Here I Go Again

Tomorrow I’ll be heading back to the hospital for what will HOPEFULLY be my final orthopedic operation in a series of surgeries that started back in 2009. I’m a bit nervous to go under anesthesia yet again, and I already know the pain that awaits, but on the flip-side, I’m so very excited to feel good again very soon, to have a body that works and live a pain-free life.  I’m also looking forward to returning to writing/blogging on a regular basis, not only on mental health issues, but general well-being, beauty, design and lifestyle topics. I’ve got a long list of stuff I can’t wait to tackle. Now I just have to be patient for another few weeks while I recover. 

I’m so glad that I was able to see the brand-spanking new website for Bring Change 2 Mind that launched yesterday! There’s a great link to the blog page that’s well worth checking out. You can read my past entries as well as those from my interesting and talented co-contributors who, like me, have a lot to say.

Bios and Blogs on the BC2M website

There’s a new blogger questionnaire component and an updated bio for me as well – plus tons of great photos from past BC2M events, videos (including the clips I did for philosophy and HuffPo Live), media coverage and so much more. 

hope&grace initiative

In the meantime, at least I’ll have this chocolate, velvety smush (aka Anya) to keep me company while I’m recovering. 

Anya

Anya

See you soon!

Lots of love ~ Adrienne 

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introducing the hope and grace initiative

I’m so proud to be part of this incredible endeavor with philosophy and Bring Change 2 Mind

beauty & believing

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on july 15, 2014, arianna huffington, president and editor-in-chief of the huffington post and actress and co-founder of bring change 2 mind, glenn close partnered with philosophy to unveil its new charity platform, the hope and grace initiative. this unending commitment will benefit community-based mental health and wellness efforts. read on to see the huffington post’s coverage of the event.

img2bChances are, you know someone touched by mental illness. You may even experience a mental condition yourself. Not surprising, given the fact that one in four adults in the U.S. — about 61.5 million people — will experience mental illness in any given year. 

Given how pervasive mental illness is — and the need to remove stigma around it — philosophy, the well-being beauty brand known for its uplifting messages, announced today (July 15) the launch of its “hope & grace” initiative. The initiative…

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