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 …

1N5 Talks Mental Health & Mindfulness at St. Ursula Academy

On August 29th, 1N5’s Executive Director, Nancy Eigel-Miller, spoke to two Women’s Studies classes at St. Ursula Academy.  Approximately 50 students learned about mental health signs and symptoms, the latest data about mental health, and trends as well as mindfulness and self-care practices. The class included a mindfulness practice and a discuss about how to incorporate more self care techniques …

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. …

@mentallywhole Takes Over Our Insta to Share Her Journey

Ashley Nelles, the warrior behind the Instagram account @mentallywhole, will be taking over our Insta Stories today to share her mental health journey! Happy Friday! “I don’t remember a time when I didn’t struggle with my mental health. As a child, it was separation and anxiety. I began therapy in elementary school and again in middle school. I started antidepressants …

Caitlin Takes Over Our Insta as She Celebrates Over One Year Sober

Hey all! My name is Caitlin, and I am a grateful, recovering alcoholic. My one year sobriety date was June 25, 2019. Along with the addiction I have been battling, I have also dealt with mental health disorders as long as I can remember, going back into my teen years. Severe depression, anxiety, panic attacks, eating disorders, as well as …