Episode 32: Season 5: Mental Fitness working on having a positive sense of how we feel, think and act.
By: Andrew Holloway
Published October 10, 2019
Sylvia Reentovich is a wellness consultant with the Province of New Brunswick working in the wellness branch of the department of social development, and works on promoting mental fitness across all areas. The work that is done in NB around mental fitness focuses on the Self Determination Theory, which claims that we have 3 basic psychological needs (Competence/Autonomy/Relatedness) and is important across all aspects of our lives. There’s a connection between the choices that we make and the environment around us, and mental fitness in our environments makes healthy choices easier for all of us. Sylvia is now working on bringing all kinds of stakeholders around the province together around a Community of Practice for mental health promotion and mental fitness. Sylvia’s Top 3: Favourite Place(s): Watching the sunset on the Saint John River on a summer evening; St. Andrews; camping at Côte-à-Fabien in Kouchibouguac Favourite food: Bread and also ice cream (cookies and cream and mint chocolate chip also) and vegetables and fruit, of course. Favourite activity: Holding her kids’ hands when they go for walks Links Self Determination Theory: https://selfdeterminationtheory.org/ Inspired and Well Toolkit: http://www.wellnessnb.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Mental-Fitness-for-Seniors-ToolKit-EN.pdf The stickers that Sylvia and Gill were talking about: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/177268147/novelty-japanese-sticker-assort-kawaii?show_sold_out_detail=1 Wellness: www.wellnessnb.ca and just search “Mental Fitness” Wellness on gnb: https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/social_development/wellness.html Sylvia’s webinar: Côte-à-Fabien campground: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/nb/kouchibouguac/activ/camping/avant-pays-front-country/coteafabien Zorbing: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zorbing