Embracing Sobriety: My Journey to Being Alcohol-Free

Our life’s journey often takes us through various experiences, some of which shape us profoundly. For me, growing up in the rural Midwest with a drinking culture, alcohol became an early companion in many aspects of my life. From my teenage years through college, I consumed a lot of alcohol, unaware of the toll it […]

Mindfulness Practices for Life Balance and Stress Management

Unveiling the Power of Mindfulness   In our fast-paced world, feeling overwhelmed and out of balance is often the norm rather than the exception. It’s all too easy to become entangled in the frenzy of daily obligations, with mounting stress levels tipping the scales away from equilibrium. However, we have an underutilized, time-honored antidote at […]

Mastering Stress Management

Understanding and Navigating the Maze of Stress Stress has become an uninvited yet constant companion in the relentless hustle of modern life. Its ubiquitous nature often blurs the boundary between healthy motivation and detrimental overload. If unchecked, this unyielding tension can wreak havoc on our physical and mental health. Hence, it’s vital to understand stress […]

Confronting The Mental Health Stigma

Confronting the Stigma Surrounding Mental Health As May, Mental Health Awareness Month comes to a close and society becomes more informed about mental health, a lingering shadow remains – stigma. Mental health stigma continues to be a pervasive force in many societies across the globe, presenting a significant barrier to acceptance and understanding. Despite progressive […]

What the Parallel Path Team is Doing to Stay Well at Home Right Now

It’s no secret health and wellness is kind of a big deal here at Parallel Path. It’s who we are as an agency (a healthy living spending account is even part of our benefits package), and it’s what we do: at work, at home, and in our communities. But, our ski lifts are closed and […]

Mental Health Training for Coaches a New (and Welcome) Requirement across Colorado Athletics

Mental health in children is at the forefront of the national health conversation. Per the latest data via the National Survey of Children’s Health, depression, anxiety, and behavioral or conduct problems remain prevalent among children and adolescents across the United States. This fall, the Colorado High School Activities Association is making a bold move to […]