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Verdant awards over $3.2 million in funding to 35 nonprofits

Verdant

LYNNWOOD—At the February 28th board meeting, the Verdant Health Commission Board awarded $3,266,875 to 35 nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of the residents of South Snohomish County.  Awardees were selected from an open application process and funded programs will support diverse projects throughout the community.    Each of the funded projects addresses one […]

Verdant to host free suicide prevention workshop with keynote speaker Kevin Hines

suicide prevention

LYNNWOOD, Wash., August 30, 2023—The public is invited to attend a community conversation on suicide prevention at the Lynnwood Event Center on Saturday, September 16th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to learn more about how diverse groups may be more disproportionally impacted by suicide, including youth, Native Americans, older adults, veterans and LGBTQ+ individuals. Participants will […]

Cultivating the practice of NON-JUDGMENT

Mindful Monday

Non-judgment is one of the pillars of mindfulness. It is included in the 7 Foundational Attitudes ,which if cultivated leads to many others. When it comes to living more mindfully, I find that practicing an attitude of non-judgment towards myself and the world around me is the most difficult. However, it also provides the biggest […]

Finding certainty in a wobbly world

Mindful Monday

There is something about getting through a winter holiday in this bizarre époque to reassure us that we do indeed have the resilience to get through it all. I may toss my 2021 calendar onto a bonfire for a ritual burning, while lifting high a strong beverage, and bid the year a solemn Good Riddance! […]

Carolyn Brennan sworn in as Verdant commissioner

Carolyn Brennan

LYNNWOOD, Wash., November 28, 2021 – Newly elected Commissioner Carolyn Brennan joined her colleagues on the Verdant Health Commission’s Board of Commissioners after being sworn in at the regular meeting November 24. “I am honored to be part of this work serving our community,” said Brennan, an Edmonds resident. “My goal is that over the […]

Getting Grounded in Gratitude

Mindful Monday

Gratefulness: Practicing gratefulness daily can prime our brains to look for more reasons to be grateful which shifts our outlook, perspective, and mood. McCraty and colleagues (1998), in one of their studies on gratitude and appreciation, found that participants who felt grateful showed a marked reduction in the level of cortisol, a stress hormone. They […]

Minding Your Senses

Mindful Monday

There is a saying that you can’t give what you don’t have. Taking care of yourself and addressing your needs is a vital part of improving wellbeing, maintaining balance, and preventing burnout. Attending to your own sensory experience in the world is part of taking care of yourself. Mindful Practice – The 5 Senses This […]

Tying things down: Batten the hatches

Mindful Monday

This week we finish our October theme: Winterizing FERTILIZING – INSULATING – SETTLING INTO OUR ROOTS – TYING THINGS DOWN             In the Spring of 1990 tourists poured out from a cruise ship onto the island of St. Thomas, USVI. They were employees of a large American generator manufacturer. The company made so much money […]

This month we are Winterizing!

Mindful Monday

I like October not only for its unique beauty here in the great Salish region, but also because it encourages me to prepare and make the best of the next 4 months: my least favorite time of the year. This month we’ll use Winterizing as our overarching theme. FERTILIZING – INSULATING – SETTLING INTO OUR […]

October is the month to begin “Winterizing!”

Mindful Monday

I like October not only for its unique beauty here in the great Salish region, but also because it encourages me to prepare and make the best of the next 4 months – my least favorite time of the year. During the remainder of this year, we’ll use Winterizing as our overarching theme: FERTILIZING – INSULATING […]

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