A look to the New Year

As we approach the new year it is a time to reflect on what our lives will be in this year coming.  I am in that process myself now, with a number of changes that have taken place in my life and business.  While I continue to think about this I do know that there are a couple of areas that I would like to give my attention. Continue reading “A look to the New Year”

BLS families take part in the suicide prevention walk

Early on Saturday morning we met on Rowe Blvd. Balanced Life Skills had been invited to have a table at the event as it was felt that the type of program that we teach would have a positive impact on the life of those who are a part of our program.  What a privilege! 

I was personally moved as I met so many who had lost loved ones to this tragedy.  So many shared with me their own stories, and as I heard them I am even more convinced that we must take steps to be sure that we learn to recognize the warning signs, what increases the risks, and how we can help.

In addition what can we do to help our children to know how to deal with the stresses that they feel.  When they feel the stress what should they do and they need to feel the confidence to be able to speak to others about their feelings.

Our Balanced Life Skills team so far has raised over $800 for the awareness campaign.  In addition I personally have made a commitment to create some teaching tools for our young students.  I will be enlisting the help of professionals in the community.  I am looking for assistance from anyone in our BLS community who would like to help with this project.  In the meantime enjoy a couple of pictures of the event and some of those who joined on our walk.

Special awareness day invitation


On September 19 at 9 AM there is a walk of awareness that is taking place in Annapolis to support suicide prevention.  While this is a subject that is hard to approach and one we hope we may never ‘have’ to talk about, it is one to be aware of the signs and what we can do to prevent the feelings of stress and depression to escalate to a more serious situation.

I would invite you to come with me on this walk and to support the Out of the Darkness organization in there quest to provide support and information to our community.

I have started a team of walkers on their website and contributed to a goal of raising $500.00 to support this organization.  The team is called Balanced Life Skills.  Please join me for the walk or if you are not able to do so please make a contribution of any size to be sure there is help and education on this subject for our community.

Go to:  Out of the Darkness Community Walks
Participant / Team Search: balanced life skills
Click on Team Balanced Life Skills
At bottom of the page “Join this Team”

When you are done you can get your own Personalized Sponsor Sheet and raise money for the walk.

The walk begins at 31 Rowe Blvd.  Annapolis, MD Registration is at 8 AM and the walk begins at 9 AM   See my special invitation.  Please include your friends in this cause.