The March Buzz

March 2020 will forever be imprinted in our minds as the month when "everything changed" and for us at Simply Bee that is true as well. In an instant, we were completely virtual and I have to tell you, our team did amazing! We have the most resilient professionals here at Simply Bee.

I am so proud of our ability to align with our core values everyday, one of those being growth. We define growth as the ability "to continually reach more clients by expanding and innovating our programs and services, challenging our people to grow personally and professionally." Without a doubt, our team faced the challenge and delivered exceptional services.

Therefore, I want to dedicate this month's newsletter to all of our team members at Simply Bee. If you were impacted by one of our team members, please reply with a thank you shoutout and I will deliver it straight to them! Join me in celebrating the individuals who serve our community with the upmost integrity.


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
Ideas For Frustrated Parents: What To Do With Children & Teens During Quarantine
As a parent do you feel stuck in the constant pull between rehashing the past - all the losses and frustration of the year - and looking into the future filled with worry about not knowing when things will return to "normal"? Trying to help your kids navigate the unique challenges they've faced, while managing all of your own emotions and experiences has been hard - to say the least!

Listen in as Simply Bee therapists Eric Stevenson & Audrey Grunst share tips for parents to avoid the frustration and stress and work toward a more productive and positive environment.

Gain insight and skills from these 3 questions:
  1. What should parents do when they're feeling overwhelmed with their kids being stuck inside?
  2. What are strategies for parents to utilize with their kids?
  3. How can a parent manage or talk about screen time with their child/teen?

Head to our website and download this conversation for tons of resources and tips.
Finding Strength: How To Mentally Cope With COVID in 2021
Simply Bee was grateful to partner with the Park Ridge Community Health Commission and the Park Ridge Public Library for a virtual presentation to the community.

Audrey Grunst provided mental and emotional strategies to cope with uncertainty, disappointment and anger; as well as shared how to live in alignment with your values and some Mindfulness skills to help slow down anxiety.

Head to our Resources Page and click the "Values Grid Download" to grab a video tutorial and values deck for a free! Audrey will help you define your own 5 core values to implement values-based decision making vs. emotion-driven decision making in your life.
Supporting Transgender Youth: What Parents & Allies Need To Know
Our vision at Simply Bee is a world where all people can simply 'be' themselves through mental, physical, and spiritual wellness.

As an advocate and ally to the LGBTQIA+ community, we are excited to partner with Megan Sayre (of Sayre Counseling) to provide an important discussion for parents and allies of transgender youth. If you would like to increase your awareness and are looking for resources for how to support a loved one who identifies within the community - stay tuned for this webinar with Katie Klein of Simply Bee and Megan to be released on March 17th.
In Case You Missed It
Living In The Moment: A Virtual Workshop For Those Who Worry
On February 25th therapist Jacqueline Ritz, lead a virtual workshop to support those who struggle with anxiety and constant worry about the future.

Those in attendance were able to gain knowledge with the six Mindfulness skills taught through examples and practical application. Participants worked toward letting go of the past and finding relief in the present moment without racing thoughts or panic.
Buzzworthy Blog Spot
Walking Into The Unknown, Audrey Grunst
The universe is calling to reorganize your life. Your life has a funny way of revealing what next steps of growth are required of you. It is hard to change the path you have been on because to change your course of direction is a call to walk into the unknown. The unknown place is like dropping you off into the woods with no compass to guide you. When you arrive at this unknown place you look outside of yourself, for a trail carved into the earth by somebody else. This unconscious urge to find a forged path will always be your initial response to crisis but this is not the task at hand, the task is to discover your own course that includes physical, mental and emotional skills that will serve you now and far beyond.

It’s time to stop looking around...Read more.
In Case You Missed It

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