If I….

I never think on a grand scale.  I am doing good to get myself together at the beginning of the day and make it through without making a mess of something.  Life is like that for me. However, IF I wanted to think on a grand scale and create a curriculum to help prevent suicide…

Code words

I ran across an interesting article that shared the ‘Code Words’ people use to mask what they are really feeling.  https://themighty.com/2017/11/phrases-code-for-struggling-today-mental-health/ My children pointed out to me years ago that I lied all the time.  People would say, “Hi, how are you?”  And I would answer, “Fine.”  I would have a death grip on the…

Pavelka Toolbox

I talk about building a toolbox of useful skills.  This is important for several reasons.  First, recognition that most interpersonal relationship skills can be learned. (You can teach an old dog new tricks.)  Increasing my skills gives me a variety of options on how to handle a situation and make adjustments as a response to…