Jennifer Loredo
 

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Reducing Mental Health Stigma

This is part 2 in a series of blogs focused on Mental Health Awareness Month, which is observed during the month of May. I think it is important to mention that I am not a mental health professional and that all blogs written to support this series are based on my experiences, as well as through the reading and research I have done to support the topics chosen.   I received a tremendous response after sharing the first blog in this series asking for your help and suggestions to support...

Mental Health Awareness Month

Did you know that May is Mental Health Awareness Month and that it has been observed in the United States since 1949?   Mental health is a topic that is uncomfortable for many and misunderstood by even more. It is also an area that so many are working so hard on. Eliminating stigma, providing support and sharing resources are just a few parts of this movement to raise awareness about mental health.   This is the first in a series of blogs I will be sharing throughout the month.  I will be...

This is the Big 45!

I didn’t plan on writing a blog today; however, I found myself thinking about what today means to me and felt compelled to share a few words.   Today is my 45th birthday!   Wow, 45! I can’t help but smile.  My morning began with Omari and the kids singing “Happy Birthday” and I have already received numerous calls, texts and social media messages. I feel the love from near and far and couldn’t be more grateful. The connections I share with so many of you mean so much to me.   Pausing and...

What You Need to Know About Tulsi

This is the first in a series of blog posts about common Ayurvedic herbs. As you may know, I have been studying to become an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant through Maryland University of Integrative Healthand will finish up next week. That being said, I couldn’t be more excited to share many of the things I have learned with you and thought that a few different blog series would be a wonderful way to begin. This is the first of said series (stay tuned for another coming soon on Ayurveda...

Consistency

It has been quite a while since I’ve written a blog. Part of me wants to say it’s because I haven’t had the time. But I know good and well that I make time for things that are a priority to me. Unfortunately, writing has gotten pushed to the bottom of the to-do list the last few months, but I am also creating in other ways which has felt really good. I have been teaching quite a bit of yoga and using that as an opportunity to get...

The Power of Personal Mantras

If you are one of those people who hear the word ‘mantra’ and think “this is not for me”, then this probably IS for you. I know it makes some people uncomfortable to use a word that they do not know the meaning of, so let’s get that right out of the way. The word mantra has two generally accepted definitions: “a word or sound repeated to aid concentration in meditation, and a statement or slogan repeated frequently.” While the origin is found in Hinduism and Buddhism, the...