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   Hygge for Wellness

  Wednesday, February 1

  6:30-7:30 p.m.

  Hellman Creative Center 

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 First responders and helping professionals are facing       numerous challenges that can result in secondary traumatic stress, and the subsequent deterioration of emotional wellness and relationships. This workshop will describe the use of hygge to buffer the effects of secondary traumatic stress. Secondary trauma among helping professionals, care providers, and first responders will be discussed. The concept of hygge will be explained, as well as myriad ways in which hygge can be infused into our daily lives to reduce the effects of secondary trauma. Presented by L. Faye Perkins, owner and founder of Swellness Wellness.


  Estate Planning and Wills in Kentucky

  Wednesday, February 8

  6:30-7:30 p.m.

  Kenton County Public Library-Durr Branch

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  Attend via Zoom by registering here.

 Finances and planning for the future are major sources of    stress for everyone, but can create a greater burden on those in dangerous and stressful careers. Learn about the steps you can take now to provide more peace of mind for the futures of you and your family. Presented by Chad Seiter, J.D.


   Estate Planning and Wills in Ohio

   Wednesday, February 15

   6-7 p.m.

   Mental Health America of NKY and SW Ohio

   (Click here for address and map.)

    Attend via Zoom by registering here.

   Finances and planning for the future are major sources of stress for everyone, but can create a greater burden on those in dangerous and stressful careers. Learn about the steps you can take now to provide more peace of mind for the futures of you and your family. Please note-this is Ohio specific. Presented by Jennifer Griffin Anstaett, J.D.


 Moral Injury and Recovery:

 How They Relate to Mental Health

 Friday, February 24 9:30-11:30 a.m., Zoom

 Moral injury, a term first used with military veterans, has reached epidemic proportions in the past 2 years among workers in healthcare, senior services, education, and first responders. While it is not a mental health disorder, it is a profound form of suffering; research has found that when moral injury is not identified and addressed alongside or even within therapy, it can negatively impact successful outcomes in mental health treatments for PTSD.  Learn what moral injury is, the differences from trauma and PTSD, and how to determine if someone might be experiencing it. Gain strategies that can be used to alleviate it.

Presented by Director of the Shay Moral Injury Center, Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock, Rel. M., M.A., Ph.D.

Gardening 101 Series 

presented by Hamilton County's OSU Extension Office

Location: OSU Extension-Hamilton County Office 
2055 Reading Road
Suite 500
Cincinnati, OH
  45202  (click here for map)

All classes can be registered for individually.

Growing Big in Small Spaces - There's Always Room for Flowers! 

Tuesday, February 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

From containers & hanging baskets to window boxes & pallet planters, there are so many ways to cultivate flowers in small spaces! Learn about ideas & supplies you can use to find room to grow in (almost) any outdoor space, no matter how small. Learn how to choose plants that will thrive in different locations & support our local pollinators. Taught by Master Gardener Jennifer Goldschneider.

Tips & Techniques for Small-space Vegetable Gardening

Tuesday, March 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Learn about the gardening basics of soil, fertilizer, sun and water. Discover the techniques and benefits of drip irrigation, vertical trellising, tall tomato cages, favorite tools, walking boards, composting leaves & grass clippings. Master Gardener Tom Richey will share tips from almost 40 years of trial-and-error experiments that work in Cincinnati.

Easy Composting for Every Garden

Tuesday, March 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Good soil makes good plants, and one of the best ways to improve and maintain soil is by adding compost. No matter the size or location of your garden, there is a way for you to compost with low (even no) cost, low effort, and smell free. Learn about the basics of composting and soil health and get resources to help you on your composting journey. Taught by Master Gardener Volunteer Karolyn Schalk