Entries by Mary Beth Evans

Coloring Outside of the Lines

Albert Einstein once said: “Live life to the fullest. You have to color outside the lines once in a while if you want to make your life a masterpiece. Laugh some every day, keep growing, keep dreaming, keep following your heart. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” When I was a little girl, I […]

Tomorrow is a New Day

Not that long ago I was reading a book about healthy lifestyles. In my mind I was going to get thinner by exercising and dieting along with eating healthier as well as quitting smoking. I quickly realized that wasn’t just a mouthful to say at once, I had to break it down and do one […]

Generosity comes in all shapes and sizes

I posted a blog on holiday blues before Christmas and kept looking at the resources myself to cope with my own struggles during the holidays. We all face financial difficulties, especially in today’s society, and even with a picture perfect budgeting plan, we all have unexpected things come up in our lives that cause us […]

Coping Skills for the Holiday Blues

It’s at this time of year that we think about the things we have to do in order to get through the holidays. For many of us, our coping skills aren’t up to par the way they should be, so that we think before reacting, or so that we cope better throughout these stressful times. […]

Changing Seasons – Changing Moods

When summer comes to an end and all that’s left of the warm wind are falling leaves and brisk air, it sometimes becomes hard to keep our moods in tact. I have been told various times that I suffer from something called S.A.D., which means Seasonal Affective Disorder. This is a condition that is associated […]

Physical and Mental Health Go Hand In Hand

Everyone’s heard about wellness and recovery and how physical and mental health go hand in hand. I’ve shared NAMI Hearts & Minds materials at the monthly Learning Community meetings to help folks  learn to eat better, plan healthier meals on a budget, what foods are good and bad for you, how to keep a food […]

Dental Health is Important!

We’ve all heard that our teeth/gums/mouth are all important to our health, but some of us avoid going to the dentist because we are concerned about costs. I recently found an amazing dentist who put me at ease by providing clear information on the costs for services and explanations of which services are necessary and […]