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sisters at a spa and we spent a couple of hours being pampered with massages, the sauna, and with a manicure and pedicure. After working and going full-speed most of the time, it was great to take some sister bonding time and just At a women’s retreat I attended, we learned be pampered! We caught up on each other’s about the importance of a 7-pillow day. This is a lives, shared stories, laughed and thoroughly day – just for you – that is exactly what it sounds enjoyed our time together – just us sisters! like. You stay in your So, whether you have a ...you can’t help others and do jammies, surrounded by 7-Pillow day, or take a couple all you need to do lots of comfy pillows and of hours to pamper yourself if your tank is empty! blankets, watch movies with a massage, mani-pedi, and/or read your favorite magazines or books, or another service – just for you – it isn’t selfish, and eat your favorite foods! It is a much-needed heck no! I found it a wonderful way to slow day to recharge and refuel! down for a moment, and let myself relax and But many times, with our work or family recharge. obligations, we can’t take a whole day to do that Remember, you can’t help others and do (although I heartily recommend you try to take all you need to do if your tank is empty! So, at least two of these a year). whether you take some time for yourself – or So, if you have limited time, what else can you use this time to bond with friends or family – we do to relax, recharge, and refuel? as women need physical and mental refueling. I used to think I was too busy for a massage or This rest and rejeuvenation time gives you a mani-pedi. I hate to admit that when someone something more – it gives you back yourself. gave me a gift certificate, I usually gave it away. And in the busyness and demands of everyday That foolishness stopped about ten years life, that’s someone you may not have seen for ago when I actually decided to have my first a while… pedicure! My daughter and I went together, and Paula Shumaker O’Donnell writes “Monday Motivation” it was so relaxing and fun. I realized what I had for businesses, individuals, and publications such as been missing all these years! And it only took “Guideposts Magazine,” “Mysterious Ways,” “Angels on about an hour.It was even more fun because I Earth,” and “Woman’s World.” shared it with my daughter. Visit her website at theworldneedsyou.com or email The same goes for my first massage. I met my mycoachpaula@aol.com Do you tend to put yourself last? Do everyone’s needs come before your own? When was the last time you took some time for yourself?

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It has been two years since resources and support for Stephanie Appleby first those homebound as she shared her story with Metro was. “Five members of my Woman. Stephanie is the family have completed Director of Marketing and suicide. I knew I would Development at NAMI have to be proactive in my Southwest Missouri and has been employed recovery to survive.” with the not-for-profit agency since 2014. Prior to Through support of family, friends, medication, joining the staff, Stephanie volunteered with NAMI and a therapist, Stephanie began her recovery coordinating fundraising activities journey in 2013. Since then, and events. Today, Stephanie’s Stephanie has dedicated her life passion for helping those to fighting for those with mental who suffer with mental health health issues. She has many diagnosis has grown to induce roles at NAMI SWMO including change within her community.  a community liaison to other Stephanie has come a long way, agencies, political activist, grant but she never wishes to forget writer, and strategic planner. where she started. Her journey Stephanie is also a passionate began when her symptoms voice advocating for mental of panic disorder, anxiety, and health issues through her work agoraphobia started to take over with local media agencies, law her life. She had suffered from enforcement, and political figures. anxiety as a child and teenager, She serves on Springfield CIty but never to the degree it had Council Personnel Board and the manifested in adulthood. “I mental, homeless, and veterans couldn’t leave my house,” she court. Her passion extends to recalls of the darkest days of the homeless community as a her illness. “I felt hopeless and mental health and homelessness I felt hopeless and imprisoned within my own home. correlate. “Who are we as human imprisoned within my beings if we can’t acknowledge and And mind” Agoraphobia is developed from own home. And mind” aid in relieving the suffering of our neighbors? I have a mental illness: someone who suffers panic attacks this could be me.” and fear open spaces. Stephanie’s diagnosis of agoraphobia impacted her to the extent where she NAMI Southwest Missouri continues to strive was homebound for 14 years. One year of that time to help individuals and their families living with she was confined to her bedroom. “I had to eat the a mental illness through education, support same thing every day, three times a day. I was afraid and advocacy. Over the past four years Stephanie I would have a reaction to different food and the has worked to develop and expanded countless result would be me having to leave my house to get partnerships with local and national businesses, medical attention.” healthcare professionals, non profit agencies, and individuals within our community.  She has Stephanie’s darkest days were centered around used her experience to help educate and bring her disease. She recalls missing much of life a greater degree of awareness to people from when the agoraphobia controlled her. “I missed her community to Washington DC. Find more school events and recitals. My husband had to do information on the resources NAMI provides at everything with the kids. My husband had to be namiswmo.com. Read Stephanie’s 2015 article both parents.” Stephanie expresses deep mental at 417metrowoman.com/spotlight/NAMI15 and emotional pain, and wishes there were more

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