July 2021

- This thought came to me as I was preparing for my day. I made a conscious decision after prayer to not watch the news as I had done the day before. Why? I noticed watching the news had put me in an unhealthy mindset. The news reminded me of the uncertainty that greets us every morning, the pain of significant loss, and the challenges still ahead. These overwhelming thoughts were not only stressful, they were paralyzing. I AM NOT SHIELDED FROM PERSONAL CHALLENGES Even as a mental health professional, I am affected by the