We’re in the middle of Mental Health Month (May 2018). This weekly blog series during the month of May is intended to increase your understanding of “mental health.” So far, we’ve looked at the similarities between our physical and mental health and the ways that things we don’t feel can impact our underlying health. Today let’s … Continue reading Monday Mental Health: Mental illness is real, and there are great recovery options
May 2018 is Mental Health Month. Last week, we looked at the similarities between our physical health and our mental health. We’ll expand on that today, since both areas can be strongly influenced by things happening inside us that we don’t feel or recognize. Our health is influenced by things we don't even recognize are … Continue reading Monday Mental Health: What’s under the surface has a big impact
May is Mental Health Month 2018. Today, we want to help you better understand your own “mental health” by comparing it to some common experiences with our physical health. The easiest place to start is to think about how you are feeling. If your body feels ill or in pain, this alerts you to a … Continue reading Monday Mental Health: A comparison between physical and mental health
Did you know that May is Mental Health Month? Over the next few weeks, we’ll start each week with a “Monday Mental Health” blogpost to share information and resources. Our goal is to increase understanding, reduce stigma, and help you better support yourself and others. Let’s start with a simple definition. What is mental health? … Continue reading Did you know that May is Mental Health Month?
Did your parents teach you to say please and thank you? Are you teaching these courtesies to your kids today? Hopefully, the answer is yes. We train our kids to say these things as a picture of the kind of heart and character that we are trying to instill. Our goal is to create a heart … Continue reading Developing a Heart of Gratitude
If you live in South Carolina and have kids, you probably experienced Spring Break last week. Many folks go to the beach, go camping, or take some other type of vacation during a school break. But what do you do when you need a break, but you can’t take the time off from work or … Continue reading Taking a vacation when you can’t take a vacation
However you may feel about the Girl Scouts as an organization, and whatever your current status of dieting, eliminating sugar, or other healthy eating plans… their cookies are a part of our community. And I enjoy the season of Girl Scout cookies. Why? I was never in the Girl Scouts. I don’t even love all … Continue reading Why I enjoy the season of Girl Scout cookies
We’ve all heard that before, right? Over the past couple of years, the focus on self-care has increased in that more people are aware of it, and yet, we see so many cases of people that are stretched too thin, overcommitting and trying to fit just one more task into the daily schedule. Our society … Continue reading Self Care isn’t Selfish
If you live in America, it’s becoming more and more likely that the answer is “yes.” Since 1985, American teenagers have jumped from 18% of college freshman feeling “overwhelmed” to 41%. Nearly one-third of teens and adults have an anxiety disorder. But do we even see it when it’s happening? Three Myths About Anxiety “It’s … Continue reading Is your teenager struggling with anxiety?
During and after tragedy, it is only natural to experience sorrow, grief, fear, and anger. We cry out to God “Why?” and seek comfort and often seek distraction. These hard emotions are important, natural, and expected – but they are uncomfortable. We can expect sorrow and grief in life, but how do we handle it? … Continue reading Handling Sorrow and Grief