Let’s Talk About Stress and Coping Skills

We all feel stress at some point in our lives. For many persons, there are various sources of stress (eg., work, family, health issues, the pandemic, racism, or finances) which may overlap at times and in some cases, stress in one area of life impacts the other areas of life. Although signs/symptoms of stress mayContinue reading “Let’s Talk About Stress and Coping Skills”

Slowing Down Is Hard and Necessary

It seems like I’m always having this conversation with myself so I figured I’d “say it out loud” here too – slowing down is necessary. It’s easy to ignore or pay less attention to our feelings and thoughts when we keep ourselves busy. Let’s be real – facing these emotions and thoughts can be scary,Continue reading “Slowing Down Is Hard and Necessary”

Build Your Capacity for Stillness

One helpful skill for coping with stress and overwhelm is learning how to be still so you can be attuned to the needs of your body. By tuning in to your physical and emotional needs, you are better able to figure out what you need in order to feel more calm and at peace. DoContinue reading “Build Your Capacity for Stillness”

Let’s Talk About Sleep

I’ve been focusing on the quality of my sleep a lot more these past few weeks and I thought it would be good to re-share some thoughts from a post I wrote in 2018 because I find myself resonating with these words again. A few years ago, I attended a presentation on sleep and whatContinue reading “Let’s Talk About Sleep”

How Reading Helps Me Take Care of My Mental Health

As a child, I don’t remember getting toys as a gift. If I got a toy it was something educational, so I mostly got clothes and I got books. To be honest, I never thought that anything was wrong with not getting toys. I enjoyed my gifts! One of my aunts would buy books forContinue reading “How Reading Helps Me Take Care of My Mental Health”