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Most people don't lead a life by design but one of managing circumstances.
Stop and ask yourself, does your day consist of mostly solving the "problems" of the day? Do you feel as though you are stuck in a constant state of putting out fires? Do you find yourself feeling stuck in story that isn't your design?
The challenge is that change is hard. It's messy. If it wasn't, you would already be there. A deeper challenge is the fear that comes along with change. We tend to think that it has to be this big disruption. That we have to make radical changes to improve life and be happy. Although disruptive change can be powerful, there are actually two types of change... disruptive, and incremental.
Incremental change is where we make small improvements over time. Atomic Habits is a great little book that shows that smaller improvements made over time can have a dramatic approach to our overall lives. A 2mm shift can mean a dramatic difference down the road. But it takes a commitment to design and not default.
Allowing yourself the time to do one thing that matters every day gives you the ability to create a design mentality. It gives you a feeling of control. Most of all, it gives you something that you can build off of to shift your outcome.
Find one thing today that will matter for you tomorrow. If you can do two, great. But remember, it's not about doing something that's achievable.... but sustainable. I see people all the time that try to make radical shifts in their lifestyle. Shifts that aren't sustainable and therefore, they quit. It's paramount to setting themselves up for failure.
What's one thing you can do today that will matter tomorrow? ... See MoreSee Less
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Hello friends and neighbors. Am really one who 'belongs' lol, in this group, and so blessed, besides my own challenges, God has been so good, despite falling out of the norms of society, whatever that is.
Yet, am really battling with things as my mother had a terrible fall and is still in ICU as complications have continued after surgery.
I really need help personally as well as dealing with my this situation....and is not easy reaching out for help. Prayers are numero uno! We serve a Loving and faithful God! ... See MoreSee Less
Watch The Social Dilemma NOW on Netflix - You Will Be Glad When you Realize what has been evolving as our World is still revolving, but the question is who's spinning it?We are less than one week away from the 9/9 global premiere of The Social Dilemma on Netflix! After nearly three years in the making and after re-imagining the potential for the film’s impact in a time when technology has become our lifeline — we are excited to share the film and reveal the hidden machinations behind everyone’s favorite social media and search platforms. Sign up for email updates and learn more at www.thesocialdilemma.com. #TheSocialDilemma ... See MoreSee Less
Knowledge is both Power and Self-Control - WATCH! & LEARN! ... See MoreSee Less
Men a lot of times are suffering in silence. Have to do what we can to break the stigma! 🙌🏼. These statistics are real! There are a lot of conversations that still need to take place! Mental health issues do not discriminate folks ! ... See MoreSee Less
It's Gratitude Friday!
When gratitude is expressed, we open the door for new blessings to enter our lives. It's one of the most powerful Universal Principles we can work with.
Today, I am grateful for you!!
What are you feeling grateful for today?
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Hi my friend,
It's Prayer Circle Wednesday!
Prayer leads to amazing things, especially when we unite our prayers.
Let's make it an awesome prayer circle today, so that we can heal, thrive and create new blessings for all of us to step into and receive.
My prayer for today is:
May kindness be your friend. May peace be your guide. May clarity be your vision. May love be your inspiration. And so it is.
Do you have a prayer request that you'd like for my prayer team, our community and I to send your way? It will be an honor for us to send healing prayers your way.
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Another piece of my work❤️
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Just disseminating...I have a colleague from Florida International University that is in need of women participants willing to share their experience with opioid use and medically assisted recovery. Dr. Mellissa Ward-Peterson has been a great ally to the recovery community and is giving back through her research. The research interview is approximately 60 minutes and they will be compensation for time. For more information see the see flyer below or contact Dr. Ward-Peterson at email@example.com. Please forward this to anyone you feel can contribute. Thanks in advance. ... See MoreSee Less
ANXIETY isn't just having trouble breathing. ANXIETY is waking up at 3am from a dead sleep because your heart is racing. ANXIETY erupts for no reason. ANXIETY is stressing over things that may or may not be real. ANXIETY is questioning your faith, how could my creator allow me to feel this way?. ANXIETY is calling your sister 3 hours before she gets up to work, hoping that she will respond so you can stop thinking about the attack. ANXIETY is a shower at 2 a.m. ANXIETY is your changing mood in a matter of minutes. ANXIETY is an uncontrollable tremor. ANXIETY is crying, real and painful tears. ANXIETY is nauseous. ANXIETY is crippling. ANXIETY is dark. ANXIETY is having to make up an excuse after a behavioral attack. ANXIETY is fear. ANXIETY is concern. ANXIETY is physically and emotionally draining. ANXIETY is raw. ANXIETY is real. ANXIETY is a fight with your spouse, even if you are not angry. ANXIETY is breaking you at the slightest annoyance. ANXIETY is flashbacks. ANXIETY is "what if?" Anxiety is a lot of "what's wrong" and "I don't know."
Your feelings matter just because you're upset by something that others do, it doesn't make you crazy or worthless. Some of the most successful people in life have anxiety. This is not your fault. This is not the end. You are strong. You're smart. You are brave. You are worthy. ... See MoreSee Less
Beautiful girl, when you are finished falling, after you hit rock bottom and watch yourself come apart into a million pieces, no one is staying to help you collect yourself, no one is sticking around to pick through your pieces to decide which parts of you are worth keeping. That’s for you to decide. So stay down for as long as you need to. This is the most important part. Take your time. Pay attention. You already broke. So the easy part is over. Go slow.... I know, you thought the breaking was the most painful chapter. It wasn’t. Turn the page. The next part is much longer. It’s the healing. The rise. The comeback. It’s the birth of the new you. And it’s not easy. But you are strong and brave and worth it. You’ll have to leave a lot of yourself behind, you’ll have to let go of all the parts of you that you’ve outgrown. We’re not making ourselves small anymore. We’re not bending to fit where we don’t belong anymore. Do you hear me? We’re going all in. Count your wounds, every scar ripped open, every drop of blood you bled like a promise, every tear you cried like a bet in the name of crossing your whole heart, your whole soul, was all for this moment. Right here. Right now. You had to hurt like that to get here to this version of you who knows exactly who she is, who she’s not, who she will never be again. Drop the apologies, babe. We’re not sorry anymore for who we are, we’re not sorry for what we had to do to get here, and we’re not sorry for the time it took to learn our worth. Step out of the box of all you were supposed to be, according to everyone who wasn’t you, and walk into the you, who’s comfortable in her own skin. It’s time. You earned it. We no longer wear the expectations of anyone else and we no longer let anyone else decide what we’re worth. Because we know now. We finally know.
And now it’s time to celebrate it.
Get up, babe. It does not hurt anymore.
Now go show YOU what you’re made of.
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🖤 For anyone who needs to hear this...
I know you didn’t mean to lose yourself. It happens to the best of us, sometimes when we’re not looking and even when we are. I know you knew who you were yesterday, never more sure of anything the day before, until that one day blew through like a storm you never expected and it had your name straight in the eye of it. You never saw it coming and you still try to make sense of it.
I know you didn’t mean to break. We never do.
I know you were standing there like a promise, with your whole heart, eyes wide open, believing in a moment that could not break, until it snapped you like a twig, and broke anyway.
I know you didn’t mean to lose yourself. I know you didn’t mean to break. I didn’t either. Some of the most unexpected journeys come at us out of nowhere and sometimes they hurt. They have to hurt to show us a lesson we can’t afford to miss. So we get lost, searching for something that’s not meant for us, and we break hard into a thousand pieces on the way back. And I know ... it’s a long way back.
I know it leaves such a mess and I know sometimes it feels like dying... the healing always does. Everything that brought you to this moment was always supposed to happen. So, go get lost. Break apart into a thousand pieces.
This is the birth of who you were always meant to be.
-Stephanie Bennett Henry
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Mental Health Awareness ... See MoreSee Less
The relapse and overdose rate has increased by 30% since March 2020. Mental health issues related to our lock down and the pandemic are especially hard for people with depression.
NAMI, The National Alliance on Mental Health has a 24-hour helpline: 800-950-6264.
Now, I’m asking my small corner of FB to follow suit: Could any two of my Facebook friends just copy and repost to share the helpline far and wide?
Just two. Any two. Say done and let’s get this important word out ... See MoreSee Less
Running this Thursday!! If you haven’t already- please reach out to your kids or those who you know might benefit. No camera or microphone required to be on, no calling out anyone, just support. Future support groups and age differentiation will be deciphered at a later date based on need or interest. If you don’t know how to encourage someone to participate- ask me. I’m here ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
Real excited about this presentation “ Real Talk” facilitated by Miss Florida 2019 Michaela McLean, Cairo Eubanks (Miss Broward 2020), and Blake Cohen (Substance Abuse Counselor) on Substance Abuse Disorder and Mental Health. This is a real informative and attention grabbing presentation/ discussion on the challenges of substance abuse and comorbidity with anxiety, depression, and other mental health related illnesses. Students and adults are encouraged to share their experiences and ask questions in a supportive, judge-free environment. A lot of tools will be shared in this presentation. Hopefully you can share and join us on our Zoom Chat. 9/24 @ 6pm ... See MoreSee Less
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We must eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness! ... See MoreSee Less
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Worth the read, but I am bias, because I wrote the post!A SHORT STORY (accept for FB): My Tears Still Flow....
It was 6:00 pm, September 10th, 2001, I was about to board my flight to NYC for an 8:30 am meeting the next morning on the 86th floor of the North Tower of The World Trade Center.
My Phone rang just as I was crossing the threshold of the aircraft, it was my Attorney informing me that the meeting that next morning had been canceled, and there was no need for me to come up. I paused, thought a couple of minutes, and decided that I should skip this trip.
The following morning as I was having a cup of coffee, I turned on the TV, and saw every station was covering the horrific event unfolding. I could not believe that this could be real, but, as we all know, it was.
I could not stop the flow of tears that morning, as I got on the phone trying my best to contact friends, business associates, everyone that I knew up there.
This year, I knew a couple of days ago that the anniversary of 9/11 was approaching, and at 8:30 this morning, actually forgetting that today is 9/11, I began to cry again. Every year, no matter where I am, at 8:30 am my tears flow.
I have realized over the years, that My Tears Still Flow for many reasons, the pain of loss experienced that morning 19 years ago, of joy after reaching other friends that day, my gratitude to God for the phone call the night prior, and the overwhelming Unity, Hope and Love expressed and reflected over the following weeks, months, and now years. And yet, I still cry on this morning! I know why.
This year, more then others past, I am crying for a country, my country, that is at a crossroad, facing the conflict within each individual presented by a dramatic and selfish push for division among its people, “a house divided within itself will fall”. WHY LET IT?
UNITY is what has gotten us all here so far, Hope and Love keeps us together. Taking a little time to Understand each other DOES NOT REQUIRE the production of Fear, and all its synonyms...
STOP THE FOOLISH THINKING, START TODAY, ELEVATE YOUR THOUGHT Above What Seems to be a division, but is only just a Lie Not to be accepted, and Must Be Rejected. This Truth Will Set You Free! Free from the chaos, that is just not the reality of our country!
PROVE WHO YOU ARE by DEMONSTRATING YOUR HOPE and LOVE Right Now, Define Yourself Today, Then Tomorrow, and so on.....
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If there is Unity, and there is, Let's make Everything Good!
Downplay Ignorance, Replace it with Knowledge! ... See MoreSee Less
The Hope and Healing Foundation Inc.-Florida Chapter's cover photo ... See MoreSee Less
Sorry for the short notice but NAMI is sponsoring this event this evening at 7pm. For details you can find the link on the NAMI Website. Have a great day everyone! ... See MoreSee Less
An amazing new program for today’s youth to speak up and be heard during the pandemic! Contact Dr. Baker, myself or Samantha for more info. ... See MoreSee Less
Today is World Suicide Prevention Day
You are not alone! If you, or a friend, feel like the world is too much for you, please reach out and talk to someone! We are always stronger together 💕 ... See MoreSee Less