Clara Hughes on Mental Health for Bell Let’s Talk Day

Bell Let's Talk Poster Featuring Clara Hughes

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

On Living Your Truth

Living your truth with Life According to Jane

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

Make a Difference in the Writing Community

Author Tricia Drammeh is an inspiration in the writing community and this blog post is a prime example of why that is the case. I particularly like when she writes in this post about making real connections online that will have a positive impact on your life and on the lives of others. Reblog!

Creative State of Mind

Most authors at one time or another have dreamed of taking the writing world by storm with a breakout bestselling novel. I’m sure most of us still harbor hope this will happen. Regardless of sales or monetary success, we can still make a difference in the writing community. Whether you’re published or still writing your first novel, you can make a huge impact. Here’s how:

  1. Make connections. I recently read an excellent blog post by Susan Toy that discusses online connections and engagement. When it comes to Twitter and blog followers, some people mistake quantity for quality. Would you rather have 100 followers who regularly visit and comment on your blog, or 1000 followers you never hear from again? A huge number of Twitter followers or Facebook Page likes might look good on paper, but what does it really mean if you aren’t making connections with people? Visit blogs and leave…

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