Week Twenty-Four

My Favorite Bit of Information From The Week:

Three Lovely Bits of Interest

Introduction: This week’s topic is simpler and more condensed than past weeks, it’s three lovely bits of interest because (in all honesty) I needed to share them this week for my own mental health. The intensity of the project and all that it entails – financially, creatively, and technically – have been hard for me these past seven days. I love it, and it’s worth every second, but all things that are worthwhile take ups and downs and feel challenging and overwhelming. If this resonates with you and you have had a similar week, or remember similar times, or will experience similar times in the future, then here are three lovely tidbits to help you feel supported and held. I love you, I see you, and it’s O.K to not be O.K. 

Meditation Recommendation: I did this lovely mediation on Yogaglo this morning, and if you are open to it, you can check it out here and try it for two free weeks. There are some incredible yoga classes on this platform. I love it because I think it is helpful wherever your experience level with meditation may be – beginner to advanced practitioner. If you decide to try it out, simply sign up for your free trail and then look up the following: “Overwhelmed? Shift Your Perspective. Guided meditation by Tiffany Cruikshank.” 

If you don’t feel like signing up for a trial period, you can find free timed or guided meditations here at Insight. One of my favorite meditation apps. You can also go here to my previous post on meditation for more resources. 

Musical Uplift: This intro and song on sadness, and being O.K with it as a presence in my world, always make me feel better when I am low. Thank you Benjamin Lapean for originally helping me find this bit of inspiration and hope. The whole session is delightful, but if you want to go straight in you can start at 3:53. 

Good News: Thank you Jillian Best for sending me this exciting article!  We are starting the process of more legislation around diagnosing mental illness early and also having truly accessible and affordable care for those in need of treatment whatever their age or income. The fact that there is support for this fills me with hope. 

On May 30th of THIS YEAR “the Illinois House passed the Children and Young Adult Mental Health Crisis Act (HB2154), groundbreaking legislation that will transform Illinois’ early mental health treatment system. This initiative of the Healthy Minds Healthy Lives Coalition now proceeds to the desk of the Governor.” 

For more on the Act and how you can support it and follow it, click here

Update on my Show!

Fundraising: I had a few meetings this past week on fundraising! We still have a great lot of work to do, but I am hopeful with the plans that are being set in motion. In the mean time, if you have a dollar, or a friend who has a dollar, ten dollars, or a hundred dollars- the project is free for audiences and therefor is completely independently funded. Any support is appreciated. If you have already donated, I thank you from the bottom of my heart, you have made it possible to get this far. And if you are not in a place to give a dollar right now, thank you for being here and being a part of breaking the stigma on mental health. Much love!If you would like to donate to my show, share this project with a friend, or find out more about it please check out my gofundme, here.

Please check out the One Woman Hamlet Website: www.onewomanhamlet.com

AND! my update Video.

Many, Many thanks: Margo Siwak and Joe Siwak for the design of the logo, and to Jillian Best and Bill Best for the Website creation and Design! I feel very blessed to have such beautiful humans in my life.

Ways to Support: If you would like to donate to my show, share this project with a friend, or find out more about it please check out my gofundme here: https://www.gofundme.com/one-woman-hamlet

Thank You: Thank you VERY much to all who have donated thus far, making this project possible. 


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