Coping in Times of Uncertainty

COVID-19 is a time of the utmost uncertainty, as we live through the “unknown unknown” according to NAMI (2020). As the conversations continue and media puts forth a lot of information the anxiety and stress related to COVID-19 rises. This impacts not only the 1 in 5 people who have a mental health condition, but... Continue Reading →

COVID-19 …What to do…

While it appears many folks are willing to talk about COVID-19 with authority, the experts in the field say we still don't know a lot about it. We are encouraged to put space between ourselves and others. I've never actually been quarantined, either self induced or by orders from someone else, with the exception of... Continue Reading →

The Beauty of Nature

Recently some studies have suggested that having a connection to nature is important for your mental health. One study reported that people who visit natural spaces often report feeling better physically and mentally. In addition to this possible positive influence, there are some public health benefits too. People who make weekly visits to natural spaces... Continue Reading →

Mindfulness

According to the Oxford dictionary, mindfulness is “a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.”. Mindfulness can help with things like panic disorder, depression, quality of sleep and even lowering blood pressure to help with... Continue Reading →

5 More Minutes…

Your alarm goes off at 6 a.m. like it does every morning and you have to get up to get ready for work but you’re just not feeling it. You hit the snooze button 4 times because it takes 20 minutes to get up. You think “I just slept all night, why am I still... Continue Reading →

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