Wall of Awesome February 2015

This past month’s “Wall of Awesome: Who’s Your Helping Hand?” was 100% imagined, designed, and created by the adolescent unit!  Here are some of the patient’s helping hands: (The name “Wall of Awesome” was chosen by patients who were inspired by Kid President, an inspiring YouTube star who believes that “the world needs more awesome!”. …

Hope

By: Meghan Raab Hope can be hard to see, When under the rubble is me. I get scared and lost, As my ship gets tossed. My mast may be broken But I assure you I still sail For rips ‘n’ tears tell its tale Of a struggle and fight Where I almost lost my might….

Who Else But Angels

Author: Anne To all the therapists, staff & residents at Center for Change, with love by Anne Edwards – Former Patient I’ve been asked if I believe in God In angels Or in hope. How could I not believe! For who else but angels could hold so frail a person as I so close to…

Risk Taking is Free

Author: Author Unknown To laugh is to risk appearing the fool To weep is to risk appearing sentimental To reach out for another is to risk involvement To expose feeling is to risk exposing your true self To place your ideas, your dreams before the crowd is to risk their loss To love is to…

Don’t Be Afraid to Fail

By: Unknown A message as published in the Wall Street Journal by United Technologies Corporation, Hartford, Connecticut 06101 and Chicken Soup for the Soul, written and complied by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen. You’ve failed many times, although you may not remember. You fell down the first time you tried to walk. You almost drowned the…

Master of the Ship: Journey Through an Eating Disorder

Author: Anne It starts with just a few pounds. Then just a few pounds more. And more….. Will it ever be enough? But, I can handle this. I am the master of my ship. I am in control. Yet, all too soon, It feels so wrong. Caught in a Swirling, Downward spiral, Gasping for air….

Comes the Dawn

By: Unknown After a while you learn… The subtle difference between holding a hand, and chaining a soul. And you learn… That love doesn’t mean leaning and company doesn’t mean security. And you learn… That kisses aren’t contracts and presents aren’t promises. And you begin to accept your defeats with your head up and your…

“The Invitation”

By: Inspired by Oriah Mountain Dreamer Native American Elder, May 1994 It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing. It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will…