Join us for a Day of Healing presented by Mercer Youth Partial Care. We invite Trenton youth, adults and families who have been affected by violence or other forms of trauma to engage with each other, participate in health and wellness activities and gain knowledge and resources to better care for themselves and their families.
Activities include yoga, meditation, art, music, panels on alternative health and wellness practices, raffles and more! A light breakfast and lunch will be served as well.
When: Saturday, June 10 9:00 am-2:00pm
Where: Westminster Presbyterian Church 1140 Greenwood Avenue, Trenton, NJ 08609
To RSVP please contact Rosa DeJesus at 609-396-0800 or firstname.lastname@example.org by June 7.
Overall health and wellness is not possible without taking care of both body and mind. Just as we have learned ways to reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer and other illnesses, we must also learn ways to cope with the daily stress and challenges of life.
Check out these 5 tips from Oaks for minding your health-
- Engage someone every day. Relationships and social connections can ward off the effects of stress on depression, anxiety and other health problems. Listening to someone’s wants and needs can often shed a new light on your own challenges.
- Let go of blaming others. Even when life is unfair, blaming others leaves you powerless to make positive, healthy and lasting changes in your life. Taking full responsibility allows you to reclaim the power over your own choices and improve opportunities for change.
- Eat healthier today than yesterday. A heart healthy diet and exercise are key to not just physical, but mental health. The types of foods and drinks you consume determine the types of nutrients in your system and impact how well your mind and body are able to function.
- Don’t kid yourself! Sleep is critical and lack of sleep makes everything difficult. Poor sleep is linked to significant problems including greater risk of depression and anxiety, increased risk of heart disease and impaired memory. Getting some shut-eye will make you more likely to succeed at your tasks and in turn enjoy greater well-being.
- Make changes today; yesterday is already in the past. It’s important to not let your past define you. Each day presents a new opportunity to start over, learn from our mistakes, choose a new attitude and move forward.
We can all take small steps to promote better health and wellness. By gradually making positive changes and building on successes, achieving a healthy lifestyle is possible. Learn more tips and practices for minding your health during our Day of Healing. We look forward to seeing you there!