Remember Amaru, the flying cat that helps you learn mindfulness? Well, I have found another little friend to help you manage your mental health! Finch is an adorable little bird who grows and develops personality traits when you take care of yourself.
I let the app randomly generate a name for my finch. This is Chamomile – aren’t they adorable? You get to choose your finch’s gender, and mine is non-binary.
Chamomile encourages me to journal things I’m grateful for, move my body, and take care of myself. They encourage me to set “daily goals,” but that goal can be “just survive.” It is incredibly wholesome.
Chamomile gets energy when I follow through on my goals and take better care of myself. It’s a great external reinforcer for things that make me feel better.
Dr. Amy Marschall received her Psy.D. from the University of Hartford in September 2015. She completed her internship at the National Psychology Training Consortium with specializations in assessment and rural mental health. Currently, she specializes in trauma-informed and neurodiversity-affirming care, and she is certified in telemental health. Dr. Marschall runs a private practice, RMH Therapy, where she provides individual and family therapy as well as psychological assessments across the lifespan.
Dr. Amy Marschall is an author and professional speaker.
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