STOP the Worry Habit Today

We can worry ourselves sick over everything from our bank account balance to our kids picking up some strange disease or worse yet, strange friends. The reality is more than 90 percent of our worries never happen. It’s when our concerns become constant worry that they can lead to anxiety, depression, and incredible stress in

Sports Reduce Stress

Exercise improves our mental and emotional health by releasing our body’s “feel-good” chemical, endorphins. Exercise helps us release built-up tension in a healthy way and helps us get a better night’s sleep. Individuals who participate in any type of exercise, including walking, experience great health benefits. Even more powerful is the synergy between exercise and

Tips for Test Taking Stress

Are American students the world’s most tested kids? According to Teachers College at Columbia University, American students take more than 100 million standardized tests every year. Students, parents, teachers, and administrators are unbelievably stressed about these critical exams because the test results often determine a child’s future placement in school and are increasingly seen as

Beat Summer Heat Stress

Heat Stress Prolonged exposure to heat can cause illness and even death. You can experience heat cramps, heat rash, and heat exhaustion when you’re outdoors and even when you’re indoors (specifically areas without proper ventilation or cooling systems). There are certain conditions that can be very dangerous for your health such as when there are

Blueberries to the Rescue!

July is Blueberry Month Blueberries are one of the most nutritional foods you can eat and they are great stress busters. Blueberries have potent antioxidants. Half a cup of blueberries provides the antioxidant power of five servings of peas, carrots, apples, squash, or broccoli. Blueberries are called “youth berries,” or “brain berries,” because they have been

Get Outdoors For Your Ecotherapy

Your children have spent this past year in school, developing their left-brain (logic and mathematics). Spend time this summer helping develop their right-brain, and let their creativity blossom just like the flowers around us. Being outside will give your family a better connection to nature and teach them invaluable lessons about life and themselves. Keep your

Study Shows Your Heart Needs a Vacation!

Skipping vacations put people at risk for burnout, which can lead to a state of depression and unhappiness, not to mention long-term illnesses like heart disease. Research tells us that it is important to set aside time for vacations. According to the Framingham Heart Study, women who take two vacations a year are 50 percent less

May is Expensive

May can bring lots of financial stress to a family. The month of May has many celebrations such as Mother’s Day, graduations, gifts for teachers, and the additional travel costs to graduations and Mother’s Day celebrations. Have a family meeting and discuss all the expenses each family member expects for the May. Write them all

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