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March 4, 2024

Newsletter March 2024

March is a month as diverse as its spring blooms. It also holds the key to unlocking new beginnings. For YOU, it should be more than a date on the calendar. It is about to get awesome (and good for you too)!

🌷 Greetings MentalHappy Community!

Imagine a world where half the engines are on standby.

Not crazy efficient, right?

That's what happens when we hold back women's potential.

So, from TODAY AND EVERY DAY, WE will celebrate WOMEN! 🦸‍♀️

Remember, March is a month as diverse as its spring blooms.

It also holds the key to unlocking new beginnings.

For YOU, it should be more than a date on the calendar.

It is about to get awesome (and good for you too)!

So, be ready to

➤ Upgrade your mind…

➤ Ignite your spirit…

➤ Celebrate the possibilities within YOU!

Welcome the new month with joy and gratitude!

3 Inspiring Humans Reminding Us All of Our Own Inner Strength

Success always looks ahead of the silly excuses and puts itself forward than the created misconceptions.

The Rise of Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan, a legendary basketball player, faced early rejection due to his short height. Despite initially struggling and facing many setbacks, including missing thousands of shots and losing hundreds of games, Jordan's dedication and consistency led him to immense success. [Source]

Lesson # 1

Persistence and dedication can turn failures into success.

Empowering Hearts

Asia Lee, a 29-year-old volunteer mentor with Complete Girlz Inc., shares her journey from adversity to triumph. Her experiences with domestic violence and homelessness turned her into a teenage bully, but she now uses those challenges to inspire others. As a motivational speaker and life coach, Asia empowers young women by teaching self-esteem and self-love. She leaves a lasting impact through workshops, helping girls identify emotions, find support, and realize their potential. Asia's mantra is simple: uplifting one another leads to personal and collective triumphs. [Source]

Lesson # 2

Turning personal adversity into victories creates positive change.

From Witness to Advocate

Juliana Vélez witnessed the impact of conflict on Colombian children at 10, inspiring a commitment to support communities. Pursuing communication studies at Colorado State University, she learned to address oppression. Now, she empowers women globally, proving that turning compassion into action can make a profound impact. [Source]

Lesson # 3

Early exposure to injustice can spark a lifelong commitment to positive change.

Book Recommendations by our team therapist Dr. Pritika Gonsalves

Hey, our self-help seekers,✨

Dr. Pritika Gonsalves, our therapist and expert in balance and happiness, has handpicked some absolute gems to add to your reading list. These books aren't just good reads; they're like little life coaches in your pocket, ready to sprinkle some wisdom and laughs into your daily routine.

Recommendation # 1

If you've ever felt overwhelmed by the pressure to be perfect or have struggled to find your chill in a world of chaos, this book is your new best friend. Mark Manson's no-nonsense approach to self-improvement will have you rethinking what matters and laughing along the way. Then you should read "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck" by Mark Manson.

Recommendation # 2

Feeling stuck in a rut? Jen Sincero's hilarious and inspiring guide to kicking self-doubt to the curb is just what you need. Get ready to unleash your inner badass and start living your most extraordinary life. You will get great insights in "You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life" by Jen Sincero.

Recommendation # 3

Who says self-help can't be fun? Join Gretchen Rubin on her year-long quest to find joy in the everyday moments. Packed with practical tips and laugh-out-loud anecdotes, this book will have you smiling from ear to ear. You will get tips that you can use in your daily life in "The Happiness Project" by Gretchen Rubin.

Recommendation # 4

Calling all dreamers, creators, and magic-makers! Elizabeth Gilbert's uplifting manifesto on embracing curiosity and conquering fear is a must-read for anyone looking to unlock their creative potential and live on their terms. Life is incomplete without curiosity and the adventure of overcoming obstacles to know more, read "Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear" by Elizabeth Gilbert.

So grab a cozy blanket, pour yourself a cup of tea (or wine, no judgement here), and dive into one of these life-changing reads.

Your future self will thank you!

P.S. Got a favorite self-help book that's not on the list? Write to us and let us know! We're always looking for new reads to share with our fantastic community.

Stuff You Should Have Learned In School

This month we dive into bed and discuss sleep!

Tips for Restful Nights and Energized Days

Tired of tossing and turning?

Sleep could be the surprising solution to many of life's daily woes.

The Alignment Game 👇

Did you know that poor sleep can throw your whole body out of whack?

From mood swings to weight gain, the effects are widespread and surprising.

But fear NOT…

A good night's sleep can work wonders.

It's not just about feeling refreshed…

It's about aligning your body for success.

The Surprising Fact: 

Research shows that just one extra hour of sleep can make you 23% more satisfied with your life.

Yes, you read that right—23%!

A good sleeping schedule makes you happier than others!

The Logic Behind It:

It's simple math: Better sleep equals a better life.

So, what are you waiting for? 

Dive into dreamland and wake up to a whole new you.

Wake up determined to go to sleep satisfied.

Sleeping Solutions: 6 Tips for Restful

Your Monthly Gift 🎁

Feeling the pinch of therapy costs?

We've got you covered!

This month, dive into a transformative experience with our free resource: Life Unscripted.

This short video module and worksheet combo explores crucial life skills like emotional regulation, communication, and self-advocacy. It's about how self-concept and self-image relate to self-improvement.

👉 Get Your Guide HERE

Embrace your uniqueness and become the hero of your story.

It's not just about improving your mental narrative or reflecting in the mirror; it's about discovering and celebrating the magic that is YOU.

Upcoming Group Sessions for the Month

This month, let's challenge the idea of "TOO LATE" and embrace the unique opportunities each phase offers:

Remember, growth and joy are always possible, regardless of age or circumstance. Check out the dates, times, and topics to plan your participation in our engaging sessions. 👇

1) Emotional Mastery Key To Succes 🚀 Learn how mastering your emotions can enhance your life.

March 13th, 7:30 pm EST.

2) Emotional Intelligent Leadership 🌟 Discover the power of emotional intelligence in leadership.

March 27th, 7:30 pm EST.

Mark your Calendar TODAY

And Share it With Your Friends

Newest Blog for the Month

Life's not always rainbows and unicorns, right?

Sometimes, it's more like a wild rollercoaster ride with twists and turns that leave us feeling a bit dizzy.

But hey, that's where the FUN is!

In our latest blog, we're throwing glitter on the messiness of life and showing you how to rock your mental health even when things get a little crazy.

We have tips, tricks, and a meme to keep you smiling through the chaos.

So, grab your mental health superhero cape and join us on this adventure.

Check out the blog, and let's show life that we're ready to dance in the rain, laugh at the chaos, and come out stronger on the other side.

Click here to READ

Let's make a MESS worth remembering!

Brain Teaser / Trivia Question / Poll Question 

Unlock the Mysteries of March

1. Which holiday is celebrated on March 17th in the USA?

   a) St. Patrick's Day

   b) Independence Day

   c) Thanksgiving Day

   d) Christmas Day

2. Which professional basketball league in the USA holds its regular-season games from October to March?

   a) NBA (National Basketball Association)

   b) WNBA (Women's National Basketball Association)

   c) NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association)

   d) NBA G League (NBA Development League)

3. Which US state celebrates its statehood day on March 1st?

   a) Texas

   b) California

   c) Hawaii

   d) New York

4. What is the average recommended sleep duration for adults in the USA?

   a) 6-7 hours

   b) 7-8 hours

   c) 8-9 hours

   d) 9-10 hours

5. Which sleep disorder is more commonly reported in men?

    a) Insomnia

    b) Sleep apnea

    c) Narcolepsy

    d) Restless legs syndrome


Answer 1: a) St. Patrick’s Day

Answer 2: a) NBA (National Basketball Association)

Answer 3: c) Hawaii

Answer 4: b) 7 - 8 hours

Answer 5: b) Sleep Apnea

Marching Forward with Positivity

Life is not a PROBLEM to be solved, but a reality to be EXPERIENCED. The only way to do great work is to love what you do. Believe you can, and you're halfway there.

  • For Bosses

Women make up a large part of the American workforce. Where would we be without their ingenuity and dedication? Maybe it's time to remind bosses just how important we are.

  • For Haters

Be a man, so your haters cannot ignore you. Give them so much to be mad at you. Don't try to win over them; you are not a jackass whisper.

  • For Naysayers

Women are mentally and physically powerful. Need examples? Michele Obama, Serena Williams, Simone Biles, and Hillary Clinton are just a few of the many outstanding women in our society today.

Remember, empowerment starts from within. Take small daily steps toward your goals, and you'll be amazed at what you can achieve.

What did you think of this week's newsletter?

We hope this newsletter sparks your curiosity, ignites your passion, and empowers you to embrace life's possibilities.

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Let's celebrate the joy of learning and growing together!

To all the rocking women

Stay balanced, stay happy, and keep shining bright, beautiful souls.

With CARE,

Iqra & MentalHappy Team

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