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Banana Berry Smoothie Bowl

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 00:00  by Jessica B.
Breakfast is hands down the most important meal of the day. Oddly enough, it is the meal that most people tend to skip out on more frequently. Fueling your brain first thing in the morning not only drastically reduces your urge to snack throughout the day, but also gives the brain energy to run off of. Most of us are "foggy brained" when we wake up in the morning, but a smart breakfast can help jumpstart your body into gear and prepare you for a productive day. Breakfasts don't have…

Grieving with Music: Iraq’s Cellist

Saturday, 24 September 2016 00:00  by Christina M.
We play music in all sorts of ceremonies and occasions. We hear certain songs for group gatherings, birthdays, holidays, weddings, graduations, and funerals. Even a few notes of a familiar melody can evoke emotions and remind us of the gravity of a situation. Pomp and Circumstance evokes an immediate stand, and Auld Lang Syne, a sense of community. Everyone has different memories associated with even the most iconic of songs. A BBC recent article told of a man who writes new music, music intended to heal and help a community…
The U.S. Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy, considers mental health to be a major factor in the top three pillars of wellness. In a recent interview with HuffPost editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington he said, “Emotional well-being is more than the absence of a mental illness. It’s that resource within each of us which allows us to reach ever closer to our full potential, and which also enables us to be resilient in the face of adversity.” Murthy mentioned what all therapists and psychiatrists so often say, that mental health is not about…

Don’t Let A Rainy Day Stop Your Parade

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 00:00  by Jennifer K.
Picture this. You have made an accomplishment and it does not matter if it is big or small. You want to celebrate. Only one hitch, it’s raining outside! No problem, just take a look at the list below of rainy day activities that you can do to celebrate your moment. Take a walk and breathe in the fresh air Rent your favorite movie Go to the movies with friends Go out for ice cream Dance to your favorite songs like no one is watching Print yourself a certificate of completion…

Be Aware of IRS Tax Scams and Protect Yourself

Saturday, 17 September 2016 00:00  by Mitzi N.
Yesterday my anxiety soared through the roof as I finally answered a call that I thought was yet another sales call. Messages had been left and the calls started to occur daily. I called back to instruct them to take me off their list. They represented themselves as the U.S. Treasury Department. They had my address and name. The person on the other end gave me his full name, I.D. number, a case number and advised me we were being recorded. Somehow I was naïve enough to listen opposed to…

Learning Resiliency from Flowers

Thursday, 15 September 2016 00:00  by Christina M.
It is commonly known among my friends and family that while I may have a green heart, and a love for all plants and flowers, I do not always have a green thumb. Being around plants, gardens, and the outdoors is a stress reliever for me, but the stress of keeping houseplants and my garden in health is another story. That is why when I saw HGTV’s new list of “Can’t-Kill Flowers for Beginners” I was full of encouragement. I know that I cannot control the world around me, but…
In my last blog, I opened up about my (and my daughters’) struggle with mornings. I had found many reasons to be grateful for the opportunities that we have, and did my best to explain this to them. I gave them a quick history lesson in regards to how past generations had to travel to school. Recently I came across a news article that I thought would be a great learning opportunity for all of us. The article was on Foxnews.com a few months ago entitled, “China to replace treacherous…

School Days - Part One: Mornings

Saturday, 10 September 2016 00:00  by Administrator
Confession: I am not a morning person. My taste buds do not find coffee appealing, which makes the already long, drawn out process of waking up seem to go even slower. Especially when I arrive at work and my coffee-drinking co-workers are bright-eyed and ready to attack the day with enthusiasm. Meanwhile, I feel like I’m moving at a speed similar to Flash, the sloth from Zootopia. I recall as a teenager when I would ignore my parent’s courtesy wake up call, my dad would squirt me with a spray…

Experiencing A New Life

Thursday, 08 September 2016 00:00  by Christina M.
What would life be like to completely start over? To suddenly be able to see or hear, and live in a whole new way? A child who had never seen before was recently given the gift of sight. This six year old had to learn what things were from the beginning. He knew the words but didn’t know what he was seeing or experiencing. He also gained an independence and self-sufficiency that was previously not possible: he could walk on his own. The same new experience occurs when we experience…
I love my Sunday meal prep! It is one of the main ways to stay on track with your healthy eating. It starts the week off with a healthy, fresh mindset. Having all my meals planned out and the fridge deliciously stocked helps me look forward to my workouts for the week! Remember if you “fail to plan, plan to fail!” My personal motto is: “Plan; Prep; Prosper.” There are multiple benefits to meal prepping: Less cheating! When meal prepping on Sunday, make a point to only purchase those items…

Depression And Back Pain

Saturday, 03 September 2016 00:00  by Stephanie C.
It’s easy to understand why sufferers of chronic back pain experience depression. Pain wears us down, keeps us from exercising, and throws us off of our daily routines and social activities. All of these take a toll on our emotional well-being, especially if nothing seems to be working to relieve the discomfort. Some medications for pain can also contribute to the symptoms of depression and can even cause anxiety. While chronic back pain can cause depression, depression can also cause back pain. Body aches are a common symptom of depression.…

Emotions And Their Effect On Different Organs

Thursday, 01 September 2016 00:00  by Stephanie C.
In both Eastern and Western medicine, it is believed that there is a connection between the body’s internal organs and the emotions we have. When we are filled with positive emotions, we are considered balanced. All of us naturally experience negative emotions at times. When we are overwhelmed in them over long periods, the stress can create an imbalance in our bodies, affecting our system as a whole, including individual organs. We have more control of our overall health than we often realize. We are powerful and have power within.…

Hello, Happiness!

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 00:00  by Whitney G.
What’s keeping you from experiencing happiness? In response to this question, many will have a laundry list of events, circumstances, and even people that they feel prevent them from being happy. So many of us claim that true happiness is all we really desire in this life, yet we remain fixated on all the many reasons we are unhappy. We allow any number of when/then scenarios to postpone our happiness: when I have more money, then I will be happy; when I have a boyfriend, then I will be happy;…

Seven Tips to Eat Less Salt

Saturday, 27 August 2016 00:00  by Charity B.
Almost everyone could benefit from eating less salt. Americans have taken it to a whole new level at an average intake of 3,500 milligrams per day! This is more than twice the upper limit the American Heart Association recommends for a heart healthy diet. Ninety percent of all American adults are expected to develop high blood pressure at some point in their life. That being said, even without current high blood pressure problems, eating less sodium in your diet can help blunt the rise that can occur with age. Tip…

Sun Safety Tips

Thursday, 25 August 2016 00:00  by Melissa G.
As the middle of summer approaches, temperatures continue to rise, and vacations are being taken, are you practicing sun safety to protect yourself and your family? I recently went on vacation and this question crossed my mind several times each day. As my family and I were on the beach soaking in the Vitamin D, I was practicing sun safety. I was chasing my family down to reapply sunscreen every couple of hours. They were annoyed with me, but I knew they would be thankful to enjoy the rest of…
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