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Peace from Panic

It all starts with ONE.

Something incredible happened last week.

Tuesday morning I went to a local high school to present NAMI’s in-school mental health awareness program, “Ending the Silence.” You can read about that presentation here. When I got home that afternoon, my husband asked if I’d heard the big news about NBA All-Star Kevin Love having panic attacks.

I hadn’t, so I googled his name and was amazed at what I found. Kevin, who plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers, wrote a captivating, raw, and honest personal essay for The Players’ Tribune. It’s titled “Everyone Is Going Through Something.” He talked about something he admittedly doesn’t find easy to talk about — his feelings. And the panic symptoms that terrified him.

Kevin said he had a panic attack during a game on Nov. 5, 2017. His heart raced, he couldn’t catch his breath, and everything was spinning. He went to the locker room…

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Happy 89th Birthday Stanley Kubrick

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Today is the 89th birthday of the film director Stanley Kubrick.  You know and love his films, I specifically love 2001 and The Shining, but Clockwork Orange is great, and, and…  His vision and direction gave us something…

Happy 85th Birthday Oscar de la Renta

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Today is the 85th birthday of the fashion designer Oscar de la Renta.  His contribution to fashion put American fashion designers on the same level as Europeans for the first time.  The world is a better place because…

Happy 110th Birthday Rosalind Russell

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Today is the 110th birthday of Rosalind Russell.  Suggesting any one of her films to watch is in no way discounting any of the others. I adore The Women, His Girl Friday, Gypsy, and Mrs. Pollifax –…

Happy 89th Birthday Rosemary Clooney

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Today is the 89th birthday of the actress and singer Rosemary Clooney. She had a big bold voice, a quick wit, a longevity envied by many, and a legacy that endures. The world is a better place because she was in it and still feels the loss that she has left.

NAME: Rosemary Clooney
OCCUPATION: Film Actress, Singer
BIRTH DATE: May 23, 1928
PLACE OF BIRTH: Maysville, Kentucky
DEATH DATE: June 29, 2002
PLACE OF DEATH: Beverly Hills, California
REMAINS: Buried, St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Maysville, KY
HEIGHT: 5′ 6″
HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME 6325-1/2 Hollywood Blvd (recordings)

BEST KNOWN FOR: Rosemary Clooney was a popular singer beginning in the 1950s and had a No. 1 hit with ‘Come On-a My House.’ She was aunt to actor George Clooney.

Singer Rosemary Clooney was born on May 23, 1928, in Maysville, Kentucky. Rosemary…

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Happy 88th Birthday Audrey Hepburn

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Today is the 88th birthday of Audrey Hepburn.  Have you seen Charade, How to Steal a Million and Funny Face lately? Then watch Wait Until Dark and your mind will be blown. The woman is more than an actor, she makes…

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Peace From Panic!

Peace from Panic

I was just watching the news and saw something really exciting, I had to share.

A video has been released of Prince William and Lady Gaga FaceTiming — he in the United Kingdom and she across the ocean, at home in her kitchen. The issue they discussed?

Mental health.

How great is that? These two high-profile people are addressing the need to have conversations about mental health. You can see their FaceTime call here.

Prince William and Lady Gaga are trying to encourage more people to be open about mental illness. Their talk is part of the #oktosay Heads Together film series.

Lady Gaga recently admitted she has post traumatic stress disorder. She’s been speaking out about her challenges and the importance of not being ashamed of having a mental illness.

The royal family — the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry — is committed to improving…

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