LGBT Pride Month

qBeginning June 1st, join us in celebrating LGBT Pride Month in honor of the 1969 Stonewall uprising in Greenwich Village. The Stonewall riots were prompted by a raid that took place at Stonewall Inn in Manhattan, New York. These riots were in protest of the raid and called for the establishment of places that gay and lesbians could go and be open about their sexuality. The Stonewall uprising was an important ...

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Mental Health Awareness Month

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May is mental health awareness month! This May, join us as we challenge ourselves in the #4Mind4Body Challenge to focus both on our physical and mental wellbeing. The #4Mind4Body Challenge was created by Mental Health America to help individuals focus on their overall health. Each day of the week, during the month of May, will have a special theme to guide you in ...

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Brain Injury Awareness Month

photo-1453847668862-487637052f8aMarch is Brain Injury Awareness Month, which is a topic very close to my heart. According to the CDC, 2.5 million people sustain a Traumatic Brain Injury every year, and an estimated 5.3 million Americans are living today with disability related to brain injury. Unfortunately, awareness surrounding Brain Injury and how it affects target individuals is limited. There is ...

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Random Acts of Kindness

sandrachile-686986-unsplashWe’ve all heard such phrases as “paying it forward” and “do unto others”, but it turns out there’s actually a substantial amount of scientific backing behind the principle of doing good for others. We all know that doing good feels good, but there are also a multitude of other benefits that profit not only others, but ourselves as well.

According to research, ...

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Mental Wellness

estee-janssens-396889-unsplashMany of us are setting new goals at this time of year to take better care of ourselves. I want to catch the wave of this annual enthusiasm and encourage readers to set a goal to take better care of your mental health. While people often think about eating healthier, starting a fitness routine, or quitting an unhealthy habit, they ...

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Just Breathe: Deep Breathing Technique

Feeling stressed? Just breathe! Try this 3 second triangle deep breathing guide to slow down your mind and body and bring a sense of calm to your day. Using shapes or images to assist with deep breathing practices is a great way to practice mindfulness! Breathe in through the nose for 3 seconds, hold that breathe for 3 seconds and then breathe out the nose or mouth for 3 seconds. Continue this exercise for 5-8 rounds.

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The Power of an Hour: The Effects of Daylight Savings Time

It’s that time of the year again, daylight savings time. If you’re still irked about losing that hour of sleep last March, when most of the country went on Daylight savings time, here’s some good news… This month you get it back! Daylight savings time will officially end at 2 a.m. Sunday, November 4th, so if you haven’t heard already, you need to set your clocks back (“fall back”) one sanah-suvarna-161883-unsplashhour.

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Flu Prevention 101


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Fall brings cooler temperatures, colorful leaves, and football games. It also means another flu season is upon us. Last year’s was rough. The CDC classified 2017-2018 a high severity season with high levels of outpatient clinic and emergency department visits for influenza-like illness, high influenza-related hospitalization rates, and widespread influenza activity across the United States for an extended period. The CDC estimates ...

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