A guest post by our new friend Dezryelle Arcieri, Marriage and Family Therapist Intern who puts in beautiful language how and why knitting is a great outlet to promote mental health:
It wasn’t until I was in my Masters program for Clinical Psychology that I ever heard the words “self-care.” Self-care was drilled into our teachings, due to the fact that burn-out is high in healing professions. When I think of this, what always comes to mind is the speech given by flight attendants before takeoff,
As someone pursuing a career in healthcare and interested in fashion I’m always looking to combine my two passions. The struggles that many people in the fashion industry go through have only recently gained coverage in media, but they have always been interesting to me. Growing up, I alternated between dreaming of joining the fashion world and becoming a doctor. AK Kerani’s interest in creating discussions about mental health through fashion was the main reason I joined the team.
For up-and-coming singer/songwriter, Phil Kahan, being ideal means living in the now. And the now, given the success of his recent single, "Be Cool," seems like an awesome place to be. This is a dream come true for Phil, whose songwriting career has and continues to be quite the journey. Since its release in September 2013, "Be Cool" has reached 500 spins on Sirius XM 20on20 as well many features on stations across the country. "Every day, people are finding and liking my music enough to buy it and that feels amazing," he said.