The Healing Power of Art

By Bryan Garcia (he/him/his) We are so fortunate to be part of a vibrant community with a rich history of cultural arts that has long encouraged us to find creative ways to bring our innate gifts and abilities into different areas of our lives. Many of our community members bring skills and talents like dance, visual arts, and creative writing …

Spring Into Wellness!

By Bryan Garcia (he/him) Spring is here! I think we can all agree that a change of weather was long overdue and very much appreciated. I love the colder weather, but am looking forward to this new season. Spring is known to be a time when it is neither cold nor hot but instead pleasant weather and days that grow …

Haikus for Healing

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Love is…

“Unfortunately, a lot of what we learn about what romantic relationships look like often comes from tv shows, movies, other media, or what we may have seen at home growing up. That leaves QPOC with very few references to draw from when forming our own romantic relationships. So, let’s do a quick Healthy Relationships 101.”

Resting in The New Year

By ena ganguly It’s the new year. A brand new opportunity to (re)commit to the things that makes us feel better and do better. If you were to make a list of goals for this year right now would resting be on that list?  Considering all that we experienced last year, and are no doubt continuing to experience this year, …

Re-envisioning Wellness

By Bryan Garcia he/him/his “New Year, New Me!” …. “New Year, Same Me?” Whether you are excited about the new year or not, we can’t deny that every day is a new day with new possibilities. Some of us may be thinking about the ways we want to grow, heal, or improve. Some of us feel just fine as we …

Giving Ourselves a Break

By Bryan Garcia (he/him/his) The end of the year is approaching. If you are reading this: you survived. You made it this far. That is huge. This is usually the time when people start to look back and reflect on what they accomplished professionally/academically/financially to begin to make plans in preparation for the new year. This can be a feel-good …

Emotional Safety Planning for the Holidays

Photo featuring a close-up of a Black and Indigenous autistic non-binary person with pink ombré hair, black lipstick, black nail polish, tattoos, and bracelets using a tangle stim toy by Chona Kasinger for Disabled and Here, a publisher of free stock photos featuring and celebrating disabled BIPOC in the Pacific Northwest. By Bryan Garcia he/him/his Some folks tend to think …