Thursday Thoughts

Not Alone – Sharing the Hope

By Kari Palmer / February 27, 2023 / Comments Off on Not Alone – Sharing the Hope

I would like to share something that has been on my heart and mind for some time. I struggle to understand our system of mental health care. On occasion, I see some youth in detention that I previously saw at a residential mental healthcare facility. Due to age limits at facilities, funding, and so forth,…

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Where is my Community?

By Kari Palmer / August 26, 2022 / Comments Off on Where is my Community?

Community is commonplace, right? How I wish it was that simple. I want to walk outside my front door and know I will be welcomed and accepted for who I am.  In reality, I walk out the door guarded and wonder who will chastise me for my beliefs. I find myself isolating out of fear…

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Understanding one another

By Kari Palmer / June 29, 2022 / Comments Off on Understanding one another

Over the past year, I have developed a friendship with a woman I’ll call Sally. In our conversation and getting to know one another, Sally began to open up and share more about herself. Recently she asked me, why am I the way I am? Oh dear, I inquired, what do you mean? People do…

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I hurt, can I still give?

By Kari Palmer / June 22, 2022 / Comments Off on I hurt, can I still give?

If we hurt, can we still give of ourselves? Could this possibly heal our wounds? In my opinion, we can give of ourselves, but we also need time to heal our wounds, whatever this hurt may be in our lives. Take time, give yourself grace, seek professional help if needed, and keep talking. When you…

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Are you willing to be vulnerable?

By Kari Palmer / June 15, 2022 / Comments Off on Are you willing to be vulnerable?

It is hard – let’s face it – to share our deepest feelings with others. Will I be rejected for being my authentic self? Lisa Fritscher from “Recovering From the Fear of Vulnerability” states there are emotional benefits to being vulnerable, one being stronger relationships: Being vulnerable with others is a way to foster intimacy.…

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