Our minds can bring to life what backpacks supply to extended hikes, but only if we supply them properly and repair them when they begin to shred.
I get lost in my thoughts, lost in the beauty, focused on footing.
Even when we’re finding our own path, seeing that others have carved their own, unique path can be the role model we seek.
Disciplined attention to what I need to do to be safe and feel good makes a difference, whether hiking or in life.
Put the wrong things in your body at the wrong time, or fail to understand what your body requires to function, and it becomes nearly impossible to succeed.
Hearing my name being yelled by someone who earlier that day had barely been able to move reminded me that some days we just have to keep moving forward, hoping to stretch out and build strength as the day goes on.
Sometimes we need to just accomplish one simple goal on day one. On day two, we aim for two simple goals or one harder goal. Then we build from there.
As you face your next challenges, are you exhausting your energy on a “never” when plenty of “not yet” and “now” opportunities deserve more attention?
Because I must move at my pace doesn’t mean I don’t ask questions.
On the worst days, the best way for me to find the energy to get up and go is to walk side-by-side with someone who takes the time to care.
The disappointment of thinking I’d made it, only to find out that there more struggle to endure, could be debilitating.
Having a clear goal, something imaginable and at least potentially achievable, enabled me to put in work my body and mind were telling me I was too tired to accomplish.
It was frustrating when my career seemed to plateau at various points, particularly when I didn’t recognize how beautiful the view was from where I stood.
The birth of a child is one of life’s most profound changes. And while it’s often met with joy and celebration, it’s also a time when new mothers are extremely susceptible to depression and anxiety.
Although African Americans constitute a relatively small portion of the U.S. population, they tend to experience mental health diagnosis and treatment in a significantly different way.
Latinos are the largest minority in the United States, constituting roughly 54 million and making up 17% of the U.S. population. The most debilitating health issue within the Latino community is depression.
American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) make up approximately 1.5% of the U.S population, making them the smallest minority group in the country. Out of this percentage, 33% lack health insurance and about 57% of AI/AN rely only on the Indian Health Services (IHS) for care.
While 99.99% of people suffering from mental health conditions never become violent, I hope someday people become less afraid to take an action when they see extremely bizarre behavior or hear someone speaking violently. In these situations I always suggest engaging professionals right away. Don't play the role of the police or mental health professional.
The answer can be BOTH. Managers have often asked me how to deal with an employee who is disruptive (that does not necessarily mean all disrupters have a bipolar condition). Anxiety disorder has become one of the most common mental health conditions.
Humans are social creatures. Many of us prefer to laugh, sing, and dance in the presence of others (although a solo jam session is never a bad idea). Here at NoStigmas, we value the importance of community and mental health to improve our understanding of ourselves and others in efforts to make actions more meaningful and effective.