While reading a book i found this Irish words “Ta Bron Orm”. That means “Sadness is on me”. instead of saying “I am sad”. I love that because you don’t identify yourself with the emotion fully. “Ta Bron Orm” it’s just like sadness is on me.. for a while. You feel sad, but that is not you. Sadness is just there sitting but eventually it’ll leave. And the next day or two, something else will be there for you. That will be not sadness anymore. But something else. You are a person and your emotions are not you. You are not a prisoner of them. 
— Clau Blanco 

Decline of independent children – Mad in America

Childhood anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts are on the rise as opportunities for children to be independent have dwindled, according to a new article in The Journal of Pediatrics. The research, led by psychologist Peter Gray from Boston College, used data on adolescent independence from multiple decades and countries to investigate the high incidence of mental health issues, like anxiety and depression, among today’s youth.

Gray and his co-authors observed that children in the 1970s or earlier had far more freedom to roam, play, and engage in activities without adult supervision than children today. They argue that the decline in opportunities for children to participate in independent activities has contributed to the rise in mental disorders. Independent activities can promote mental health by providing immediate satisfaction and building mental resilience to cope with life’s stresses.

“Those of us old enough to have been children in the 1970s or earlier know from experience that children then had far more freedom to roam, play, and engage in various activities independently of adults than do children today. Research has confirmed that our memories are not distorted,” the authors write.

“Our thesis is that a primary cause of the rise in mental disorders is a decline over decades in opportunities for children and teens to play, roam, and engage in other activities independent of direct oversight and control by adults. Such independent activities may promote mental well-being through both immediate effects, as a direct source of satisfaction, and long-term effects, by building mental characteristics that provide a foundation for dealing effectively with the stresses of life.”

The Decline of Independence and Its Toll on Kids’ Mental Health

Window Panes

I met this talented lady at a local restaurant/bar ,after she preformed around 2010/11, and we talked outside on a concrete bench . Speaking on spirituality , she opened her guitar case , pulled out her guitar and began to see for me . Soon a crowd gathered and I learned she was a teacher in Philadelphia and was quoting to invest in her music . She’s grown to be quite successful and travels the world , playing with famous musicians and winning awards for her unique mode of guitar playing

This is her latest release .

Lesson Learned

Someone once said “you like taking care of others bc it heals the part of you that needed someone to take care of you”
that hit..

Seems I’ve known that all my life and I was in error believing that certain people “cared “ for me . I didn’t need hoards of folks caring , just authentic folks who did . Thankfully , I keep my faith , despite feeling at times the shadow was winning . Even as a drug induced mental patient , a part of me knew the truth, that it was the toxic RX and even not having a name for it then, trauma was the root of my sadness .

It was a true Blessing , to learn the facts , reading 13 years of medical charts from the psychiatrist, and the damage done , but ignored . As I learned about parental alienation/ child psychology abuse , along with council from Carole Carbone , who certified me as an Intuitive Councilor, I nurtured/ parented myself , and forgiveness and grief for myself transformed my whole life .

Our children don’t accept this , there is no forgiveness , no future , no healing , just the same old past energy . I regret this for their soul growth , Thank them for coming through me , and allowing me to know love deeply , wholly , for the brief time we had .

My efforts , to heal myself , to greet each day with joy , have actualities , and though I may have challenges currently , I am moving through each one , with support , both Divinely higher powered and with Earth Angels that amaze me with sincerity that’s enough .

More challenges may arise , but I will greet them and surmount them and invest in reciprocal efforts in cooperation and trust towards friendships etc .

I pray for each of you to rise to your highest potential, to not let anyone or anything to retard your soul growth , as you let self love ( from inside out ) return you to your place of joy and peace within that love ❤️

Blessings & Peace,

Dona Luna 🐸✌️🙏🏼

Peace Calm Harmony

It’s a delicious place to be

“I have no right to call myself one who knows. I was one who seeks, and I still am, but I no longer seek in the stars or in books; I’m beginning to hear the teachings of my blood pulsing within me. My story isn’t pleasant, it’s not sweet and harmonious like the invented stories; it tastes of folly and bewilderment, of madness and dream, like the life of all people who no longer want to lie to themselves.”

– Hermann Hesse

“Woman of the Bones”

Mixed Media