Perfectionism is not Healthy Striving

Aug 19, 2021

Are you a perfectionist?

You know that voice in our head that tells us we must get it done or we will get written up, fired, or called out if we don’t? 

That voice is perfectionism and it makes us think that it is the whole knower, all predictor and if we do not follow it, our life will go to shambles.  I picture The Simpson's character Superintendent Gary Chalmers yelling at...

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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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The big reveal is here: NEW IOME community levels

Dec 10, 2020

Earlier this month IOME announced that things are changing. Well, now is the time to tell you how things are changing. 

IOME is launching three brand new membership types. There are components that are staying the same like: 

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6 Ways to Overcome Loneliness

Oct 21, 2020

Loneliness effects more than 55 million adults, that's more than double the number of those who have diabetes. 

Nearly 22% of Americans say they often or always feel lonely or socially isolated. 

This was all from a 2018 report by Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation. Can you imagine what those numbers must look like now with the rules around limiting social interaction with...

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Burnout: How you know you've reached your limit

Sep 25, 2020

Burnout is more common now than ever before because we are living in an era of doing everything! We are connected to things all of the time and rarely truly take a break from the things that bog us down. IOME's trained supporter, Mackenzie, is here to share with you what the signs of burnout look like and how you know you have truly reached your limits.

Mackenzie, one of IOME's Trained...

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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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