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Entries tagged with: Mental Health

The Mind-Body Connection

8 January 2013

Allison read Think yourself well from the December 8th 2012 issue of The Economist and was glad to learn about compelling research on the connection between positive emotions and healthier bodies as well as actions you can take to increase your vagal tone (turns out we need more than just muscle tone).



Why Isn’t Mental Health Just Health?

12 November 2013

Allison read Comfort Food: No One Brings Dinner When Your Daughter is an Addict by Larry M. Lake on Slate and hopes that you’ll share this powerful article with others.



Stand Up and Ask, “Why Isn’t Mental Health Just Health?”

16 September 2014

Allison accepted the Stand Up Challenge from community health leader Erika Viccellio, and once again found herself pondering this question, “Why isn’t mental health just health?”



Irish Inspiration

26 April 2016

Allison read How to Calm and Reshape an Anxious Mind in the Irish Times and signed up for a course on wholeheartedness and gratefulness with one of her favorite poets, David Whyte. It’s good to get wisdom from across the pond.



The Instant Stress-Reducing Maneuver

25 July 2017

Allison read Coping Better... Anytime, Anywhere: The Handbook of Rational Self-Counseling by Maxie C. Maultsby, Jr. M.D. and remembered why his breathing exercise is still one of her favorites. It’s so easy!



Feel Better in Four Minutes

15 January 2019

Allison watched Dr. Zach Bush’s Nitic Oxide Dump video and added a new tool to her daily feel better regimen.



Where is Your Happy Place?

30 July 2019

Allison listened to one of her favorite guided imagery experiences and remembered that it’s nice to have a little audio support when things get stressful.



How to Be a Better Remote Worker

7 May 2020

Janie read several articles about working from home, considered the best practices Rachel has shared with us at Allison Partners, and pondered discussions with her teammates about things we can do to be better remote workers.



We’re Going to Be O.K.

7 July 2020

Allison read We’re Going to Be O.K. by Dr. Ebony Jade Hilton and Dr. Leigh-Ann Webb with illustrations by Ashleigh Corrin Webb. It sure was comforting to be reminded there are practical things we can do to stay safe, healthy, and optimistic during the COVID-19 pandemic.



I Learned to Manage Anxiety and So Can You!

18 August 2020

Barbara was interviewed for a Life Free of Anxiety podcast episode and was happy to share the story of how she learned to manage her own anxiety over 35 years ago.



Have You Hit the COVID-19 Wall?

2 March 2021

Allison got insight, comfort, and new ideas for coping after she read, We're in the Third Quarter of the Pandemic. Antarctic Researchers, Mars Simulation Scientists and Navy Submarine Officers Have Advice For How to Get Through It.



What Happened to You?

20 July 2021

Barbara read What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing by Oprah Winfrey and Bruce D. Perry, MD, PHD. It turns out thinking about trauma differently can help you feel better while you're healing.



Manage Your Anxiety and Win a World Series

9 November 2021

Allison savored a World Series win that her family has been waiting 26 years to enjoy. It was especially gratifying to learn that a life coach helped one of her favorite Atlanta Braves pitchers, Tyler Matzek, overcome severe anxiety.



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