Cultivating Connections in the Colder Months

While the saying “you are who you surround yourself with” is not entirely accurate, it does highlight the importance of investing in and maintaining a strong network of social support. Our ability to connect with others – especially during times of change – is paramount in helping us navigate new territory, manage stress and consider … Continue reading Cultivating Connections in the Colder Months

Creating an Inclusive Culture for Better Mental Health

The COVID-19 pandemic makes it challenging to predict what’s ahead, especially as we enter the holiday season.  We experience opportunities and challenges every single day. We encounter things we expect to happen, and things we didn’t expect to happen. Despite how varying our experiences may seem, we all have something we’re going through that may … Continue reading Creating an Inclusive Culture for Better Mental Health

7 Creative Ways to Stay Connected in COVID-19

Even with all of our digital devices, we still sometimes get disconnected. In a time of continued physical distancing, we must find new and engaging ways to stay connected with our support network. With lower temperatures ahead, it may feel more difficult to find safe and creative ways to connect with friends and family. Social … Continue reading 7 Creative Ways to Stay Connected in COVID-19

Celebrating Inclusion Makes Us Stronger

Connection helps us grow both personally and professionally. Fostering an open and inclusive environment improves our well-being – whether we’re empowering our shipmates to succeed, deepening our bonds with our friends with humor or expressing empathy with our family members when they’re going through a rough patch. Showing someone you care and respect them – … Continue reading Celebrating Inclusion Makes Us Stronger

Words Matter: Power of Caring

While it may be easy to notice that a fellow shipmate or loved one isn’t acting like themselves, it may be hard to know what you can do to respond. Sometimes, all it may take to bolster someone’s outlook is a simple gesture. Whether you send a quick text or a message on social media … Continue reading Words Matter: Power of Caring