60 Year Round Gift Ideas For Your Chronically Ill Friends —

Survivors Blog Here Mental Health Collaborative

Buying a gift is deeply personal and can get complicated when trying to buy for a friend with a chronic illness or for one who has chronic pain. I have a few chronic illnesses of my own and thought it would be nice to put a list of year-round gift ideas. Silk pillowcase Ultrasonic diffuser […]

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BIG Pharma’s Outsized Profits

Epilepsy Talk

Just how profitable is the pharmaceutical industry?

A study from the Center for Integration of Science and Industry at Bentley University is the first to critically examine the profitability of the companies that are responsible for the development, manufacturing, marketing and sale of most medicines.

It indicates that the profits gained by drug developers outpaced those of other publicly-traded companies by a wide margin over an 18-year period.

Merck & Co., long a standard bearer for the U.S. pharmaceutical industry, earned $10 billion in profits last year. Pfizer, its larger peer, booked even more: $16 billion.

Some of the most valuable innovations known to medicine have come from the pharmaceutical industry.

Yet, the cost of those innovations places new drugs out of reach for many patients and significantly burdens others.

Are pharmaceutical companies earning too much? Deciding whether pharmaceutical companies earn too much money is complicated.

Across the top ranks…

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“It’s My Ship” – Awww Mondays

Self Care & Mental Health

This man has a heart of gold. As you will see, he’s a Veteran. Would you mind sending him a thank you and/or love:

Kenny Smiles
P.O. Box 694 Willernie, MN 55090 ❤️🤍💙❤️🤍

-Nova Namastè

This man has made me Aawww since I first watched this video! His appreciation for the kindness of a stranger and his emotions from flashbacks on the ship melt my heart. These men deserve so much ❤️


With Love and Light,

Nova Namastè

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199-208th Day of 365 Thanks Giving

Self Care & Mental Health

Photos were taken from the WordPress free photo library.

Today, I’m giving thanks for the following

  • New recipes
  • Cream cheese
  • Stone structures
  • Documented information
  • TiTok
  • A perfect natural light picture moment
  • Gooey cheese
  • Healthy food options
  • Newly paved roads
  • Deodorant

Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Photo by James Wheeler on Pexels.com

In the comments, if you’d like, please share with me what is making your heart smile! 😀

Stay Safe, Speak Life, and Spread Kindness 🍃

Nova Namastè

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Hey Momma

Image: Anne Stokes. Once upon a time. Book of Light.

NEVER-ENDING-VERSE Come quiet. Come vigilant. Come true. Come alone, intuit what you should do. Do not make an effort. Do not stir a thought. Truth breathes wisdom, in Divinity of all. Open heart. unconscious mind. Listen to the mystical cues you find. Time is lost and not, as it has been. When co creating, with our *Awen*. Milking insights, of primal surrender. whisperings of Cambrian ancestors. It’s quite unbelievable and absurd. How many ignore their ‘writing’ words. There be a thread of quivering sound, slipping of knots, into stitches around. Scribbling sentiments like wild hunters, or lightening strikes, when it thunders. It’s a taste of brilliance, sewn in colours. Rainbows imposed on top of the other. Focus in contemplation. All you will; when Awen holds your magical quill. Weavers of Cymru indigenous tales. Blessed be, our Awenyddion of Wales. Victoria…

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A message to my friends….

Pete's Alaska

On November 23, 2009 I sent my first blog posting over the amateur radio airwaves, now 11 years 966 postings, with 915 followers and over 106,000 hits later I think I have reached the end of the road.

Yes I know I have been long absent from my blog of late but I have a good reason…..depression and I can trace the trigger’s for this dark state to two things, my physical health and watching my country become a third world nation.

These are not idle or over the top assumptions… when you add up my weight gain because I quit smoking, cataracts, a weak heart a dead gallbladder, and COPD we have the foundation for one very dark cloud, but wait there’s more….

We once had a populace that was proud to be called American, maybe because those who lived here thought it was worth the effort and sacrifice…

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ADHD Awareness Month —

Survivors Blog Here Mental Health Collaborative

ADHD Awareness Month is celebrated every October, with events and activities happening all across the country and now, around the world, on the ground and on the Internet, capturing the notice of numerous national, regional and local media outlets resulting in articles, interviews and feature stories. ADDA is a founding member of the ADHDAwarenessMonth.org coalition, […]

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Fun Facts That Will Amaze You —

Survivors Blog Here Mental Health Collaborative

I’m so glad you are enjoying the new weekend tradition. We learn something new each week, even if it’s weird. I love hearing your comments!  There are no seagulls in Hawaii. The sound of Darth Vader’s difficult breathing was made with a scuba regulator. Luke Skywaker was originally named Luke Skykiller A moonbow is a […]

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Let’s Talk about Cheating and Broken Trust

Don't Lose Hope

“Cheating isn’t an accident. Falling off your bike is an accident. Cheating is a choice.”

Many cheating partners have argued the case that it was only some porn, or a lap dance, or webcams. It wasn’t a relationship and, therefore, didn’t count.

But that’s not what their partner, or their spouse, is going to think.

To them it’s a deliberate and blatant breach of trust. It’s engaging in behaviour that they know will break your heart. It’s cheating. Infidelity. Unfaithfulness.

And intimate relationships are based on openness. On not having secrets. On honesty and trust.

So when you choose to deceive her, or you lie to her face, then it totally destroys that strong foundation of trust.  And once it has been broken it is hard to rebuild.

For if I can’t be confident that you care about my heart, and I don’t know if you’ll hurt me, and I…

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