Mental Illness Always Matters!

There have been two high profile suicides in the past week and many more that happen daily.

We often spend the New Year talking about improving our physical and financial health. Few speak of their mental health.

It’s hard even in 2022 to beat the stigma. That’s why I check up on people, look for the signs, try to learn the triggers, etc.

Good mental health goes beyond medicine and even your therapist and psychiatrist appointments. It’s all in how you live your live: work/life balance, interaction with others, having interests and hobbies and not feeling alone.

I’ll continue to harp on issues such as race relations, mental health awareness and bullying until they improve and become like your car or home: only need maintenance.

Also remember you can be born with it but your environment can make it worse. Let’s strive to build and maintain these healthy environments and comfortable spaces and keep the conversations going.

#imjustdrew #scaredeyes

Snow Day: How Peaceful the Pause Can Be

There has been a lot of snow and ice the past week in the Carolinas. The snow even spread past Columbia, SC, which is rare and more special for children and the adults.

Adults often associate their inner child and some of their best memories with snow days. Snow fights, sledding, tubing, snow cream, snow angels and just relaxing.

Snow/ice pauses things for us Southerners as it generally shuts down everything for a few days. We don’t get this type of weather often and honestly aren’t equipped to deal with it. Therefore it gives us a chance to pause and relax, just as we did as children.

The falling of the snow alone is soothing and nostalgic. We can all take solace in the beauty and purity of a snow day.

#imjustdrew #fromdarktosunshine #scaredeyes

Just Apologize

We all have wronged someone or made a ton of mistakes. It’s embarrassing and hard to admit you’re wrong.

You have to be adult enough to admit you’re wrong, apologize, move forward, and be the best person you can be.

Apologies don’t fix everything but they are a good start and often prevent escalations. You of course have to put in the work to become and be a better person and don’t make the same mishap twice.

Put your pride aside, realize you’re human and simply say you’re sorry, my bad, apologies, etc. Don’t worry if it’s not accepted. You at least owned your fault and mistakes..

#imjustdrew #fromdarktosunshine #scaredeyes