Five Ways to Create a Positive Work Culture

Setting the tone from the top is crucial in creating a positive work culture. Here are five ways to create a positive work culture Encourage open communication and collaboration among staff.  Show appreciation for your employees’ efforts by recognizing their contributions.  Foster a sense of community by holding team building activities and social events.  Offer [...]

Mental Health Instagram Feed

Your Instagram feed has a lot more influence on your mental health than you know! Have you ever felt discomfort, depression, anxiety, or envious feelings while scrolling through your Instagram feed? Take a few minutes to answer the question below:  What images, stories, posts, or reels on your timeline increase your well-being or impact your [...]

Become a Mindful Listener

How do we become more mindful listeners?! Mindful listening is about taking time to experience what you are hearing or listening to at any given moment!Without judgment, distraction, or self-gain.Becoming a mindful listener takes time and effort!Set an intention to stay present and be a more mindful listener! The Intentional Simplicity Space: Bohemian Reading Nook [...]

Mental Health & Wellness Awareness Month

As for Intentional Simplicity LLC, we believe that mental health and wellbeing are a daily prioritization. With this, we are excited to celebrate Mental Health & Wellness Awareness Month! As a Wellness Based Therapist, I am a vessel for my clients' words, experiences, and truth.Sarafina Arthur-Williams, MA, CEO Sarafina Arthur-Williams, MA , CEO If you [...]

Building Internal Awareness

Building internal awareness can happen outside of the therapist's office. What is it like to check in with your intuition, intentions, and personal needs? Take a few deep breaths when you get a chance and check in with your inner guidance. Take time to reflect on what may be happening within your reality.Take time to [...]

Self-Care While at Home

Organic Rainbow Moment: Self-Care While at Home Being at home does not mean you always have to be available. Self-care while at home is necessary for creating healthy boundaries. Covid-19 has reshaped how we communicate and make ourselves available to others. I know I have readjusted how I balance my time and schedule! It’s essential [...]

Challenging Thoughts, Beliefs, and Values

Challenging Thoughts, Beliefs, and Values

Challenging thoughts, beliefs, and values as we develop new insights create a highly uncomfortable feeling called cognitive dissonance. Frantz Fanon once said… Sometimes people hold a very strong core belief. The new evidence cannot be accepted when presented with evidence that works against that belief. Cognitive Dissonance; challenging thoughts, beliefs, and values During our wellness [...]

Active Listening

As counselors, we are taught various ways to offer intentional, compassionate, and active listening to clients. When someone is actively listening, they’re intentionally focusing on the other person. The listener is expected to repeat what the client has said; in other words, we must understand what the client is saying. We must get a clear [...]

Motivating Students

There are several ways to motivate students with our personality, the subject matter, specific teaching styles, and assignments and tests. I gravitated towards the strategies that I believe would be helpful for my younger educational self.  Make the course personal enough to motivate students I write students congratulatory letters/notes when they do well on a [...]