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Category Archives: Mental Wellness

Cómo Fomentar la Resiliencia Posted on Nov 18

Cómo Fomentar la Resiliencia

“No soy lo que me he sucedido, sino lo que elijo ser.” ~ Carl Gustav Jung Sea cual sea su edad, tal vez haya pasado momentos difíciles en la vida. Puede haber tenido experiencias traumáticas, perdido a seres queridos o quizás enfrente discriminación y prejuicios   …Continue Reading Cómo Fomentar la Resiliencia

Play Your Way to Joy! Posted on Oct 22

Play Your Way to Joy!

“[People] do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. Play isn’t just for kids! In our fast-paced, modern world, we seem to have forgotten about leisure time. That is, time that isn’t scheduled,   …Continue Reading Play Your Way to Joy!

September Is Suicide Prevention Month Posted on Sep 21

September Is Suicide Prevention Month

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 people have been affected by the tragedy of suicide, either directly or indirectly, and we in the   …Continue Reading September Is Suicide Prevention Month

Program Spotlight: Recovery Learning Communities Posted on Aug 11

Program Spotlight: Recovery Learning Communities

“The RLC started as a place to go when I was living on the street. Then – once I had a place to live, had reconnected with family, and had gotten other parts of my life back on track – it became a place to   …Continue Reading Program Spotlight: Recovery Learning Communities

Tips for Handling Transitions Posted on Jul 1

Tips for Handling Transitions

“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” ~ Jimmy Dean Summer is a time of transitions. The weather warms and the earth turns lush and in full bloom. Summer also brings life transitions   …Continue Reading Tips for Handling Transitions

Growing Season is Here! Posted on Jun 2

Growing Season is Here!

“The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.” ~ Alfred Austin, poet Spring is a time of transitions. The snow has melted (finally!),   …Continue Reading Growing Season is Here!

Building Your Resiliency Posted on Apr 28

Building Your Resiliency

“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” ~ Carl Gustav Jung No matter your age, it’s possible that you’ve been through a lot in life. Perhaps you’ve had traumatic experiences, lost people who were very close to you,   …Continue Reading Building Your Resiliency

The Write Stuff: Writing Your Way to Wellness Posted on Apr 1

The Write Stuff: Writing Your Way to Wellness

“We should write because writing brings clarity and passion to the act of living. Writing is sensual, experiential, grounding. We write because writing is good for the soul…” – Author Julia Cameron When you’re in need of guidance, find direction at the tip of your   …Continue Reading The Write Stuff: Writing Your Way to Wellness

Good News – Spring is Coming Soon! Posted on Mar 4

Good News – Spring is Coming Soon!

“No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.” ~Proverb This winter’s been tough. Mother Nature’s been downright cruel – testing our patience for months now. Some of us have seen more than five feet of snow dumped on us, disrupting routines and   …Continue Reading Good News – Spring is Coming Soon!

Relax With the Help of Your 5 Senses Posted on Feb 3

Relax With the Help of Your 5 Senses

During times of stress, relief may literally be at the tip of your nose. Intentionally engaging our five senses – hearing, touch, smell, taste, and sight – are incredibly powerful tools in providing instant relief in a hectic world. Plus, they’re free! Are you a   …Continue Reading Relax With the Help of Your 5 Senses