Post Date: Friday, October 9, 2020
Julie here - DBP’s Marketing and Comm. Coordinator - in case you didn’t remember ;)
This week, I want to call attention to World Mental Health Day, which takes place on Saturday, October 10. World Mental Health Day is an international day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. It’s no secret that 2020 has been rouuuugh. And I don’t mean “had a bad day here and there” rough, I mean global pandemic rough. We each have our own story to tell this year and while our stories are all different, chances are they all contain some elements of worry, fear, uncertainty (and hopefully a little hope and clarity).
I think we can all admit that, this year in particular, it’s tough to be cool, calm and collected all the time - so World Mental Health Day seems like the perfect time to check in on ourselves and those around us.
For me, a big part of my mental health wellness comes from self care/relaxation. I wanted to give you some inspiration if a little self care might be looking good about now...Ku Cha House of Tea has a Night Time Blend that is perfect for unwinding and falling asleep. While you’re there, stop next door at Lush and pick up a facemask & bath bomb (or shower bomb if that’s more your style). Treat yourself at Blo, where they’ll blow out your hair and make ya feel like a whole new woman (or man). If you’re really needing to relax, check out the Dragon Tree Spa - they have a few packages that sound heavenly (I’m looking at you, Calm Clarity). Pick up a journal at Two Hands Paperie and spend a few minutes a day writing down what you are grateful for. Get lost in a world of fiction at the Boulder Book Store. Indulge in a sweet treat from Gelato Boy or the Green Monkey Bol at Whole Sol! And, then there's T/Aco. I’ve found tacos always provide a quick pick-me-up!
All the above suggestions are a light hearted way to remind you to be good to yourself. If you or a loved one are struggling, remember that you are not alone and World Mental Health Day is to remind us all that we should never hesitate to ask for help. Check out these resources for more information and remember that it’s okay to not always be okay.
Take care of yourself,