By Faith, Latyra, Kima, Rusty, and Stephanie; Women in Re-Entry at the People’s Paper Co-op Arts & Advocacy Fellowship
From PHN Issue 39, Winter/Spring 2019
The following is our truth. Our voice. It’s written by powerful women, all formerly incarcerated. We want you to remember your worth, to know that we hear you, that you’re thought of, and that we’re sending our love!
WE KNOW THE PROBLEM:
I know what it’s like to be depressed and behind bars. Waking up, day after day, living in a box… not knowing when you’re going home… Locked down. Feeling like a number, not a person. I’d sit and wait.
Continue reading “Growing Through Depression: A Toolbox for Mental Wellness”
By Timothy Hinkhouse
From PHN Issue 38, Fall 2018
Don’t you just hate it when your day hits a brick wall because you feel a blinding migraine coming on? Some people, it practically debilitates them and leaves them curled up in the fetal position in a dark room on their bed with a cool wet cloth on their forehead while wishing for any immediate relief.
Continue reading “Quick Tips for Common Ailments”
By Leo Cardez
From PHN Issue 34, Fall 2017
As the winter approaches, I find myself getting tired and
moody. It starts as early as September and gets really bad in January. Although
I’ve never been officially diagnosed, I’m sure I suffer from some degree of SAD
(seasonal affective disorder). As I look around my cell block, I don’t think
I’m the only one. The good news is I’ve found that some small tweaks to my
daily routine (tips and tricks) can help keep my spirits high. Continue reading “Beat the Winter Blues”
by Alexandra S. Wimberly
From PHN Issue 33, Summer 2017
Have you ever
tried yoga? Ever been curious about what yoga is or if it might be something
that you would like to try? The following is a short introduction to yoga,
along with a few yoga practices to try. One of the great things about yoga is
that it can be practiced anywhere and needs no special equipment—just your
mind, your body, and your attention. Continue reading “Yoga for Beginners”
by Corey Crawford
From PHN Issue 27, Winter 2016
One thing we have more of inside than out is time. We need to use it wisely; exercising is one way to do that.
Exercise gets the blood circulating, which in turn spreads oxygen to the body’s cells, keeping them fresh and healthy. Continue reading “Burpees: An Exercise for Stamina”