Fort Scott, KS

Self-Care Fair

A lot of self-care was going on in Fort Scott on Tuesday, May 26, during the first annual Spring into Summer Self-Care Fair. To celebrate Mental Health Month, we placed a significant emphasis on self-care, as it’s an element of mental health awareness that everyone should practice.

Attendees of the self-care fair learned about many different aspects of self-care from 23 groups/organizations/businesses. Vendors represented self-care avenues ranging from exercise to gardening to shopping to reading – and MORE!

  • SEK Multi-County Health Department
  • Author Maranda Collins
  • SEK Recovery Resources
  • Fort Scott Public Library
  • Fort Scott Walking Labyrinth
  • Momentum: Health, Wellness, and Athletic Development
  • COPE (Communities Organizing to Promote Equity)
  • Mary Kay Cosmetics
  • Bourbon County Garden Club
  • K-State Research and Extension
  • Riggs Chiropractic of Fort Scott
  • Azar Health and Wellness
  • Renewed Strength, LLC
  • Flying P Ranch
  • Faithfully Fit Forever yoga
  • Desert Bloom Boutique
  • Mmm Flavor Shop
  • Arbonne
  • Courtland Hotel and Spa
  • Happy Snappy Art
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness, SEK Chapter
  • Better in Bourbon

Throughout the evening, presenters led the crowd in a few topics of self-care that we felt deserved some specific attention. These were very brief micro-sessions, but they represented significant things we can do for ourselves that give us a boost. Micro-sessions included:

  • Self-defense program with Kim Schwab, Bourbon County's Sherriff's Office
  • Yoga with Megan Hageman
  • FSHS Orchestra performance
  • Nutrition and food tips from Lea Kay Karleskint, K-State Research and Extension
  • Mobility exercises to help keep you from injury with Renewed Strength, LLC
The most important message we can leave you with about self-care is to always remember that you’re worth it. It isn’t selfish – it’s something you need! Self-care doesn’t have to be expensive, lengthy, or extravagant. It can be as simple as taking 30 minutes to visit our next Self-Care Fair!