Regarding the Mindfulness Practice homework assignment, please reflect on that process and share its impact: positive, negative, or neutral. How could you use this in your own life or how could it benefit your clients?

Taking time to be present and mindful was really helpful in clearing my mind and great way to self care. Through this practice, it helps reduce stress and be more in tune with with your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs. There tends to be a lot of distractions, busyness, and media around us all the time so taking the time to escape can be beneficial.

As we discussed in class closure last week, please state 2 things that you are taking away from this course in Human Behavior and the Social Environment.

One thing that I am taking away from this course is remembering to always consider the person in environment approach. Through using an ecological perspective when engaging clients, the provider can help identify the stressors that are in the individual’s life in order to then draw on the client’s strengths to find solutions. Second, I learned the importance of having an understanding of development throughout the lifespan when engaging and assessing clients and being aware of how their development and the environment interact.


  • Share 2 changes/additions you made to your website (note if they were peer suggested or your own ideas) and explain your reasoning behind it. If you did not make any changes, please state as such.
  • I did not make the changes to my blog post primarily because I do not feel that I will use the website outside of this class such as for employers. However, I am glad that I learned how to create a website and feel that it will be beneficial knowledge for the future such as developing one for an organization . I just do not want a website concerning myself on the internet.
  • Explain the relationship between stress, physical health, and mental health as it relates to subjective well-being as concretely evidenced by the text.
  • Stress affects all aspects of one’s life including physical and mental health. According to the text, stress affects the automatic nervous system releasing hormones throughout the body to prepare for an attack whether real or perceived. Although this is necessary in real emergency situations, this release of hormones can be harmful if it is continual. Some affects would be higher risk of illness and disease. Another risk to high levels of stress would be concerning mental such as the development of anxiety or depression. Therefore, stress affects the whole well-being of the person and it is important that every individual find a coping strategy that works for them.
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