Pausing To Share… Free education program is for those dealing with adults with mental illness. NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is offering a free, eight-session education program for family, partners, friends and significant others of adults living with mental illness.
The course is designed to help all family members understand and support a loved one living with mental illness, while maintaining one’s own well-being, according to a flyer about the program.
The course includes information on illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression and other mental health conditions.
The program is taught by trained teachers who also are family members and know what it is like to have a loved one living with mental illness.
The courses will be held via Zoom 6-8 p.m. Mondays beginning Feb. 22. To register, e-mail Alicia Blasingame at firstname.lastname@example.org.For more information http://ow.ly/p4JR50DlkhM
Last year (2020) one of the items on my bucket list was to run a 5K by my birthday. So the wisest thing to do, I thought was to join the gym and get to stepping. It started out on the right foot till COVID hit and I was given a choice. Use this unfortunate event as an excuse to postpone the run or allow it to push me to an alternative.
Well I am happy to say that I did accomplish this goal, but soon afterwards something happened…
2020 Prepping for 5K by my birthday
One of my ongoing battles, is that I reach a certain number on the scale, slide in my favorite jeans and then I tend to think that it’s time to pause and celebrate the weight loss. Before I realize it, I reached out for that extra bag of chips, candy bar, topped with a midnight snack. ‘But oh no, this was not a best practice for me nor a healthy one.’
December 2020, with encouragement from a few friends, we started a Zoom online exercise group. This group’s focus isn’t about weight loss, though that will be one of the outcomes, but about living a healthier lifestyle.
So I hear you say why online? I say why not. For me, hosting a class online is enlarging my level of accountability base and it is also another item on my bucket list. I would like to become a class or Zumba instructor by the time I retire (wish me luck, I got 5 to 8 years to go)!
One of my biggest fitness heroes happens to be a good friend. I trust her because I have witnessed her journey and her beautiful success. From time to time, she will be sharing some tips or best practices that are sure to Engage, Encourage and Empower you.
So do more than stay tuned, let’s get physical! Send us an email to PausingWithGod@gmail.com, in the Subject matter enter: Zoom and we will send you the Zoom dates/times/more information.
May God bless us with a healthier New Year (emotionally, mentally, physically, financially and spiritually).