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Weeds and Seeds: What I Learned from My Mother’s Garden

“Can you water the garden tomorrow morning,” my mother would ask.

My teenage attitude would often come out with a sigh and, rolling my eyes, I would reply, “I guess.”

I can’t say I ever looked forward to the days my mother would ask me to help her in the garden, but those moments of pulling weeds and planting seeds taught me a few things about life. My writing professors always told me to avoid cliches, but truth is often buried in these commonplace phrases:

You Reap What You Sow.
Growing a garden takes a lot of work, but the harvest is completely worth the effort! When I discovered the watermelon shown in the photo above, I was ecstatic. Of course, my first thought as a teenager was “I need to send a photo to all my friends!” And I did.

Relationships are a lot like a garden – what you get out of them is dependent upon what you invest into them. You simply cannot expect others to keep filling you, if you never pour into them. Genuine friendship is a two-way street.

Growth Takes Time.
Last year, a friend and I decided we wanted to grow strawberries – from seed. We faithfully watered them, and made sure they were exposed to adequate sunlight. Days went by and still – no sign of growth. We were anxious to see the evidence of our investment, but it took time.

In life, we often wish for change to happen overnight. We set goals to lose some weight or increase our business revenue, and expect to see immediate results. This isn’t realistic. We must remind ourselves that growth takes time. As you set goals for growth in your own life, surround yourself with individuals who will encourage you on your journey!

A Little Dirt Won’t Hurt.
When I garden, I don’t wear gloves. This is part due to the fact that I hate those weird wrist tan lines, but mostly because I like getting my hands dirty – literally. Because what’s the fun in gardening if you don’t walk away with some dirt under your nails? It shows you got involved, worked hard, and accomplished something.

Life isn’t wrapped in a pristine package, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t live it. Helen Keller once said, “Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing at all.” What is a door of opportunity that you have shut simply because it may be a little “messy?”

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We're Radiant Health.

As of January 18, 2023, Grant Blackford Mental Health and Family Services Society, two organizations that merged in April 2022, rebranded under the unified name Radiant Health.

We’re excited for you to meet the new us, and to get a chance to help work together on the new you.

How we help.

When you’re in the middle of it, addiction can feel like a dead-end road. We know for certain that it isn’t. Just like any mental health challenge, addiction is an obstacle on our path. And, with some innovation and hardwork, we can work our way around it. On the other side of that obstacle is a bright future with healthy relationships, purpose-driven life, and a profound joy that’s been missing for all too long.

What do we mean?

Like so many things, mental health is passed down through families. Through behaviors, mirroring, and conditioning, we learn so much of what we know from those closest to us. Oftentimes that’s for the better, sometimes it’s not. At Radiant Health, we’re here to help ensure that your family makes purpose and joy as hereditary as any trait you might pass down to future generations. With a bit of hard word, together, we can make joy run in your family. 

What is Better?

Better ≠ perfect. Better means a path of continuous improvement; of evolution. When we focus on getting 1% better, 1% brighter every single day., we’re able to see the joy in the moment, while feeling the pride that comes with taking the reins over your life and working hard on yourself.  Here at Radiant, to focus on your future, we move towards it one achievable step at a time. 

What is Better Care?

When we talk about “brighter, better care” through our specialized services it boils down to 3 simple ideas. First, better care is safer care. Our facilities and staff are trained and equipped to offer safe, secure facilities during any stay. Second, better care is a respect for dignity. We believe in the dignity of every human being and we treat each person with the same level of respect. Finally, better care is the pursuit of purpose. Our treatment is designed with the firm belief that every person has purpose and, through it, finds joy.

What to Expect?

At Radiant Health you can expect a warmth and cheer that are rare in the mental health space. We believe firmly that the commitment to mental health is a commitment to finding purpose, but also discovering joy in the pursuit of it. Walking through our doors is a simple and transparent process. You’ll begin with an initial consultation with our expert staff, developing a blueprint, and taking that first step towards incremental improvement.