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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ADHD Awareness Month

adhd-awareness-month-1200x675October is ADHD Awareness month.  Merriam-Webster defines awareness as knowledge and understanding that something is happening or exists.  Most of us can acknowledge that something is happening or exists because we can see it, feel it, smell it, hear it or taste it with at least one of our five senses.  But Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, also referred to as ...

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Positive Thinking, It’s for Everyone!

photo-1561377330-ec7bfc35c780Eye roll, right? Another article that’s going to tell you about how amazing positive thinking is, and if you could just think more positively you’ll be cured of your depression and anxiety. I get it. It can seem really condescending when you’re struggling and someone tells you that you just need to be more optimistic. Positive thinking is not ...

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Adding Mental Health to your College Student’s Checklist

photo-1484480974693-6ca0a78fb36bIt’s the summer between high school graduation and freshman year in college and your young adult has passed the test.  They have done everything required to earn their high school diploma.  They are headed to college and the mad dash begins to get X-Long Twin sheet, towels, toiletries, books, supplies, a backpack and clothes, but what about the non-tangible items?  Mental health is ...

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Technology Innovations in Mental Health

phoneThe use of technology today has far surpassed just daily phone calls and text messages; we now use our phones to track daily life activities and can even use them to better our mental health. Technology can be extremely beneficial in many different ways and is constantly expanding. For instance, mental health apps, blogs, podcasts and online assessments have been developed ...

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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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