National Professional Wellness Month

Welcome to halfway through June! This month is National Professional Wellness month. As a trauma-informed company, part of what we uphold for each other and what we offer to the community is support around mental health. As we know, wellness isn’t only physical health, but emotional, spiritual, and social as well. This is particularly the case for those in the helping professions. For social workers, counselors, teachers, and law enforcement…

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Nature Therapy

Oregon is home to scenic coastline, high desert, triumphant mountains, lush forests, joyful waterfalls, and more shades of green than one previously thought possible. The state itself is almost half forest (48 percent, according to While many Oregonians enjoy the state’s beauty year round with snowshoeing, skiing, tubing, and other activities, I wait with baited breath for that first good stretch of spring.  Then it’s time to get outside.…

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Imposter Syndrome

I remember the night of the Ancora open house, over one year ago. Our business had first opened and we were giving tours of our office and discussing our vision for the future. I was sitting in Clark’s Bistro, enjoying some tasty truffle fries, sipping a drink, smiling as I met new people, and thinking “does this person realize that I have no idea what I’m doing?” Again, this was…

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