In November 2018, a 66-year-old man named Tommy Thompson was wheeled into Judge Laurel Beatty Blunt’s courtroom in Columbus, Ohio, clad in a dark blue suit and looking like he had just served four years in federal prison. Thompson’s hair, once thick black curls, had given way to a bald pate, and with a long white beard and piercing eyes, he looked like a slightly hairier Christopher Lee, the actor who played the wizard Saruman in The Lord of the Rings.
closeup of a suffering caucasian man with one hand in his head and the other hand covering his ear Getty Images/iStockphoto May is Mental Health Awareness month and is intended to bring awareness to a serious issue faced by many in our community. Due to policy decisions and decades of budget cuts for mental health resources at the state and federal level, mental health issues are now dealt with by local government entities.
wellness Sometimes we end up with people in our lives in much the same way we end up with tupperware containers. You’re not sure how you picked them up, they smell a bit funny, and they certainly don’t “spark joy” for you in the way they must spark joy for someone else who would appreciate them more. My latest Netflix binge was on Marie Kondo’s new Netflix series “Tidying up with Marie Kondo”.