Breaking the Cycle of Domestic Violence

by Chiletta Walls, PM Director of Creative Development A custody hearing in a Florida courtroom on a hot Wednesday afternoon. A gathering of attorneys, social workers and one attentive judge. My former husband listening in from North Carolina via conference call. His daughter’s mother seemingly late for court. Then the word came. She would not be showing up for court…

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Breast Cancer Awareness

She’s your mom, your sister, your best friend or co-worker. She’s 1 in 8 women who will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime – or maybe “she” is a “he” – since over 2500 new cases of invasive breast cancer are diagnosed in men every year. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and as…

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Making a Gratitude Jar

Adopting a daily gratitude practice has been shown to have many psychological, as well as physical benefits. Gratitude is “the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful,” in other words, it is an intentional focus on what you have to be grateful for, even in the midst of adversities. Gratitude may be expressed in different ways, many of them…

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September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Suicidal thoughts, much like mental health conditions, can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender or background. In fact, suicide is often the result of an untreated mental health condition. Suicidal thoughts, although common, should not be considered normal and often indicate more serious issues. Every year thousands of individuals die by suicide, leaving behind their friends and family members to…

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How Do You Spell Back to School Success?

With the end of summer comes the familiar anticipation of preparing for a new school year. Typically, these days are filled with open houses, learning bus routes, school shopping, and meeting new friends. While many schools are open for classroom learning at least in some capacity, around the world, back to school still looks very different in 2020. With virtual…

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