Category Archives: Reflection

Staying Well During the Holidays

December 24, 2020 2020 has been an unusual year to say the least. We cheered to the New Year with hopes of accomplishing our 2020 goals and resolutions, and instead we learned to appreciate what we already had. We were left with no choice but to shift our typical lifestyles to stay safe and healthy, … Continue reading Staying Well During the Holidays

The Importance of Our Youth

We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future. – Franklin D. Roosevelt Youth, more than any other group, struggle with maintaining good mental health. The challenges youth face are unique. Young people often don’t have the knowledge to recognize that they have a mental health … Continue reading The Importance of Our Youth

The Meaning Behind Your ConvoPlate

  It’s the smile on your face as you complete the finishing touches on your plate. It’s the excitement in the pit of your stomach when you see your plate make its first pass. It’s the heartwarming gratitude you feel, knowing the plate YOU painted has made a difference in supporting mental health.   That … Continue reading The Meaning Behind Your ConvoPlate

Keeping the Conversation Going

  “We met the Burlington Foundation, and we met a team of caring and compassionate individuals that really helped us get our thoughts organized.” – Brian Hansell, President of the Paul Hansell Foundation   In partnership with the Burlington Community Foundation (BCF), the Paul Hansell Foundation Fund was established in memory of Paul Hansell, who … Continue reading Keeping the Conversation Going

Words Matter as We Fight to Eliminate Stigma

December 7, 2010 is a day I will never forget, though its not so much a memory as it is this vivid video I’m trapped in as it plays back in my mind. The phone rang. Matt answered it. Looking scared and confused, he passed the phone to me saying, “It’s your mom,” and I felt … Continue reading Words Matter as We Fight to Eliminate Stigma