THE NEWS ROOM
I have been lucky enough to be featured as an authority in various publications, and to be invited to discuss coaching and training techniques in the greater community. Take a look below at the latest articles and musings, as well as tips and tricks about getting the most out of your life.
SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER
Hey there, sunshine! Let's shed some light on Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and share some coping techniques to brighten your day! SAD, also known as winter blues, is a type of depression that occurs during specific seasons, most commonly in the darker months of winter. It's important to remember that you're not alone, and there are ways to manage and cope with these feelings. Here are a few tips to help you navigate through those gloomier days: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1️⃣ Let there be light! Brighten up your space by opening curtains, sitting near windows, or using light therapy devices. Natural and artificial light can work wonders in boosting your mood and energy levels. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2️⃣ Stay active and groove your way to happiness! Engage in regular exercise or try fun indoor activities like dancing, yoga, or even a lively game night with friends. Movement releases endorphins and triggers that feel-good factor. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 3️⃣ Treat yourself with self-care! Take time for activities that bring you joy and relaxation. It could be curling up with a good book, pampering yourself with a warm bubble bath, or indulging in your favorite hobbies. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 4️⃣ Connect and share your heart! Reach out to your loved ones, friends, or support groups. Share your feelings and experiences, as they may offer comfort, understanding, and valuable advice. Remember, you're never alone in this journey. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 5️⃣ Embrace the power of nature! Take advantage of sunny days, even during winter. Bundle up and go for a walk in a nearby park or forest. Being in nature can have a calming and rejuvenating effect on your mind and soul. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Remember, my friend, the sun always finds its way back, and so will your radiant spirit. These coping techniques can help you navigate through SAD and bring a little more sunshine into your life. 🌈💛 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Let's spread this knowledge and offer support to those who may need it. Share this post to help others understand SAD and discover effective coping strategies. Together, we can brighten the world, one smile at a time! 😊💫 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #wellness #depression #mentalhealth #motivation #lifestyle #sunday #love
BACK TO SCHOOL TOOL TO HELP PUPILS WITH DYSLEXIA
Attention teachers and parents! Do you know a student returning to school with Dyslexia? If so, there are five incredible tools that can help them succeed in the classroom. These tools are also beneficial for teachers to have on hand. Check out Dr. Taylor’s list below: 1. World Pen Scan - This lightning-fast pen allows for quick digitization of printed documents without any software installation. With OCR text recognition in 41 languages, it's a game-changer. Purchase on Amazon here: https://lnkd.in/eerYJYVJ 2. Finger Focus highlighter for kids - Help improve reading skills with these bright and transparent wands. Perfect for emerging readers, these highlighters make it easy to track text on printed pages or screens. Get yours on Amazon here: https://lnkd.in/eYTAiG_4 3. Studying with Dyslexia Guidebook - Packed with practical advice and visual examples, this compact book empowers students with dyslexia to take control of their studies. Its accessible layout and engaging style make learning effective and enjoyable. Purchase on Amazon here: https://lnkd.in/ePN_vJZ4 4. Guided Reading Strips - These handy bookmarks are designed to assist students with dyslexia. They help prevent jumping words and keep readers focused, improving concentration and fluency. Find them on Amazon here: https://lnkd.in/essPkS-S 5. Dyslexia Reading Signature Guide - Perfect for reading beginners or struggling readers, this tool helps them stay on track, improve concentration, and enhance fluency. It's a must-have for easy reading. Purchase on Amazon here: https://lnkd.in/eDx3zWbt Tag a teacher or parent who could benefit from these tools! Let's make sure every student with dyslexia has the support they need to thrive in the classroom. #drtaylorisin #teachers #dyslexia #backtoschool #students #disabilityinclusion
UNWIND, RELAX AND RECHARGE
Unwind, relax, and recharge - it's time for a well-deserved vacation! As a therapist, I've learned that taking time off isn't just a luxury, it's essential for our overall well-being. Using your PTO doesn't diminish your work ethic. It shows that you prioritizing your well-being. Take that much needed vacation! Your employer will manage just fine.