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Showing posts from April, 2010

EMM Update

A lot is going on with Embracing My Mind, Inc. (EMM). First, the Peer-to-Peer Recovery Education Course came to close last Saturday. We celebrated with some cake and had a very good time. This weekend Embracing My Mind,Inc. will be an exhibitor at the International Medical Volunteerism Conference at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. We are excited about the opportunity. Wednesday, April 21, Embracing My Mind, Inc. will start facilitating groups at Fulton County Superior Mental Health Court in Atlanta, Georgia. To learn more about schizophrenia visit: Embracing My Mind, Inc. (EMM) , NAMI , or Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia (Canada).

10 Everyday Stress Management Techniques

by Teresa Jackson Some of us are better at it than others, and even though we all know that we must do it for health reasons, stress management is not that easy for most of us. In today’s hectic world, it’s almost impossible to avoid stress – even children are stressed out what with peer and parental pressure tugging at them from opposite sides. So the best thing to do is to find ways to manage it as best we can so that it does not affect our health adversely. Managing stress on a daily basis is not that difficult; all you need to do is: 1. Don’t take yourself too seriously: Life is short, so enjoy it in the right way. Allow time for fun and frolic even in the midst of your busy schedule. 2. Make plans, but don’t obsess over it if they fall through: Making plans and adhering to them is the best way to beat stress. But when those plans fall apart, find ways to improvise rather than falling apart yourself. 3. Make time to laugh and enjoy yourself: Laughter is the best medicine, so