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One of the most difficult things you will ever do is ask a friend, a loved one, your life partner, “Are you considering suicide?” You think he or she might be. She seems distant, isolated, brooding, but you have no idea why. He won’t talk about whatever is bothering him. There is something you need to know: You may think that person will come and talk to you when they really need someone to listen, but they may not talk to you. They don’t want to be a burden. They are failing in so many ways, at least from their own perspective. They hold everything inside, perhaps fearing that it is another failure because they just can’t suck up whatever is wrong and deal with it. There may be reasons you cannot begin to speculate.

School is out for the summer. Graduation parties are in full swing. There are plans for amusement parks, camping trips, and days boating, fishing and a myriad of other activities that will create memories that will last a lifetime. The National Safety Council urges everyone to think safety. It takes only one careless moment to turn fun into tragedy.

You are what you eat, physically, emotionally and mentally.

Everyone should accept the way they are, the way they look. That doesn’t mean you can’t make the decision to become a better, healthier you. You can blame your problems on other people and things, but ultimately, you are the one who has to take the bull by the horns and change what you need changed. Maybe that has a little extra challenge for those of us who are aging and fear it is too late to do anything that will effect a better lifestyle.

Have you heard someone say, “Nobody can do something to you unless you allow it”? Did you realize that “victimization” is bullying? Victimization is “the action of singling someone out for cruel or unjust treatment.” When you read or watch the news or hang out at social media, you hear a lot about victims. It appears that people look at things, focus on them, from a negative perspective, contributing to the problem of people feeling more the victim. Perhaps the focus should be made positive.

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