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Suicide by Bully

I heard last night that a child in Washington, IL took his own life after experiencing bullying.  I don't know any details but my heart aches for him and his family.  And yes, even for the bully himself.  Some may wonder how I can feel bad for the one who has caused this death when the child we have lost leaves behind grieving loved ones.  I feel bad because this person will now have the death of someone on his conscious the rest of his life.  The issues making him a bully were already enough. I feel bad for the next kid who is bullied and gives up.  I feel bad for the next family that grieves. I feel bad for the community that is impacted in these situations.  Nobody wins.

I worry more because Pekin has been the victim to many young suicides over the years I have lived here. The tragedy doesn't need to continue.  All we have to do is help our children no longer be a victim.  To no longer fear who they are and stand up to other's fear.  I am not just talking about bullying…
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My family and I moved to Pekin almost 8 years ago and in that time my own children have been met with bullies, suicides and self harming of close friends and multiple other traumas including other kinds of death.   Children shouldn't have to go through these kinds of traumas so early in life, but unfortunately it is our world today.

Like many in Pekin and the surrounding area, I have followed the story of Robert Bee.  I did not know him or his family and I will never claim to know what might have happened.  What I do know is how heartbreaking his story is and how it has affected me personally.  I can't imagine how difficult it has been for those who knew Robert personally.

Many years ago, before I started grad school, I worked in non-profit agencies that struggled to have enough services available for their clients.  Today I can finally provide something to the community I couldn't in the past.

Since bullying is such a huge issue in Pekin, I decided to host a support gr…

Moving to Private Practice

It has been some time since I posted to my blog as I have made plans and moved forward into the next phase of my life.  I am still a happy Plexus Ambassador, but I am now living my life long dream and diving into my Psychotherapy Private Practice.

I have worked with hundreds of people since I started my career over 20 years ago.  It seems like a lifetime ago, but my journey into private practice has been a dream since that time.  I am very excited to have been given the opportunity to partner and work with Kathleen Woolsey, LCPC in Pekin IL. She has been a therapist for 30 years and a phenomenal mentor thus far.

Over the years as I have gained my experience working in the trenches at John R Day/Christian Psychological, Preferred Family Healthcare, Great Circle, Children's Home and Lutheran Social Services.  Those agencies have given me invaluable experience working with trauma, adoption, foster care, families from all walks of life as well as addictions/substance abuse.   I won…

A Chiropractor's Plexus Testimony

More and more doctors are starting to get on board with the Plexus Revolution.  This is very exciting because so many doctors believe in the use of chemical medications to reverse the effects of illness.  Our body is very powerful and knows what it needs.  Chemicals are not what we need to feel better.  We need natural components to heal our natural body.  Personally,  my intuition knew this and was telling me I needed to make a change.  I remember the night I decided to make the change that saved my life.  I had worked a long day 10+ hours and came home exhausted!  Mind you, I didn't work a physical job and shouldn't have been so physically tired. My blood pressure, blood sugars and cholesterol were really out of whack.  I talked to my Doctor and he told me the ingredients would not harm me, so I went for it.  9 months later, I haven't looked back!  So glad I grabbed the faith and took the leap!

A Chiropractor's Plexus Testimony


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Gelana Says...Getting healthy starts with with you put into your body.
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Sara Marble, Plexus Diamond Ambassador shares...I'm all about keeping it real - so you want to know the TRUTH about Plexus?!
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🔺Plexus products ARE about gut health, blood sugar regulation, inflammation reduction and eliminating the root cause of common ailments.
🔺Plexus products ARE life chang…
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Gelana Says.....
Everyone has a BUT, but you gotta reprioritize.

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My question is: How big is your "But"?😳😉
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Gelana says....Pain is not something you have to live with the rest of your life.  Plexus products work at the core issues causing the pain and may reduce or alleviate your pain completely.    Stop pain hijacking today!

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When Pain Hijacks Your Brain April 12, 2016/
By Sarah Anne Shockley, Columnist
I had a great inspiration for this article a couple of weeks ago and immediately forgot what it was. I exhausted myself, uselessly racking my brain for the idea I’d had. What was it I thought was so perfect to write for Pain News Network?
Several days went by with me trying to find the elusive idea. I couldn’t even figure out what it related to. It was as if it had completely left the universe and was utterly irretrievable. Gone without a trace.
Ever feel like that? Studies have shown that chronic pain affects the brain, but most of us living with chronic pain don’t need researchers to tell u…