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Gratitude Part 2: Practice Makes Progress

As mental health writer Melody Beattie puts it, “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough and more. [It] makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”   If you read TPN.Health’s last post on gratitude, you might be thinking, “Well that’s great that Read more…

Gratitude During a Pandemic…And Beyond

It is a condition of being human to have needs and navigate ways of getting those needs met. In doing so, we come up against the senses of “not enough” and maybe even “too much,” and we figure out how to live in those spaces or create new ones. It is also a human given Read more…

You Are How You Cook: Effects of Food-Prep Practices on Mental Health

Amidst the many considerations of these “stay-at-home” times, it is possible that many folks are considering their relationship to food prep and cooking differently. As access to restaurants is limited, people are opting more often to create meals using their own tools and processes rather than getting their sustenance ready-made from an outside source (evidenced Read more…

Lending an Ear: A Reflection on Listening

The American Speech-Langauge-Hearing Association (ASHA) dedicates each May to Better Hearing and Speech month, during which time ASHA creates opportunities for education about communication disorders and the organization’s role in providing treatment. ASHA defines a communication disorder as an  “impairment in the ability to receive, send, process, and comprehend concepts or verbal, nonverbal and graphic Read more…

Write It On Your Heart (& Brain)

Throughout history, word-workers and story-makers have been sharing their experiences on the stimulating effects of pen-and-paper writing. For instance, memoirist and fiction writer Robert Stone said of his pen use and mental clarity, “On a typewriter or word processor, you can rush something that shouldn’t be rushed–you can lose nuance, richness, lucidity. The pen compels Read more…