Taking Care of Ourselves

Taking Care of Ourselves

Written by: Cynthia Mwaura Self-care is the practice of taking action to promote and ensure one is physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy. We all have our own struggles that we go through. Yet, even with the struggles that come with living, we must slow down,...
Finding Gratitude in the Midst of Life

Finding Gratitude in the Midst of Life

Written by: Cynthia Mwaura Many of us have now heard about making time for gratitude. One of the many mindful practices available to improve mental health. If you haven’t come across the power of gratitude, I will explain it briefly. Gratitude is the process of...
“My time as a corrections officer really helped me begin to understand how complex mental health is, and how much it ties into everything else in a person’s surroundings.” 

“My time as a corrections officer really helped me begin to understand how complex mental health is, and how much it ties into everything else in a person’s surroundings.” 

An interview with Abagail Reiman, board member of NAMI Seattle on how her experience as a corrections officer informed her on the intersections between mental health and the cycles of incarceration and homelessness.  Abagail Reiman on a warm sunny day next to “ The...