The February Buzz
Hello & Happy February!

As I sit down to write our newsletter each month, it gives me a rare opportunity to reflect on our work at Simply Bee. In the month of January, we have expanded our team. We have increased availability to take calls for new clients seeking services, as well as, added a new art therapist who sees children and families. In addition, we have set our sights on increasing FREE online webinars and resources to improve conversations around mental wellness. We deeply believe in community education; therefore, each therapist creates one-of-a-kind event or program through the year to bring you fresh and new ideas.

I am blessed and grateful to be in a hive of amazing people. Our team truly wants to improve the lives of all people and we do our best to bring the highest quality of care and growth opportunities for everyone who believes in our mission as much as we do.

Bee well,
Audrey
Announcements

We are looking for experienced therapists to join our practice. If you or someone you know is interested in applying for a family & children therapist position, please apply here.
What's Happening This Month
Living In The Moment: A Virtual Workshop For Those Who Worry
Do you find yourself struggling with anxiety or constant worry about the future? Or maybe you're trying to let go of the past but not able to find the relief you really want or need.

Living in the past or future can leave you tired and overwhelmed. Join Jacqueline Ritz, LCPC for this virtual workshop as she teaches people six Mindfulness skills for how to live in the moment without worry, racing thoughts or panic. 

Event Details:
Date: February 25th
Time: 6:00-7:00pm
Ages: 18+
Cost: $20
*Zoom ID will be sent via email after you register
What's Ahead
Finding Strength: How To Mentally Cope With COVID in 2021
Simply Bee is excited to partner with the Park Ridge Community Health Commission and the Park Ridge Public Library for a virtual presentation to the community.

Audrey Grunst, MSW will provide mental and emotional strategies to cope with uncertainty, disappointment and anger; as well as share Mindfulness skills to help slow down anxiety. This event is open to all members of the Park Ridge Community & beyond so please feel free to register and grab your seat!

Event Details:
Date: March 3rd
Time: 5:30-6:30pm
Cost: Free to all
5 Ways to Motivate Your Kids to be Active During Quarantine
Mark your calendar for March 9th to jump on our webinar and learn from licensed therapist and performance coach Eric Stevenson. He will share 5 fail-proof strategies to keep kids motivation high.

Skills include:
+ Reduce screen time
+ Increase physical activity
+ Increase mind and body awareness
+ Coping with boredom
In Case You Missed It
SBC Newsletter Launch
Thank you to all who opted in to our inaugural Simply Bee Classroom newsletter - The Bulletin! In case you missed it, we shared our 2020 Impact Statistics and they were definitely buzz worthy! Click here if you missed it.

Moving forward, The Bulletin will be a one-stop shop to see all the work we are doing with schools both locally and nationally (*hint hint-we have BIG news coming)!

Don't miss out, join The Bulletin now! Click below to opt in and check your inbox later this month as we'll be popping in to share what's to come in February!
Buzzworthy Blog Spot
Man·tra /ˈmantrə/
noun: mantra; plural noun: mantras
A word or sound repeated to aid concentration in meditation; a Vedic hymn.

I use a mantra to guide and inspire me. I like to think of it as a daily message guiding my path, a place to return to and encourage me to move forward. Typically when we want to create change in our life, we use goals or resolutions to keep us on track. However, goals and resolutions require structure and planning. They require lists and when I fail to check off the boxes on the lists, I am constantly faced with disappointment. When I work with a personal mantra, I have more freedom. My mantra gently guides me to what I want to manifest. Sometimes it is a word or phrase that I need in a pivotal moment in my life or sometimes my mantra will change based on circumstance. At the beginning of every year, I always begin with a new mantra to open the door to all the possibilities I can manifest.

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Contact us and we will help bring mental wellness to you!
For more information on workshops and public speaking engagements or more... contact kate@simplybee.net or 224-408-8687