Charity of the Month


. BIG NEWS!   The Washington State Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has been named March Charity of the Month by the Champion Seattle Seahawks,  KIRO Radio 97.3, 710 ESPN Seattle, AM 770 KTTH  and All over the country this foundation is being … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Snap!


I'd like to welcome Regi to the blog today for the continuation of Suicide Prevention Week. I absolutely adore her message of storytelling. As she says, "Telling your story out loud breaks the chains of silence and shame and anger and fear." I couldn't agree more. Please join me in welcoming … [Read more...]

Clutch That Charges Your Smartphone: Everpurse


Last year my husband's company had a successful Kickstarter. During his fundraising period, he was browsing through all of the product ideas seeking crowd-sourced funding and he discovered Everpurse. A clutch purse that charges your smartphone. He immediately loved the product concept (we are … [Read more...]

We’re Fabulous Even With Mental Illness.

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. "I'm creative and sensitive." -- Jenn "I love my sense of humor and my kindness." -- Jenny "I am witty and clever." -- Natasha "I am creative and caring." -- Marcilla "I am empathetic and an advocate for others." -- Andrea "I love my sense of humor." -- Amy "I'm creative, … [Read more...]

Kismet for The Overnight

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I have to confess I've been super slacking in the "training for an 18-mile walk" department. I get emails from the Overnight Walk Coaches each week outlining ways to prepare and so far I've just been ignoring them. But things really started to come together unexpectedly yesterday. Kismet. A … [Read more...]

Seattle Mom Prom 2013 for #Postpartum Support

Mom Prom

Attention women of the Seattle Area! The Seattle Mom Prom an annual celebration of moms (a ladies-only, not moms-only event) is scheduled for May 18th, 2013 at the ​ Fremont Abbey (4272 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA). This event is a benefit for Postpartum Support International of Washington, a … [Read more...]

That I Would Be Good


The song--"That I Would Be Good", by Alanis Morissette--has been a mental health theme song for me for a long time. I was listening to it last night and it still evoked the same emotional response. No matter how I may be feeling, I always want to feel loved, to feel like a good person--a worthy … [Read more...]

Wedding Memories: Loving Someone with Mental Illness

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Its Mental Illness Awareness Week. Please "like" (or RT) if you love someone with mental illness. #weARENOTalone #MIAW I posted that on Facebook last night, and tweeted it both last night and today. Its gotten a lot of retweets. The important message is that just about everyone is affected by … [Read more...]

We’re Fighting Against Breast Cancer. Join us Friday Oct 19!

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I will never forget the day my mom received a call that her mom/my grandmother had breast cancer. My mom cried in my arms. I was 16 year old and it was the first time Mom had ever done that. The fear and anguish we felt that day is cemented in my memory forever. Last week, my beautiful … [Read more...]

Hello world!

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