Caring for Ourselves & Our Community: Orange County Mental Health Roundup

Mental Health Resource Roundup

This week, we celebrated World Mental Health Day (October 10), an international day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. It was first celebrated in 1992 as an initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health, a global mental health organization with members and contacts in more than 150 countries. As advocates […]

5 Ways to Open Up Your Thinking to All Kinds of Possibilities

By Moshe Engelberg, Inc. When Yoshi and his accountant looked at their financial projections for next year’s Hanuman Festival, they felt no excitement and saw no real ambition. So they upped the numbers substantially, and then said YES. Yes, we can imagine making this happen! The whole team enthusiastically agreed, and in fact, the festival […]

In Just 3 Words, Google CEO Sundar Pichai Taught a Leadership Lesson to Every CEO

By Minda Zetlin, Inc. On Tuesday, Alphabet (Google) CEO Sundar Pichai sent a memo to Google employees to let them know that the company would slow its hiring for the balance of the year and take other cost-cutting measures in response to worsening economic conditions. The memo, obtained by The Verge, is a master class in leadership and emotional intelligence […]

Virginia ice cream shop proudly employs people with disabilities

By Cortney Moore, Fox News According to the CDC, 61 million adults in the United States (1 in 4) live with a disability, and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the unemployment rate for this quarter of the population was around 10.1% in 2021. One ice cream parlor in Virginia is serving up opportunities to change […]

4 Daily Steps to Create Insane Levels of Focus, Confidence and Productivity

By Simon Lovell, Entrepreneur We all want to get to the end of the day and feel like we’ve been productive. There’s something about lying in bed and feeling great. Because we’ve done the things we said we were going to do vs. that feeling of laziness. Developing super levels of performance doesn’t have to be […]

Airline Captain Writes a Note to Tooth Fairy For Girl Who Lost Tooth on Plane

By Andy Corbley, Good News Network A 6-year-old who realized after disembarking that she had lost a tooth aboard a plane, was desperate to get it back. Seeing this, a passing captain, with his jacket, cap, and epaulets, stepped in to write a note to the Tooth Fairy explaining the situation. Lena and Laura Larmon […]

Why Optimists Live Longer than the Rest of Us

Perspective by Fuschia Sirois, The Washington Post Do you tend to see the glass as half full, rather than half empty? Are you always looking on the bright side of life? If so, you might be surprised to learn that this tendency could actually be good for your health. A number of studies have shown that optimists enjoy […]

Small Actions Make Great Leaders

By Hitendra Wadhwa, Harvard Business Review Julie, an organic chemist, was doing drug research at a lab. Her boss, Gordon, was a well-regarded scientist but also very temperamental. One day she walked into Gordon’s office to ask for his feedback on the draft of a research paper they were co-authoring. The paper represented months of […]