Look for the helpers. Then help them.

One thing I’ve typically done well is filling gaps in services, looking for unmet needs. Right now, I have a lot of balls in the air because the needs are seemingly endless. These are projects where modest donations can have a big impact. Here are some ways to help your neighbors. Help animals. Help veterans. […]

Pip & Lola’s Hopes to Sell 100 Bars of Soap to Donate to Northside Common Ministries by Monday

Donate Soap

The residents of Pleasant Valley Shelter at Northside Common Ministries are sheltering in place, keeping safe and helping out as much as they can with the other life-sustaining operations like the food pantry. Their only real opportunity to get outside is to walk the shelter dog, Anne. NCM is a wonderful community resources and in […]

I Would Ask For Your Help If You Didn’t Judge People Who Struggle Like Me

Content Notes:  Stigma, shaming, religious context, mental health I used to visit this church when I was still actively seeking a spiritual community. One day I was chatting with the pastor and he asked me what I did for a living. “I own and operate Self Care Housekeeping,” I replied, and then continued to explain […]

My Clutter Told Me That I Was Depressed

Self-Care Housekeeping Column

Content Note: Mental Health, Stigma, Cleanliness   I remember the day that I knew I needed to get help.  There were clothes, receipts, and unfiled papers covering the floor, take out containers decorating the coffee table, and me.  I was curled up on my couch in the dark. My phone had rang several times.  I […]