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17 Free Ideas for Self-Care

by Amanda Smith, LCSW What I find most annoying about the idea of "self-care" is that it has to be expensive. There is way too much noise out there telling us that taking care of ourselves means spending a lot of money on a lot of stuff. Sure, it's healthy to treat yourself every once and a while, but there...[ read more ]

Taking Care of Our Environment and Taking Care of Ourselves

Stillpoint values collaborating with community partners that enhance the lives of all people in the community which is why we are teaming up with Surfrider Foundation. This month, Stillpoint will be doing a beach sweep to help fight plastic pollution on the beaches. Surfrider Foundation fights for protection against plastic pollution, clean ocean water, fair beach access for all, and more. Surfrider Foundation   Surfrider Foundation...[ read more ]

The Link Between Sleep and Health

By Spencer Lee, Intern Sleep hygiene is an important part of our lives that can often fall by the wayside. Good sleep habits are important for everyone’s health, but particularly so for those living with a psychiatric illness. Anywhere from 10% to 18% of the adult population in the U.S. experiences chronic sleep problems. Adults living with mental illness are a whopping 50% to 80%...[ read more ]

Emotional Self-Care

Self-Care applies to every aspect of our life. It isn't one specific thing or activity; self-care is a concept. It's a lifestyle. It's how we take care of ourselves.  Self-care is a multifaceted practice. Not only do we have physical needs, but also social needs and emotional needs. Each aspect of health requires a unique approach. Identifying our needs in...[ read more ]

Surviving to Thriving: Support for Chronic Pain

by Brionna Alston, MSW Intern Chronic pain: a term that may seem self-explanatory, but what exactly is it? The truth is, it’s not a one-size-fits all experience. While everyone experiences occasional aches and pains, an estimated 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experience persistent pain that lasts at least 3 months. It may feel sharp or dull, steady or...[ read more ]

Self-Care in the New Year

by Amanda Smith, LCSW I don't know about you, but I have a serious love-hate relationship with the whole "New Year's Resolution" thing. Every year it's the same thing- I set out to x and perfect every single aspect of my life, and within 30 seconds of the stroke of midnight, I've already screwed something up. We don't even get...[ read more ]

Meet Stillpoint’s Newest Addition!

There is a new face here at StillPoint and we want to introduce you! Please welcome Mercedes McLaughlin! We sat down with her and asked her a couple of questions so you guys can get to know her better!  Q: “Tell us about your background.”  A: “I joined the mental health field due to my own experiences with the mental...[ read more ]

How to Tell Your Family You’re Not Coming Home for Christmas

This holiday season will look very different for millions of Americans who have decided to forego traveling home this year due to the pandemic. While some families may be understanding, some may not be as happy with your decision. If you’ve decided not to go home for the holidays, here’s how to break it to your family without burning bridges....[ read more ]

Gratitude Guilt

 by Amanda Smith   I've been struggling with the concept of "gratitude" lately, and I think it has a lot to do with how this whole year has panned out. 2020 has glaringly reminded us that we have things for which to be thankful. However, it feels a bit uneasy publicly professing gratitude for things that seem slightly trivial in...[ read more ]

The Heart’s Healing Power

By Jessica King   Have you ever heard the phrase, “Listen to your heart, because it knows the way”?  According to research and a new tool Stillpoint will soon be offering, this couldn’t be more true. Heart Math has 25 years of research and technology that believes in the heart-brain connection as well as the influence it has on our...[ read more ]



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