Appreciating Delayed Gratification

So many of us often seek out instant gratification. We want results and we want them immediately. It happens when we go to the gym to get more fit and get frustrated when we don’t see progress in a few days. It happens when we start therapy and expect to figure out our entire struggles after just one hour session, …

Choose Gratefulness Today and Every Day

Thanksgiving has come and gone, and often times our practice of gratefulness has come and gone as well. With Thanksgiving, we feel thankful for what we have, no matter how big or how small. For many of us, we get to spend time with family and friends and eat lots and lots of food, so inevitably, we feel thankful. We …

You Can’t Control the Weather, So You Might as Well Dance in the Rain

You really don’t know what is going to happen. You can plan and prepare and play the best or worst scenarios over and over in your head. And you still won’t know. You won’t know if it will rain if you are planning an outdoor event. You don’t know what someone’s reaction will be when you tell them something. And …

John Shares His #WarriorWednesday Story

It’s Warrior Wednesday, and John Medl is sharing his story of living with bipolar disorder, anxiety and panic attacks. Check out his story below! I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2006, and I also live with general anxiety and panic attacks. I started writing at an early age. Just very simple poems in grade school. I never knew that …

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). …