The past several months have taken a toll on everyone. We have been called upon to do things we could have never predicted, like shuttering businesses, laying off workers, working from home, becoming distance-learning coaches, and wearing masks whenever we leave the house. But despite all these hurdles, there’s one thing we’ve all been trying to do: figure out how to get through this and somehow come out better on the other side.
With this tiny spark of optimism, 425 Magazine consulted with three local experts (including Compass Health’s Camis Milam) to discuss strategy development, and ultimately habits, that can help shape our brighter future.
DR. CAMIS MILAM, CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER AT COMPASS HEALTH
Studies are showing a general increase in anxiety and depression since COVID-19 arrived in Washington state in early 2020. Dr. Camis Milam, the chief medical officer at Everett’s Compass Health, and the Compass Health teams, has been on the frontlines of the pandemic and has seen the increasing number of people who often are struggling with mental health challenges for the first time. Milam shared insights on developing strategies and habits to best cope during times of high stress. Read more.
SHILO LOCKETT, PRESIDENT OF COMPREHENSIVE WEALTH MANAGEMENT
Aside from facing mental health challenges, many are dealing with financial troubles as well. Shilo Lockett, president of Comprehensive Wealth Management (CWM), grew up cultivating her own idea of what habits would be required to live richly, starting with the purchase of her first Nintendo Game Boy. As a female business leader, Lockett always has taken a special interest in observing and implementing effective habits, both financially and personally, to stand on her own two feet and achieve her goals. This passion and discipline have helped to guide CWM’s organizational vision, values, and direction to more intentionally align with its tagline, “Live richly.” Locket offers tips for how people can develop strategies and habits to best plan for their financial future. Read more.
LAURA LEIST, PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZING AND PRODUCTIVITY SPECIALIST AT ELIMINATE CHAOS
While it’s difficult to be separated from friends and family in times like these, many have taken the time in isolation to pick up new hobbies – including cleaning and reorganizing their homes. Laure Leist, the founder of Eliminate Chaos, is a professional organizing and productivity specialist, who, for the last 20 years, has been helping clients organize and eliminate clutter in their homes and offices. We asked Leist to proffer some insight into how people can develop strategies and habits to organize their homes. Read more.