“Hiking with this dude as he smells every blade of grass, marks every tree, and waits for me as I walk down hills slowly with my old knees. Time with him keeps us both sane.” -F. Moseley
“For me the toughest thing I learned about mental health, is that just because you work on yourself, the company you keep is even more important. If a loved one has similar issues and they decide not to work on it, it’s never going to truly get better. Being around good people is sometimes a sacrifice we have to make... but you’ll feel better once you ditch the toxic friends and family. Be independent and you’ll never rely on others for your own happiness and never be dragged down by others’ negatively.” -Laura K.
“This year has been pretty tough for everyone. What I’ve been doing to keep myself grounded is going out for a jog. I find that jogging early in the day typically puts me in a good mood and sets me up for a more positive and productive rest of the day. And while I’m jogging, I try to focus on taking in my surroundings and the scenery, instead of thinking about my problems and what’s inside of my head. It’s like a breath of fresh air for your mind.” -Monxi G.
“For me, health is not only my eating well and working out. Writing in my personal journal, meditating and doing Yoga or Pilates is key. I believe that balance in all aspects of my life will help me be stronger every day.” -Cindy A.
We love all of the beautiful stories our followers shared. SUAVS greatly appreciates this community and we hope to continue to empower positivity and good health.