We are kicking off the month of May with the celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month and our passion to empower you to be well - body, mind, heart, soul, and spirit!! My mission for this podcast is to spread awareness, tools, and strategies to help the goal of prioritizing mental health and normalizing the practice of attending to our mental health as health. I offer you an invitation to make a small change TODAY! In honor of celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month to enhance your overall health and wellness and to support others around the globe.
In this episode I also draw a surprise Empowerment Card for our monthly dose of empowerment. I share my reaction and invite you to reflect upon your thoughts, associations as you apply the empowering message and tips to your life.
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Show Notes for Episode 68. Invest in Yourself for Mental Health Awareness Month, Ep.68
Episode Timestamp Notes:
01:24 - Welcome! We are kicking off the month of May with the celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month and my passion to empower others to be well - body, mind, heart, soul, and spirit!!
03:45 Prioritizing mental health; normalizing the practice of attending to our mental health as health.
04:25 - Invitation to make a small change TODAY! In honor of celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month to enhance your overall health and wellness.
06:46 - My own challenge for Mental Health Awareness Month is to post regularly on TikTok bring some fun, positive messages to spread awareness of the intersection of mental health with all other aspects of health - physical, spiritual, emotional, etc.
08:49 - Normalize asking for help; with the invitation to understand yourself better in order to first know what you need, what helps you so that you can help yourself better and also communicate those needs to others who support you.
10:10 - Considerations for sharing your story, speaking your truth. You can share your story anonymously and find other mental health resources: National Alliance on Mental Illness https://www.nami.org/home
11:58 - Statistics from Nami.org: One in 20 US adults experiences mental illness each year; One in 5 US adults experiences serious mental illness each year; One in 6 US youth aged 6-17 experiences a mental health disorder each year; 50% of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 15 and 75% by age 24; suicide is the second leading cause of death among people aged 10-34. You are not alone.
13:13 - We need more MH resources. This podcast is designed to spread awareness and practical strategies to support and advocate for mental health, healing and growth.
15:13 - Talk about your stress, your story and listen to others when they share their stories. One voice is enough, powerful, and meaningful. Power also grows when we bring our voices together. Please share support, resources, encouragement, and inspiration.
16:33 - Start today with a small little shift in your behavior. Please share this podcast with others. Send the link to someone you love. Normalize taking care of ourselves.
18:22 - My little change on January 1, 2021 that has changed my life - I decided to begin each day with a few minutes with myself. And that is my challenge and invitation to you - Start Your Day With 10 Minutes for You. Connect with me on Insight Timer: https://insig.ht/fsvbAhoowkb?utm_source=copy_link&utm_medium=live_stream_share
Link to Episode 67: A Guided Meditation: Tuning In. https://www.drlyz.com/blog/podcast-67
20:25 - How we spend the first 30 minutes of our day can help set the tone for the rest of our day. If, like me you are a mom and/or a woman, we tend to put ourselves at the bottom of our “to do list” and by the time we get there, we have little (if any!) time and energy to spend nurturing ourselves. I love meditating first thing in the morning to help me ease into my day with a sense of peace and balance. Some other ideas: journaling, singing, moving your body, praying, reading, or saying positive affirmations aloud. Most importantly: choose an activity that is nurturing for you - body, mind, heart, soul, and/or spirit!
21:12 - Empowerment Card - monthly drawing of a card and then discussing my reaction and invitation for you to ponder your reaction.
22:08 - “Women Who Invest in Themselves Go Further”
24:58 - Spend the first few minutes of your day nurturing yourself - your body, mind, heart, soul, and spirit. And specific ideas on how to nurture those aspects of your identity and experience.
28:22 - Our Free Resource - Self-Love Makeover/MH Tune-up - is a Place to Start with more ideas and strategies to nurture yourself - body, mind, heart, soul, and spirit. https://www.drlyz.com/makeover
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