This weekend we were speaking at the Women of Purpose Conference on connection. Women had a lot to say that I believe both men and women can relate to. When my son was in the heat of his crisis with suicide I found myself drinking myself to sleep every night - not because I woke … Continue reading Why did that connection feel so… yuck?
Everyone has a deep, embedded need to be understood. It’s one thing we all have in common no matter what age or demographic we come from. When we are understood, we feel like we belong - and belonging is powerful. Belonging creates resilience. It gives us a safe landing pad to take off from to … Continue reading The Power of YOUR Story
We have spoken to audiences from adults to youth about connection. We have given out surveys, researched, and initiated conversation with numerous people around the topic of connection and here’s something we've learned. Everyone wants to connect and feel connected. When we ask what people are noticing about mental health in their context they echo … Continue reading How do we create connection?
The question, "What are you noticing about mental health from your context?" was sent to over 200 registrants for our Let's Talk Hope conference alongside Bell Let's Talk Day. The answers came in from parents, students, mental health workers, non profit leaders, business leaders, teachers. Our conference on Bell Let's Talk Day will be discussing … Continue reading What people are noticing about mental health from their unique context
Addiction doesn’t start when substance is used. Addiction starts in the brain, where the environment that surrounds that person at home, work, school has literally shaped that person's mind. In last week’s post, I talked about how the family literally determines the mindset of children. You can see more of that post here. Our responses … Continue reading What your family needs to know about cannabis