Searching for Certainty in Uncertain Times

By: Jeff Mortimore, RSI Community Connector   I’m probably like many people these days, spending a lot of time trying to dissect the news and educating myself on how best to navigate these uncertain waters. Unless I’m missing something, I have yet to see anything certain about the path ahead. We think there are experts, […]

Supporting our Children While Caring for Ourselves

Written by: Roni Horak, RSI Clinical Director for Behavioral Health and Counseling Services   Everyone struggles in their own way, and we always view the world from our own lens. When we experience challenging moments and traumatic events, we naturally react and respond in different ways as well. Through the aging process, we also develop […]

Resilience in Life’s Challenges

By: Jeff Mortimore, RSI Community Connector   “Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” ― Nelson Mandela I love the word resilience and have always been drawn to stories of survival and overcoming the odds. Adversity is sure to come to […]

The Power of Words and Positivity

Written by: Roni Horak, RSI Clinical Director for Behavioral Health and Counseling Services   The language and the negative lens we sometimes use to view things have become increasingly bothersome to me. The words we use impact how we interpret the information that is coming to us. I worry that some of the terms I […]

Practicing Gratitude During COVID-19

By: Jeff Mortimore, RSI Community Connector I’ll be honest, this “social distancing, shelter at home” era hasn’t been getting any easier for me. In a world that has been turned upside down almost overnight, I find myself fluctuating between fear, compliance, and sometimes frustration. I imagine many feel this way, but we soldier on and […]

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 […]