The Importance of Community

By | 2020-06-25T17:57:01-04:00 June 25th, 2020|Tags: , , |

The Importance of Community The importance of community translates into overall personal happiness.  It’s what drives us to live in certain neighborhoods, join team sports and get involved in book clubs.  We’re all seeking to find a group of people with whom we can connect with. Now science gives us another reason as to why our communities are so important to us. In 1938 Harvard researchers began the Harvard Study of Adult Development, one of the world’s longest studies of adult life.  Their research goal was to find out what leads to a healthy, happy life.  For over 80 years they’ve followed the original 238 subjects.  Eventually adding their offspring to the study group, and now the third and fourth generations. Over the years they studied the participants’ physical health, as well as their personal successes and failures.  They filled out questionnaires, submitted medical records and held hundreds [...]

Hi, How Are You?

By | 2020-08-23T13:30:43-04:00 May 29th, 2020|Tags: , , |

How are you? Nearly 450 million people worldwide contend with mental health issues, and now with the current pandemic, it is more important than ever to practice mental health check-ins on yourself and your circle of loved ones. According to a recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll, more than half of Americans are currently suffering mental health-related issues.[i] Fortunately, awareness surrounding mental health conditions continues to grow.  Even celebrities, musicians and organizations are now joining the conversation.  HBO and NAMI have teamed up for their ‘It’s OK to not feel OK’ campaign.  Michael Phelps can be found on Hulu promoting mental health counseling.  The ‘Hi, How Are You Project’, which is inspired by singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston, was created to further education about mental health and wellbeing.  The message is being said more frequently and reaching more people, and that most certainly helps. So, how we contribute to help end the [...]

Self Esteem

By | 2020-02-24T15:17:49-05:00 February 24th, 2020|

SELF ESTEEM February is National Boost Self-Esteem Month 10 ways to boost your self-esteem: Do not compare yourself to others Surround yourself with supportive people Master a skill Take care of yourself, eat health, exercise regularly Smile Be nice to yourself, compliment yourself Make a list of your accomplishments Do unto others as you would like done to you Visualize yourself as you would like to be Meditate or practice yoga