How to Maintain Positivity During Quarantine

This week for #WarriorWednesday, Caroline McKeown was back with a new episode of #DearCaroline from quarantine to talk about maintaining positivity and mental health during this situation. She says it’s okay to feel your emotions if you’re forced to quarantine. Being isolated for 14 days is hard, and it’s okay to be sad about that. She also says, though, to …

1N5 Holds Mindfulness Trainings for Local Teachers

This week, 1N5 held five mindfulness training sessions for local teachers. On Monday, October 19th, 1N5 provided two training sessions for Kings School District’s professional development day. The following day, Tuesday, October 20th, 1N5 held an open mindfulness session for any and all teachers or school staff. On Friday, October 23rd, 1N5 provided two training sessions for Fayetteville Perry Schools. …

It’s Ok if You’re Feeling Unmotivated

It’s okay if you’ve been feeling unmotivated. Some things may have come easily to you before, and now you’re finding it difficult to get those same tasks done. Know that you aren’t alone. I too, right now, am feeling wildly unmotivated to write this blog post. I’ve been feeling incredibly unmotivated to get out of bed in the morning, or …

You’re Allowed to Ask for Help

2020 has been a year of loss. Whether it’s loss of experiences, social connection, school, work, or loved ones, we have all had something or someone taken from us. The universal grief we are all feeling has never happened on such a large scale. Everyone has experienced loss, everyone’s life has changed, some more so than others. Everyone expresses their …

It’s Okay Not to be Perfect

It’s hard to accept that you’ll never be perfect. You’re not imperfect through any fault of your own; it’s just impossible to achieve true perfection. Everyone makes mistakes. Everyone has their faults. And that’s okay. I am far from perfect, and at times, I have difficulty coming to terms with that. As someone living with manic depressive and panic disorders …

One Step at a Time

By Kayla Wood There are moments in one’s life that act as a catalyst for change. These moments—points in time where one’s view of the world becomes different—might be the result of events, observations, or perhaps reflection. Something must happen, whether internal or external, for one’s perspective to shift and bring clarity where there once was none. I can recall …