April / May / June / July 2011


Calendar of Events

Cayenne Wellness Center presents Healthy Happenings around town. The Calendar and Community Events exist to help bring as many individuals as possible to the level of nutritional knowledge and action required for achieving and maintaining optimum health.

April, 2011

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

May, 2011

National Mental Health Month

Stroke Awareness Month

June, 2011

Chronic National Scoliosis Awareness Month

Forgiveness Awareness Week (Third Week)

A call for people to forgive themselves on Sunday, spouses on Monday, children on Tuesday, family on Wednesday, friends on Thursday, neighbors on Friday and enemies on Saturday.

July, 2011

Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

National Mental Health Month

Established in 1949, National Mental Health Month is a good reminder to look at our mental health and honestly assess where we are in our lives. It is also a time to find ways to empower ourselves to become more resilient and better able to cope with stress.

All of us are affected by a myriad of challenges and demands every day and how we respond to those daily stressors is a barometer of our mental health. We each use the tools we know, that we have learned, to cope with the pressure in our lives. Sometimes we might not have the right tool or even enough tools to address the issue, but happily there are a plethora of options. Every aspect of our lives plays into mental health; our diets, our ability or inability to relax, the level of stress from finances, work, family, and sleep, to name a few. All of these are areas we can work on, and with effort, help and time, each of us can reach a more balanced state of health and well-being.

Which tools will be most helpful? Everyone can be helped by a good diet, a good night's sleep, exercise, practicing gratitude, connecting with other people, addressing problems, helping others and maintaining a positive outlook. That might seem like a long list, so working on just one or two items at a time could be a great starting point. The next steps might include reaching out for support from people who can help empower you to add a few power tools to your toolbox. You might want to get a regular massage, try meditation or yoga, learn how to cook healthier meals, join a book club or a church or a walking group, get hypnosis to help rid yourself of a bad habit, see a professional for help addressing stress or depression, get a Bach Flower Remedy, or join a support group. With energy and attention, good mental health is attainable for everyone.