3 Things that You Can Easily Do for Yourself as a Busy Stay-at-Home Parent

https://youtu.be/9XhMLqAz5j4 Subscribe to my YouTube channel There are three things that you can easily do for yourself as a busy, stay-at-home parent. Some of us are prone to take on more than we can handle. We may experience nagging worries or anxiety around accomplishing to-do lists. Lastly, some of us are way too hard on … Continue reading 3 Things that You Can Easily Do for Yourself as a Busy Stay-at-Home Parent

Gardening Improves Mental Health

Some people love gardening, they love getting in the dirt, being outside, the cultivating, and the rewards. Our ancestors' ancestors' succeeded through working the land. That positive behavior and impact on our reward systems is there and ready to be used. Even for novice gardeners, gardening improves mental health. Research reflects that there's a possible … Continue reading Gardening Improves Mental Health

Painted Rocks for Inspiration and Positivity

Moraine State Park Bike Path Have you ever noticed painted rocks with nice messages on your walk, hike or at the park? The idea behind painting rocks and leaving them about in nature is for people to find them and to feel inspired or to receive a positive reminder. The person who finds a rock … Continue reading Painted Rocks for Inspiration and Positivity

Self-Care Assessment – See Where You’re At

Use this assessment to check-in with yourself to see how you're doing with self-care. Self-care activities are the things that we do to maintain our mental, physical, spiritual, and professional well-being. You’ll find that many of the activities listed below are ones that you already do in your daily routine. In this assessment, you will … Continue reading Self-Care Assessment – See Where You’re At

Small Efforts Add Up to Success

The sum of small efforts can eventually lead to reaching your long-term goal. Think back over a period of time, perhaps to a few months ago, and notice how change took place. Sometimes, we find that small efforts that didn't seem to matter, then we notice they actually did matter. They cultivated gradual change or … Continue reading Small Efforts Add Up to Success

3 Mindful Strategies to Increase Positivity During Hard Times

https://youtube.com/shorts/-kNxuIassz8?feature=share Limit exposure Limit the time you're exposed to the situation. Be informed, but limit the amount of news, media, social media, that you take in. For social media, you can choose to follow and unfollow certain accounts and channels. Use social media to build yourself up, promote positivity, and connect with non-toxic people. Social … Continue reading 3 Mindful Strategies to Increase Positivity During Hard Times

4 Ways to Reduce Anxiety

People are under an increased amount of stress due to the ongoing 2020 coronavirus pandemic, which has no concrete ending. People who don't have a mental illness disorder, such as anxiety, are also experiencing mental health vulnerabilities during this time. They report having issues like difficulty concentrating, difficulty remembering things, sleep disturbance, and decreased mood. … Continue reading 4 Ways to Reduce Anxiety

A Positive Affirmation Kinda Day

Today, I'm diving into my positive affirmations, as negative and distorted thoughts have crept in. This is completely normal and something everyone goes through. I like to write my positive affirmations, which include quotes and Bible verses, on index cards. Like I said, it's a positive affirmation kinda day, so I wrote one about being … Continue reading A Positive Affirmation Kinda Day

Why You Should Prioritize Your Mental Health (and How)

Do you prioritize your mental health? If your mental health isn't one of the areas that comes to mind, consider moving it to one of your top priorities. Here's the short answer of why it's important. When we work on our mental health, we improve all of the other areas of our lives. When we … Continue reading Why You Should Prioritize Your Mental Health (and How)

Therapist Workshop: the emotional aspect of obesity with Roni Maislish, M.A.

Roni Maislish, M.A. (Psychotherapist and social worker) I met Roni Maislish through LinkedIn (he is in Israel), as we both work in mental health and specifically with eating and emotions. We both recognize the emotional aspects of obesity and that it can be an emotional-mental-issue. Roni says, "Most of the time, when people talk about … Continue reading Therapist Workshop: the emotional aspect of obesity with Roni Maislish, M.A.