Take Time for Yourself

This week, I’m going on a much-needed vacation. As I write this, I’m actually in the car on the way to the lake house. I haven’t taken time off since October of 2020. Since then, as I’ve talked about in the past, I’ve been working approximately 70 hours every week. Roughly 40 of those have been working in the service …

Former UC Football Player Takes Over Insta

This week for #freeyourmindfriday, Kevin Hyland, a Cincinnati native and former UC football player, took over our Insta stories to talk about mental health. Check out his bio below! My name is Kevin Hyland. I’m 28 years old, living on the east side of Cincinnati in Oakley. I am from the westside/price hill area. I went to Elder High School …

Self-Care for Service Workers

Recently, as you may have noticed, there’s been a labor shortage in the foodservice industry. From coffee shops to drive-throughs to sit-down restaurants, the industry has seen both an increased demand for their product and a decreased supply of employees. It’s not my place, nor is this the platform, to speculate about why there’s a labor shortage. As an employee …

1N5 Provides Mental Health 101 to Dead Low Brewing

On Monday, May 17th, 1N5 provided its Mental Health 101 course to approximately 35 employees at Dead Low Brewing. During the session, 1N5 talked about signs and symptoms of mental illness, coping strategies, and how to support a friend in need. The employees received a self-care card with a self-care plan they could personalize to fit their needs. Thanks to …

Journalist Takes Over Insta

This week for #freeyourmindfriday, Lindsay Iadeluca, a journalist from Rhode Island, took over our Insta stories to talk about mental health. Check out her bio below! Lindsay Iadeluca is a Rhode Island journalist who considers herself a big mental health advocate. Working as an anchor for WJAR and host of a lifestyle show Studio 10, Lindsay uses her platforms consistently …

Listen to Your Body & Mind—Give Yourself What You Need

This week, I am tired. Emotionally. Physically. Tired. My therapist told me I should journal after visits with my mom, to reflect on what I’m feeling. At this point, we are all tired. It is tiring to watch the strongest woman I know be so physically weak. It is tiring to talk and think about what’s happening to her 24/7. …

It’s Okay to Lose Motivation for a Moment—It Will Come Back

It’s been a long week—one of those weeks that feels like it’ll never end. From working both of my jobs to getting ready to move to having a minor dog emergency, it feels like I’ve been in constant motion, both physically and emotionally. I’ve talked a lot about burnout and how to avoid it in the past, but sometimes it’s …

“Sad Girls” Musician Takes Over Insta Stories

This week for #freeyourmindfriday, Jenna Lotti, a young musician who is open about her mental health journey, took over our Insta stories to talk about mental illness and how it’s impacted her music. Check out her bio below! Originally from Milton, MA, Jenna started out writing poetry to cope with her emotions as a teenager, and later those poems became …