Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month! It almost seems ridiculous that we regulate our mental health to one month out of the year when 1 out of 5 Americans suffer from a mental illness. As most of us have seen these past few years, more attention is being placed on issues such as suicide and mental illness. Unfortunately, the attention comes when it is too late and the scourges of depression and psychosis have taken their toll. It is time to discuss this in every corner of this country.

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On Drug Addiction

Question: When is drug addiction a threat to a relationship? Answer: Always!

This has to be the opening position when evaluating a situation where one party in a relationship is involved with drugs. Evaluating is the key. Emotion makes hash of good judgement when it comes to people about whom we deeply care. When emotion is substituted for rational evaluation of the situation, it breeds a number of unfortunate possibilities:

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Match Singles In America

CoupleDumb is a site that focuses on relationships and to that end, we read lots of articles written by really smart people about the state of love, marriage, dating and singles. One of the places that is producing some very interesting data are the folks at For the last 5 years, has been working with Dr. Helen Fisher […]

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Adoption In The US

There are currently 402,000 children in the foster care system in the United States of America and nearly 102,000 children (under 18 years of age) waiting for adoption. Approximately 23% of children and youth actively photolisted on the AdoptUSKids website and waiting for placement in adoptive homes were registered with one or more siblings. Sibling relationships are often the longest-lasting relationships for children in foster care.

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Get A Minor Miracle

Paul and I have worked in and for non-profits. We still consult with a few and are grant writers. We love working with organizations that are doing it right; embodying the spirit of a non-profit and doing something for the community or world that makes a difference. We are currently working with an organization that is all about empowering minorities to be entrepreneurs and another organization that is working to make water safer to drink. In the past we have worked with several non-profits that are dedicated to the homeless. We have even worked with Moms who were collecting business attire for homeless women looking for a job. These are the people who are creating minor miracles and major miracles in our world every day.

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Get Affordable Insurance Until The End Of The Month

5 years ago, as a family of 5, we were uninsurable. We had pre-existing conditions; lots and lots of preexisting conditions. Paul had a bad back with several discs that were out of place. I have fibromyalgia and a weight issue. And last, but certainly not least, we have a blind daughter who had a stroke at birth. The only way to have some insurance is to insure our boys. The rest of us had to be without. We were lucky to have some family members and friends who are doctors to give us a freebie or the occasional script. Other than that, we were on our own.

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Think Before You Speak

We have this idea now on the internet that our words fall into this chasm and are never taken seriously. We can tweet our hate or inappropriateness without a care in the world. But before you send out another tweet to your friends using terms that we would never use in real life, we suggest you ThinkB4YouSpeak. There is an amazing Twitter tracker that is catching every “fag” or “that’s so gay” that is bandied about on the twittersphere. Wait, you think people don’t use those words anymore? Think again!
Check out who is saying these words right now!

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