Wordless Wednesday*Pink and White Peony —

Survivors Blog Here Mental Health Collaborative

I’m so glad you stopped by today, I love seeing your smiling face and hearing your comments. The Peony is my favorite flower and this year my husband bought one for the backyard. I’ve been so surprised by how quickly it’s growing and the flowers are huge. This one unfortunately doesn’t have the fragrant smell […]

Wordless Wednesday*Pink and White Peony —

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The Stigma of Epilepsy…

Epilepsy Talk

The stigma is ancient and it still remains today.

Laws in the United States and Great Britain that prohibited epileptic people to marry were just repealed in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Until the late 1970s, legislations in the United States also prevented epileptic people from entering public buildings such as restaurants, shopping centers, and theaters.[US Department of Health]

Although these laws are no longer in effect, the underlying social divisions that they have created in the past thirty years are still present today.

In most states, having a seizure is technically illegal, and while prosecutions are rare, they do happen.

When prosecutions happen, many states only allow the insanity defense, which strongly implies that the government itself regards epilepsy as a form of mental illness, in addition to the prejudiced public.


In a study published in “Epilepsy and Behavior,”…

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115-124th Days of 365 Thanks Giving

Know Your Worth; Own Your Life

This is Pygmy Kingfisher. They’re from the woodland, thickets, and forests of Africa. Additionally, they are the smallest of their breed in the area.

Why do I mention this? You’ll find a list below.


💕 I’m thankful for the following

  1. Strength isn’t measured by size
  2. Quietness can lead to a positive outcome.
  3. Courtship is still a thing
  4. There is beauty in variety.
  5. Secretive doesn’t mean mischief.
  6. They wear pink and violet feathers.
  7. They eat insects rather than fish.
  8. Their species isn’t in threat, due to deforestation.
  9. They are sighted in an extensive list of parks and reserves.
  10. They make mornings with coffee more beautiful.

I’m so blessed to have come across this image. I love birds, especially ones that are multicolored.

I hope something captures your attention and curiosity today. I hope something reminds you how amazing life is.


Remember to stay safe…

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It’s Ok that you’re not OK

Don't Lose Hope

“Here’s what I most want you to know: this really is as bad as you think.

No matter what anyone else says, this sucks. What has happened cannot be made right. What is lost cannot be restored. There is no beauty here inside this central fact.

Acknowledgement is everything.

You’re in pain. It can’t be made better.

The reality of grief is far different from what others see from the outside. There is pain in this world that you can’t be cheered out of.

You don’t need solutions. You don’t need to move on from your grief. You need someone to see your grief. To acknowledge it. You need someone to hold your hands while you stand there in blinking horror, staring in the hole that was your life.

Something cannot be fixed. They can only be carried.” – Megan Divine

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Sins as Scarlet

Why do children never have a pencil when they need one? Every week at brass learners, I seem to
spend my time supplying the children, and sometimes the adults, with tissues and pencils. I usually
buy the pencils in bulk, the yellow ones in packets at the local supermarket. I was surprised to
learn that pencils used to be made in China, because the best graphite came from there. Pencil
manufacturers painted their pencils yellow, as it is the colour associated with Chinese royalty, to
prove they used the best graphite. Now, the yellow pencil seems very common, not Royal at all.
Pencils became popular, as, with a few rubs of the pink eraser your mistakes are wiped out. If you
make mistakes in your life, then in a matter of moments, when you turn to God and ask for
forgiveness, then your mistakes are erased in His eyes. Have you made mistakes? Have you
messed up? Take time today to turn to God and confess your mistakes, and ask for forgiveness.

Though your sins be as scarlet,
They shall be as white as snow

Ruth Malcolm.