We have not forgotten about our bike ride and those that follow our blog. We will be getting together soon to plan the 2021 bike ride.
So as many know me/Amanda deal with suicide ideation/ attempts and self injury. This has been a struggle I started doing something about in 2008. I had to get to the point that I let someone in. This was still not easy, I started seeing Doctor Hougen at Winneshiek Medical Center at that time and … Continue reading SONGS THAT MAY GIVE SOME HELP WHEN YOU WANT OUT
So we will not be able to track this years virtual bike ride due to family issues. Thank you to those who tried. Winneshiek medical center wants to thank those who purchased items and in turn made a donation to the foundation!!! Next year we will come back strong!!
Sorry we missed a weekly scavenger hunt for the first week of the ride but can we repay it by having you get a picture of something in your town with a bicycle in it!!
If you can find something with a bicycle take a picture and either post to Facebook; peace be the journey and look for our black and green logo OR EMAIL TO; firstname.lastname@example.org let us know your story! let us know if you are wearing your shirts and displaying your decals. you should be able to … Continue reading Sorry we missed a weekly scavenger hunt for the first week of the ride but can we repay it by having you get a picture of something in your town with a bicycle in it!!
So there are only a few hours left to purchase items from our online store!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! https://peacebethejourney2020.itemorder.com Donations can be made to the: Winneshiek Medical Center foundation/ write this on your check and peace be the journey bike ride in the memo. mail this to Peace Be The Journey bike ride PO box 343 Decorah Iowa … Continue reading A FEW HOURS LEFT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
TUESDAY THE 18TH IS THE LAST DAY TO ORDER YOU SHIRTS/BAGS/DECALS DONATIONS CAN BE SENT TO PEACE BE THE JOURNEY PO BOX 343 Decorah Iowa 52101-0343 MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO THE Winneshiek Medical Center Foundation
We now have a PO box so we can receive donations. CHECKS should be written to the Winneshiek Medical Center foundation, MEMO Peace Be The Journey Peace Be The Journey PO box 343, Decorah Iowa 52101-0343
Time has changed 8102020 realize things staring at my ring have felt so stuck in my past nothing able to get through feelings balled up in my chest but I finally feel I can let them go the little me then can be at rest many thing happened that led to me believing this is … Continue reading THIS POEM SUMS UP AMANDA’S PEACE BE THE JOURNEY
THERE ARE 8 DAYS LEFT TO PURCHASE OUR MERCHANDISE FROM THE STORE. even if you do not ride show your support!
look at these awesome posters for this year.
August 3rd through the 18th our online store will be open to purchase this years SHIRTS/HOODIE/DECAL/CANVAS BAG . Each item purchased makes a donation to the Winneshiek Medical Centers foundation which helps provide patient materials and Doctors continuing education. The store is only open 2 weeks so please use that time buy something with this … Continue reading WE ARE READY!
So, by the end of this week we should have everything set. once we do please spread the word and make Peace be the Journey bike ride come alive! if you would like handouts or posters please email -tabs in the menu section and give your request.
So we did something special with our logo for this year, can you spot it? Update to tell you: things are going very well with getting the virtual ride going. Should have everything up in a week or so.
So, as you might have noticed our page has changed. This is to make our site the best for you to view. Also wanted to let you know when you click on a link you need to scroll far down to see it, first you will see our logo.
So things are coming together for Peace Be The Journey virtual bike ride 2020. Still hammering out details but we are going to do a ride the 1st of September through the first Saturday of October, we will end when the bike ride would have happened. There will be scavenger hunts and we encourage you … Continue reading ITS FINALLY COMING TOGETHER!!!
P.T.S.D. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an often-stigmatized and misunderstood mental health disorder that affects millions of American who have experienced trauma. Cheat Sheet explores ten little-known facts about the disorder. Symptoms can appear years after the traumatic eventPeople who experience trauma can develop PTSD, but a diagnosis can be tricky. Diagnosis requires that a person experiences … Continue reading 10 Surprising Facts About PTSD
5 FACTS ABOUT PTSD WE BET YOU DIDN’T KNOW by Amy Serin June 20, 2017 2 min to read June is PTSD awareness month and the mention of PTSD often leaves an image of a male veteran who was subject to the horror of near death experiences during war. And while the rates of PTSD are unfortunately high … Continue reading Did you know these five things about P.T.S.D.?
We started a new FACEDBOOK page, same information just a slight change to the name, but you will not notice.
WE HAVE DECIDED TO CANCLE THE BIKE RIDE “ But” we have a fresh idea about how we want to take the bike ride, you only have to wait until next week and all will be told. Please stay with us and feel free to email/ post any questions. The seven mental illnesses we decided … Continue reading Decision about bike ride!!
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So as every event around us is closing I am afraid this will be our fate BUT, we are in the workings of doing a alternative to our bike ride to still get the awareness out. This is in a infant stage so I can not say more but as you are seeing the pattern … Continue reading Another way to do our bike ride?
We are in the process of deciding if we will put on the bike ride and said we would update so: Talking with business owners in Decorah we head stories about a nurse that got depressed could not complete her shifts and killed herself during these hard times. I am afraid if you check people’s … Continue reading 2020 bike ride for mental health
Because of covid19 we are in the process of determining if putting on the actual bike ride is something we feel right about doing, we have some other thoughts for a date after October 3rd. Please stay with our blog for up to date information and any changes
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We will be getting sponsorship information out this month! Also if you have any question email email@example.com Letters will go out in a few weeks when the coronavirus will prayfully pass us by.
PTSD web link https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/post-traumatic-stress-disorder/symptoms-causes/syc-20355967 Overview Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that’s triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event. Most people who go through traumatic events may have temporary difficulty adjusting … Continue reading This years Peace be the Jounrey mental illness has been chosen…1/7
SO MAYBE THIS IS BETTER LOOKING!!
So, things are off to a good start but we are needing a few people to make things even better.. we need people to be Leads: food person(we hope to use a food truck so things are easy), cleaning(make sure things stay clean as in tables, washrooms, overall area), set-up(tables, chairs, tents, oversee things are … Continue reading help needed for 2020 bike ride!!
SO IT HAS BEEN MIKES WISH TO EXPAND THE PEACE BE THE JOURNEY BIKE RIDE.. NOW IT IS HAPPENING. WE ARE STILL DOING THE TROUT RUN TRAIL FOR FAMILIES OR OTHERS, BUT ADDING A ? MILE LOOP THAT’S NOT ALL THAT EASY! THOSE OF YOU WHO WANTED SOMETHING MORE WELL HERE YOU ARE! (click on … Continue reading Peace be the Journeys”MIKE’s Loop”
AFTER A FEW MONTHS OF COOKING WINNESHIEK MEDICAL CENTER HAS DECIDED TO SPONSOR OUR PEACE BE THE JOURNEY BIKE RIDE!!! GOOD THINGS WILL COME OF THIS AS WE EXPAND.
so we are staying with the first Saturday in October
so we have been going back and forth about the date and monday we will have the real date and will update the count down to the ride.
Make sure you take advantage of our site, there are the seven mental illnesses information, mine and mikes story, NAMI and facebooks links. Plenty of pictures and updated information!!🐸🦅🐛
So we now have a web site, Facebook page and email. Feeling all upper class
we now have a Facebook page!! fb.me/pbjride
so for next year I am wanting to expand away from one mental illness a year. Through help of family we are going to focus on the seven mental illnesses; BPD-borderline personality disorder, GAD- generalized anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder, ADHD-attention deficit hyperactivity disorder , bipolar 1&2, PTSD-post traumatic stress disorder , autism. There will … Continue reading Next years ride
so after spending endless hours this blog is up and running with stories, pictures and information. please share with your friends!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this is the place to see all the peace be the journey information
Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken. — Oscar Wilde. THIS BLOG IS IMPORTANT TO GET OUT THE INFORMATION ABOUT PEACE BE THE JOURNEY AND TO LET PEOPLE KNOW IT IS OKAY TO TALK ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS!! THIS RIDE STARTED IN 2017 BUT DID NOT LAUNCH UNTIL 2018 AND NOW HAS BECOME A ANNUAL EVENT … Continue reading My First Blog Post
Why has this been put on my heart? I’ve watched and lived with my beautiful wife Amanda suffer with borderline personality disorder or, BPD also self injury; in the form of cutting, major depressive disorder and anxiety disorder for over 10 plus years. And over that time we have just recently come to the opinion … Continue reading MIKE AND AMANDA PETERSON
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