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Resilience Minute

Resilience the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness. the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity. In psychological terms, the word resilience is defined as the ability to bounce back from difficult situations,...

10 Ways to Cheer Yourself Up (When You’re in a Bad Mood)

10 Ways to Cheer Yourself Up (When You’re in a Bad Mood)

Literally, everyone has one of those days. We all occasionally have days where we may wake up on the wrong side of the bed or start the day off on the wrong foot. Bad moods happen. There are, however, tried and true techniques we can all use to help cheer ourselves up...

What is meditation?

What is meditation?

When we think about meditating (with a capital M) we can get hung up on thinking about our thoughts: we’re going to do something about what’s happening in our heads. It’s as if these bodies we have are just inconvenient sacks for our brains to lug around. Having it...

What is mindfulness?

What is mindfulness?

In a nutshell, mindfulness is about being completely in touch with the present moment and being open to experiences as they come.  The practice of mindfulness has been around for ages.  However, mental health professionals are just beginning to recognize that...

Self care ideas: 25 more

Self care ideas: 25 more

What Is self care? Self care describes a conscious act one takes in order to promote their own physical, mental, and emotional health. There are many forms ... here are 25 more self care ideas. Do some yoga Visit somewhere that reminds you of “home” Create something!...

25 Self care ideas

25 Self care ideas

Self care is really anything you do to help take care of yourself.  Practicing good self care and developing a healthy self care routine will well you stay both mentally and physically well.  Here are some ideas for some simple self care techniques. Take a walk Read a...

Resilience: What is it, and how do I develop more of it?

Resilience: What is it, and how do I develop more of it?

Psychological resilience is the ability to mentally or emotionally cope with a crisis or to return to pre-crisis status quickly. In simpler terms, psychological resilience exists in people who develop psychological and behavioral capabilities that allow them to remain...

Thoughts are not facts: Cognitive reframing

Thoughts are not facts: Cognitive reframing

  When you put some space between you and your reaction, it changes your relationships to your thoughts- you can watch them come and go instead of treating them as matter of fact.  If you’re stuck on a negative thought, ask yourself: Is it true?  Often the answer...

Anxiety in the time of COVID, part 2:  Positive affirmations

Anxiety in the time of COVID, part 2:  Positive affirmations

Once you have taken the time to practice some deep breathing, begin to focus on any negative thoughts that are moving around your head.  Zero in on them, they are clues as to your functioning and mental health as you interact with the world. Challenge a negative...

Anxiety in the time of Covid, part 1: The stress response

Anxiety in the time of Covid, part 1: The stress response

In this unprecedented time, many caregivers are more stressed than usual… Which is saying something! They may be working longer hours, providing care to family members under extreme circumstances, and often, not paying attention to their own needs. That’s what...

In Memory of Ruth Hales

In Memory of Ruth Hales

In memory of Ruth Hales a founding member of PLAN of Central Ohio and our treasurer for many years. Ruth died on October 4, 2019 at the age of 95 years young. Thanks to Ruth, PLAN had a very strong beginning and continues today working with members of our community.

Wholly Discretionary Trusts

Wholly Discretionary Trusts

What happens if you leave your assets or a portion of your assets directly to your child who is suffering from mental illness or developmental disabilities who are on governmental assistance programs? First of all, the child may not be able to handle or manage these...

Stable Account Service

Stable Account Service

If you want to save some of the money your loved one earns from their job without putting their benefits at risk then you may want to look at the Stable Account that is offered by the Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague. The web site is www.stableaccount.com and the phone...

Saving money for your loved one

Saving money for your loved one

When you are trying to determine the best way to put aside money for your loved one with out putting their benefits at risk be sure to check out the Community Fund Management Foundation. This is an Ohio organization with Brian Cook as  the Central Ohio Associate...

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