Asking Your Feelings to Tea: Coffee and Connect Takeaways

This was the final Coffee and Connect of Season 2 (Season 3 to start this fall!). Patricia began by asking us to list some of our current feelings:  tired, excited, relaxed, hopeful, anxious, stressed.  These are all typical feelings at the end of a long work day.  She then asked us where we felt these feelings physically- something we don’t often realize, even though we feel it every day.  Some felt relaxed in their shoulders and lungs, some felt anxious in their stomachs, others felt stress in their head and neck.  These sensations are not new to us, yet it was interesting to connect inner-emotion with physical feeling and truly understanding the effects that our emotions can have on our bodies. 

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The Three SC’s of Wellness: Coffee and Connect Takeaways

Wellness is so much more than physical fitness and general health.  Mental wellness also falls into this category.  In this Coffee and Connect, we discussed the 3SC’s of Wellness: Self-Care, Self-Compassion, and Support Circles.  We often get so caught up in daily tasks that we often forget to take care of our own mental health, and we discussed why that happens and how we can combat those issues. 

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Doing More to Feel Better: Coffee and Connect Takeaways

It is easy to get lost in the after-holiday buzz of back to work or back to school chaos.  There are tasks that need to be completed, and they often take precedence over our own self-care, until we often find ourselves feeling down or depressed.  So why don’t we allow ourselves to make the time to do things for ourselves in order to feel better? 

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