Beauty out of the Darkness
- Mental health awareness
- Out of the Darkness poem
- 10 ways to take care of your mental health
- Importance of your attention
- Some good news
- Local events
Encouragement from the IFS Team
We hope you are doing well and that this note can be an encouragement to you. This has certainly been a long, difficult season of time in our world. When we first heard of COVID early in 2020, many of us hoped it would perhaps last only a few months. Yet here we are 18 months later, dealing with another serious wave of the virus. When you compound that with global racial tensions, political unrest, wars, natural disasters, etc., it is no surprise that many of us are hurting, discouraged, and fearful.
One positive outcome of this season that we’ve found beneficial is a greater awareness and willingness to talk about the importance of mental health. So, with that perspective, we wanted to shift our focus a bit in this newsletter to share some reminders about how we all need to take care of ourselves and each other. These personal investments are more valuable than any financial investment we could make.
Below are links to the following:
- 10 Ways to Take care of your mental health
- The importance of your “attention”
- Some Good News
- Local events coming up
We have also included a poem with the author’s reflection about beauty rising out of the darkness. Our goal in all of this is to bring you a bit of peace and hope to help carry you through this season.
Thank you for the continued privilege of serving you and partnering with you on your financial journey,
The IFS Team
Financial insights and resources with a personal touch
10 Ways to Take Care of Your Mental Health
The importance of treating your mental health as you would your physical health is a pretty well-accepted principle. It’s becoming less taboo to talk openly about. All signs point to the fact that we’re prioritizing self-care, and that’s awesome.
Here are 10 small but important ways you can take care of your mental health.
Attention Is The Cash Value Of Time
Despite what you think, time isn’t your most valuable asset. Attention supersedes all. You’re as free as your attention span permits. For example, living to a hundred doesn’t guarantee happiness. Focusing on every perceived slight, both real and imagined wastes precious attentional bandwidth.
Some Good News
- Spirit of Halloweentown in St. Helens
Sept 18 – Oct 31
Sat & Sun 10am-4pm
- 2021 Oregon State Fair
Aug 27th – Sept 6th
- Date Night at Senet Games
Special food/beverage deals and special creative things for couples to do.
Wed, Sept 21
Mental health awareness
Out of the Darkness poem
10 ways to take care of your mental health
Importance of your attention
Some good news
Timing the sale of your home
Gas tax history
What’s Happening – Downtown Tigard Night Out, Smile Summer Music, Sandcastle Competition, Open-Air Rooftop Cinema
We have a new logo and website!
IFS core values
Creating a My Social Security account
Combating FOMO in your portfolio
What’s happening nearby: Cathedral Park Jazz Festival, Tigard Farmers Market, Personalized Winery Tours
We have a new team member!
The perils of trying to time the stock market
Thinking about college? Conversation with a (former) student affairs dean
COVID-friendly adventures: Urban Adventure Quest, Dinner Detective, 2021 Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival, Stream a Live Theatre Production