Monthly Archives: January 2020

Spiritual Wellbeing: Why and How I Committed to a Mindfulness Practice

I grew up in a diverse family within a diverse community in Maryland, outside of Washington, DC. From a religious perspective, I was raised Muslim, my family on my mother’s side is Christian and many of the people in my childhood neighborhood were Jewish. I believe that is part...

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Shamis Pitts / 0 / 23rd Jan 2020
Mental Wellbeing: It was a long time coming

My mother died suddenly after an operation when I was 17. We buried her, rented an RV and drove from Maryland to Orlando, FL, went to Disney World and drove home. Then, I packed up my life and moved away to start my freshman year in college. Within one...

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Shamis Pitts / 0 / 15th Jan 2020
Physical Wellbeing: How I Got Re-Started

I did not exercise in 2019 until Thursday, December 5th. What got me going? I signed up for my friend’s December 6th kundalini yoga class. The last time I went to her class, I ended up with a severe muscle spasm. (Visual: Me, rolled up in a ball, knees...

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Shamis Pitts / 0 / 08th Jan 2020
I launched a 2020 wellbeing campaign. Here’s why.

I have strived for excellence my entire life. I am a recovering workaholic…language that I know is negative. Ideally, I would find a way to describe my issue in a way that is more positive, but I honestly haven’t gotten there yet. It took me a long time to...

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Shamis Pitts / 0 / 01st Jan 2020