Prioritizing Wellness

photo-1542639130-c9fadbddcc6b2020 has been a year of consistent uncertainty and endless adjustments. Through having to adjust our way of life while also dealing with the ever-present burden of the unknown, it can become difficult to prioritize our wellness. It is easy to put our own wellness on the backburner while trying to keep up with the changes that the COVID pandemic has forced us ...

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A New Year

1As we say farewell to the tumultuous year that we’ve all experienced, we may want to completely forget it and move right into 2021. It’s a tradition to enter the new year with some sort of a resolution list, but let’s not do that this year—instead, lets just get ready for the new year.

Before you completely write off 2020, ...

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Falling Forward to Embrace Change

1I had a thought awhile back, “If fall is everyone’s favorite season, then why are we all so afraid of change?” The leaves turning amber and shades of scarlet demonstrates annually that change is beautiful. So, in this time, how do we embrace the numerous shifts as something nothing short of divine, as the “cup half full”? It is ...

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Emotional Wellness Month 2020

1What is emotional wellness? It means that you are handling and expressing your feelings in positive ways. Those who are emotionally healthy are able to cope with daily stressors, keep their problems in perspective and bounce back from life’s curveballs.

It’s important to note that emotional wellness does not mean you are always happy because, let be honest, no one ever is! It’s all ...

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Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

1July is more than just beach days and barbecues—it’s Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. This month was dedicated to the unique struggles that underrepresented groups face and the disparity in mental health care. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), racial and ethnic minority populations are less likely to have access to mental health services.

Normally when we hear “minority”, we ...

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Mental Health Awareness and Stress

1May is Mental Health Awareness Month and has been observed since 1949 by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and various mental health practitioners across the country. According to NAMI 1 in 5 adults in America will experience mental illness this year; that equates to about 6.5 million Americans. It’s an interesting juxtaposition considering the world seems to be falling apart due to the Coronavirus. Although things ...

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March into Wellness

2It’s March, which means the trial months of 2020 are over. The residuals of 2019 are fading. We are here and established in this New Year, which begs the questions: What New Year’s resolutions are you keeping? Which ones are important?

An article published in Forbes by M. Maddock addressed ten different resolutions “successful” people make and keep. This year, ...

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The Holiday Spirit

2Whether you find yourself at a nice friendly gathering, or in a pub full of like-minded strangers, alcohol can sometimes be the unifying factor that makes St. Patrick’s Day so enjoyable. Though holidays like this one can give us an excuse to let loose and celebrate, it also leaves us susceptible to drinking beyond our limits.

March 17th can be potentially used as an ...

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Sleep Loss is Your Loss!

2Restless nights? Constantly tired during the day? Struggling to wind down and get that restful sleep all those “morning people” have somehow mastered? If you could see these bags under my eyes they would tell you, “You’re not alone!” Well, I’ve done the research and am ready to break it down for you. Here’s what you need to know to start ...

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