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Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. - Weekly from July 13 through August 31, 2021

Whether we recognize it or not, many of us are still recovering from life-changing impacts of the COVID-19 disaster. That's why we're offering the Summer Resilience Series: weekly one-hour programs on topics designed to help restore mental well-being.

Join us for one, two, or all eight programs as we explore practices that help human beings find hope, tranquility, and optimism. Channel your thoughts in different directions this summer. Be kind to your mind!

All programs feature a guest speaker and an American Sign Language interpreter. To register, click on the topic name.


Tuesday, July 13: Practicing Gratitude - Watch the recording here.

Kristal ReyesDid you know that practicing gratitude can have a positive impact on your mental health? Discover simple ways to find gratitude in your everyday life.


Speaker: Kristal Reyes, LMSW, MPH, CAADC

Director of Crisis Services, Neighborhood Service Organization (NSO), Detroit, Michigan





Tuesday, July 20: Expressive Art: Reveal, Heal, Transform Watch the recording here.


Taylor BeardsallYou don't have to be artistic to be expressive. Work through difficult emotions by learning various ways to creatively express yourself.

Speaker: Taylor Beardsall, M.Ed, Board Certified Art Therapist
Founder, Solstice Healing Arts Collective, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan







Tuesday, July 27: Music for Mindfulness


Kara LewisLearn about music's effects on the brain, and how music can become part of a healthy mindfulness practice.

Speaker: Kara Lewis, MT-BC (Certified Music Therapist)
Harmony Garden Music Therapy Services, Jackson, Michigan







Tuesday, Aug. 3: Mindfulness Practice for Anyone, Any Time

Kristal ReyesWhat is mindfulness, and how can it benefit our health and wellness? Learn five real-world ways to expand your mindfulness practice.


Speaker: Kristal Reyes, LMSW, MPH, CAADC

Director of Crisis Services, Neighborhood Service Organization (NSO), Detroit, Michigan





Tuesday, Aug. 10: Meditation 101


Jeff CurrierLearn what meditation is, and what it is not. Explore ways to build your practice by trying two styles of meditation during this session.

Speaker: Jeff Currier - B.S., Chemical Engineering, B.S., Geology and Geophysics, USUI Reiki Master, Certified Hypnotherapist
Co-owner, Ways to Wellness, Midland, Michigan






Tuesday, Aug. 17: Exercise for Depression


Teri KellerLearn why and how physical movement helps relieve stress and anxiety. Hear tips on how to set realistic expectations, get started and stay motivated.

Speaker: Teri Keller, Bachelor of Exercise Science
ACE Certified National Trainer
Family YMCA, Birmingham, Michigan





Tuesday, Aug. 24: Yoga and Yogic breathing for wellness


Hong Gwi SeokBecome acquainted with Iyengar Yoga as a practice for physical health, mental clarity, and emotional stability while learning ways to alleviate common discomforts and support respiratory health.

Speaker: Hong Gwi-Seok, BA, MFA, Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher
Co-owner, Iyengar Yoga Detroit Collective, Detroit, Michigan







Tuesday, Aug. 31: Hardwiring your Nutrition Routine


Lisa McDowellFuel your body and brain by optimizing your daily nutrition habits. Learn how to meet your micronutrient needs, up your fiber intake, and make your good dietary habits stick.

Speaker: Lisa McDowell, MS, RDN, CSSD, DipACLM, ISAK
Director, Clinical Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine
St. Joseph Mercy Health System
Team performance dietitian for the Detroit Red Wings
USA Olympics Consultant





After registering, you'll get a confirmation e-mail with information on how to join the meeting.   Hurry! Space is limited.



The Stay Well program is brought to you by a behavioral health team within the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, with grant funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Crisis counseling training is provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

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In partnership with:


Harmony Gardens

Solstice Healing Arts

Iyengar Detroit Yoga Collective

Ways to Wellness

Birmingham Family YMCA

St. Joseph Mercy Health System