Boring, Yet Necessary, Self-Care

by Maritza Marciano from Ritzawonderfullife This week my article is inspired by @makedaisychains #Boringselfcare When face masks, pedicures, manicures and spa days are too costly and too timely, there are simple ways to self care! Sometimes self care can become this idea of ultimate pampering and relaxation but in reality we can self care every day multiple times a day! …

Loving the Body You’re In

by Maritza Marciano from RitzaWonderfulLife Get skinny quick! Lose the love handles! How to get a bikini body in time for summer! Any of those sound familiar? Everywhere I turn I feel the pressure of the standard society has set for women. To be a medium height, thin but not too thin, curvy but only in the “right” places, and …

Insta Perfect: The Truth Behind the Photo

Sue Ann from Heart of Plastic shares her story behind living an insta-perfect life as a social media influencer. My name is Sue Anne; I am a social media influencer. This is me in a totally unplanned photo after a run: sweaty, makeup-less, clothes not matching… It’s unusual because part of my job is to create picture-perfect images that I’ve …

Letting Go Can Set You Free

I used to crave external validation from all sources in my life, including social media. I used to have a food Instagram page that led me to compare myself to others who were extremely fit and I forced myself to try and emulate a lifestyle that I couldn’t or didn’t even want to.   When I finally realized I needed to …

I Kept Fighting for Me – Ivy’s Story

Ivy Watts, from Boston, shares her mental health journey with 1N5. Hi beautiful people – my name is Ivy! As a former collegiate athlete who graduated with several academic and athletic accolades, great friends and a supportive family, it appeared on the outside like I had it all together, but on the inside, I was truly struggling. Under the pressure …

1N5 Educates 8451 on Workplace Mental Health

Monday, September 17, 2018, 1n5 presented on the topic of workplace mental health to approximately 100 84.51 employees and staff members. The entire spectrum of mental health was discussed, including mental health wellness, hygiene, illness, crisis signs, and preventative practices such as mindfulness, meditation, and breathing techniques to increase focus, productivity and relaxation. The company, named after its longitudinal position …

National Suicide Prevention Week Brings Outpouring of Hope

This week, September 9th through 15th, marked National Suicide Prevention Week, which also encompassed World Suicide Prevention Day, which took place on Monday of this week. Our hope…and mission is that next week and beyond, we begin to hear voices shattering the suffocating silence that surrounds mental illness and suicide. We are certain there’s much more work to still be …

Messages of Hope for Every Student at McAuley High

On World Suicide Prevention Day, a group of ten McAuley High School students from The Fearless Initiative, helped student, Mattie Flynn’s, dream of spreading messages of hope come alive. The dream was to distribute messages of love, encouragement and hope to each student at McAuley High and that is just what they did. This small group of students from The …