Culture of kindness

Here in the United States many of the school districts are getting ready for students to go back to school.  I have a week of teachers meetings.  My stuff is gone through and organized.  I bought pencils and pens.  Along with the regular preparations one of the Facebook blogs posted 49 things you can do…

Are you filling your bucket?

I read the book How Full is your Bucket?  http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=how+full+is+your+bucket Others picked up on the idea of filling your own personal bucket by filling other people’s bucket. Recently on Facebook I came across a link on how to fill children’s buckets.  http://www.bucketfillers101.com/bucket-lessons.php The most important thing I learned is I do more damage to my…

Mr. Rogers

I read this on Facebook.  I remember watching Mr. Rogers as a teenager since my little brother was watching it.  I remember his kindness, so at odds with what I experienced. Tom Joad And then I found this. “I don’t mean to dishonor the other stories here. But there is one I wanted to add.…

Service helps healing

I have too much to do.  I’m not coping I can’t handle one more thing.  NOW you recommend that I give service? So went my counseling session so many years ago.  However, I already knew the answer. I developed 7 simple changes to start taking back my life years before I started counseling.  Service was…

Ways to help PTSD

Reposted from Facebook PTSD Break The Silence 16 Ways To Help A Friend With Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Helping Someone with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder It can be hard to handle having a close friend or family member with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). They may struggle with irritability, have problems sleeping at night, be…

Mourn with those the mourn

Sorrow, sadness, grief expressed and felt for those that suffer through out the world.  It is OK to grieve together.  Yes, symptoms of PTSD such as anxiety, overwhelming emotions, and nightmares, to name a few, may increase during times of tragedy.  I do not believe that grieving with France, lessens or negates, the sorrow caused…

Be kind to people

I found a web page on 16 ways to help someone with PTSD.  After reading it several times, I decided it is great suggestion on how to treat almost anyone.  (I always use a qualifier since there are some people it doesn’t matter how you behave they are determined to make life miserable.) My comments…