Sunday, October 23, 2011

Maat E's Mental Health Message

Are you a force to be reckoned with!

In life there are so many opportunities of challenge and conflict that demand showing up and being seen so to speak. It happens in our relationships, work, social and political affairs, and in community dynamics. Anytime we interact with people, we have a choice to let our voice be heard, to stand up for what we know to be true. Being a force to be reckoned with does not mean being load, aggressive, pushy or hostile. It means facing challenges and conflicts head on by becoming clear on your truth, expressing it and standing by it. Show up, stand up, express yourself and be heard. You are a force to be reckoned with.

Peace, Ma'at E. L. Lewis

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Maat E's Mental Health Message

Live your dream by making it action!

The best form of dreaming is the kind we do while awake. That is the planning, organizing and executing of all the things we want to do to change our world. Life can be short and cut short dramatically sometimes. We owe it to ourselves to live to the fullest by carrying out our dreams right now. We bless others when we share our vision and execute our plans. For some of us that vision will change the world for others we may simply change our household. Use the lives of great people as example or use the loss of a loved one as an inspiring reason to carry on.
God bless all our visionaries.

Dr. Ma'at E. L. Lewis

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Maat E's Mental Health Message

Educate, don't just celebrate.

Take time to educate yourself about the history of the holidays. Many holidays, particularly in American society are tainted by the reality of there being two sides to every story and the fact that what is reason to celebrate for one group may be a reason to mourn for another. We all have a right to acknowledge our truth and what is joyous, freeing or emancipating for us. Yet, it is important to remember that one's joy may come at the expense of another's pain or one's freedom may be another person's imprisonment. Living in such a culturally diverse society demands that in addition to honoring ourselves we must respect others. Take time to educate yourself about all sides of his-story.

Peace Ma'at E. L. Lewis

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Maat E's Mental Health Message

Wake up wishing every morning!

Start each day asking the powers in the universe for what you want. Many times our wishes do not seem to come true, but the problem may be that we are not asking for what we we want and certainly not often enough. Each morning or night before bed, put your wishes out there and request what you need. Be very specific in your request and believe that what is yours will come to you. Asking each day is a great start, but don't be ashamed for more frequent requests if it helps you focus and remember your wishes. No matter how often you ask the response will come exactly when it is suppose to at just the right time.
Have a peace-filled day.

Ma'at (Erica) Lewis, Ph.D.