Fiction, Harry Potter, Medical, memories, nostalgia, support

My Little Ravenclaw Heart

Today I'm just going to muse on writing/blogging and general whatever-comes-to-mind topics... so if you have enough of that already on your feed... then... well... Move on if you must. I'll at least vaguely attempt to make it interesting haha. Last week was CNA appreciation week and as such there was a display put up… Continue reading My Little Ravenclaw Heart

depression, support, Uncategorized

RIP Amy

I'm taking a quick break from Reblogging Emma - nearly finished anyway - to make comment on something... I just saw this article regarding the lady that started the semi colon movement. She was a Wisconsinite whose influence reached around the world. I personally have at least 4 friends in Australia that received semi colon tattoos… Continue reading RIP Amy

Best of, memories, relationships, support, Uncategorized

Reblogging Emma: Tell Your Stories (revamped)

Post #6 in my recycling series... only 2-3 more to go, I promise 😉 This one is from September 2015 and the content has been changed a fair bit (the second half deleted and replaced by different content) so it is not actually by rights the same post 🙂 My friend posted a quote on FB for… Continue reading Reblogging Emma: Tell Your Stories (revamped)

depression, support, Uncategorized

St Patrick’s day, 2016

I've mentioned before my hatred for St Patrick's day and how I tend to get depressed this time of year, culminating on St Patrick's day. But this year feels different. First of all, I kept just... forgetting that's what today was. I also was in a pretty good mood - certainly didn't hurt my mood… Continue reading St Patrick’s day, 2016

Dan, memories, relationships, support, teenage years, Uncategorized, youth

“Teenage Drama”

I had an interesting conversation with another adult involved with Cadets recently. In which she mentioned that she had never been exposed to such "Teenage Drama" before moving here and working with the youth we work with now. I was like "You mean... besides high school, right?" No, no she didn't... she meant ever. I… Continue reading “Teenage Drama”

depression, support, teenage years, Uncategorized, youth

Those Youth…

Okay, okay… I’ve been posting a lot of videos the past few days. I’ve gotten it out of my system… for now. Back to your regularly scheduled programming :)A while back I mentioned that my friend, Gino, wanted to record a song with me. It’s been taking so long to get around to it mostly… Continue reading Those Youth…

relationships, support, youth

Glory be?

My father tried to save my soul again the other day. The thing is... I am a Christian already, apparently I'm just not the kind of Christian my dad is. He has become a lot more evangelical in the past few years. He wasn't like this for most of my childhood. We went through hills… Continue reading Glory be?

depression, support, teenage years, youth

Here we go again…

Here we go again. Another youth, another set of suicidal thoughts. This one reached out to a friend last night who in turn took her by the hand to speak to one of my Divisional Officers. This officer then escalated it to me.Unfortunately - or Fortunately depending on the way you look at it -… Continue reading Here we go again…

Best of, depression, memories, support

Memory Notification

Facebook memory notifications can be a wonderful thing. Bringing back to your attention the fun and silly posts and conversations had in years past can make you smile. But then, sometimes, something not so happy is brought to your attention. Sometimes it’s not even the post itself, but an additional memory brought to the forefront… Continue reading Memory Notification

depression, Leroy, support

“Why I Volunteer.”

Today I was in a training session all day for work. At the end of the day, the facilitator asked us to gather around where he had four pieces of paper on the floor. One said "Professional Development," another said "Make a Contribution," yet another said "Personal Growth." The last one I don't remember exactly… Continue reading “Why I Volunteer.”

Best of, memoir, relationships, support

A Ding, a Glance… a Message

  Woke up this morning not expecting the day to contain anything extraordinary, yet there it was staring at me from my phone. A ding, a glance… a message. Now, I know what you are thinking – “A message? What’s so extraordinary about a message on your phone?” Thank you for asking, I will explain… Continue reading A Ding, a Glance… a Message

Best of, memories, relationships, support, teenage years, Wyatt, youth

I Said it Out Loud

  Monday, September 8, 2014 was the date that our cadet meeting would fall within Australia's National Child Protection week. Traditionally, we were expected to have our night center around personal protection - for example the Juniors were going over road safety for one topic... But for our Senior cadets, we leaders knew topics like… Continue reading I Said it Out Loud

Best of, depression, support, teenage years, youth

Dear Cadets

**As those of you that have read my book at all would know: I am the Superintendent of Cadets for the local St John Ambulance Centre. My senior cadets range in age from 11-18, and this is a post geared toward them and any other youth that may read this blog.**   Dear Cadets, I… Continue reading Dear Cadets