It is the New Year and many of us begin the yearly ritual of reflecting on our lives and making resolutions to lose weight or to do something nice for others –such as giving more hugs and smiles or opening doors for people. Our hope is that beginning New Year’s Day we will start fresh …
The Christmas season is upon us. Yes, this year will be different as we are in the midst of a pandemic. If there has ever been a year, it is this year that we need some joy. We need Christmas trees, lights, decorations, Christmas cards, nativities, Christmas villages, poinsettias, and some mistletoe.
A ll of us are faced with daily uncertainty about how long the COVID- 19 situation will last and where it will take us, both individually and collectively. Our lives have been stripped down and we need to be very intentional about protecting our mental health. I want to share five practices to help guard your heart and mind during this time.
What is wellness and what does it mean to be well? At Brewster Place we focus on the five dimensions of intellectual, emotional, physical, social and spiritual wellness. As you read through the characteristics of each dimension, think about rating your current level of wellness in that dimension on a scale from 1 to 10 with 10 being “very well.” Think about the barriers you experience in your wellness pursuits, what would help to bump up your rating by one or two points, and what strengths do you already possess to help you get there?