JR JR’s Josh Epstein’s Mental Health Awareness Month Playlist

I enjoyed the Billboard article written by Patrick Crowley where Detroit duo, JR JR are highlighted, and Josh Epstein discusses why the band chose to take part of their earnings from their tour and donate them to the Jed Foundation to help with mental health and suicide prevention for young adults and youth. 

Epstein created a Mental Health Awareness playlist on Billboard’s Spotify account, and then shares why he selected some of the songs. It’s an eclectic list and in my opinion does show the spectrum of the highs, lows, struggles and victories faced by those who knowingly and unknowingly battle mental health issues. 

Check out the article and the playlist here: 

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/lifestyle/7777031/takeover-tuesday-jr-jr-mental-health-awareness-month-exclusive-interview-playlist-spotify

Natasha’s Quote of the Day: Aspirational Strategy

“Sometimes you have to keep your dreams, goals, setbacks, and frustrations to yourself because you are the only one walking in your shoes, and not everyone sees and experiences what you do—besides the fact that they have their own goals, issues, and needs—so they may dismiss, patronize, belittle, ignore, or make light of what you are focused on—-instead of allowing that added energy to get you down, separate yourself and then pour yourself into your work, project, or plan. When you have reached your goal it will seem effortless to the rest of the world!” – Natasha L. Foreman

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Natasha’s Thought of the Day: Growth

Each day you you must push yourself harder and propel yourself further than the day before, so that you are better prepared and more open for what the future will bring your way. We can never be comfortable where we are, for growth is never stagnant.“—Natasha L. Foreman

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Quote of the day: Role Models

If you don’t want to be considered a role model then don’t do anything worthwhile or significant in your life!

Kids model what they see. If you’re successful or perceived to be successful then they will try to replicate what you are doing in order to achieve that same level of success, or greater.

Just as we (adults) did the same thing growing up. We modeled people that we believed made it to the top, or made it to a level that we wanted to achieve.

That my friends is a role model. There’s no getting around it except to not excel in any area of your life that brings any significant attention to yourself.
How many of you truly have been aiming that low throughout your life?

So stop saying, “I’m not a role model,” and instead start living your life knowing that everything you say and do is being closely watched by an impressionable young person, who one day will want to be just like you—good, bad, ugly, or indifferent!

-Natasha L. Foreman