How to Have a Spook-tacular Halloween in 2020

2Some of us may be a little tired of feeling scared during 2020 and with Halloween fast-approaching, not know how to handle the holiday. Others may want to utilize it as a time for fun, make-believe and community building. Especially those with children! Kids have been majorly impacted by this virus and their feelings of loss are at a high. So how do ...

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ADHD in Adults

1The month of October is National ADHD Awareness month. ADHD stands for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.

You may have heard of this diagnosis in relation to children. But did you know that adults can be diagnosed with ADHD too?

Are you an adult that struggles with low frustration tolerance, or difficulty tolerating unpleasant feelings or situations, poor planning, frequent mood swings, or difficulty coping with stress? ...

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2020

2October is domestic violence awareness month, and although this is a heavy topic, it is important to raise awareness of such an important issue. This year is particularly important to focus on as lockdowns from the Coronavirus have increased the frequency of domestic violence cases not just locally, but worldwide. COVID-19 has caused major economic devastation, disconnected many from community resources and support systems, and created widespread uncertainty and panic. Such ...

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Emotional Wellness Month 2020

1What is emotional wellness? It means that you are handling and expressing your feelings in positive ways. Those who are emotionally healthy are able to cope with daily stressors, keep their problems in perspective and bounce back from life’s curveballs.

It’s important to note that emotional wellness does not mean you are always happy because, let be honest, no one ever is! It’s all ...

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Fun Activities for this Fall

leavesAutumn is quickly approaching and I don’t think anyone would argue with the sentiment that it has been quite an interesting year so far. There’s a joke floating among the recesses of the internet claiming that March 2020 has been the longest month in existence. With various strategies kept in place, hopefully most people have been able to appreciate the passing of the ...

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Work from Home, School from Home

11As we all know, back to school season is in full swing and this year more than ever, it feels more daunting and complex…but it doesn’t have to be! It’s not uncommon to have some anxieties and reservations about what to do with their children this academic year. Making the decision to opt for virtual learning can be bittersweet; on the one hand, ...

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September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day

spThere are some grim facts when looking at the topics of self-harm and suicide. They are hard topics to speak to and deserve the recognition of how humanly distant we all aim to remain by creating a taboo shield around them; locking those suffering in a space of silence. It is time to break free, to open up more dialogue, and especially during this time of crisis, make sure we are ...

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Ways to Reduce Back to School Anxiety

12Entering the Fall typically consists of many new beginnings. One in particular being returning to academia. On a normal school year, returning to school can be stressful, as students are usually focused on school supplies, clothing and making sure they signed up for the right classes. However, due to Covid-19, this school year seems a little different and has many people experiencing a ...

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Overcoming Childhood Obesity

Adolescant obesity is when a 2-19 year old person has a body mass index (BMI) at or above the 95th percentile per the CDC sex-specific BMI-for-age growth charts. BMI is one value used to define weight status by comparing your height to weight ratio to others. However, BMI is best used with other measuremeants since it does not take into account things like muscle mass, bone density and hydration status, which could result in a falsely high BMI. Research ...

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