigma associated with mental health. One of the spokespeople for this annual campaign is Olympian Clara Hughes. She has won six Olympic medals for cycling and speed skating; yes, that’s two sports and six medals! Very impressive.
As for mental health, Clara has wise words to share on the topic:
There’s an incredible stigma attached to mental health issues, to mental illness, because it’s so invisible ~Clara Hughes
The above quote from Clara is just one of many excellent ones that I could have inserted into this Continue reading
Time to think. Photo via Pixabay, CC0 Public Domain
Time to get real. That was the message imprinted in my mind after author Jane Carroll kindly asked me to be part of the conversation at her blog “Life According to Jane.” Okay, I opened up her email and thought about it, thought some more, slept, ate, and then sat down and put my thoughts to paper. I ate again. Sometimes we just need some time. For me, it was time to write my guest post on Jane’s blog. The subject of the post is on living your truth. Thank you to Jane for this opportunity.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I am not saying I’m perfect by any means. Do I still have days I struggle? Absolutely. But, the difference between 5 years ago and today though is that I now feel stronger when I talk about the journey from then to now. And it has been a journey of ups, downs, ups, downs… and it will Continue reading