Episode cover of 04: Mental Wellness with Carol Novello

04: Mental Wellness with Carol Novello

Healthy Home Take Control

  • 04/09/2021
  • 38 min

About this Episode

Whoever said diamonds are a girl’s best friend never had a dog. Today’s guest, Carol Novello, has worked in the animal welfare sector for 10 years and has started a multitude of programs to help get animals fostered, cared for, and into a loving home. Carol shares what inspired her to start working with animals, as well as the many benefits a furry friend can have on your home, health, and mental wellness.  Join Marla and Jillian in this encouraging episode honoring our furry friends to learn more about Mutual Rescue™ and how adopting a homeless animal can save you, too.    Show Highlights:    Marla, Jillian, and Carol discuss the animals they’ve rescued  Carol shares how she got into the animal welfare sector  Programs Carol started to help people understand why helping animals helps people  What inspired Carol to start working with animals  The mental health benefits of having a pet  How the pandemic impacted animal adoption  The importance of connecting with the natural world Ways animals can increase productivity and activity  The research behind how animals relieve stress  Why Carol made the Doggy Day Out Tool Kit to help communities easily implement a fostering program  The ways animals can help make us more vulnerable with others  Changes Carol had to make in her home to cohabitate with pets  New projects happening within Mutual Rescue™    Links:  Visit Recovery Center of America Website Healthy Living System™ https://wellnesswithinyourwalls.com/10-step-approach/ Mutual Rescue™ https://mutualrescue.org/ Mutual Rescue™ Films https://mutualrescue.org/films/ Mutual Rescue™ Book https://mutualrescue.org/book/ Doggy Day Out https://mutualrescue.org/doggydayout/ Mutual Rescue: How Adopting a Homeless Animal Can Save You, Too https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/mutual-rescue-carol-novello/1128997296