By Michelle Arnwine Frias We all imagined that in 2020 we would live our lives with reckless abandon, but to our dismay, we soon realized our habits would have to reflect the opposite. So, I slowed down my daily process, paid a little bit more attention to my daily routine, and assessed reality. I workContinue reading Connections

Quotes from Eleanor Roosevelt

These six quotations from former First Lady and lifelong humanitarian Eleanor Roosevelt seem especially appropriate for the times we’re living in. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one. Today is the oldestContinue reading Quotes from Eleanor Roosevelt


By Susan Tofford I was riding my bike on a hilly road the other day, thinking about all the ups and downs of my route. When I was going uphill on my bike, it was really hard, just like it’s really hard when my daughter has any type of relapse, be it mental health orContinue reading Reflection

A NAMI Parent’s Essay

Letting Go I had a lovely conversation with my daughter as I drove her to the Speedway gas station to get a vape refill, then to a friend’s house where she had left her bike the night before, because we didn’t want her riding it at night, especially stoned, which happens often these days. ThisContinue reading A NAMI Parent’s Essay

Book Review – The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg

By William Polkowski “All our life, so far as it has definite form, is but a mass of habits,” William James wrote. “Ninety-nine percent of human activity is done out of mere habit.” Charles Duhigg, a graduate of Yale University and the Harvard Business School and winner of numerous awards ­ among them, awards fromContinue reading Book Review – The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg