Introducing Katie!

Jun 21, 2022
We are so excited to introduce Katie Cortez as the newest member of the IOME team! Katie has made a wonderful addition to our team in the last few months and we are thrilled to have her share a little bit about herself to our IOME Community. Read more about her background, values, and goals as a counselor below!


Tell us a little bit about yourself!

I am from good, ol’ Sterling, Colorado!...

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5 Simple Ways to Prioritize Your Mental Health

May 26, 2021

Mastering the skill to prioritize is an invaluable asset tool for your self care. It can help you manage so many areas, eliminate or lessen the chances of burn out and help you create long-standing self care practices. 

These five ways of prioritizing your mental health were shared from licensed mental health professionals within IOME who truly know the importance of having good mental...

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Three Reasons WHY IOME Is Changing...

Dec 02, 2020

Hopefully you've heard the news that things are changing in IOME. If you haven't here's a quick recap: because of the growth of IOME, the membership structure is changing. The intent is to create an all-encompassing 'one-stop-shop' for all things self care. 

Starting January 1, 2021 IOME will provide three new levels of memberships

Community 

Community +

Community + Pro

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Self care versus self indulgence: which one are you practicing?

Aug 04, 2020

National Self Care Day is on July 24th. The reason why it's on this day (7/24) is because the benefits of intentional self care are felt 24/7. If you're practicing self care on a regular, or somewhat regular basis, you should be able to feel the difference all day, everyday.

So, this probably brings up a good question: what is self care?

Self care is the practice of taking an active role in...

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#IOMEMyStory: Words My Mother Never Told Me

Dec 27, 2019
WARNING: I want to offer a trigger warning. For those of you who are currently struggling with tough issues with a parent or abuse, this testimony may be triggering. In the case you decided to continue to read on, and it does elicit emotions, please connect with IOME so we can offer you support. 

You have a story. I have a story. Each one of us has a story that needs to be shared, valued...

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Cold or warm showers? You'd be surprised what health experts say.

Oct 14, 2019

There are hundreds of resources out there recommending cold showers over warm ones. Believe me, I was surprised to hear this, too. Maybe surprised isn't the right word, more shocked! Who the heck in their right mind wants to take a cold shower? I sure don't! 

I started researching and looking into the reasons as to why and much to my surprise, I'm actually excited to see how it can...

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7 Steps for Emotional Management

Jul 08, 2019

I screamed at my kid today. I mean, loud, ugly screamed at her. It was awful. I am sick to my stomach right now as I write this.

She didn’t do anything outside what an average four year old does. Pushing boundaries, making a mess, bossing me around, being too aggressive with her little sister, and singing too loud. Typical day. Right?

No, this wasn’t a typical day. Perhaps from an...

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