Weekender Issue #119

The Assist Newsletter
January 26, 2024

Brainteaser of the day: What fastens two people yet touches only one?

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Treat Yo’Self


☕️ To Sipping Delicious Tea Flavors
Warm up with creamy, sweet, exotic brews in yummy gourmet flavors. Cozy up with these comforting cups here >

🕵️‍♀️ To a Grown-Up Scavenger Hunt Adventure
Grab your besties and sleuth around town solving fun clues and challenges. Unlock some nostalgic fun here >

📈 To 2024 Benefits & Compensation Trends
Keep a pulse on 2024 trends for benefits and compensation. Compare it against your current situation and identify where you can potentially negotiate for more. See the trends >

🎻 To Relaxing with Soothing Classical Music
De-stress your day with the tranquil sounds of symphonies, concertos and sonatas. Find zen here >

👗 To Marie Kondo-ing Your Closet
Take organizing up a notch and spark closet joy with pro home editing tips. Get tidy in style here >


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How Functional Psychiatry Can Transform Your Mental Health


Mental health is having a moment, and it’s about time!

For too long our mental wellbeing has been ignored or underestimated, but now people are becoming more accepting and supportive of psychological issues and more willing to seek treatment. We’re healing, growing, and setting the foundation for a balanced brain and life. 🧠

One of the biggest shifts is the increased variety of tools available to us for mental health support. Take it from someone who has tried many of them.

I have been on and off psychiatric medications since the ripe age of 13, some of which I’ve benefited from, others not so much. And I’ve spent the better part of a decade finding ways to heal and calm my nervous system through lifestyle changes and wellness tools.

One approach recently piqued my interest: Functional psychiatry.

I was fascinated by the idea of practitioners taking a whole-body, functional medicine approach to psychiatry and mental health by focusing on the root of the issues, not just the symptoms.

So let’s dive into what functional psychiatry is, what treatments it offers, how to find practitioners, and more.

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From Ellen DeGeneres


“Find out who you are and be that person. That’s what your soul was put on this Earth to be. Find that truth, live that truth and everything else will come.”


Stuff we’re loving rn


🎬 Movie: Experience the gripping tension of “Leave The World Behind” as two families’ idyllic getaway turns into a nerve-wracking battle for survival amidst a mysterious blackout and escalating chaos, leaving you on the edge of your seat till the very end.

🎵 Song: In anticipation of JT’s upcoming album, here’s his first single “Selfish” to hold you over until it finally drops.

📚 Book: Delve into the poignant tale of Sometimes Sisters where estranged siblings Dana, Harper, and Tawny reunite at their grandmother’s lakeside retreat, confronting buried secrets and familial bonds, ultimately discovering that forgiveness and understanding pave the path to redemption and lasting kinship.

🛠️ Tool: Loom is a lifesaver when it comes to documentation, training videos, or really any time you need to do a screen recording. It also comes in handy for remote teams when an email or Slack just doesn’t cut it.


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Holy Roman Empress Matilda


Holy Roman Empress Matilda pet of the week

Holy Roman Empress (HRE) Matilda is a loving 1.5 year old Lhasa/Bichon mix who’s M.O. is to find and chew all the things around the house.

Her favorites include croc in a sock (a crocodile Kong toy we put into an old sock), bully sticks, bagel shaped rawhide, and paper products. She loves to eat her veggies including carrots and celery.

Her best friend is a cat named Walter owned by our friends. Walter is a dojo master in Cat Kwan Do, so Matilda has feline traits when she plays with other dogs.

Overall HRE Matilda is a lover of life and is always excited to meet a new friend, whether human or animal.

💌 We’re huge pet lovers at The Assist and want to feature a pet each week — fill out this form for your fur baby to be featured!
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