Practice Gratitude this Mother’s Day

I’ve always loved Mother’s Day. It’s the one day every year specifically dedicated to supporting the women who’ve supported us through our whole lives. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve gained a deeper appreciation for all the sacrifices that mothers make to support and provide for their children. Growing up, I didn’t realize how much my mom did for me. I …

Take Time to Focus on Your Mental Health Journey

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, so to kick it off, I want to talk a little bit about my own mental health journey and how my self-care practice has impacted it. In spring, 2019, I was diagnosed with bipolar II disorder, which means I experience periods of mania and depression. For me, that looks like weeks at a time …

You Can Love What You Do, And Still Need a Break from It

You can love what you do, and still need a break from it. I love speaking, I love breaking the stigma around mental health, I love being able to challenge myself and come up with new ideas and get really creative about things I thought I couldn’t do. I love it all. But I also am realizing how much I …

1N5 Selected as Non-Profit Community Partner by American Marketing Association

This week, the American Marketing Association held its 2021 IGNITE! Marketing + Customer Experience Conference. 1N5 was selected as their community partner for the event. The 2-day conference featured speakers, breakout sessions, and two educational trainings from 1N5. On Tuesday, April 20th, 1N5 educated conference attendees about the basics of self-care and various self-care strategies. On Wednesday, April 21st, we …

Make the Most of Every Day

Sometimes, we have bad days. Sometimes, we find ourselves in situations we’d rather not be experiencing. Sometimes, we’re just plain unlucky. Even when we have those tough days and experience those things we’d rather not experience, though, we can still make the most of it. Living in a global pandemic, the chances of having a bad day are pretty high. …

Ways to Incorporate Gratitude into Your Self-Care Practice

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. Gratitude is such an important part of self-care, and it’s probably the biggest part of my self-care journey. Practicing gratitude has given me a whole new outlook on life, and it’s helped me to become a more positive person both towards myself and toward others. Starting a gratitude practice can seem …

Prioritize Yourself

Sometimes in life, we’re faced with difficult decisions where we have to choose between what’s best for ourselves and what’s best for others. When it comes to making these kinds of decisions, I have a really hard time choosing myself over others. In some cases, that’s not a bad thing. In others, though, we need to be able to prioritize …

1N5 Promotes Teacher Wellness with Marr-Cook

As part of an ongoing teacher wellness initiative, 1N5 is working with Marr-Cook’s Wellness Warriors to promote teacher wellness. The teachers at Marr-Cook have continued using their Be Well board to spread wellness resources, and they have also recently been posting a weekly self-care choice board to help give staff ideas for self-care activities. One staff member involved in the …

PTSD Survivor Takes over Insta

This week for #freeyourmindfriday, Jill took over our Instagram stories to talk about mental health and erasing the stigma. Check out her bio below! My name is Jill, I’m a wife, a mother, an entrepreneur, a philanthropist, and a self-care advocate. I’ve struggled with depression, anxiety & PTSD for my entire adult, teen, and early adolescence life. It used to …