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HOPE
Happy Optimistic Positive Energy


Text 741-741 for 24/7 Chat for Mental Health screening from a live texter that really does care how you are feeling and doing. They help you feel heard and connected to the next positive action steps.   It is FREE however for those on limited phone data, it can still be out of reach. 

Call 911 for life and death emergencies. Calling 211 (or 311 in Chicago), gets you to the United Way of identified resources to help with your specific immediate needs.   Wellness Weavers with unlimited data plans are very willing to serve you with their unlimited data get connected to those resources. 

 

Do you need to find trustworthy resources in the flooded Sea of Information?   

Below are some resources that have been helpful in the past. 

The hosting of this website is done by a retired RN on limited hours who has only learned to do this type of work out of necessity. 

Once people actually know that they can become online, in-kind volunteers within an online Live Well Cooperative, then they can begin the process of getting vetted to serve in various roles within the Wellness Weavers' system. Click here for one FREE and positive action step.  

 

We are each so much more than the sum of our problems!  Click here to discover what your current STARS are via this in-depth look at you as an individual.  Note: it is actually good to do this in the presence of a friend so that they help you be objective.  It is retired Nurse Helen's experience that people do not see the strengths or weaknesses that their family and friends see.   

As of 2021, there is a small team of diverse professional volunteers working on the new website for Wellness Weavers that will be user-friendly to people with hearing and vision issues and easier for all individuals to go down the right "rabbit hole" to address their present stress and areas of interest. 

We are all differently gifted.  The goal is to find YOUR Inner Circle of family and friends that are happy, healthy, vitally alive and interdependent.  That is the Wellness Weavers model in its optimal state of function.  

To help you on your journey to release from old baggage and unhealthy control and codependency, this is a very good resource website...  We are grateful to Dr Hazelden, Betty Ford, all the donors...and all those with addictions that summoned the courage to follow through to become  healthy and whole in their own skin and with the Inner Circles within their wheelhouse of life.  

 

Hope for Building Healthy Brains During Childhood

Hope for finding Mental Health First Aid Courses online

Hope for Global Infant Mental Health and World Peace

Hope for free Local Support for Parents of infants to 3 years of age

Hope for information that helps parents through all the ages of children

Hope for children that are experiencing grief

Hope for Strengthening Families

Hope for Eco-Healthy Child Care 

Hope for Connecting with Like-minded Parents

Hope for a Brain-Healthy World

Hope for linking to Youth Services with the taxes you have paid

Hope for those that have been sexually molested

 

Hope for Teenagers and Adults from Less Than Ideal Childhoods

 

Hope for Suicide Prevention National SAMHSAwebsite in case you and Toto are not in Kansas anymore

Hope if you are experiencing grief

Hope for Native Americans teens being agents for healthy change... healing for self, Earth and all people

If you are in Kansas, check out our state page from the SAMHSA website for the Suicide Prevention resources

Are you guilty of being a self-bully?  Here is some hope for recovering from being a self-bullyer

Hope for an Attitude Adjustment http://www.humormatters.com/   {If you would like help setting up an "Attitude Adjustment- Play Room" in your home, worksite, church, or other organization...that is what Sister Sue loves to help with!  So contact us }

Hope for Health and Healing with Therapeutic Humor   

Hope from the Spiritual Diversity and Social Work Initiative  

Hope for a Brain-Healthy World

Hope for learning about health debates and finding enlightened proactive MDs

Hope for Eating Disorders

Hope for Pornograghy and Sexual Addiction

Hope for Ending Slavery...Human Trafficking  What Kansas and the Faith-based initiatives are doing

Hope for understanding more The Business of Recovery

Hope for Behavioral Health with live chat feature

Hope for Wellness Support for Substance Abuse and Mental Health

Hope for linking with other coaltions and resources that care about keeping children from choosing alcohol, drugs, & tobacco

Hope for Finding an Online AA meeting or resource when you can't drive to one

Hope for pilots that want to soar sober

Hope for Reaching Your Potential when you are Committed to Living Right but can not find employment after incarceration http://www.osborneny.org/   

 

 

 

SPSARV - Grant Webcast from Global Ministries

Hope for Reaching Your Potential when you are Committed to Living Right but can not find employment after incarceration http://www.osborneny.org/

Hope for those that were unprotected from asbestos exposure

 

 

Hope for Healing and Growing Towards Your Potential:

 

Hope for learning from the diverse healing experts Join the Self-Care RevolutionTM for free or membership category benefits

Hope for informed consent with herbs and supplements                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Hope from Nurses for Heart Disease Improvements

Hope for integrative health and the research to back it up for all  Samueli Institute. (includes programs for Military and Incarcerated )

Hope for becoming the Team Leader for what YOU need to heal, click here   for the "Standard One Page Health Improvement Assessment" Form

Hope for connecting to services as a Senior Citizen or as an advocate care-giver for one.

Hope for women with urinary incontinence

Hope for you and your health care professionals  Exercise is MedicineTM Resources

Hope for SparkPeople's Free site for connecting with customized health Information and Exercise Buddies

Hope for finding WellcoachesTM Certified Health and Wellness Coaches or getting the training

Hope and Honey from a Nurse who healed her brain tumor without surgery, chemo or radiation 

Hope for Coping with TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury)

Hope for a Brain-Healthy World

Hope for spreading good to many when one life form ends...ORGAN DONATION radiates love  

Hope if you would like to be "recycled" when your death occurs, set up a plan with Science Care.

Hope when you are Committed to Living Right but can not find employement after incarceration

 

Hope for Pets

 

Hope for Communities Who Want to Bloom

Hope for rural communities that want smart growth

Hope for linking to Youth Services with the taxes you have paid

Hope for Preserving the Past to Bloom for Healthy Futures

Hope for engaging and empowering civic leadership

Hope for Communities Who Want to Think Outside the Box to Improve Quality of Life

Hope for Getting Communities out of Poverty

Hope for a system that engages all socioeconomic groups & stretches time and money

Hope for Reaching Your Potential when you are Committed to Living Right but can not find employement after incarceration

Hope for Making a Difference With Your Creative Energy & Solutions

Hope for Supporting Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors 

Hope for Kansans and Churches making headway for stewardship of their bodies-minds-spirits 

Hope for Peace without political agendas 

Hope for Women

One Hope 

Hope for underwriting global connectional ministries 

Hope for getting to the truth

 What HOPE full network it would be if organized religions agreed to suspend judgement and politics to let God truly work through them!

 

If you can not find a church that values your unique gifts and helps you grow in the Fruits of the Spirit then there are virtual online resources.  The intent of the Wellness Weavers network is to be a safe inclusive home for people who honor God at work in their life and seek to transform the world through the lens of love, peace, and joyful solutions.

If churches can get it together to get along with their own denominations, congregants, people that they are in ministry with (serving), and all faiths that recognize God, then it will extend to peace in our families and communities and the world! Before we can expect that to happen, each of us must have inner peace.

 

 

Environmental Global Health

Hope for offsetting your carbon footprint 

 

Hope for the Earth 

Hope for Sustainable Globe 

Hope that you do not have to reinvent the wheel...check out the information that the City of San Diego has to share about their recycling program 

IF you are non-religious, here is another person you might like to learn from 

Buckminster Fuller also believed that we could "Create a world that works for everyone!"

Albert Einstein said, "Time is money."  This website is ten-years of volunteer efforts & funding for the technology and hosting donated by some philanthropists to have one place free of advertising so the  good resources developed with tax dollars, student loans, donations to NGOs. 

It is the intent to serve families so they could cut the amount of time spent looking for and discerning if the health and wellness advice given was valid.  

The members of Time Banks, Onward & Upward Pathways to Prosperity, the businesses in the Happiness Neighborhood Project, and PurpleBiz are being offered the Wellness Weavers "Grandmother Claus(e) FREE Gift"  This links to a beginning action step.

Please note that Wellness Weavers, Inc is a Living History Museum and Research Center that has a virtual campus and a home place campus in Waterville, Kansas.   A team of people with real webmaster skills are making a new website that will be compliant with the ADA (user-friendly with a hearing and visual challenges).

 

 

"Ms Merry Fitness" and "the Ghost of Fitness Past" hanging from her ear, holding the future...  a beautiful breast-fed baby being raised in a loving, multigenerational family in a rural community that has connections to the United Methodist's Healthy Congregation in Action program.  

There were a lot of options for families to select to play with...and a lot of messages within all the props on the table.  Can you find the status from Zimbabawa of the Mother holding an infant and the compostible "take out" food box?  What kind of legacy will your generation and community leave for future generations?  What life stories will be told about the values lived by and passed down to others?

The Wellness Weavers program is the growth of all the scholarships that "Ms Merry Fitness" and the "Sister Sue(s)" have received.  Moving to Waterville, Kansas, small rural town in a very historic county offered rich territory with historic buildings being at risk of being torn down.  The Wellness Weavers have been actively involved with the Healthy Congregations In Action and "Transforming Communities for Health" programs.  They trained us and we offer it to all volunteers of any faith or those who lost their faith.  Many have been stuck in a mirrored reality of judging each other and not being able to make solid headway as a unified team where everyone counts.  
How fun and functional is your community?

I am currently connecting with other communities within the Mutual Aid Network that are ahead of me on the learning curve for working in community engagement and social justice programs where everyone counts.  I am hoping  that within a larger MAN will be those that want to exchange their computer IT and database management skills for what the WOMAN, Wellness Oriented Mutual Aid Network could offer to and with the Time Bank members. It would allow us to co-develop the template to apply to their individual worksite, project, or community any day, thereby improving community connections and resiliency.

Certainly the "Disaster MAN" (FEMA, the military, the state's Department of Health and Environment, the Red Cross, the churches and organizations that are invited into a large scale disaster area) deserves the very best support services for their paid staff and volunteers during the disaster response and recovery phases with the "Green WOMAN'
 

"The world is in our hands.  The only way to predict the future is to create it.  Live your faith in action."

 ~Quote heard from all the "Sister Sues", "The Tooth Fairy", "Cassandra", "Mother Nature"...

 

 

 

 

 

Featured sites for the Mental Health issues that the Wellness Weavers "The Ad Astra Project" is addressing: Canadian Social Worker, and President-elect of the Association of Applied and Therapeutic Humor, Maia Aziz, also does her own Morning Moments with Maia radio blog show.  She interviews a variety of people with topics ranging from Stand Up for Mental Health (Comedians with mental health issues) to Building Beyond the Walls (Enabled disabled builders for humanity).  How does that compare to the WHO Mental Health report of 2005?  

How does all that compare to the outcomes that the Kansas Governor's Mental Health Task Force envisioned in their April 2014 Report?

Let's learn from the Parents Support Network of Rhode Island that uses evidence-based programs to help children, parents, and adult survivors of childhood trauma to heal and change the course of their present and future. 

Attention Veterans***  Here is a link to the Virtual HOPE BOX App specifically designed by the military for you!   I am weaving as fast as I can so that you will be able to serve and be served with the best practices for you and your family at home, in your communities or in any of the towns that have the Wellness Weavers Wellness Oriented Mutual Aid Network.  

We are raising funds so that our "Just In Time" App can be developed that will link and MAN-WOMAN member with mental health, physical health, recreation, community projects that honor the Time Dollar system or the Health Bucks of the Wellness Oriented Mutual Aid Network.     If you have skills to help with any of the Community Service-Learning Projects within the WOMAN please fill out this survey.  Helen in your spare time, between looking for all the healthy people willing to divide the labor for the many aspects of the Wellness Weavers paradigm  ...remember to finish survey and add link!

Does your worksite have a wellness program that really addresses what employees need to improve their health.  (That is just one site that I have yet to meet with the people that know about AND enlighten the small Chamber of Commerce's and businesses of all sizes how they can incorporate excellent programs by joining our worker cooperative.  If your business or organization has wellness service providers doing an excellent job for you and your employees, please let us know about your programs so we can strengthen the cultural support for other businesses that have not been able to find solutions yet.)

Wellness Weavers are currently developing the Wellness Oriented Mutual Aid Network Community Service-Learning System with an option to join the Wellness Weavers Worker Health and Wellness Cooperative.  

Wellness Weavers will also have membership levels for businesseses with their own health insurance plan once we have the Founders Council that has connections that represent all stakeholder levels:  Individuals-families-senior citizens-Veterans-businesses-organizations-communities-agencies that advocate for healthy people and communities-health insurance providers-health and wellness disciplines-foundations-law makers.   

All membership levels will allow anyone to supplement their existing health insurance plan with an expanded way to be happy and healthy and engaged in service and learning.  We are all the center of our plan and we can serve and learn with our friends and family...as we are all served in ways that support our health and wellness.  


How are the policies that guide business work for or against health and wellness at the local and global levels?



My backstory as the founder of Wellness Weavers...

Wellness Weavers was born as a system out of my personal and professional experience of pain and guilt during my 40 formal years as a rural nurse generalist, including global missions and exploratory journeys and the accumulation of a list of specific certifications and special trainings.  The Wellness Weavers website launched the formal way to connect people with resources as I demonstrated how to build the system with sweat equity while allowing others in need to volunteer along side of me with a small garden and projects to my personal home.  By December 2011, I purchased the original 1871 Adams' Rooming House to become the official space for hosting volunteers and those interested in the health and wellness and humor resources that I made available.  As a certified facilitator of the Stanford Chronic Conditions Self-Management Classes, it was a place to host the 6-week classes, until all the people who were interested and available in the local area had been accommodated.  My focus shifted to integrating health and wellness support into any event that I was involved in so people would have a way to follow the recommendations of their medical doctor and nurse practitioner for optimal health. 

I retired in 2016 to devote the rest of my life to being a global Good Samaritan to weave the system between all those who are making the world a better place and those that want the support.


I was raised as a Christian with the pacifist roots of the Mennonites and the Wesleyan philosophy to do all the good we can, whenever we can, however we can, with whoever we can...and considering the whole world as our parish.  We came from mixed races and religions with conversions from Jewish and Greeks that intermarried...and educated the women.  Perfectionism runs rampant in my lines.  Rising to positions of leadership also does.  From my mother's side, military service came in, though they honored the pacifists for the Civilian Public Service that directly impacted their willingness to let their daughter marry and move from Puerto Rico into the Midwest Kansas Mennonite church, farm, and college environments. Whatever we do, we are to do the best of our individual and collective ability.  

This website represents that I am trying to do the best to untangle why the world is in such a mess. The Jesus Movement that began with his birth in Bethlehem and childhood in Egypt and Nazareth is not, in my opinion, being followed, by many modern people that profess to be followers of Jesus.

 

If you have ever been emotionally, physically or financially abused by Christians or are confused, feel unworthy, guilty, shamed, lonely or misunderstood, call 83-TRUTH to learn about God and the real deal of forgiveness through Jesus Christ that most Christians are not yet doing.   . 

Have you picked up a Bible and been frustrated, confused, or condemned by it?  If so, the Bible Project  was helpful to me because since childhood, no one had ever been able to answer to my satisfaction the statement in Genesis "Let us make man in our image."   Also, I have worked with people who were good people, alcoholics, drug addicts, and people who are tricksters without a mood altering substance except their own shame.  That is why I believe in demons that cast darkness over the innate spirit of love and healthy compassionate self-esteem and people react from fear, mistrust, and an ego-centric self-preservation false pride and goodness.   

To learn how you can join the online Wellness Weavers Health and Wellness Cooperative to find support and safe bases for righteous living, sign up to participate in an interactive web meeting while we have fun following the compassionate and forgiving way of Jesus Christ, use the Everyone Counts Game Show to help us improve the quality of our daily lives...until Jesus uses us to bloom the new Heaven on Earth...and we will see him return using us to put on the Greatest True Show on Earth (not the trickery that the Devil has used to lead people in government, some branches of organized religions, some businesses that use salaries, benefits, and debt to hook and control people...all ways to lead the masses astray). 

 

 

Hope for offsetting our traveling carbon footprint   

 

If we do not take care of the Garden we live in...where will we live, get clean water from, or grow healthy food with real seeds that can propagate from year to year?  Here is hope for planning for products that are not toxic and actually help the environment to renew and regenerate.  

 

If you are a business owner and want to break free of the old "preditory" business practices that produce products with products known to be detrimental to the health and wellbeing of consumers or the environment, then there is hope for turning your life and your business practices around to be based on stewardship of loved ones and in harmony with Mother Nature.  

What part do you and your groups play in the emergence of the solutions

If we do not take care of our bodies and our environment, what will be the cost in pain, suffering, and finances? 

 

Hope for  Cleaning Products that are best for our health and the environment  Fresh air and sunlight can be used as sanitizers unless the air is polluted or contaminated.

Hope for the right ratios of bleach to water for disinfecting or safe drinking water   in an immediate emergency.

The Bioneers are a source that there are indeed a growing group of people that are awake to stewardship of the Earth and each other.

 

Hope for those that want to be well and become part of the Wellness Oriented Mutual Aid Network for a wholistic way to nurture and support those that are willing to serve and learn.

If you find yourself asking, "What's in it for me?"  We invite you to have ME (Memorable & Meaningful Experiences) that respectfully value everyone's time. 

We are grateful and respect the precious 24 hours every day that we all get to decide how to spend investing in our personal growth & support of those we love. 

We all know that we are at our best when we feel respected, listened to, and comfortable asking the questions that are on our hearts and minds...without judgement, belittlement, or teasing from others. 

Respect, dignity, kind helpfulness, and positive use of humor are the core values that help us give hope and grow in faith to become the best versions of ourselves.  

With those character traits will can find nimble teams and solid friends that have honorable intentions and will not trick, abuse, exploit, neglect, lie, or abandon us...and they will give us or connect us to trustworthy help if we discover that we have been tricked and lead astray.   Unfortunately so many adults that are living and tricking others are repeating the pattern that happened when wolves in sheep's clothing were hiding as "Christians", "Scouts", "Teachers", "relatives" and "friends".  That is why Wellness Weavers offer HOPE for FREE and accept so many forms of currency so there is assistance for anyone that needs it.

(If you want to get signed up for your FREE introductory 1-hour sessions in the proper category, use this link.  If you do not know what PFA, MHFA, or other abbreviations are, do not worry about it.  It merely was a way to help find the people who have the same training as the core staff that are leaders in sessions where stressed people may be in need of assistance.)


The best way to predict the future is to make wise choices in each moment.  Our breath of life indicates that we have "now" as a decision point.  It is followed by another... and another until all the moments in our daily present lead us to the restorative sleep that our bodies-minds use so our spirits can be calm and carry us on and remain merry and bright when we do what is right.