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A Renewed Commitment to Take Care of Ourselves and Each Other

A Renewed Commitment to Take Care of Ourselves and Each Other posted on Sep 14

“If we are going to survive, we must build communities of caring and connection.” – Cecile Andrews It’s National Suicide Prevention Week, and there is no better time to begin or renew our commitment to taking care of ourselves and each other. Too many people have   …Continue Reading A Renewed Commitment to Take Care of Ourselves and Each Other

Improve Your Mood - Stay Hydrated!

Improve Your Mood – Stay Hydrated! posted on Aug 1

Our bodies are made up of mostly water, so when our water supply gets too low, the effects can be far reaching. Dehydration upsets the body’s natural balance and can affect our physical, mental, and emotional health. Did you know that being dehydrated can affect   …Continue Reading Improve Your Mood – Stay Hydrated!

Feeling Stuck? Break Free With These Tips

Feeling Stuck? Break Free With These Tips posted on Apr 13

Inertia. That feeling of not wanting to do anything, or being so overwhelmed with grief, anxiety, frustration, that it’s hard to do anything. This sluggish feeling can come from mental, physical, or emotional exhaustion, or a general sense of being overwhelmed. The weight of the   …Continue Reading Feeling Stuck? Break Free With These Tips

When Offering Support, Keep Self-Care in Mind

When Offering Support, Keep Self-Care in Mind posted on Jan 24

When a friend or loved one is suicidal, self-care often becomes an afterthought. In that moment of crisis, priorities change, focus shifts, and everything becomes about doing anything and everything possible to get that person the help they need. This shifting of focus and priorities   …Continue Reading When Offering Support, Keep Self-Care in Mind

One Conversation Can Save a Life

One Conversation Can Save a Life posted on Sep 12

 “If we are going to survive, we must build communities of caring and connection.” – Cecile Andrews September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and there is no better time to begin or renew our commitment to taking care of ourselves and each other. Too many   …Continue Reading One Conversation Can Save a Life

O Amor em Ação: apoiando-nos uns aos outros em tempos difíceis

O Amor em Ação: apoiando-nos uns aos outros em tempos difíceis posted on Jul 13

“A escuridão não pode expulsar a escuridão: apenas a luz pode fazer isso. O ódio não pode expulsar o ódio: apenas o amor pode fazer isso”. – Martin Luther King Jr. O que podemos fazer quando coisas horríveis acontecem? Uma tragédia como a que aconteceu   …Continue Reading O Amor em Ação: apoiando-nos uns aos outros em tempos difíceis

Amor en acción: apoyándonos unos a otros en tiempos difíciles

Amor en acción: apoyándonos unos a otros en tiempos difíciles posted on Jul 13

“La oscuridad no puede expulsar a la oscuridad, sólo la luz puede hacer eso. El odio no puede desterrar al odio, sólo el amor puede hacer eso.” – Martin Luther King Jr. ¿Qué podemos hacer cuando ocurren cosas espantosas? Una tragedia como la de la   …Continue Reading Amor en acción: apoyándonos unos a otros en tiempos difíciles

Love in Action: Supporting One Another in Challenging Times

Love in Action: Supporting One Another in Challenging Times posted on Jun 15

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King Jr. What do we do when horrible things happen? A tragedy like what happened at Orlando’s LGBTQ Pulse nightclub is so   …Continue Reading Love in Action: Supporting One Another in Challenging Times

Yoga for Overall Health!

Yoga for Overall Health! posted on May 2

Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice that originated in India. There are a broad variety of schools, practices, and goals, and yoga is now practiced throughout the world. While the goals and practices of yoga may differ, what is shared is the mental,   …Continue Reading Yoga for Overall Health!

Alongamento Faz Bem ao Corpo e à Mente!

Alongamento Faz Bem ao Corpo e à Mente! posted on Mar 30

O alongamento muitas vezes não é valorizado, mas é uma das melhores coisas que podemos fazer para proteger o nosso corpo. É importante para todos nós, principalmente para quem trabalha em escritório ou para quem fica sentado por períodos muito longos, fazer alongamentos frequentes durante   …Continue Reading Alongamento Faz Bem ao Corpo e à Mente!