I wasn't always good at weight lifting, I enjoyed it, and knew that it played an important role in my health, but it can be difficult to stick with something until you are good at it. Over the years, I stuck with it, and then I wouldn't, and then I'd get back into it... I … Continue reading How to follow through when you’re not automatically good at something
Why don’t we take a shot? We miss opportunities in life when we pass on them. This can be at work, like if we decide to stay quiet in a meeting because you question whether or not what you have to say is valuable information. What if what you have to say is more valuable … Continue reading Why Don’t We Take a Shot?
https://youtu.be/uB7_8IMdhhY We have ways to manage our anxiety by distancing ourselves from others, which may be a quick way to relieve stress, but the behavior comes with consequences. We stay late at work to avoid our spouse, we might not share our true beliefs with friends out of fear that they will disagree, and due … Continue reading Ways that We Keep Distance in Our Relationships in Order to Manage Anxiety
Awareness is great, but taking action is ESSENTIAL. Why is raising awareness for mental health important? Raising awareness is important because it becomes easier to identify mental illness, which leads to faster treatment, which then leads to better treatment results. One out of four people suffer from a mental illness, and it impacts EVERYONE, not … Continue reading Ideas to Raise Awareness and Funds for Mental Health
How to set goals Specific Measurable Attainable Realistic Time-based This is important framework for creating any goal, short-term or long-term. I keep this structure in mind when helping people set goals and intentions. We work smart ▪︎ We are specific ▪︎ We look at the details of the desired outcome ▪︎ We talk about what … Continue reading How to Set S.M.A.R.T. Goals
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.
Your day is still full of potential and possibilities even if The weather is nasty and you're stuck indoors. Your car got a flat tire on the way to work. You received a negative report that was out of your control. You didn't get the job or raise. A major household appliance broke. You received … Continue reading Things to Remember During Bad Days
A collection of inspiring thoughts and tips for taking action. We talk about negative things way too much Break the habit by finding the good in your day and share it with others. Fun fact: all photos were taken by Shannon while trail running What are you passionate about? Can you use that to make … Continue reading “Make it Happen” – Inspiration for Taking Action
Choosing a journal When choosing what to write in, consider all of your options and what best suits your needs. A journal can be a spiral-bound notebook, which is an easy to find and cheap option. Combination code or lock and key journals can provide privacy and are usually well-made. A journal can be kept … Continue reading The Benefits of Keeping a Journal and Journal Prompts
Resources, resources, resources! "Knowledge is like a garden; if it is not cultivated, it cannot be harvested." African Proverb I want to help provide people with the tools to cultivate their own gardens. Below are links to directories for nonprofit organizations and charities. The Pittsburgh region is blessed by over 3,000 nonprofit organizations. Services and … Continue reading Directories of Western Pennsylvania Nonprofit Organizations and Charities