I started dieting on May 15, 2020. Welcome to day 118 of my weight loss journey.

I did not track my calories today. I was just reflecting on the tragic loss of life that took place 19 years ago today. I still remember where I was and what I was doing when the awful news broke that fateful day. I was in a student resource center at a local college campus. The room went silent as the images came through the television screen in the lobby. My first thought was, “where is my (then) husband (a pacific islander).” I remember the stares we got after that day, as people pointed fingers at a entire race based on the acts of a few.

I won’t rehash the gory details of the attacks. I’m sure you can remember much of it. You can read this article in the NY Daily News, and watch this video from the memory of a New Yorker. I was not in New York on 9-11, but I have lived in New York – with some of the most heart-strong, giving, selfless people in the world.

The above video is part 2 of a 4 part series. Here’s part 3 of the above story, and part 4. You can also go back to part 1.

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Charity Water Campaign Countdown

On Saturday, September 6, 2020, I became a Spring Member, pledging a donation to charity: water every month. I also started a fundraising campaign for charity: water called, “Songs For Water.” This fundraiser is to help charity: water build the much needed water projects around the world. Read my post about this. With just a little work, we’ve already raised enough money to give water to one beautiful life for an entire year! Your support really goes a long way. We have 111 days left before this campaign ends. Let’s smash this goal!

Best of Mental Health and Wellness,


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