It doesn’t have to be a specific month or week to talk about suicide prevention. There are so many out there suffering and need help. We need to work together and do our parts to help on another.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-237-TALK (8255) / Suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Please share this with friends and loved ones. You never know who needs this information.
“Birds do it, bees do it, even educated fleas do it….” – Lets Fall In Love
I love this song originally by Cole Porter, sung by Ella Fitzgerald. When I was younger I used to giggle over the “do it” part, thinking they were implying sex, not the whole falling in love part. Now as an adult, I still giggle at the “do it” part. With all the doing it going on, what about when we are doing it? We all know the many other phrases associated with “doing it,” but let’s call it what it is – sex. The good, bad, and the ugly – sex. We all have sat through sex ed in school, rolled a condom on a banana as practice, and felt somewhat embarrassed by the terms used. In real life how often are we running around looking for a dental dam? The reality is, sex happens, and for the most part we are smart about talking to our partners about protection, past partners, STDs, pregnancy and the like. What about those other times? We take risks thinking we are invincible, and we won’t be part of another statistic. This goes for all ages too. A lot of the times, there is an association of irresponsibility with teenagers, but adults can be just as guilty.
Continue reading “Wellness Wednesday – Let’s Talk About Sexual Health, Baby”
This is part of a conversation told to me. It really happened, but I won’t reveal any names. The woman initiated this conversation by calling the guy. These two met online and had barely been chatting by phone over the course of a week. The main mode of “talking” was done through text messages.
“Why haven’t you asked me out yet?” – Woman
“Oh, are you going to take me out?” – Man
“No, I was calling to ask you to ask me out. Are you going to be a gentleman and ask me out?” – Woman
“You didn’t let me be a gentleman and ask you.” – Man
Continue reading “A Hug or a Handshake?”
I hope you were all able to enjoy Mother’s Day, spending it with those that meant the most to you. Whether it was the woman who gave birth to you, adopted you, or raised you; each woman in your life is special and deserving of the title “Mother.” This, of course, extends to those newer Moms out there who are newly pregnant or have young children. Enjoy the ride, take too many pictures and spend as much time as you possibly can with them. They grow up too fast, and you can’t makeup for the lost time.
With all the special gifts we can exchange over any holiday, the best gift to give is self esteem. Too many women of all ages are suffering, sometimes in silence due to not feeling adequate. You are all capable, beautiful, smart, and worthy! Remind yourself each day, and remind those wonderful women around you too. Let’s work hard to keep that gift going! Fresh flowers are always a bonus too.