But everybody’s like Cristal, Maybach, diamonds on your timepiece… :)) #Lorde #Royals
'Love. Not the kind you see in the movies or hear about on the radio. The real kind. The kind that gets beaten down and bloody, yet perseveres. The kind that hopes even when hope seems foolish. The kind that can forgive. The kind that believes in healing. The kind that can sit in silence and feel renewed. The real kind of love. It’s rare and we have it.’
@richardwjackson just brought these in to me. Oh how happy the little things make me. He loves me! ;)
I’ve been on the fence about doing the BeachBody Ultimate Cleanse for awhile - but after seeing Star’s results I’m going for it! She lost 18 pounds and 3.5 inches from her waist in 21 days!! Plus it is an eating cleanse so I won’t starve my way through. Super excited - anyone want to do it with me so I don’t have to go it alone?? Message me!
In my view, as a person who has lived with moderate to severe mental illness for the majority of my life, I believe when considering a ‘solution’ re: Newtown we (as a country and as human beings) must first consider the problems, which I believe to be the following:
1) Access to comprehensive, ongoing mental health care for EVERY person who needs it.
2) How mental illness is diagnosed.
3) How mental illness is treated.
4) The stigma attached to mental illness in this country.
Currently, mental health care is not easily accessible and is outrageously expensive. The protocol for diagnosing and treating mental illness varies vastly and is most often handicapped by a lack of funding…In fact, America’s prisons have become a housing system for the mentally ill; which is tragic. There are two extremes from which we vacillate when ‘dealing with’ the 1 in 4 people in this country who suffer from mental illness and that is to either a) largely ignore them - oftentimes finding it difficult to muster up anything other than a ‘cheer up’ (as if that is something the ill person hasn’t considered) or b) total disconnection/disassociation/disownment from/of the mentally ill person. I think the one thing that those people in my life who have been affected by my mental illness and I would agree on is that neither of those options work.
When reflecting on the tragedy of Newtown and of those like it, I propose the conversation about mental illness (versus gun control) is the one that truly matters…and the one we must have if we want to put the brutal massacres of innocent people that are on the rise behind us. (Incidentally, I am also a person who strongly supports gun control.)
#mentalillness #guncontrol #stigma #empathy #mentalhealthcare #love