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Suicide Prevention Week: What Can We Actually Do For Prevention?

Suicide Prevention Week: What Can We Actually Do For Prevention?

As we enter National Suicide Prevention Week, we hope to draw attention to the topic. Project Semicolon makes an important clarification that “Suicide is a complex issue involving numerous factors and should not be attributed to any one single cause. Not all people who die by suicide have been diagnosed with a mental illness and not all people with a mental illness attempt to end their lives by suicide."

 

Developing Shame Resilience: Part 3

Developing Shame Resilience: Part 3
When we don’t reach out to others, we allow them AND ourselves to sit alone in our shame, and by doing so we feed shame two of the ingredients it needs to survive: silence and secrecy. Using shame to fight shame doesn’t work. And using shame as a tool to try and change others doesn’t work, either. We can, however, all benefit from shared empathy. Empathy is what helps extinguish shame in its tracks.

My Personal Self Care: Mental

My Personal Self Care: Mental
Our mind’s health is our best investment in this world (besides our body). Material things and money is nice, but it doesn’t guarantee us security. 

Mental Health Month + Aromatherapy Prevention

Mental Health Month + Aromatherapy Prevention
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” ~Benjamin Franklin Did you know that May is Mental Health Awareness Month? What if each of us took a step this next month towards prevention, towards health and wellness? What kind of shift would we see in the world if every single person took one […]

5 Simple Ways to Help You Find Your Inner Calling

5 Simple Ways to Help You Find Your Inner Calling
So what exactly does it mean to “find your inner calling”?   As Rumi once said, “Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love.”   Finding your true calling essentially means to allow yourself to be pulled toward the strong inner impulse towards a particular course of action.   […]

Fears, And My First Weekend Of Yoga Teacher Training

Fears, And My First Weekend Of Yoga Teacher Training
This past weekend was my first step in a 9 month stretchy, spiritual and transformative journey through Kansas City Yoga Teacher Training.    There are some truly amazing and inspirational women in my “Yoga Trainee Tribe” and I feel so blessed and honored to share this time and space with them.   But I have a […]

Therapy – lets break the stigma down

Therapy – lets break the stigma down
If I go to a therapist, does that mean I’m crazy, weak or a failure?   What will others think? What if I’m seen coming out of that kind of office?   Such concerns are quite natural given our socio-cultural conditioning. Unfortunately, as a result, many people decide not to pursue therapy despite experiencing significant […]

Bullying – Let’s Build Awareness and prevention

Bullying – Let’s Build Awareness and prevention
January is one of the most depressing months of the year.   If you deal with depression year round, then today is just another day to get through.   But for millions of people who are generally happy, and don’t struggle with mental illnesses  – today might STILL be the day you wished you stayed […]

New Years Thoughts + a plan for 2016

New Years Thoughts + a plan for 2016
I used to be really into new years resolutions.   But, I’ve typically found that my “resolutions” convert into some form of a shame inducing, “should” list that turns into a chore.   1. Lose 10 pounds 2. Save $5,000 3. Eat healthier 4. Read more books 5. bla bla bla   No fun!   Want to try something different in […]

“Whisper Words of Wisdom, Let It Be”

“Whisper Words of Wisdom, Let It Be”
I was driving in a tiny little car that was not mine, in the dark, without my glasses or a working cell phone.   I was having an off night, to say the least.   And of course, that brought on a TON of anxiety.   However, little did I know, that just a few moments later, will be the […]

Therapy Threads Scarves Fight Stress and Stigmas – ThisIsKC

Therapy Threads Scarves Fight Stress and Stigmas – ThisIsKC

Cozy Therapy Threads scarves enhance your wellbeing with essential oils while  helping destigmatize mental illnesses.

Top 11 “Gut Feeling” Relationship Red Flags

Top 11 “Gut Feeling” Relationship Red Flags
“Our relationships are like mirrors. We attract what we need to work on ourselves.” -Law of Reflection  [I’ve been a little quiet on here lately, and I want to apologize for my inconsistency; which is one of the most important parts of blogging! This is still new to me, and not to come out with […]