Self-Care Tips to Beat the Winter Blues

photo-1506126613408-eca07ce68773The rush and excitement from the holidays are over. The gifts have been unwrapped and all the pretty lights and decorations have been stowed away. Radio stations have stopped playing their festive cheers and commercials and advertisements have stopped telling us how it is the “most wonderful time of the year.” We rang in the New Year and set our resolutions. Most of ...

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Reflect, Resolve, Reset

photo-1512552288940-3a300922a275After the hustle of the holiday season, folks sit back, tuckered out from all of the holiday mayhem, then transition to think about “The New Year” as a grand moment in time represented as the start of everything new! The New Year is viewed as The Chance to finally do amazing things, to go to amazing places or to ...

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Tips for Saving Money around the Holidays

photo-1513885535751-8b9238bd345aIt’s that time of the year again! All the excitement around the holidays is just beginning but for many, there is increased stress around spending and budgeting. According to ABC News, the average American will spend $700 this year on holiday gifts and goodies. Rather than worrying about your budget, we want you to enjoy the holidays with limited stress. By saving and ...

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Understanding Depression

photo-1516027828283-84217f09f3c4Depression and anxiety are the two most common types of mental illness present in today’s population. Depression is a mental illness that tends to be misunderstood and there are many misconceptions about what it looks like and how it affects the person coping with depression. Around this time of year, depression starts to affect more people because the days are shorter, people get ...

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Healthy Eating During the Holidays. Yes, it’s Possible!

k🍴 The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year for weight gain. The average American gains five pounds or more between Halloween and New Year’s Day. Unfortunately, over time this weight is rarely lost. Exercise helps us to avoid weight gain or to maintain our weight. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) recommends that we engage in 30 minutes ...

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Movember

photo-1563107428-b15d093dfca8Have you ever heard November referred to as Movember and wondered what that is? Movember is the leading charity for men’s health focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health and suicide prevention. In 2003, Movember began in Melbourne, Australia when two friends were inspired to grow a mustache and raise money for men’s health and prostate cancer. ...

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Family Feud

photo-1561152665-da051f68abc8Ah yes. The holidays are quickly approaching; another season of joy-filled days, cozy nights by the fireplace, and plenty of time with family and friends. For many though, family can be a problem. Maybe you have a grandparent who keeps bringing up various political topics, maybe you have an uncle who likes to get a little too tipsy, or ...

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Are you Afraid of the Dark?

hwIt’s that time of the year again. The temperatures are dropping, the leaves are changing and ghosts, witches and ghouls are starting to appear. As a child and even now into adulthood, fall has always been one of my favorite seasons and Halloween one of my favorite holidays. Now don’t get me wrong, I love the crisp air, the ...

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Nutrition and Breast Cancer

pBreast cancer is the biggest killer of women in America, but we can take action toward kicking some cancer butt! 💪 According to the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) 90 percent of these women are able to prolong their lives another five years or more. Also, physicians and healthcare practitioners are finding it easier now more than ever to identify breast cancer.

Some facts about ...

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