Finding a path to mental wellness

Finding a path to mental wellness

In honour of World Mental Health Day, October 10, Threads of Life is pleased to publish a reflection first printed in our Threads newsletter, Spring 2017. Mental health has been a long and complicated road for me since the death of my brother, Micheal, in January of...
Oh, how much we have grown!

Oh, how much we have grown!

Oh how much we have grown….not in the sense of size but personally.  I first heard the term “post-traumatic growth” a couple of weeks ago at a Global Leadership Summit.  I asked Shirley Hickman if she had heard this term before. Shirley replied: “I had not heard this...
Writing a loss history

Writing a loss history

(Based on Threads of Life Resource Guide for Volunteer Family Guides, from Joanne Overbeck, Dallas TX) Writing, in any form, can provide a powerful catharsis. It brings up memories and rekindles feelings. Writing helps you revisit emotions that are important for...
The Unplugged Vacation

The Unplugged Vacation

Camping is a great way to make yourself “unplug” while on vacation.  Many of us would have to think hard to remember the last time we travelled without a cell phone. Some of you may never recall travelling without a cell phone. Today, not only do we have...