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How to Preserve Your Health During a Pandemic

Current estimates are that over 14 million Americans have been infected with COVID-19. That number is growing exponentially due to uncontrolled spread of a virus that frequently presents asymptomatically, allowing healthy looking people to pass on the infection.

Are You Flourishing? A Quick Wellbeing Check

Joplin’s own Mark Liston, PhD, professional counselor with JoMo Counseling and educational psychologist, worked with award-winning psychologist Ed Diener, PhD, to develop a valid scale to assess our well-being.  The Flourishing Now Scale (© 2012 Mark Liston) is used in over 30 states and 8 other countries.  Why so popular?  First, it’s short with only eight questions.  Second, in 2 minutes, you can get a snapshot of your well-being.

Mindfulness In Your Everyday Life

The Oxford Dictionary defines mindfulness as “a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.”

Mind Your Well-Being

We are experiencing times of uncertainty and stress, but with self-care – and care for each other – we can get through this stronger than ever. Self-care is an essential component of your well-being and can help you feel at ease and be resilient. Many are finding mindful meditation to be helpful.