Monthly Newsletter - March 2022

Every morning I wake up and put on my favorite robe to let the dog out. While the dog is out doing his business, I make a pot of coffee, brush my teeth, then turn on the TV to watch Good Morning America. This has been my routine for nearly a decade. Think about it. Do you have a routine, or do you go about your day like an unpredictable wild animal? 

In this issue, you’ll learn how having a routine can help with symptoms of PTSD, ADHD, depression, and other mental health issues. Plus, read the warning signs that can help you tell if your child is experiencing a mental health challenge. And don’t miss our recommended book of the month. A truly unique book about overcoming the fear of touch.

If you are struggling with your mental health or know someone who is, there is hope. You are not alone!

Inspirational Quote
"Nothing is impossible. The word itself says ‘I’m possible!'”
— Audrey Hepburn
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Speaking Candidly with Candace is on a mission to eliminate the stigma of mental illness by providing a safe place for people to share their experiences coping with mental health issues. You can listen to their stories at Speaking Candidly with Candace, available on all major podcast channels, and find previous podcast episodes, articles, and mental health resources at
Habits to Improve Mental Health

Author: Vern Mathis Author-Nice

Humans are creatures of habit. We typically buy the same foods, cook the same way, sit in the same spot on the couch, and brush our teeth the same way every day. Habits and routines are part of our daily lives but they are different. Both are repeated actions, however habits don’t require conscious thought. They occur after being triggered by a cue. Routines require conscious intent and effort and must be practiced before becoming a habit. Research has shown that a routine can become a habit in 21 days when a concise, intentional, and consistent plan is utilized.

Research also suggests that people suffering from PTSD feel better with structure and consistency in their daily lives. During times of high stress and unpredictability, a structured routine can lower stress and preserve a sense of being in control. Frequently, a person suffering from PTSD who experiences a loss of structure and consistency will develop increased anxiety and negative thoughts as well as a feeling of loss of control, difficulty focusing, and the feeling of being overwhelmed.

Dr. Rachel L. Goldman, Ph.D., a psychologist and clinical assistant professor at the NYU School of Medicine, explains: “If people don't have structure and are sitting around with less to focus on, then they also probably will find themselves thinking about the stressful situation more, which can also lead to additional stress and anxiety." Who needs that, start your journey today.


Children and Mental Health

Click the link below to learn the warning signs that your child could be experiencing a mental health challenge.

Book of the Month

Touch by Doddie Greer

Never underestimate the healing power of touch. Based on the author's own life experiences, this book's main character, Alex Sutton has issues, including the fact that she can't stand any type of physical contact.

She has resigned herself to a lonely existence of duty and obedience to her family until tragedy strikes, and an unexpected friend enters her life and changes everything.​

Available at Amazon

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Beyond Prison and Paying It Forward

Hear about one man's transformation from poverty, a life of crime, to serving time in prison and how and why he Is giving back to his community in a big way. Guest: Tony Moore, Motivational Speaker, Basketball Coach, and Founder of Birds of a Feather.

Click here to listen.

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Speaking Candidly with Candace is always seeking guests who would like to share their stories to help others struggling with mental health. Click here to apply to be a guest on our show.

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It is a way to own your success and to help others. It is also an excellent opportunity to promote your brand or business depending on the episode.

If you are considering hosting a podcast or need to prepare for media interviews, speaking as a guest can help you conquer your fear of public speaking while safely testing the waters.

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