News + Updates

There are so many updates this month! First and foremost, we want to let everyone know that Heartland Wellness Center won “Best of the Region” in Mental Health Counseling. We would not be where we are today without those we serve! So, THANK-YOU!
Second, some congratulations are in order for a few of our employees. Molly, congratulations on passing your exam and upgrading your credentials, LMHC! Gina, congratulations for becoming an LCSW. Stephanie, congratulations on your LSW! Kholby, Niko & Marissa congratulations on your graduation! We are so grateful to have you all on the Heartland team!

Topic of the Month:

Healthy Self Esteem
Self-esteem is the opinion you have of yourself, your sense of personal value and self-worth. When you have healthy self-esteem, you feel good about yourself and see yourself as deserving of respect from others.

What Can You Do to Build Your Self-Esteem?

  • Take Healthy Risks
  • Change Your Self-Talk
  • Find Role-Models, Sponsors, Mentors, or Teachers
  • Treat Yourself with Love & Respect
  • Surround Yourself with Positive People
  • Match Your Actions with Your Goals.

Take Healthy Risks

Take the risk of learning new things and increasing your skill set. Maybe you want to learn how to play an instrument or start a new craft. If you never take risks, you will never learn. Don’t be afraid of looking “stupid.” You have to learn the basics of everything before you can be proficient in something!

Change Your Self-Talk

  • Every mistake you make is not life-ending or catastrophic. Be kind to yourself. If you constantly beat yourself up for mistakes you make, you undermine yourself and run the risk of destroying your self-esteem.
    Try making statements like this instead:
    • I am learning.
    • I am doing the best I can.
    • I am good enough.
    • I am important.

Find Positive Role Models

Remember, you do not have to do this alone. Find people that can guide you in this life to make the right choices. Whether it is a sponsor, mentor, teacher, or another trusted person in your life. These people can help guide you and provide you the skills and knowledge you may have never even known you needed.

Match Your Actions with Your Goals

Take actions that align with your goals! If you want to be happy, make sure you are taking the action to participate in activities that make you happy. One of our favorite tips, “To gain self-esteem, participate in esteemable acts.”

Some Extra Tips

  • Have a positive attitude and outlook on life. Try to see the glass half-full always.
  • Don’t be ashamed to talk to those you love and trust when you are struggling. Have a support team to help guide you when you need assistance.
  • Do everything with a purpose. Put you best foot forward in everything you do!
  • Listen to your body and what it needs. Be conscious of what you need and listen to your intuition.
  • Be active and try to eat healthier. Go for a walk or bike-ride, work-out at a gym, stretch, or practice yoga. Try to eat foods that nourish your body.
  • Set time aside for yourself. Practice self-care and find things to do that make you happy and meet your needs.

That’s it for this month, friends! As always, we are so grateful to have you as a part of our family. We hope you have a great month and even practice some of the tips outlined in this newsletter! As always, do not hesitate to reach out to us if you need help, we are here to serve you!