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 …

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 Shows Teacher Appreciation at Cincinnati Nature Center

On Sunday, May 16th, 1N5 partnered with the Cincinnati Nature Center to provide educators with a stress-reducing afternoon of hiking, participating in 1N5’s Recharge + Reconnect experience, and free 1N5 Calm Boxes to all attendees. 30 teachers attended and took part in the Recharge + Reconnect training and a mindful nature walk guided by the nature center. One teacher said, …

1N5 Presents at Mariemont High School

On Wednesday, May 19th, 1N5 spent the day working with Mariemont High School students and staff. 1N5 presented a Lap Around the Wellness Wheel for the students during their Intersession. Students learned about strengths and protective factors. 1N5 also presented its RECHARGE + RECONNECT program to the staff at Mariemont High School and focused on self-care strategies. Thanks to Mariemont …

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 …