Wellness Wednesday: The Joy and Benefits of Coloring

Coloring? Surely we all left that behind with our lunch boxes and school books? But it can be a great way to relax and de-stress from the pressures of the day. It is almost like meditation for me. Bonus! Because of increased interest, there are now fun and intricate coloring…

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The Hard Truth About Self-Care: It Isn’t Easy

Today’s post is by a special guest, Andrea Johnson Beck, author and mental health advocate.  Last week I read a social media post from a “life coach” stating self-care is easy, and if people didn’t do it, they didn’t have a right to complain. I don’t know about you, but…

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Wellness Wednesday: Black Bean Sweet Potato Chili

Hey everyone! I am starting something new on the blog. Every Wednesday I will feature a nutritious recipe, useful tool or helpful hint to keep you moving forward with your Wellness Plan. It will be short and sweet, but please, leave your comments and let me know if you tried…

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Coping With Stability

Why would I need to cope with stability, you ask. Isn’t that what I’ve been working for, striving for? Yes it is. But it is also a change. A big one. When I was 20, I had my first son. We planned him, prepared for him, were delighted to welcome…

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How to Craft a One-of-a-Kind Wellness Plan

What is a wellness plan? If you have been diagnosed with a mental illness, you may have heard the term “wellness plan” and wondered what that meant. What is a wellness plan? According to Mental Health Action, it is ” a map to leading a healthier, more balanced life.” Though…

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