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My Mental Health Toolbox

Managing my mental health has been a journey and along the way I've gathered many tools to help. Read on to learn more about my mental health toolbox.

May 10, 2022

Anxiety about Inflation? Try These Tips

Many of us are feeling the financial pinch related to inflation, rising gas prices and more. While it's easy to feel like inflation is something out of our control, there are things we can do to manage our stress and anxiety, as well as our finances, to make it through the tough times. 

Mar 28, 2022

A Little Hope Everyday

After two years of uncertainty, mostly due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it feels time to start looking forward again. Let's start by doing this exercise to think about a little hope everyday.

Mar 23, 2022

Why Negative Emotions Are Important

Dealing with negative emotions can be challenging, so for many of us, we'd rather ignore them. Let's take a look at why negative emotions are important and why it is important that we acknowledge and address them. 

Feb 23, 2022

Let's Talk about Fight, Flight and Freeze

When we are faced with stress, we are impacted in primarily two places – the brain and the body. Let's take a look at these three common stress responses, fight, flight and freeze, and how they show up in our brain and body. 

Jan 26, 2022

Not Another Holiday Checklist

We don’t need another holiday checklist reminding us to make the most of this season. So instead, we’d like to offer you a very different kind of holiday checklist.

Dec 20, 2021

Understanding Grief

Many of us described our emotions in the last year as sadness, disappointment, fear, anger, pain, anxiety or numbness. But underneath all of these feelings is something we don’t often name. Grief. 

May 28, 2021

Understanding Mourning

Grief is what we feel when we lose something. Mourning is the work we do to come out on the other side of the pain. Mourning is a task. It requires work. And it does not happen on its own.

May 28, 2021

Why We Need to Name Our Feelings

Emotions are complicated, and being able to examine and name our feelings is an important step in being emotionally intelligent and taking care of our own mental health. 

May 25, 2021

What is Compassion Fatigue?

Compassion fatigue is the cost of caring “too much”. It can occur as a result of helping, or wanting to help, those who are in need. But by identifying the signs early, teachers can be quick to respond in a resourceful way. 

Apr 27, 2021

Week of Wins

Celebrating the wins, not matter how big or small, is a great way to help manage your mental health. This post provides an activity to help you count the wins.

Apr 22, 2021

Let's Talk about Burnout

Burnout can drain you of your passion and enthusiasm for your job, or even for life in general. Burnout is kind of like a fire that is slowly extinguishing. Learn how to mitigate the risks of burnout and keep those flames ignited. 

Apr 19, 2021

You Are Doing Enough!

Sometimes you just need to be reminded that you are doing enough. So, consider this your reminder that, not matter what, you are doing enough.

Apr 15, 2021

The Small Things Add Up

Often when we feel like our mental health is not in the best place, we start looking for big things that could be causing us stress. When we aren't able to find a big issue that is causing the stress, it may be time to examine all of the small things because they could be adding up.  

Apr 13, 2021

Is This Something I Can Control?

We face stressors every day and sometimes when we face multiple stressors, we can become overwhelmed. A helpful tool for managing stress is to ask, "Is this something I can control?"

Feb 15, 2021

What is Mental Health?

Because social emotional health is the intersection of social emotional learning and mental health, we talk a lot about mental health. But, what is mental health and how does it fit into overall health?

Jan 18, 2021


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