I had originally intended to write this article about the thyroid but in light of a current event I changed my mind.

I am sure that the majority of readers have heard about the death, suicide, of actor and comedian Robin Williams. This is truly sad news. A man so gifted and he truly was gifted. Most people talk about Robin Williams as a comedian and how funny he was, that cannot be disputed. When I think of Robin Williams I think of all the acting roles he did that made a statement. Movies like Doc Adams, where he was a brilliant medical student using humour and laughter as part of the healing process. Best of all, this movie was based on a true story. What about Hello Vietnam, same thing, in terrible times he used humour to lighten the load. On the flip side a movie that has always stuck in my mind when I think of Robin Williams was a movie about this couple who lose their two children in a car accident. I don’t remember all the details of the movie but this I remember oh so well. The wife commits suicide and the husband, Robin Williams somehow has the ability to go into hell, yes that is what I said, hell and try to rescue her. In the movie the Robin Williams character realizes if you commit suicide you go to hell and the mental tormenting continues. I remember him walking over people’s heads in this pool of water, the people where all saying, help me. As a viewer it was so surreal.

There are a couple of aspects I would like to voice my opinion on. Firstly, depression and any mental health issues are very real and have the ability to destroy life. Many people who look like they have it all together on the outside have a very different sense going on inside. There are many reasons why people consider suicide, from low self esteem, feelings of worthlessness, sense of not being loved to the other end of feeling they have so much responsibility and they have failed. From an on looker you would never guess a person’s feeling of failure and not good enough. It doesn’t matter what things look like but it matters what you feel inside.

If you are struggling with any of these feelings please get help. Don’t be embarrassed, it takes courage to ask for help. I would highly recommend seeking a specialist in this field. There is a homeopath in London who specializes in this field. Contact me and I will gladly provide her name. This is not my field of expertise.

Secondly, I think we all need to give our fellow humans a break. I am sure most of you have heard that expression, until you have walked a mile in my shoes. Well I am saying it, until you have walked a mile in their shoes, don’t judge or criticize. Life is precious and your comments can be life changing for good or for bad. Chose your words wisely, it could be a matter of life or death.

So today’s healthy habit is make 3 people’s day by saying something kind and complimenting them. Out of the blue say something that will give a person a boost. It will make them feel good and you will feel good also.

Diane Elms D.H.M.H.S., CCI, CCII, Homeopath, Specializing in Drugless Cancer Care, 2006 Iridologist of the Year, if you have any health related questions contact diane@choicesforhealthandharmony.com or 905 768 0848.