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Mental Health

  • Rediscovering your Motivation

    There are those days, weeks and sometimes even months when we just don’t feel motivated. This is especially true for preparedness. Whether you feel like you are just going through the motions each day or you’ve been trying to find enthusiasm for preparedness, we are here to help you regain the en... View Post
  • Your Guide to Stress Survival Skills

    Stress is a major culprit in almost every chronic disease. One may have diabetes, but were emotional eating and the compounding effects of daily stress root causes? Stress can absolutely lead to fatalities and yet rarely do we learn how to manage it in childhood. In fact, a panel of medical expe... View Post
  • Wellness Kit: What Is It & Why You Need It for Disaster Prep

    If you live in an area susceptible to natural disasters, chances are you’ve already done some research on preparing yourself for potential emergencies. While there is plenty of information available on the physical and analytical components of disaster preparedness, many sources tend to disregard... View Post
  • Disaster Resilience: Definition, Main Principles, and Beyond

    In 2021, approximately 1 in 10 homes were affected by natural disasters in the US alone. This amounts to over 14.5 million properties, causing nearly $57 billion in property damage. Over the coming decades, both the frequency and the intensity of natural disasters are expected to increase due to ... View Post
  • The Climate Anxiety Solution: Hopefulness and Action

    Does it seems like climate disasters are happening all around us? A heat dome covered the Northwest, fires all over California, New York City flooded. It's not surprising "climate anxiety" is coming up more and more. Climate-related anxieties are correlated with emotional, not behavioral r... View Post
  • "...Then When You Know Better, Do Better"

    I adore Maya Angelou. Her books moved me deeply as a young woman and they still line my bookshelves today. Her quote, "Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better," has stuck with me for a long time.

    Yet her quote has been altered over time and even paraphrased by Oprah Winfrey to, "When you know better, you do better." But that's not really what she said. The "then" is really important. Removing it, or ignoring it, unintentionally implies that when we know better we will choose to do better. But, not always. Right?

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