Perspective

Surviving in The Wake of Suicide

Forty-seven thousand (47,173) Americans committed suicide in 2017. Another 1.3 million Americans attempted suicide. Suicide and self-injury cost the United States $69 billion annually. Of the multiple reasons why people kill themselves, one little-discussed fact is sometimes the career you love ends up contributing to physical and emotional…

If We Knew Better, We Would Do Better

  “Spare the rod, spoil the child.” Paraphrased from Proverbs 13:24 The adage, If They Knew Better, They Would Do Better, has been a part my family lexicon for as long as I can remember. Recently ran across the “correct” version of the quote attributed to Maya Angelou…

I Wanna See More of the Story…

We sail along through our lives, enjoying the highs, disregarding the lows as much as possible, and not really focusing on the legacies we will leave behind in this world. I am no different from anyone else in that regard, and we only think about making changes when…

Trauma-informed Community Movement

I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore, choose life, that you and your offspring may live. – Deuteronomy 30:15 (NIV)  Health is more than the absence of disease. – (Author Unknown) The…

Adriana Peeples: A Cavernous Angioma Survivor

My name is Adriana Peeples and I am a cavernous angioma survivor.  When I was five years old and just a kindergartener in elementary school, I remember having headaches all of the time and just feeling “weird” was my childlike interpretation of it. My head would hurt and…

Marital Harmony Strikes a Cord

  “I created you from one soul, and from the soul I created its mate so that you may live in harmony and love. Quran 7:189” Whenever I encounter couples that have mastered the ability to stay married and loving for 30, 40, 50 years I’m curious. How…

In Harmony with Me

I learned a long time ago to live in rhythm. Life is like good poetry, it’s supposed to flow and feel good to the soul. When something is out of sync, I back away, then I look around and try to figure out what’s out of whack. I…

The Kitchen Maestro

When you’ve been a guest at a banquet, wedding reception, or community dinner that has gone off the rails, you know what disharmony looks and feels like. The conflicts that erupt between the staff; the tension between the event planner and those hired to carry out the experience;…

Harmony & Vibes

    Waves crashing, seagulls squawking, and a light wind blows as you stroll along the shores of Seven Mile Beach… Sounds of a nearby humming bird and bees buzzing fill your ears as you open your windows to let a little fresh air in… Your favorite song…

Huge Topic- Harmony

Wondering about and wandering around Harmony feels as if I am in a foreign land. On this journey, I happen upon fragments and facets gleaming like diamonds on the desert floor at sunrise. Focus on balance, the inner intuitive voice commands. See how harmony translates into balance and…