Tag Archives: mindfulness

When Self-Care is Not Fun

We have been talking a lot about self-care recently at both of the places where I work. In these conversations, self-care is usually framed as doing nice things for yourself. Maybe this means taking a walk in the woods, going out with friends, meditating, or… continue reading When Self-Care is Not Fun

5 Minutes of Mindfulness Make a Difference

What is mindfulness? You’ve probably heard about mindfulness in the last couple of years. It’s been appearing in popular publications and growing in popularity as a recommended treatment for everything from pain and insomnia to parenting and depression. It may seem like a new and… continue reading 5 Minutes of Mindfulness Make a Difference

Welcome, Leigh Ellis

The Fountain Hill Center is pleased to welcome new counselor Leigh Ellis as a full-time member of our permanent staff! Leigh completed her counseling internship at FHC in May and her bridging in September of 2017. She holds a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health… continue reading Welcome, Leigh Ellis

Welcome, Jennifer Flanders

The Fountain Hill Center is pleased to welcome Licensed Master Social Worker Jennifer Flanders as a full-time member of our permanent staff! Jennifer comes to us from InterAct of Michigan, where she amassed a significant amount of experience treating clients with chronic mental health conditions, substance… continue reading Welcome, Jennifer Flanders

Welcome, Dr. Jessica Gladden

The Fountain Hill Center is pleased to welcome new counselor Jessica Gladden as a part-time member of our permanent staff. Jessica will be seeing clients at the Grand Rapids Office on Tuesday afternoons and evenings, while continuing to teach in Ferris State University’s Social Work… continue reading Welcome, Dr. Jessica Gladden

Tips for Dealing with Trauma During the Holiday Season

The holiday season can be especially difficult for folks who are grieving or who have experienced trauma. Gail Johnson has some tips for how to regain a sense of calm and perspective when a situation this holiday season confounds and overwhelms you.   First, pause…… continue reading Tips for Dealing with Trauma During the Holiday Season

Experiencing Holiday Joy

According to the American Psychological Association, more than 60% of the US experiences increased stress and anxiety during the holiday season. If you google “mental health and the holidays,” you’ll find a lot of articles that begin with expressing confusion about what one should do… continue reading Experiencing Holiday Joy

Summertime: A Good Time to Balance

The idea of summertime brings many things to mind—backyards, BBQs, beaches, iced tea on the porch, and days spent relaxing with family and friends. What summertime doesn’t remind us of all that much is work. But in a way, the play that summertime invites us… continue reading Summertime: A Good Time to Balance