I’ve even been a bit judgemental. I’ve seen panhandlers step away from their “post” and pull out a cell phone. I’ve seen those not begging who have cell phones. I’ve wondered “What the heck? Are they not really homeless? They have money for a phone!”
Once, the power was out for six days when we lived in Seaside (no wood stove or fireplace and the folks were States away). Our city made the national news, supplies could not be brought in due to downed trees (we were largely out of food and water at the stores) and our cell phones worked only in one tip of the county near the beach.
As you know, many of us struggle with anxiety. In fact, it is the number one disorder affecting 40 million adults in the United States (or so they say…ever wonder how they come up with that?). We also know that in young people, with the addition of a ton of screen-time, more social isolation, trauma within families, etc now have a much higher rate of anxiety in their lives than ever before.
Both David and Kan are not only great hosts but I was impressed with their hearts and their desire to educate on the topics that we all should be talking about. They were obviously very touched as we chatted and also after we received a call in from a lady who is just out of a traumatic and abusive experience.
Last night I had the privilege of speaking to 200 people on behalf of The Family Justice Center-Washington County We were there for the annual Denim & Diamonds fundraiser and I was terrified. I have just recently started speaking about my story of abuse and it doesn’t seem to get any easier. I want to thank Toni Loch, the Executive… View Post