I can't believe 2016 is over. What a year. We had many changes (see our Happy Holidays blog) and are looking forward to 2017.
Mental health may be getting more publicity, but is the stigma getting better? Anyone who suffers with mental health issues knows the importance of this statement. I have suffered with borderline personality disorder since I was a child. It has been an uphill battle. Until recently, hiding this little fact from the world was even more of a battle. It took all of my effort to act normal. It occurred to me, finally, that I shouldn’t need to. No one should. We are all human. Having anxiety, depression, bipolar ect. does not make you a failure.
2016 has been a rough year for many of us. So when we say thank you to all our youth, community and Ministry partners, it feels like hardly enough.
Here are some tips to help you manage your stress during the holidays and feel better.
As we dive into the holiday season, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, rushed, even irritated by family members and others around us.
I’d like to encourage you to try a mindfulness practice.
Here’s the practice:
I know a lot of people who fall into a slump, losing the habit of exercise, procrastinating with work, slipping into a bad diet, and generally not feeling motivated.
It’s hard to get out of a slump like that.
Laci Green (born October 18, 1989) is an American YouTube video-blogger, public sex educator, and feminist activist.
When I was 6 years old, we inherited my great-grandmother’s piano. I immediately took to it, and begged for lessons. For the next 10 years, music would be a constant part of my life.