Take The Poem-A-Day Challenge

Why not write a poem today?  Many persons simply don’t write poetry because of false beliefs that poetry is complicated and has too may rules and takes some kind of guru-like status. Not true, any of it. Writing in any form is good for a person’s mental health.  It can get out fears and frustrations,…

Reach Out And Help Someone Who Struggles to Enjoy Summer

Summer sunny days can be harder on depressed/anxious persons more so than dreary winter months. In the winter months, feeling ‘blah’ is rather the norm.  But when summer comes along, the people with winter ‘blahs’ feel better and get out and recreate and socialize, while the clinically depressed can’t.  And they see and feel the…

Got Food? Community Food Bank at my Apartments is Open for donations!

The residents of the apartments where I live have set up a Community Food Bank available to all the residents here, of all ages.  Remember we have lots of children here who do not have their regular school-based breakfasts and lunches.  This Community Food Bank is set up in the community room in the nice…

“Raise Up Your Community” — a special sale of Heidi’s original art at special prices when you donate half the price to a local community resource of your choice.

“Playing at Beaver Creek,” a 22″ x 28″ acrylic on heavy watercolor paper, painted by Heidi Hansen after a fun summer day at Beaver Creek, Vancouver, Washington.  Price for this original painting is $100.00, if you donate half of that price ($50.00) to a local resource or charity in your community.  You may use the…

Senate Health Care Bill released on 6/22 — link to full text of the Bill, and Who to Contact With Your Opinion

http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/22/politics/republican-health-care-bill-text/index.html Red it for yourself — the above link shows the full text of today’s unveiled Senate Health Care Bill. This bill discriminates against the poor, the aging, the disabled, and only add to the risk of mentally ill persons hurting self/others, or in such a state of constant crisis that ED’s become the defacto…

“It’s Hard To Be Good,” from Maile Lei

Maile Lei is the ambassador of children’s mental health in Vancouver, Washington, and in this video he empathizes with kids about the struggle of always following the rules.  And, Maile Lei reminds children to always remember the positive things they do, and are. —————–To purchase mental health and art materials from Heidi D. Hansen, M.A.,…

Join the “Big Heart, Big Mind, Big Acts Club” for kids from Maile Lei!

Maile Lei is the new Ambassador for Children’s Mental Health and helps Heidi Hansen, M.A. advocate for and help children and adults with their mental health. The new “Big Heart, Big Mind, Big Acts Club” is a low-cost club for children who want to learn more about, and get fun coaching to, improve their mental health….

Introducing Maile Lei, Ambassador For Children’s Mental Health

Hello, my name is Maile Lei, I am a Wire Terrior and 16 months old, so I understand how it is to be little.   My Mom is Heidi Hansen, M.A., a Mental Health Advocate and retired children’s therapist.  I am working with her now, right by her side, to help kids feel better.  Helping…

Ripples In The Water

Recovery from mental illness isn’t straightforward, it does not have one concrete outcome.  Recovery success must be measured in reasonable, sustainable ways. If you toss a pebble in the river, or a leaf drops on a still pond, the ripples take on a life of their own.  Those ripples are unique not themselvees, and are dynamic…

New Meditation Art Music Video: Inhale Peace, Exhale Joy

To purchase the meditation art seen in this video, or to hire Heidi’s services as a meditation coach, use the Paypal buttons seen here.  Meditation coaching is billed at an hourly rate, and meditation art prints are $19.99 each, or 3 for $45.00, plus a little for shipping to your area.  Each print is 8…