Resilience and COVID-19: College Student Mental Health, Mary McLeod Bethune and Finding Silver Linings

Let me say, right out of the gate, a global pandemic is NOT a good thing.  Death, prolonged illness, economic hardships, and despair … as I search for a silver lining, I’m NOT advocating for COVID-19.  But, humans are incredibly adaptable (Massey, 2013).  No doubt there’s plenty of “bad news” right now;  I’ve also heard families talk about how nice it is to eat dinner together again, enjoy a … Continue reading Resilience and COVID-19: College Student Mental Health, Mary McLeod Bethune and Finding Silver Linings

A Day’s Worth of Professional Self-Care

For the good of the company, prioritize your needs. By Kate Shipley Richey As the social focus on mental health has increased, so has the popularity of terms like “self-care.” Although the term itself could be reaching buzz-word status, the concept of taking care of oneself and prioritizing individual needs before the needs of others remains an important lesson. As my sister recently said in … Continue reading A Day’s Worth of Professional Self-Care