Poetry Challenge for July

Turn on the radio to any channel. Write a poem inspired by the first thing you hear (lyrics to a song, a commercial, etc.) A Mother's Lament examines the difficulties many military families face: the re-adjustment phase of Veterans returning to normal life, after the horrors of armed conflict, and trying to deal with PTSD. This is my contribution to the Poetry Challenge that runs until October.

Community, Mental Health

Abriged from Marc and Angel. Be in the moment – Be happy.

Once your mindset changes, everything on the outside will change along with it. ―Steve Maraboli An effective mindset is one that makes the best use of available resources – your time, energy and efforts – and uses them to create positive change. It’s not about trying to do everything and be everything; it’s making the very best of what you have while enjoying the process of living. Here are seven effective traits and behaviors of such a mindset: