COVID-19 and Self-Care

One of the things that we most often forget in our desire and our compassion and empathy to want to help and serve people – is that we forget to take care of ourselves.

CORONAVIRUS: Managing Stress and Anxiety

In the above VIDEO, renowned mental health speaker and Amazon bestselling author Jeff Yalden lays out some important pointers to keep you present and centered in the midst of the global COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. How is your heart? Are you feeling OK in this time of uncertainty? How are you doing with your emotions and […]

A Conversation with Isabella

One of the greatest things about my work as a youth motivational speaker is that I get to plant seeds, give hope and inspire young people. One of the most challenging things is that sometimes I get to help, but I might not know the end result of the work I do. Thankfully, I know […]

Too Stressed and Overwhelmed

It was an honor to speak at a Marine Corps Ball on a Saturday night, but was it too much for someone who lives with mental illness and needs balance and boundaries? It was a very stressful day, but was it really all that stressful considering what many people deal with in their lives? Living […]

Staff Development: Talking Teens & Mental Health

When the phone rings or I get an email from a school community requesting me to come and speak to students about teen mental health awareness or suicide prevention, I get excited. For more than two decades, I’ve been speaking in the educational market – talking to teens about leadership, character, self-esteem, mental health and […]