Category Archives: Mental Health

Creating Change through Acceptance

by Golda Poretsky at Everyday Feminism.com Photo credit: Rebeca Cygnus If there’s one thing I learned in my years as a dieter and as a coach, it’s this: Hating yourself doesn’t work – on any level. You can substitute “hating” for “fighting with,” “tormenting,” “being … Continue reading

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What can we affirm right now in this very moment for ourselves that is real, no matter how small it may be?

By Angela Escobar In a discussion forum I participated in this week, Dr. Arlette Poland made a suggestion to a peer that really spoke to me in a powerful way: “Never give yourself an affirmation that is stated in the … Continue reading

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We the Sea

By: Janet Paleo Not a footstep to be heard   Not a fingerprint to be found   Not an impression left   On the shore   Of the sea. I wrote this poem a very long time ago when life seemed so bleak and dark. … Continue reading

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What I’m Like When I’m Well

By: Angela Escobar I hadn’t realized just how dispassionate and detached I had become till my daughter came to stay with me for three weeks during the summer. It’s funny just how tolerant we come to be of our circumstances, … Continue reading

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Hope for Diana

By: Angela Escobar For Diana, high school was a social nightmare.  College was filled with hours of studying in isolation.  After graduation, she landed a job that forced her socialize with others.  She had a phone at her work desk … Continue reading

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What are things you do to be and stay well?

When was the last time you felt happy? Well? Like your best self? What was happening in your life during that time? What was your daily routine like during that time? What activities were you involved in during that time?  … Continue reading

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Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) Training in Austin, TX– Scholarships Available!

Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) Training –  October 18-24, 2015 in Austin, TX Sponsored by: Via Hope Texas Mental Health Resources The Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) course is an intensive training followed by a written certification exam. Participants must successfully complete both … Continue reading

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Creative Emergence Day 1~ Breaking Free

By: Angela Escobar Empowerment is finally realizing that I have a choice.  I finally have access to my freedom. I am no longer bound to what you think “it” should be. I no longer have to feel bad for being … Continue reading

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Moving Beyond Bettelheim

By: Angela Escobar According to the results of Bettelheim’s work and my own experiences, allowing people the freedom and respect to come around in their own good time can be empowering to the individual because we are not taking away … Continue reading

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The Empty Chair at the Holiday Table: Getting Through Christmas After a Loss

By: Marie Hartwell-Walker, EdD, Marty Tousley, CNS-BC, FT, DCC, and Angela Escobar, MA, BCC “I have felt pain, I have endured hardship, I have suffered loss of loved ones and I have memories I want to forget. However, these things … Continue reading

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