Michael believes in a whole-body approach when it comes to our own mental health and well-being. Whether that means hitting the gym to boost your endorphins, or putting time in on the meditation pillow, it's all about finding that balance in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. While all these activities can help, his time as a social worker has shown that one of the main hindrances to a healthy mind is access to proper mental health care and medicine. It's imperative we get the care we need in the simplest way possible: by asking for it. Having that access opens a person's potential for change and growth in the ways that they see possible. Michael received his Master's of Social Work from The Silberman School of Social Work where he worked with youth and older adults through mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and cognitive-behavioral therapies. He works to create an open atmosphere where people feel empowered to achieve the goals they set for themselves. In his spare moments, he can be found reading a classic novel, volunteering, rowing, or attempting circus feats.
Start where you are, see where you want to go, and always ask for help along the way.