Suicide prevention can feel like a scary topic. So scary it’s difficult to talk about. And the key to prevention is to begin talking about it so that life saving strategies can be employed to help the person recover and feel better. In honor of Mental Health Awareness month, we would like to take some […]
New Year, Be You!! Using values, vision, and goals to bring out the best in YOU this year!
Taking time to reflect on your values, vision and goals for the new year can help you prioritize the year ahead. With the new year charging in at full speed it can be a bit intimidating to reflect on the year prior. But doing so can aid us in allowing us the foresight to prioritize […]
PRACTICING SELF-CARE DURING THE HOLIDAYS.
This time of year is a perfect time to catch up with family and friends. Of course the holidays are the perfect excuse to indulge, wear your elastic waist pants, and go for that second slice of pie. Preparing and budgeting for those elaborate holiday meals or, searching for the perfect gift, the latest video […]
It’s been one year since we shut down due to the pandemic. So what’s new?
As we move past the one-year anniversary of Covid-19 taking the globe by utter surprise, we might find ourselves continuing to have a difficult time adjusting. You are not alone. Our lives were completely turned upside down in so many ways. Let’s talk about how these new ways of life became the hot topic for […]
How can I communicate better with my partner?
It’s normal to bicker and argue with our partners. However, if things have reached a boiling point and it seems as though the most mundane comment can turn into a heated argument it may be time to do a temperature check on your communication. Here are some things to consider if your communication is at […]
Mindful of the Changing Seasons: Welcoming Summer
We tend to mark the passage of time with the changes of the seasons; seemingly endless when we’re young, passing quickly as we age. From winter to spring, from spring to summer, we pause and take note first externally: more obvious for those of us who live with clear changes of the seasons, with melting […]
May = Mental Health Mindfulness
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Over the course of the past several years, our Vista Hill SmartCare teams have been utilizing the National health, behavioral health and social issue topics of each month as a best practice of promoting awareness of wellness topics and supporting healthy live-style choices. One of the primary missions of […]
The Angst of (Parenting) Adolescents
Our Vista Hill SmartCare team was recently asked to provide a Wellness event for parents of 4th-6th graders of an elementary school in one of the communities we serve, addressing concerns of parenting adolescents/teens. I must admit that I struggled with this topic for a bit: these are parents of nine to eleven year olds! […]