Guest Blog Post: Stephanie Bumgarner-Journey to fun, feisty and fit

My name is Stephanie and I have suffered from Major Depressive Disorder and ADHD since I was a child. I never know where to begin with this story, so I’ll start by telling you a little bit about who I am and where I come from. I am a middle child, one of three girls. My father is a retired Col in the United States Army and my mom was a stay at home mom majority of my life.… Continue reading

Why do I climb?

As I sit at my computer on the first night of summer break 2015, I hear my three kids giggling at a video they are watching. I’m talking about all out belly laughing and they are all laughing at the same time. I wanted today to be a special day to set off our summer right. The kids good attitudes and good behavior made me want to get Subway and slurpies to take to the pool and then … Continue reading

Mental Health America 2015 Annual Conference: Intervention and Innovation (Part II)

A friend gave me a copy of Glennon Doyle Melton’s book “Carry On, Warrior: The Power of Embracing Your Messy, Beautiful Life” in the fall of 2013 and I read it in just a couple of days. The book spoke to me in many ways and let’s be honest, the way Glennon writes is exactly how she talks and you can’t help but read or listen more!

It was actually because of Glennon’s name on the agenda that… Continue reading