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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Full Moon Lunacy – Fact or Fiction?

picWhat is a lunatic? The dictionary definition of a “lunatic” is an insane person (no longer in technical use; now considered offensive); a person whose actions and manner are marked by extreme eccentricity or recklessness. The word “lunacy” however has an interesting origin, it originates from the Latin word for moon: luna. How did the Latin word for moon come to ...

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National Childhood Obesity Month

photo-1563263427-708318a97183Childhood obesity is considered to be a major public health problem because of the recent increase of obesity in children. There are steps that families, providers and communities can take to support healthy growth in children and work to decrease the rate of childhood obesity. Parents are encouraged to be aware of their children’s growth as well as provide healthy meals and be ...

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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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Suicide in Teens

photo-1492045227812-30e5649087d2Suicide tends to be a taboo subject, and can be scary to talk about. Suicide in teens can be an even more difficult topic to broach. It is, however, important if you have teens of your own or work with adolescents to be aware of the signs of suicidality in teenagers and know what you can do if you notice these signs.

As we ...

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Journaling for Your Mental Health

journalMaybe you kept a journal when you were younger. You would write down your deepest, darkest secrets, or just what happened that day, and for some reason after journaling you would feel better. There’s a reason that so many people find journaling to be relaxing. Research has found that journaling can boost your mood, enhance your sense of well-being, reduce symptoms of depression, ...

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Check-in to Check-up

docYou feel good, so you believe that all is well.  Since you believe that all is well, you think that making an appointment to visit your primary care doctor, dentist, therapist, eye doctor or other specialist is not necessary.  It is important to consider that things aren’t always what they seem.  There are multiple benefits to routinely seeing your health care providers.  The ...

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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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3 Fun & Easy Holiday Crafts

Chocolate Bar Snowmensnowmen

Great for a holiday party or thank you gift!

You will need:

  • Hershey Chocolate Bars
  • White paper
  • Markers/ Crayons
  • Ribbon

How to make Chocolate Bar Snowmen:

  1. Cut each piece of printer paper in half.
  2. Wrap each candy bar like a present.
  3. Tie a piece of ribbon around the candy bar closer to the top than the bottom (this is the snowman’s scarf)
  4. Draw a carrot nose on each “snowman”.
  5. Draw on ...
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