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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.

13 Reasons Why I Should Be Here

13 Reasons Why I Should Be Here
The second season of “13 Reasons Why” has been out for a few months now and it got me thinking about making my own positive version of this list. ...

How to Prioritize Your Wellbeing While Grieving

How to Prioritize Your Wellbeing While Grieving
Therapy Threads Offers Coping Methods and Advice on Grief What is grief? Grief is hard to define as it covers many different forms of loss and ...

Be Kind to Humankind: It’s Contagious!

Be Kind to Humankind: It’s Contagious!
Studies reveal that acts of kindness provide health benefits for both the giver and the receiver. Kindness is contagious. It starts with one perso...

A Closer Look at the Impact of Suicide and Mental Health in Entertainment and Pop Culture

A Closer Look at the Impact of Suicide and Mental Health in Entertainment and Pop Culture
This blog is part II in a series of blogs dedicated to suicide prevention and awareness. To read part I, click here.   Suicide is the second leadi...

Essential Oils – a Fad or For Real? (part 2)

Essential Oils – a Fad or For Real? (part 2)
“She could never go back and make some of the details pretty. All she could do was move forward and make the whole beautiful.” -Terri St. Cloud Last week, we talked about how you get a big voice in how you want to determine your destiny. We also talked about the role that essential oils can play […]

Essential Oils – a Fad or For Real? (part 1)

Essential Oils – a Fad or For Real? (part 1)
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things  -Leonardo Da Vinci Last time we learned a little bit about the use and benefits of essential oils, specifically aromatically. If you want a refresher on how […]

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.   […]

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month
Protection of our children from the risks of sexual and physical violation is a topic which needs to be discussed more openly.   Protection of young children is the number one priority of any society.   April has been designated as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The aim of this month is to create widespread awareness […]

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 […]