Sharing information, techniques and approaches to support you on your journey to mental health.

Finding our strength in the face of a global pandemic

We have all experienced that sick feeling when we see flashing red lights looming down the road with their blistering siren call. The heart beats faster recognizing a potential disaster nearby. We move quickly to allow emergency vehicles to pass and we pause hoping that everything will be okay and at the same time grateful […]

Silken’s Self Care Strategies for COVID-19

As things continue to evolve with COVID-19, it’s important to stay updated on the news, but it’s equally important to take breaks from it. Engaging in nonstop news updates around the pandemic can lead to anxiety and mental health issues. Below are my suggestions for staying healthy as we navigate this new norm of staying at home.

Creating a Morning Routine that Fits You

“Alexa, turn off the alarm.” 4:45 AM has arrived once again. I lay there for a second, looking up into the darkness, then roll over and pick up my phone with my left hand and flick the screen up. The glare is a harsh contrast to the time of day surrounding it. I burrow my […]

New App Digitizes Collaborative Mental Health Care

The following is a piece written by Unsinkable’s Jody Carrow following her interview with Aidan Scott Aidan Scott is a survivor of physical and sexual abuse by a parent who has turned his past into opportunities to promote mental health education. After having experienced first-hand the challenges involved with accessing and managing mental health care, […]

Good and Bad Stress: A Guide to Taming the Beast

Everything is good in moderation, and believe it or not that includes stress. We all have this fight or flight mechanism hard-wired into our nervous systems, and it can save our lives. It’s that automatic reaction that enables you jump out of the way of a moving car. In our bodies we experience a sharp […]

Calm stress and anxiety with box breathing

The present moment is all we will ever have – Eckhart Tolle. This box breathing technique is used by yogis, Navy Seals, police, first responders, and high performance athletes to calm the breath and focus the mind because it is such a powerful stress reliever. Box breathing is a simple technique that you can do […]

Have You Filled Your Joy Quota Lately?

Early last year, I was having a particularly hard time dealing with the stress and demands of my entrepreneurial life and, let’s face it, adult life. I meditate and practice yoga daily so I did have those acts of self-care to get me through but it wasn’t enough. It was winter and I was feeling […]

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