According to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than a quarter of American adults experience anxiety, depression, or other mental disorder in any given year. In addition to that, there are many other adults who struggle with a serious illness, relationship issues, job loss, stress, death of a loved one, substance abuse or other issues. Many of those struggling could benefit from the caring support of a trained professional.
A mind map is a free-form way of organizing long lists of information and can be a fun and creative way to show relationships between thoughts and ideas. Simply put, a mind map is a diagram that literally “maps out” your ideas by connecting your thoughts to a central subject.
September is Healthy Aging Month and is the perfect time to celebrate the wisdom, beauty and grace that comes from aging.
Celebrate Healthy Aging Month with these helpful tips.
1. Stay Active
Every September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors National Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders, associated behavioral health conditions and to celebrate individuals who in recovery.
Every organization and agency has goals to meet. Whether short-term or long-term, goals are essential in keeping employees and members of an organization encouraged and motivated. Apart from an organization’s overall goals, there are also training goals. Although training can be costly and time-consuming, it provides long-term benefits. These long-term benefits may include overall growth and development, maintenance of permanent employees, and increase in employee improvement and retention.
A few years ago, I came across a listing of holidays and observances for the month of August. Hidden between National Catfish Month and Rye Bread Month, I spied Annual Happiness Happens Month. Again, I find that recent events have been sapping my happiness levels, and I find myself in search of anything that will bring a smile to my face and joy to my heart. This is an observance I can get behind and celebrate!
A vision board is a collection of images (photographs, sketches, paintings, pictures from magazines, etc.) typically displayed on a bulletin board or poster as a visual representation of your dreams and ambitions for the future.
The purpose of creating a vision board for yourself is to serve as a creative, daily reminder of the goals you wish to attain by realizing the power of visualization.
Friends are good for your health. According to Harvard Health Publications, “social connections help relieve harmful levels of stress, which can harm the heart’s arteries, gut function, insulin regulation, and the immune system.”
A business associate shared one of his favorite TED talks with me the other day. He and I had been discussing the art of communication, and in this talk, Celeste Headlee presents "10 ways to have a better conversation". While watching the video, I found myself so caught up in her message, that I began making notes. My three favorite take-a-ways:
1. Enter every conversation assuming you have something to learn