September 21, 2012

Suicide Prevention Awareness & Healthy Writers Club



September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. This is a subject near and dear to my heart as I have been profoundly touched by it, twice by close friends.  

Please! If you are depressed or having thoughts of suicide, tell someone. Anyone. A friend, family member or even a stranger. Help is available.

Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

You are not alone. People care. I care.

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Shallee McArthur has started The Healthy Writers Club:

Welcome to The Healthy Writers Club! As writers, we hear a lot about the "butt in chair" tactic, which is great for our manuscripts, but not so great for the actual butt in the chair. Every Friday, I'll be posting about how healthy I've been that week and how it connects to writing. If you're game to join the fun, you can run, walk, bike, make a healthy dinner, play tag with your kids, etc. Then, you post about it on Friday (or whenever you want).

To sign up, go HERE.

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So, as it's Friday, I'm supposed to talk about my week and how healthy I was and how it affects my writing. Um, this week I deep cleaned, and trust me, my cleaning arm was sore! I walked three miles twice, but that was all. But I have a good excuse reason. My mom and sister were coming to visit. So yeah, this week flew out the door. But please come back next week because I am going to be sooooo good!


5 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Cleaning counts!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

That's reminds me, I have to clean the house. Oh Boo!

My new fitness routine includes lugging my son's tuba to and from school twice a week. We only live a five minute walk away, so it's not worth driving. It's so heavy, he can't even carry it to the front doors of the school. I've told my other son that if he joins band, he needs to pick a MUCH smaller/lighter instrument, especially since he's a small guy.

J.L. Campbell said...

Popped over from Shallee's blog. Didn't get much done by way of exercise this week, but I hope to do better next week.

Shallee said...

Sounds like you did great! Walking 6 miles is great, and so is deep cleaning. :)

And thanks for the suicide awareness. It's so important!

Gwen Gardner said...

Alex, I agree and thank you:)

Stina, lol, I think I'd drive the tuba to school. Yep, just strap it in and go:)

Joy, me too. I'm going to be much better next week:)

Shallee, it's not the mileage I've been putting on, but it's something:)