Kayaking with friends
Kayaking with my friends, or alone, is one of my favorite summer activities. Ohio has many lovely rivers and lakes where wildlife is abundant and nature communes with the spirit. My cute little crossover kayak has traveled to the Adirondack Mountains, to the Outer Banks, to Ontario, Canada, and all over Ohio, providing me with exercise, adventure, fellowship and great satisfaction. Find a hobby that you love, and you will begin to find a way to balance the stress of everyday life with relaxation and fun.
Good mental health is enhanced by positive physical health. The decision to balance work with recreation is a commitment to our own quality of life. Time in my garden offers me contemplation and appreciation of the beauty of nature, while at the same time contributing to my family's physical health with these great delicious fruits and veggies. I encourage everyone to make time in their busy lives for connecting with the things that bring us peace and joy.
Ohio's Counselor and Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (CSWMFT) requires therapists to earn 30 hours of continuing education on a regular basis, to keep our licenses up to date. Below are the most recent additions to my areas of study.
Traci Hanger-Hoffman MA, LSW
The SUMMIT Therapy Center
of Wooster, LLC