Dress for Success is hands down one of my favorite nonprofits organizations. I volunteer with them for two main reasons: (1) The organization helped me at a low point in my life several years back and (2) it adds fuel to my passion of building community, inspiring change and giving back. Can’t wait for my first ride on the mobile boutique, coming soon to Macy’s Ross Park Mall!
Surviving to Thriving professional development seminars are free and open to the public. Our vision is for Pittsburgh to become a model for best practices in social & emotional learning and in trauma informed care & resilience.
On June 15 Anita D Russell, creator of SOAR Coaching Academy, will be speaking at the OMA Pittsburgh Surviving to Thriving, Bridging the Gaps: Working Together to Support Holistic Wellness Throughout Pittsburgh.
She will speak on the topic of Mental Health First Aid and what’s in it for us as a society to change the paradigm of how we view mental health and wellness. Anita is a Mental Health First Aid instructor, receiving the certification through the Allegheny Health Choices Inc.
The Place to SOAR recently participated in a half-day workshop focused on youth, where parents, educators and mentors came together to learn holistic skills for the healthy development of our young people–in mind, body, and spirit.
As one of the workshop leaders, I guided the audience in a discussion of the importance of positive self-image in youth. Specifically, we will examine self-image through the lens of bullying thoughts, actions and behaviors and how it all links to personal accountability and responsibility (PAR). We discussed the need for leadership, influence and connection in bullying intervention and prevention.
Did you know? 1) 70% of teens do not have a positive self-image
2) Peers play varying roles in the bully experience
3) Bullying is your business
PAR: Personal Accountability and Responsibility Bullying is Everybody’s Business
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User Guides are available to broaden the understanding of various roles such as community leaders, faith leaders, educators, administrators, parents. etc. Guides are available for 11 different audiences
Her first book, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A COURSE IN MIRACLES, is considered a classic in the realm of modern spirituality. Her other books include Age of Miracles, Everyday Grace, A Woman’s Worth, Illuminata, and Healing the Soul of America. She has been a popular guest on television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America and Charlie Rose.
Never before in Pittsburgh, tickets for this singular event will sell quickly, SoRESERVE YOUR SEATS NOW to ensure that you can be a part of this exciting time in our wonderful city!
OMA Center for Mind, Body, and Spirit began about 15 years ago as a vision of an inner city community wellness center and a rural retreat center that would complement each other. Both would provide holistic services for anyone regardless of their socioeconomic, cultural, or spiritual/religious background.
Our vision is created upon a commitment to provide for all individuals, a holistic approach to facilitate wellness of self, family, and the community. OMA will integrate a variety of healing and therapeutic modalities in the areas of wellness, fitness, health, therapeutic and educational programs.
Active board members create an atmosphere of commitment, dedication and never-ending love for people. The board is comprised of licensed therapists, social workers, practitioners, life coaches, educators and writers who all come together unified in helping people begin a journey towards wellness and wholeness in mind, body and spirit.
It is such a joy to be a part of this incredible organization! Our first Food for the Soul encounter is coming this week and I’m thrilled to be one of the hosts!
Join us at the Twentieth Century Club in the heart of Oakland for a wonderful opportunity to share thoughts, ideas and needs on each other’s journey in the realm of Mind, Body, and Spirit in a comfortable setting of like-minded individuals.
In this ultramodern world we can lose ourselves in a number of ways with busy lives, stressful jobs, financial burdens and mindless entertainment as an escape. At times we feel like life is a crazy, tedious grind and there’s just got to be something more. Let’s talk about that…
Since the death of my mother, I have made a decision to remain in Pittsburgh. While here I’ve begun to exercise my muscles as an investor in the growth and development of people in my home city. One organization I have partnered with is the Homeless Children’s Education Fund (HCEF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1999 to support the educational needs of children experiencing homelessness in Allegheny County. Over the years, the role of HCEF in the community has developed and expanded to meet these needs.
So, my first major project in my home city is a mentoring workshop designed to expand the role of academic tutors to include the underlying principles of “Everyday Mentoring”. I am working with an incredible development team and will be facilitating a Tutor Mentoring Workshop on Saturday December 9.
“The SOAR is to fly fearlessly with vision and purpose.” —Anita D Russell