@the.sage.therapist Takes Over Our Insta to Talk Socioeconomic Stress and Postpartum Anxiety

Emily Turvey took over over our Insta Stories for #freeyourmindfriday! Check out her story and follow her at @the.sage.therapist! “My name is Emily. I’m a 28-year-old mother currently pursuing my masters degree in clinical mental health counseling at Northern Kentucky University. In a year, I will be a licensed LPC in Cincinnati, Ohio. I have a low socioeconomic background. I …

You Are Worthy of Your Tomorrow

I remember so clearly a question that was asked during one of my speeches. The question that was asked was, “Do you think you’ve won your fight?”. He asked me that question because during my speeches, I always focus on reminding each of us that we are worthy of this fight for our lives. And after sharing my story of …

Hold Onto Your Small Moments of Joy

Writing this blog post, I am sitting on the waterfront of Alexandria, VA, watching the life of Washington, DC right across the water and I thought about all the life happening all around us that we constantly watch pass us by. And then I felt sadness for all of those who couldn’t see the beauty of today, because they had …

Woodland Middle School Receives Mindfulness & Second Step Training

On Tuesday August 20, 2019, 1N5 staff delivered a mindfulness training to the teachers and administrators at Woodland Middle School. There were approximately 30 teachers in attendance in addition to the parent leading the wellness initiative. Teachers will be utilizing the skills learned to lead five minutes of mindfulness in their classrooms during first and fifth bell (immediately after lunch). …

When You Enjoy the Journey, Magic Happens

My fiance and I spent some time joking around trying to learn a salsa dance to a YouTube video and I told him how stiff he looked. I told him, “Don’t try too hard, because that’s when you mess up. Just have fun with it.” In that moment, I said, “wow, what a blog post”, and now here we are. …

Spencer Educational Center Receives Training for SEL Program – ‘Second Step’

On Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 1N5 provided and facilitated training to the Spencer Educational Center staff on Second Step, which is a research-based, teacher-informed, and classroom-tested program that promotes the social-emotional development, safety, and well-being of children from Early Learning through Grade 8. Second Step Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) gives students the tools to excel in and out of the classroom. …