Building Your Toolbox

Written by: Roni Horak, RSI Clinical Director for Behavioral Health and Counseling Services   Building your personal toolbox during this time can be incredibly helpful to help deal with anxious or helpless feelings. All of us have different tools that help us and keep us moving forward during difficult times. Mine is a literal toolbox […]

The Power of Reconnection

Written by: Jean French   It had been nearly twenty years since my mom had decided to stop talking to me. It was the hardest and most depressing time of my life. I wanted to end my life, as I felt that I had nothing to live for. I lost everything when I lost her. […]

Anxiety Tips & Tools from Roni

From Roni Horak, RSI Clinical Director for Behavioral Health and Counseling Services   Learn more about Roni’s work at RSI on our Outpatient Counseling page.

Update on RSI’s Face Mask Project

Written by: Claire Farmer-Lies, Marketing Communications Specialist About a week ago, we reached out to our community, our teams, and others who support our mission to request donations of cloth and paper face masks for our caregivers, nurses, and the people living in our homes. Due to high demand, it has been a challenge for […]

Driven to Distraction

By: Jeff Mortimore, RSI Community Connector I knew that staying home would be a real paradigm shift; adopting new technology, applying new routines and rituals, and most challenging of all, the lack of social connection. But what I wasn’t prepared for was the devils of distraction and shiny objects that can take me away with […]

Coping with Adversity

By: Roni Horak, RSI Clinical Director for Behavioral Health and Counseling Services During times of adversity, I look back on my past. I have found a pattern in the skills I’ve used to get through. I would like to share some of the tools in my toolbox that I think could be helpful to others […]

Coping With Uncertainty

By: Jeff Mortimore, RSI Community Connector I know this past week has been a big one for most of us. The news is always there: more infections, more restrictions, more fear, a two trillion stimulus package, and a long list of worries and questions. We’re not used to this. We’re also not built for disconnection […]

Thoughts on Mindfulness and Anxiety

By: Roni Horak, RSI Clinical Director for Behavioral Health and Counseling Services During this time of uncertainty there is a great deal of fear and anxiety. This profound fear and anxiety we may be experiencing during this time can lead us down a path to so many places in our thoughts and emotions. Today I […]

The Promise of Spring

  By: Jeff Mortimore, RSI Community Connector Lest we forget, this past Thursday was the first day of spring. And, as if on cue, the air was filled with birdsong and the sky a brilliant robin’s egg blue. On my walk, I noticed that Tundra swans had found an open patch of water to land […]