Episode Summary

S.H.A.D.E.S are for more than just looking good. It's also an acronym developed in the streaming and gaming communities as a mental health check-in. Host of the RESILIENT PEOPLE podcast, Janet Fanaki, walks us through the meaning of S.H.A.D.E.S, why it's so important to know and use, and how it helps in building resilience.

Episode Notes

We're spending a lot, maybe too much, time on our computers and devices. From checking text messages to fooling around on social media and hopping on video conference calls there are many days when it can seem like we're forever staring at a screen. 

It's no surprise that it's not great for our mental or physical health.

The acronym S.H.A.D.E.S was developed as a self check-in, to ensure that we pay attention to the things that keep us healthy, focused and resilient: Sleep, Hydration, Air, Diet, Exercise & Stillness.

Janet Fanaki, the host of the RESILIENT PEOPLE podcast and lead content creator for the RESILIENT PEOPLE blog, walks us through it in this 4 minute clip.

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