Pineapple Support, XLoveCam to Host ‘Restorative Yoga Workshop’

Pineapple Support will host a free online Restorative Yoga Workshop sponsored by XLoveCam. The online event, led by yoga teacher Eliza Belle, will take place on World Yoga Day, June 21, at 11 a.m. (PDT).

XloveCam CEO Patrick Konings explained his company “supports the actors of the adult entertainment sector in their wellbeing and cares about the comfort of the models registered on its platform.”

“This is why we are financially helping Pineapple Support by becoming one of its sponsors,” Konings added.

Pineapple Support’s Leya Tanit said, ”Yoga helps improve overall wellbeing by relieving stress, supporting good health habits and improving mental health, sleep and balance. To celebrate World Yoga Day, we’re excited to partner with XloveCam for this workshop. Eliza is a wonderful yoga teacher, trained in polyvagal theory, yoga for stress and burnout and dysfunctional breathing. We welcome everyone in the industry to join us for this event and enjoy the restorative benefits of yoga practice.”

For more information and to register for the workshop, visit PineappleSupport.org.

Kellie Marsh Joins Pineapple Support as Operations, Logistics Community Chair

Pineapple Support has announced the appointment of Kellie Marsh as Operations and Logistics Community Chair.

Marsh succeeds Lane Farin, who recently stepped down as Vice President and Company Secretary.

“The wonderful Lane Farin is leaving the team at Pineapple Support and we want to extend our gratitude for everything she’s done for the organization,” Founder Leya Tanit said. “Although we are very sad to say goodbye to a crucial member of our team, we are extremely excited to welcome Kellie Marsh to the Pineapple Support board.”

Marsh described herself as “beyond happy” to step into her new role.

“I’ve known Leya for over 20 years and have been involved in Pineapple Support since the very beginning as VP and board member of the U.K. charity,” she said. “I’m proud to be part of such an incredible industry and look forward to playing my part in helping to ensure low-cost and stigma-free support for all performers.”

Marsh will take over “many of Lane’s day-to-day operations in the organization and will be the new point of contact for all things finance-related,” noted Tanit.

“Kellie will be implementing a number of new operating procedures and we thank you for your patience and understanding during this transition period,” she added. “On behalf of myself and the team at Pineapple Support, we would like to extend a huge thank you for your support and for enabling us to continue providing these much-needed services.”

For more information, contact leya@pineapplesupport.org or kellie@pineapplesupport.org and visit Pineapple Support online and on Twitter.

Pineapple Support Launches Fundraising Competition For Mental Health Month

Pineapple Support, the adult industry’s leading mental health resource, has launched a fundraising campaignto raise money for mental health services, as part of mental health month this May. The organisation is hosting a competition to encourage performers to help raise funds and break the stigma around mental health in the adult industry.

The competition, which runs until May 31st, empowers performers to create their own fundraising page to support those struggling with mental health issues. Performers are asked to include a short personal story of why they want to raise funds to support mental health, to help break the stigma.

The performer that raises the most money will win a hamper of natural pamper products worth $250. The winner will be announced on May 31, 2021 when the competition ends.

“This year, the theme for Mental Health Month is ‘Nature’ and we would like to take this opportunity to unite with you, our supporters, therapists and friends, to help spread the word about what mental health means to you and break down the stigma surrounding it,” says Leya Tanit, founder and President of Pineapple Support. “We are asking you, our supporters, to donate what you can to help us continue providing our much needed resources. Whether you create your own fundraiser, donate, or merely share our fundraising page, you can help us to create a healthier and happier adult industry.”

Tanit founded Pineapple Support in 2018, after a string of losses in the adult industry from depression and other mental illnesses. The organisation, which is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization in the United States, has so far connected over 2000 adult performers to mental health services, including free and low-cost, therapy, counseling and emotional support.

“May is mental health month, a time to speak up, support, educate and unite,” says Kelly Jones, AMFT, Pineapple Support Therapist. “We want people to help break the stigma surrounding mental health. The more we talk about it, the less shame and stigma there is.”

 

To donate to Pineapple Support’s fundraising campaign, visit https://secure.givelively.org/donate/pineapple-support-society/pineapple-support-mental-health-matters.

Those wishing to create their own fundraising page and enter the competition can do so at https://secure.givelively.org/donate/pineapple-support-society/pineapple-support-mental-health-matters/fundraisers/new.

Pineapple Support Launches Trauma, PTSD Support Group

Pineapple Support has announced a free, online support group with a focus on trauma and PTSD.

The six-week support group, “Steps on a Healing Path: Support for Trauma and PTSD,” will be provided by therapist Russell Stagg and will start May 12 at 5 p.m. (PDT).

“By joining this group, you’re taking an important step along the path to healing,” said Stagg. “I’ll avoid trendy techniques in offering support and guidance, and focus instead on what experts strongly recommend. I’ve helped hundreds of trauma and PTSD sufferers with an approach that integrates ‘gold standard’ cognitive-behavioral techniques.”

Pineapple Support founder Leya Tanit explained that Stagg is “a fantastic therapist and has been helping people with life problems since 2006.”

“His research on trauma has been published in major psychology journals, including a recent publication on trauma in the prestigious Self & Society,” she added. “We’re grateful to have such an esteemed therapist leading this support group.”

The “Steps on a Healing Path: Support for Trauma and PTSD” support group begins on Wednesday, May 12 and will take place online each Wednesday at the same time until June 16.

For more information, and to register, visit PineappleSupport.org and follow the group on Twitter.

Pineapple Support Welcomes Seductive Pleasure as a Sponsor

Pineapple Support has announced it is welcoming Seductive Pleasure as a supporter-level sponsor. The adult subscription box site joins over 50 adult businesses and organizations in committing funds and resources to the organization.

“The efforts of Pineapple Support are tremendous and they make a positive impact to thousands around the world,” Seductive Pleasure Owner and Co-Founder Thanos said. “We want to help in any way we can to support this amazing cause.”

Pineapple Support Founder Leya Tanit said, “The generous support of sponsors like Seductive Pleasure provides urgent support to those in our industry who are struggling, helps build a stronger and more resilient community and ultimately saves lives.”

“It’s only through sponsors like them that we’re able to do this vital work,” she added.

Pineapple Support is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization in the United States and a registered charity in the U.K. Click here for sponsorship details.

Visit PineappleSupport.org and follow the group on Twitter.

Create Your Morning Routine For Mental Health Happiness To Start The Day

Does this sound familiar?

You have a busy workday tomorrow and are planning out how the day will go. Where is the first place you take away attention from?

Does it look something like this…

Wake-up
Order coffee from the Starbucks app Run out the door

In a total of seven minutes, you have broken your brain into a dead sprint after being in a coma for eight hours.

This doesn’t sound relaxing, does it? I promise you, if it doesn’t sound relaxing to you, your brain and mental health also don’t vibe with this morning routine.

Allowing yourself to wake up 45-60 minutes before you need to leave the house will give your brain the time to function fully by the time you step out the door. Positively helping anxiety, depression, stress or any other mental health struggles you might be struggling with.

Here are 10 tips to creating your morning routine

1. Alarm

Buying a stand-alone alarm clock will allow you to put your phone to charge in another room at night, or at least more than an arm’s length away. Wake up 60 minutes before you need to leave your place of living.

2. Don’t look at your phone

Leaving your phone on the charger until your whole routine is complete is one of the main goals for your morning routine. It may only be 15 minutes or last a full 60 minutes, but the idea is not

to allow the stress of social media, emails or anything else to spike your angst or derail your focus.

3. Make Your Bed

Starting each morning off with an easy win like making your bed will give you positive re- enforcement the first 3 minutes of being awake. It should take no longer than 30 seconds to make your bed, so why not give it a try?

4. Cold Shower

There are a few ways to add a cold shower to your routine.

  • The entire shower is streaming cold water (you are part of the 1% club)
  • In your last 30 seconds of a hot shower, you throw the tap too cold and ride it out till the

    end.
    There are multiple benefits to adding this to your routine, ranging from a for sure wakeup to mental and physiological benefits.

    5. Drink Hot Lemon Water

    Drinking hot lemon water as the first thing you digest in the day helps regulate natural bowel movements. Our gut’s health status can correlate with our mental health happiness.

    Make sure you put the lemon juice in a short glass of water and shoot it, or add it to a large glass of medium to hot water. The acidity of the lemon in concentrated doses will harm the enamel around your teeth.

    6. Meditate

    Being a newbie, the act of meditating can be overwhelming. You will spend a lot of time wondering if you are doing it right and thinking about not trying to think.

    For the first year of meditating during my morning routine, I would sit in the quiet of the morning with my eyes closed (sometimes open) and allow myself to take in the sounds around me while focusing on the moment.

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Take this addition to your morning routine with a bit of humility. If you can sit still for a few minutes without having the desire to check your phone, I call that a win.

7. Coffee or tea
You have made it 60% of the way; that’s a big win!

This is when you can add in the comfort area of what a morning routine meant to you in the past… make a strong cup of coffee. Go through the process slowly and methodically. The act can be very pleasing and a form of meditation.

8. Journal

Now that you have your cup of coffee ready bring out your dedicated morning journal. Buy yourself a journal you enjoy the look and feel of, and this will be dedicated to writing only in the mornings. A few tips to what to write about if you get stuck are…

  • Positive things that happened the day before
  • Negative things that I can change that happened the day before
  • What is on my schedule today
  • A particular emotional event that occurred the day before

    9. Breathing

    It’s best if I let Whim Hoff describe this. All I will say is that this has been a welcomed new addition of 10 minutes of my morning routine during the pandemic. Breath in deep, exhale even deeper and don’t rush yourself through the breathing routine.

    10. Affirmations

    The morning solitude has come to an end. To break the silence, say a few gratitudes out loud. Affirmations are a great way to re-enforce positive thoughts and visions in your life. A few examples of what affirmations can be…

  • I will not stress over things I cannot control.
  • I lovingly do everything I can to assist my body in maintaining health.
  • My life is full of amazing opportunities that are ready for me to step into.
  • I’m free to create the life I desire.
  • I have been given endless talents which I will begin to utilize today.

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Take these ten steps and craft your routine, perhaps moving some of them around or adding some other additions that speak to you.

There is no wrong way to do a morning routine. As long as you are allowing your brain to adapt to its functioning form slowly, then you are winning.

*I have created a free 10 step email course helping you craft yours and work through the tough areas in starting your morning routine

Writing by Paul Marlow

“Paul Marlow is a mental health advocate who writes mental health help content to inspire others to find daily actions to get better. You can see more at his site for Never Alone

Pineapple Support to Hold 3-Day ‘Healing Through Kink’ Workshop

Pineapple Support has announced a three-day event, “Healing Through Kink,” focusing on the benefits and psychology behind BDSM and fetish.

The event will take place online April 27- 29 and is free for adult performers.

“Kink can be seen as a sensual, intimate and powerful somatic practice which many people find healing,” said Leya Tanit, founder and president of Pineapple Support.

“There is strength in being able to reclaim parts of your sexuality that have been buried or feel shame-fueled from past trauma,” Tanit added, inviting performers to “join us on this journey, while we discover how being a part of the kink and BDSM lifestyle can affect mental health and possibly help persons heal from past trauma.”

The “Healing Through Kink” event is sponsored by ShinyBound.com, Kink.com, Feet4Cash, LoyalFans and Clips4Sale. The virtual event will include live webinars from therapists, counselors and mental health experts, as well as panels and round table discussions with performers and producers.

Day 1 — Tuesday, April 27 (all times PDT)

10 a.m. — BDSM And How To Use It To Heal Past Trauma, with Rachael Wells

11 a.m. — BDSMeditation, with Jordan Wolan

2 p.m. — Trauma, Drama & Kink, with Jasmine Johnson

3 p.m. — KINK/BDSM 101, with Lee Harrington, presented by ShinyBound

Day 2 — Wednesday, April 28

12 p.m. — On Your Knees: Power In Submission, with Justine Cross, presented by Feet4Cash

1 p.m. — Neurobiology Of Trauma And Its Overlap In Kink, with Angie Gunn

2 p.m. — Panel: Intimacy Through Kink, with Mistress Kye

Day 3 — Thursday, April 29

12 p.m. — Exploring Therapeutic Kink, with Ti Murray

1 p.m. — Defining Fetishes And Fantasy Fulfillment, With Devin Green

2 p.m. — Nuances Of Boundaries, panel with Mickey Mod, presented by Kink.com

The “Healing Through Kink” will be held via Zoom. For more information, visit Pineapple Support. To register, click here.

TransErotica Joins Pineapple Support as a Sponsor

Pineapple Support announced they are welcoming TransErotica as a supporter-level sponsor, joining over 50 adult businesses and organizations in committing funds and resources to the organization.

“In my 20 years in the business we have witnessed a multitude of unique challenges specific to trans performers,” TransErotica CEO JC Baumgartner said. “Knowing there is an organization in Pineapple Support that is accessible for them is a true lifesaver.”

“We at TransErotica are proud to get behind this organization with our support,” Baumgartner added.

Pineapple Support’s founder Leya Tanit explained that “providing sex-worker-aware and culturally competent mental health care for trans performers is only possible because of the support of generous sponsors like TransErotica.”

“I’m incredibly thankful to TransErotica and all of our other sponsors that help us to keep doing the valuable work that we do,” Tanit added.

Pineapple Support is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization in the United States and a registered charity in the U.K. Click here for sponsorship details.

Visit PineappleSupport.org and follow the group on Twitter.

Adult Empire Joins Pineapple Support as a Sponsor

Adult Empire has joined over 50 adult businesses and organizations in committing funds and resources to Pineapple Support.

“We’re excited to join on as a sponsor,” Adult Empire’s Colin Allerton said. “Leya [Tanit] and her team are seeing a growing need for their essential services. We’re glad to help join this worthy cause. I encourage other adult business owners to contribute as well.”

Tanit expressed gratitude for the sponsorship.

“We’re extremely grateful for the generous contributions from Adult Empire to help our organization expand our reach across the world,” she said. “Their support helps us provide stigma-free therapy to adult performers who are struggling. I’m humbled to be part of an industry that is standing together to support its workers when they need it most.”

The group, founded in 2018, has so far connected over 2,000 adult performers and industry members to mental health services, including free and low-cost, therapy, counseling and emotional support.

Pineapple Support is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization in the United States and a registered charity in the U.K. Click here for sponsorship details.

Visit PineappleSupport.org and follow the group on Twitter.

AdultWebmasterNet Joins Pineapple Support as a Sponsor

AdultWebmasterNet.com (AWN) has joined over 50 adult businesses and organizations in committing funds and resources to Pineapple Support.

“We believe a safe and healthy environment is important for our employees and everyone who works in the adult industry,” AWN Director of Sales Jorn said. “That is why Pineapple Support is a good fit with our company. Pineapple Support fulfills an extremely important mission by offering free support and therapy service for people working in the online adult industry.”

“We are proud and happy that we can support this great organization,” added Jorn.

The group, founded in 2018 by Leya Tanit, has so far connected over 2,000 adult performers and industry members to mental health services, including free and low-cost, therapy, counseling and emotional support.

“Requests for therapy and emotional support remain at record numbers from performers all over the world that are struggling with mental health,” said Tanit. “It’s thanks to generous organizations like AWN that we’re able to continue to offer these performers the free and low-cost support that they need, from therapists specialized in working with members of the adult industry.”

Pineapple Support is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization in the United States and a registered charity in the U.K. Click here for sponsorship details.

Visit PineappleSupport.org and follow the group on Twitter.