Mental Health

Suicide: Talk About It, Talk About It, Talk About It

February 24, 2015

Suicide: Talk About It, Talk About It, Talk About It - Sweet and Savoring

Did anyone else watch the Academy Awards on Sunday night? I admit that I used to be a much bigger film fan that I am now, and I only half-watched the show while doing other things. But some things did grab my attention: Patricia Arquette’s cry for equal wages, the lackluster performance by Neil Patrick Harris as host, the In Memoriam montage featuring Robin Williams, who succumbed to his mental illness and committed suicide last August.  Continue Reading…

Life

Be What You Want to See

February 21, 2015

Be What You Want to See - Sweet and Savoring [photo by Andy Milford]

When I was young, (8? 10?), I was sitting at the kitchen table when my mom mentioned that a friend of hers had died. I could hear the emotion in her voice, and I began to cry. I had never met this friend, but somehow I was affected.

I’ve always been sensitive, full of emotions, empathetic to an almost unhealthy degree. This week, I am affected in the same way. One of Andy’s friends from his early Omega days passed away unexpectedly. Alysun was forty-two years old. She was a music therapist, sound healer, and soulful singer. Continue Reading…