Talking to Someone Who’s Been There – Day #16

When it comes to someone “getting you,” I think we can all agree that we have people in our lives who have different depths of understanding. For instance, I can have empathy and listening for a parent who has lost their child to suicide but, since I have not had this direct experience, my understanding… Read more »

Resiliency – Day #15

On May 28, 2019, the Crystal Room of Mercy Hall at Saint Joseph University will be filled with members of our community, eager to hear from our friend, Colleen Kelly Alexander. Colleen Kelly Alexander is a lifelong athlete and motivational speaker who inspires positive change, contribution, determination and actionable gratitude. With her indomitable spirit and… Read more »

The Importance of Connection – Day #14

On Day 14, we’re turning to “The Harvard Study of Adult Development,” an 80 year-old research study (and counting) from Harvard that shows how human connection and relationships are central to good health. From the article: “The surprising finding is that our relationships and how happy we are in our relationships has a powerful influence… Read more »

Join the National Prevention Week movement – Day #13

The following content is provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Join the National Prevention Week movement each year on social media by participating in the NPW Prevention Challenge. 2019 Prevention Challenge: #PREVENTIONCHAMPION IN ONE WORD Pre·ven·tion Cham·pi·on Noun: a person, activity, program, or organization that inspires others to take prevention… Read more »

Celebrate Your Mom and Your “Like A Mom” Moms – Day #12

“Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.” — Barbara Kingsolver It’s Mother’s Day. For some, this is a joyous occasion filled with gatherings, flowers, greeting cards, and lots of hugs and kisses. For others, it’s a day of remembrance for Moms who are no longer with us, or a challenging day for… Read more »