#IHeartPSG is a social movement taking place right here in Petersburg, Alaska. We all know 2020 has had a lot of downs and it has continued into 2021. Knowing that we could all use some more kindness in our lives, we put together a google form to capture gratitude and appreciations for people and organizations in our community. You can add your own on this form: https://forms.gle/9RPvPoRB9A9rTwBi7 We took the submissions and put them into 1-minute video snippets! Right now th
EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Full time SALARY: 18.50 REPORTS TO: Executive Director POSITION CLOSING DATE: Open until filled DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide crisis intervention, advocacy and support to victims of power-based violence and their children over the telephone and in person. Provide legal and systems advocacy with law enforcement, courts, medical services, employment and other organizations. Provide assessment of program participant’s immediate safety needs and assist
In this time of social distancing WAVE would like to facilitate a space for connection. We're going to be working on various opportunities with different topics to connect digitally with friends old and new around town. Please feel free to provide feedback as to time, platform, and where to get word out. Wednesday 25th at 9:00 AM Rikki is going to be hosting a coffee hour complete with work at home vibes of baby cameos and background pandemonium which will probably be very re
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month the theme for this year is 1 Thing. The idea is that everyone can do 1 thing and Awareness + Action = Social Change. Maybe its sharing a fact about domestic violence on social media, volunteering for a program that provides services for victims of domestic violence, or making a financial donation to an organization. Its hard for one person to do it all but we can all do one thing to make out community a little better. Whats your on
Letter from Annette:
We wanted to reach out to our supporters and update you on some news that impacts WAVE. As you remember In 2016 WAVE applied for and received the Rural Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Assistance Program award from the Office on Violence Against Women. This was a 3 year award which we reapplied for in 2019. We received noticed that we were not selected as a grantee for this funding cycle. This is a highly competitive grant
5 Massage Facts 1. Circulation is increased in the areas that are massaged, bringing more oxygenated blood that helps break up scar tissue and re-hydrate soft tissue 2. Massage helps cultivate body awareness. Physical touch helps our brains check in with those areas on our body we have forgotten about. 3. Oxytocin, the feel good hormone is released during massage, making us feel all around better. 4. A massage can be catered to ALL body types and health conditions. Pressur
Consistency is key to succeeding in life. It can also be the most challenging. Staying consistent fortifies resistance to complacency that we all need to achieve the goals we have. A repetition that becomes apart of your life and character is important. Rain sleet or snow I do what I say I will. When I'm having a bad week I still know what to do next. This is my worse nightmare as someone who loves not knowing what I'm going to do tomorrow. As a fly by the pants kind of gal,
Developing good habits early helps children have one less thing to worry about when they become adults. Strength training is no exception. You might have to get creative with strength training so its fun and less like a workout. You can join in with your kids to make strength training a family activity. This could help normalize a healthy lifestyle that benefits you and the little ones you love the most. Label it Try New Things Thursday or whatever works to appeal to your kid
EASY AT HOME STRENGTH TRAINING!!!! For those of us to busy to hit the gym this week. You can still do a few mini work-outs to give your brain a boost to finish out the week. I love that these are anytime you feel like it work-outs. Blast your favorite music and have fun, dance to one song workout the next. Exercising should be fun and it can be put your spin on it. It's hard to stay consistent when you dread the healthy activities on your to-do list. It's hard to eat healthy
As much as I talk about being healthy, I still have to pull myself out of the house kicking and screaming to participate in something I love to do (working out, going on a walk, etc). My mind has gotten so used to staying complacent even with my body calling out for action. We all are going to be at different stages in our health journey and that is ok. For some, it's second nature to eat healthily and be active. For others being active is a real challenge. I'm a yo-yo when i
Rather you need self-care or your kids are taking you to another level of frustrated this summer. Here are some ideas for art projects that can be enjoyed alone or with kids. Many of these projects are perfect for birthday cards and get-well cards. A gift can brighten up someone's day. Add a cute picture frame and it can go on any wall or tabletop for years to come. Selfcare ideas and facts are coming weekly to help with managing stress in your life. If crafts are not your cu
Art When I'm feeling lonely and need someone to hold me. I look to this dynamic for healing.
Though it can not feel, it makes me feel as though I'm here on Earth.
It will never understand that I'm only human and I need it on a day full of tears.
To have space where I can be real and heal is the only therapy I can afford.
No that offends me or judgment coming from anyone but me. Just truth and some compassion if I remember to give it to myself. - Taylen Reed Self-expressio
I don't have any kids but I do have a little sister (she is 7). I want her to be able to have everything I didn't in life. I also want her to enjoy all the wonderful things I got the pleasure to do as a kid that seemed second nature for me. One of them being art. Art was my favorite part of a school for many years. It allowed me to create without limits. I could pour my heart and soul into ideas on a page. I want my little sister to know that beauty is subjective. I want Isra
You don't have to be a master in painting to use art to heal from a difficult time. It does help the healing processes when you have something you are passionate about to channel your energy. You know you better than anyone so whether it's painting, writing, jewelry making, reading, or working on your masters in a field you can't get enough of. We all need a safe space to feel whatever it is we are going through. A space to be honest with yourself about how you are feeling an
Painting can be so soothing, setting aside time usually is not easy but extremely detrimental to personal health. We work, and work, and work and it can feel like you are running on the hammer wheel of life with no breaks and no time for yourself. We can get so busy providing for the ones we love that it is easy to forget about yourself. How can you provide for the ones you love with your tank on empty? If you can't remember the last time you have had a moment for yourself th
I use to forgot to drink water all the time. This has affected my health in irreversible ways.
In 2014, after a week of me drinking soda with very little to no water, I got sick. No surprise I know, but I had no idea that I was dehydrated. Dehydration didn't even come to mind. By the time I figured out what was going on it was too late. I was in the hospital with a kidney infection after having a back spasm. I could not sit up without feeling like my spine and nerves were ri