Starting Over with Empowerment

By Sylvie Griffiths: Going back to school 12 years after completing half of my undergraduate studies was not an easy endeavor. To say things had changed since my last attempt at college would be an understatement. My first day of classes as a junior at a major university was almost...

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Living with Mental Illness

By Sylvie Griffiths: “It might cause a systemic rash.” These were the words my newish psychiatrist was using to describe possible side effects of my new medications she prescribed for me to take daily. She had just told me that I could be within the bipolar spectrum; news I could...

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Resiliency: Jake’s World

By Sylvie Griffiths: A trip to the beach would open my eyes to what my baby needed, even though it was right before my eyes. This begins the tale of Jake’s World. My eight year old son was born biologically female. We named her a girly name that we do...

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Resiliency: A mother’s back to school story

By: Sylvie Griffiths The irony of counting down the days until summer break is fully realized by the last two weeks of summer. My four kids have become beyond annoying; not only to each other and us as their parents, but I truly think to themselves as well! For the...

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