Jacquelyn D. Heath Archives

Trauma: Reliving a nightmare

December 1, 2022

By: Jacquelyn D. Heath Special to The Milwaukee Times Trauma has become a part of daily life in America. The average American, regardless of age or gender, learns about or experiences firsthand events that are physically, mentally, emotionally, or spiritually disturbing. A simple review of a week’s worth of news stories can include reports of… [Read More]

‘Beehive’ chronicles changing times through music

November 24, 2022

By Jacquelyn D. Heath Special to The Milwaukee Times If you were alive and conscious during the decade of the 1960s, you may remember it as a time of relative innocence that built up to radically changing mores. For women, it was a time of coming out front, finding a social and political voice, and… [Read More]

Stress, distress, de-stress

November 17, 2022

By: Jacquelyn D. Heath Special to The Milwaukee Times You are experiencing either physical or emotional tension, which makes you nervous, frustrated, or even angry. If so, you have just come face-to-face with stress – a simple word that can complicate mental health and well-being if it is not identified and managed. According to the… [Read More]

Anxiety and mental well-being

November 3, 2022

By: Jacquelyn D. Heath Special to The Milwaukee Times If you live long enough, every human being will experience good times, as well as times they would rather forget. There is some truth to the saying, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” If we value wisdom, we can learn and adapt from all of… [Read More]

Learning to manage change

October 20, 2022

By: Jacquelyn D. Heath Special to The Milwaukee Times There is an old saying that goes, “The only things that are unavoidable in life are death and taxes.” There is one more irrefutable factor – namely, the element of change. Nothing in life is static; even the dead change as their earthly remains decompose in… [Read More]

Mental health is part of total health

October 6, 2022

By: Jacquelyn D. Heath Special to The Milwaukee Times During a recent doctor visit, I was asked to complete a written questionnaire about any symptoms of illness I may have experienced within the past 30 days. Of the 40 questions on the form, 37 involved situations that concerned physical health issues – such as fever,… [Read More]

Turning history’s pages

September 22, 2022

By Jacquelyn D. Heath Special to The Milwaukee Times Years ago as a journalist in training, one of my professors described journalism and news as “the first draft of history.” Historic events surely have played a major role in life as we know it during September 2022. As society prepared to commemorate past milestones, time… [Read More]

Talk is cheap, but someone pays…

September 8, 2022

By: Jacquelyn D. Heath Special to The Milwaukee Times With less than 8 weeks before the midterm elections on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, the airwaves are flooded with campaign messages from various candidates seeking public office. The goal is to attract attention and project an image that, with any luck, will translate into votes and… [Read More]

What was Trump thinking?

August 25, 2022

By: Jacquelyn D. Heath Special to The Milwaukee Times Just when we thought we had momentarily quelled the tempest that is former President Donald Trump, another chapter of questionable and possibly illegal behavior cropped up with his name all over it. This time, it’s the inappropriate handling of documents produced during the Trump presidency that… [Read More]

Criminal justice?

August 11, 2022

By: Jacquelyn D. Heath Special to The Milwaukee Times The United States of America and its brand, usage and application of the English language are peculiar in one aspect. That is, what you say and hear versus what actually transpires as a result can be vastly different. A classic example is the term “criminal justice.”… [Read More]