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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. 

Self Care Club Member Spotlight: Destini Louangboriboune

Self Care Club Member Spotlight: Destini Louangboriboune
Destini Louangboriboune, our newest Self Care Club member, recently detailed her process for managing anxiety and depression. For many people, an...

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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

‘Tis the Season… for Gratitude

‘Tis the Season… for Gratitude
“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough” ― Oprah Winfrey   Thanksgiving.   Synonymous with Gratitude, and being Thankful. By now, most of us have heard that grateful people are happier, healthier and generally more fulfilled.   For a lot […]

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.

How Technology is ruining us and our Relationships

How Technology is ruining us and our Relationships
“Have you ever read something that killed you inside? Like a text message or someone’s status. Everything was going fine until you accidentally came across something you didn’t want to read. Or found out something you were better off not knowing. It’s almost as if it were posted just to purposely hurt you.” -Unknown  We […]

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 […]

6 Truths to Managing Stress

6 Truths to Managing Stress
I did it again.   I awoke the day before a big presentation, and realized I had procrastinated for weeks leaving myself until the last minute to get everything done.   I was time crunched, stressed, anxious, and worried.   Why had I done this to myself again?   I immediately felt a need to […]