Prioritize mental wellness in resolutions

Happy New Year! By now, the hustle and bustle and stress of the holiday season is behind us. You have probably spent weeks shopping, gift-giving, and visiting with friends and family – mostly time spent focusing on everyone else. Now, with the New Year upon us, it is time to focus on you. As we think of New Year’s resolutions, …

Mental Health During the Holidays

By Opus EHR: The holidays are a time of joy, celebration, family, and friends. But for many of us, the festive season can also be an incredibly stressful period. That’s why it’s so important to make sure that we prioritize mental health, especially during this season! This blog will share tips for practices that can help ensure positive psychological resilience …

Finding Joy Throughout the Holidays

Holidays can be hard, especially when you’re grieving. Whether you are grieving the loss of a loved one or the loss of what you expected your holidays to look like, all of that can impact your feelings about the holiday. After getting married and having my daughter, I always envisioned Christmas celebrations together with lots of joy and excitement. Although …

Practical self-care amid life’s challenges

Hi, I’m Michelle, the new 1N5 office manager.  Practicing self-care is a very popular topic these days, and it has proved itself more important than ever in the onslaught of stressors we are inundated with nonstop.   There’s no way to sugarcoat it: the past 8 years or so have been, uh, HARD.  Politically tumultuous, socially contemptuous, persistent fears for our …

Choosing happiness and self-love after hardship

After losing my mom one week after finding out I was pregnant, I didn’t think life could get much worse. But life had other plans for me and things did in fact, get worse. I never in my wildest dreams thought that I would be where I’m at right now. I never thought I would be going through a divorce …

Self-Care Throughout the Holidays

The holiday season, with a mix of celebrations and social expectations, often becomes a period of heightened stress. Amongst the hustle and bustle, it’s easy to overlook the importance of self-care. Yet, prioritizing self-care during the holidays is crucial for our well-being. In the midst of holiday preparations, finding time for self-care becomes essential. Ignoring this aspect can lead to …

Shifting energy through grief

It’s okay if you don’t have same energy around the things you used to. This is a message I keep trying to remind myself. I’ve mentioned this before and I’ll mention it now, my motivation levels are so low, writing these blogs are so hard to do these days. Let’s not even mention the speaking engagement I had last week …

Sunday Scaries and Your Mental Health

By: Nicola Pierre-Smith, LPC Imagine this are having a great Saturday full of fun with your friends and family. You go to sleep full of gratitude. You wake up in the morning and Bam! It hits you, you have a whole new week ahead of you with tasks, obligations, and end-of-weekend flexibility. You’re not looking forward to it and it …

Self-Care Blog by Ivy

I’m redefining this transition period of my life. I’m redefining what happiness looks and feels like to me. I’ve felt stuck recently. I’m in this in-between period where I’ve made decisions and now I’m just in the wait-and-see period of what comes next in my life. It’s felt a little strange for me because I’m always eager to know what …

Self-Care Blog by Xander

My name is Xander Wynn, and I’m a 20-year-old African American who has faced the challenges of ADHD, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and PTSD. While my journey has been marked by obstacles, it has also been a path of self-discovery and growth, where self-care plays a pivotal role. Understanding the Importance of Self-Care Living with mental health conditions can be …