It’s important to remind ourselves in stressful situations that our mental and physical health is important, and that stress can be harmful to us. Taking care of oneself and de-stressing not only feels good, but it’s vitally important to our long-term health. To get some good ideas on how to practice self-care in the face of difficult situations, we reached out to some JMF staff members to get their favorite self-care methods!
This Joseph Maley Foundation blog was written and researched by Communications Associate, Lauren Maley.
No matter what your current situation may be, stress and anxiety have a knack for finding their way into our lives. Whether you are incredibly busy without much time to yourself, dealing with too much free time due to the pandemic, or even in a very regular schedule and lifestyle, there are things that anyone can do that can help lower those levels of anxiety and stress. Here are some ideas for both in-the-moment and long-term anxiety and stress relief options for you to consider.*
Indiana is home to a wide array of nonprofits, both locally based and international. The Joseph Maley Foundation considers itself extraordinarily lucky to be included in a vast, diverse community of fantastic organizations and people accomplishing important work in the state and beyond. For this blog, we wanted to highlight just a small portion of some of the wonderful organizations based here!
96% of people living with a disability have one you are not able to see. Invisible disabilities are usually synonymous with invisible illnesses which are chronic and lifelong. While the everyday person may not be able to see these disabilities, they still affect everyday life for those who have them. A lot of these illnesses have similar symptoms, such as fatigue, low grade fevers, severe pain, cognitive dysfunction, learning differences, mental disorders, dizziness, weakness, and malaise. In more extreme cases, these illnesses can cause systemic damage and organ failure. Some examples of invisible illnesses are diabetes, lupus, fibromyalgia, chronic lyme disease, MS, and arthritis.
Hello again. Welcome back to your journey of meditation with your guide: JMF. If you have not already done so, I would suggest taking a moment to go and read or review the first part of this series, linked here.