Starting 2014 Off Right: Blogs on Fitness and Healthy Eating

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One of the strengths of WordPress.com is the community — a global network of users, learning from one another and supporting each other. Earlier this month, Michelle shared blogs within the mental health community, and we’ll continue to highlight blogs that promote health and wellness. Today, let’s take a look at blogs focused on exercise, fitness, and healthy eating. (As a bonus, we’ve included steps on how to use our new recipe shortcode, which might be handy for those of you with food and recipe blogs.)

Exercise and fitness

You’ll find many bloggers writing about exercise and fitness in the Reader. Personal trainer Ariana Dane offers general advice on exercise and nutrition at Living a Balanced Life that is motivating but realistic: from skipping new year’s resolutions to slowing down and being mindful of what causes you stress when it comes to weight loss.

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Joseph Rogers and Mental Health Association Southeastern Pennsylvania Peer Support & Services

http://www.scattergoodfoundation.org/innovideas/mental-health-association-southeastern-pennsylvania-0#comment-1211283294

Rogers and MHASP are applying to Scattergood Foundation to support peer supports empowerment initiatives and I support the importance of their peer support services’ effectiveness.  I know Joseph Rogers in the US recovery movement for several years now dating to my work in Texas where I acted as Chair of the via HOPE Texas Mental Health Resource  TAC Certified Peer Specialist Committee, the US Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association of Texas Representative & Chair, the Adhoc Work Group, The Hope Concept Wellness Center’s 1st Annual Wellness 1.0 National Conference “Uncensored Innovation” and currently with The ACMHA College for Behavioral Health Leadership Peer Leadership Interest Group (PLIG)’s Steering Committee’s work towards developing the US Peer Leadership Development and Management March 25, 2014 Summit Meeting in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

What inherently strikes me about Rogers’ work is not only his singleminded focus on recovery, peer supports, peer services, but his regional and national attention to mutuality, intentional personal responsibility, for holding up Hope in the midst of despair, for being a champion to the movement, being accessible and present, a teacher, a formidable trainer, and for constantly being fair and just.

Rogers answered my call for assistance to help provide TAC free of cost and did so generously bringing with him a cadre of staff with years of trust and subject matter expertise. He is formidable and in short, I recommend MHASP without hesitation to none other nationally.

The Hope Concept Wellness Center 2012 Uncensored Innovations Wellness 1.0 National Conference
The Hope Concept Wellness Center 2012 Uncensored Innovations Wellness 1.0 National Conference

ACMHA COLLEGE FOR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 2014: SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO MARCH 26-28

THE COLLEGE FOR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 2014, SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO MARCH 26-28
THE COLLEGE FOR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 2014, SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO MARCH 26-28

http://www.acmha.org/summit_agenda.shtml

The ACMHA College for Behavioral Health Leadership Peer Leadership Interest Group (PLIG) is hosting an all day educational training intensive for regional and nationally based peer leaders focused on leadership, development and management on March 25, 2014 going into the Summit 2014.  Information to follow.

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