Pausing To Share… Free education program is for those dealing with adults with mental illness. NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is offering a free, eight-session education program for family, partners, friends and significant others of adults living with mental illness.
The course is designed to help all family members understand and support a loved one living with mental illness, while maintaining one’s own well-being, according to a flyer about the program.
The course includes information on illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression and other mental health conditions.
The program is taught by trained teachers who also are family members and know what it is like to have a loved one living with mental illness.
The courses will be held via Zoom 6-8 p.m. Mondays beginning Feb. 22. To register, e-mail Alicia Blasingame at firstname.lastname@example.org.For more information http://ow.ly/p4JR50DlkhM
Last year (2020) one of the items on my bucket list was to run a 5K by my birthday. So the wisest thing to do, I thought was to join the gym and get to stepping. It started out on the right foot till COVID hit and I was given a choice. Use this unfortunate event as an excuse to postpone the run or allow it to push me to an alternative.
Well I am happy to say that I did accomplish this goal, but soon afterwards something happened…
2020 Prepping for 5K by my birthday
One of my ongoing battles, is that I reach a certain number on the scale, slide in my favorite jeans and then I tend to think that it’s time to pause and celebrate the weight loss. Before I realize it, I reached out for that extra bag of chips, candy bar, topped with a midnight snack. ‘But oh no, this was not a best practice for me nor a healthy one.’
December 2020, with encouragement from a few friends, we started a Zoom online exercise group. This group’s focus isn’t about weight loss, though that will be one of the outcomes, but about living a healthier lifestyle.
So I hear you say why online? I say why not. For me, hosting a class online is enlarging my level of accountability base and it is also another item on my bucket list. I would like to become a class or Zumba instructor by the time I retire (wish me luck, I got 5 to 8 years to go)!
One of my biggest fitness heroes happens to be a good friend. I trust her because I have witnessed her journey and her beautiful success. From time to time, she will be sharing some tips or best practices that are sure to Engage, Encourage and Empower you.
So do more than stay tuned, let’s get physical! Send us an email to PausingWithGod@gmail.com, in the Subject matter enter: Zoom and we will send you the Zoom dates/times/more information.
May God bless us with a healthier New Year (emotionally, mentally, physically, financially and spiritually).
A while ago as I sat prepping for an upcoming event. I came across a nugget and thought I’d share an excerpt with you.
Why can’t women get along, it’s because we are afraid to be vulnerable, afraid to be soft, afraid to be hurt, most of all afraid of our power. So we become controlling and aggressive – vicious. Why can’t women get along, it’s because we’ve been taught to be bad rather to be powerful. (Courtesy of Iyanla’s reflections).
Pausing With God Ministries is a nonprofit corporation organized to inspire and engage congregations and the community at large. The Lord has given us a platform to encourage and edify women of all ages. We are partnering with the Body of Christ to break the silence and address uncharted territory. The topic of the day is MENOPAUSE. It is estimated that as many as 6,000 US women reach menopause every day. The gender makeup of a vast majority of churches and religious groups reveals that there is a higher percentage of women than men attending on a weekly basis.
By the year 2020, the number of women who will be older than 55 years of age is estimated to be 46 million. In addition, with the increase in life expectancy, more women will spend up to 40% of their lives in the postmenopausal stage. With these alarming statistics, it is vital that we bring awareness, especially to the Body of Christ.
Along with the physical challenges we face with menopause, many of our sister-friends are overwhelmed emotionally and mentally. Others are trying to dig out off a spiritual drought. PWGM is your female version of Aaron or Hur, coming along side of a you, holding up your arms, encouraging you one step at a time (Exodus 17:12).
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Our workshops, sermonettes, conferences and shut-ins are presented to encourage, enrich, edify, empower women to love themselves, one another and be all that they were created to be. For more information, schedule or invite us; email Sheri at PausingWithGod@gmail.com.
You never know why you cross paths with certain people, but as time passes you realize it is for some greater good.
That is how my relationship with Cymone is. None of us had any idea back in the 70’s, well she wasn’t born, but her mom and I met back in the 70’s working for the CETA program (The Comprehensive Employment and Training Act).
Fast forward, a few months ago I reached out to Cymone to see if she was willing to write an article for a new project, Pausing With God Magazine. She gladly accepted.
After the first edition of the magazine was published, working with her felt unfinished, I just knew there was another project we were to work on together. Recently we caught up with one another and all I can say is you want to stay tune, 2021 hold some exciting news.