"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us." ~ Marianne Williamson

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Home is where the green chile is.

Hello from my beautiful home state of New Mexico! I'm on the road spending some quality time with family and friends. It has been an amazing trip and I've also been gathering some thoughts to blog about. I hope you are all doing well and am look forward to my next blog post...when I get to a computer, since I'm sending this from my phone (gotta love technology).
New Mexico is a magical place where all of my senses become awakened.  It's the place I love most and is where I started my journey to work in mental health. Nationwide, we rank within the top five for suicide rates. Many factors, such as high poverty and a large rural land make access to mental health resources difficult, and contribute to this statistic. However, giving up is not the answer and we all hold a responsibility to give back to our communities, leaving them better for future generations. It was disheartening to learn about our high suicide rates and what gave rise to a calling within me to help find a solution. There is no place like New Mexico...or her people! This is where I come to reconnect with those I love, the NM sky, fresh crisp air, mountains, dirt, and along the way myself.  No matter where I have lived, I always call New Mexico home,  because after all, home is where the green chile is!