4 Ways to Become A Mental Health Ally

There are 1 in 5 adults who have a mental health condition in America. While mental health conditions are widespread throughout the United States, there is still a longstanding stigma that exists. Stigma that often stops people from getting help when they need it. Together, we can make strides to break that stigma. Here are […]

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Start Good Habits Now for Healthy Aging

Did you know that the physical shape you are in during your middle age years is predictive of your health in your older years?  Think about that.  If you are middle age, the steps you take now can help you live a healthier fitter life as a senior, both physically and emotionally.  And those daily […]

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Help for Difficult Times

Our community is saddened by the tragic school shooting in south Florida yesterday. As you know, our own community experienced such a tragedy nearly 19 years ago. For some, it seems like yesterday. Our hearts go out to the families and community in Florida as they begin the process of healing. When an event such […]

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Make Good Habits Stick (…the secret…)

Before the “New Year, New Me” attitude fades too much, it’s probably a good time to talk about how our great intentions or resolutions can actually become lasting lifestyle changes. How can you prevent getting discouraged by February and giving up? There’s a lot of science behind how to make good habits stick, so if […]

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Coping with Grief After Community Violence

The trauma and grief of community violence often affects us all in some way. Coming together to honor those who’ve died and finding meaning in their deaths can help everyone in the community develop a common bond and begin to recover. What Can I Do To Cope With Grief? Talk to others who understand and […]

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Start the New Year with a Gift – Forgiveness

We’re all trying to load up the New Year with good things and good intentions. “New Year, New Me,” as one of the sayings goes. But if you’re still recovering from credit card hangover from the holidays, don’t fret. One of the best gifts to give yourself is actually free—forgiveness. It can go both ways: […]

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Healthy for the Holidays – Tips to keep positive and balanced

The holiday season can be one of the most joyous times of the year and yet also a difficult time for many. Remember to take care of yourself, keep things simple and reach out to friends and family to keep the holidays happy.  Here are some more tips to help make your holidays happy: 1. […]

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Random Acts of Kindness Boost Everyone – Including You

One of the best ways to take care of yourself can be… (drum roll) doing something really nice for someone else. The term is called “Random Acts of Kindness” and whether you’re into Zen or just want to make a tangible, practical difference in someone’s life and feel better yourself in the process, doing something […]

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Veteran’s Day – What it Means to Them…and Us

What We Learned Made us Stronger, Tougher, and More Effective Our military service taught us and molded us in multiple ways. We know how to work hard, learn difficult things quickly, and make difficult decisions with incomplete information. But we also learned not to stick out. There is a reason we wore camouflage uniforms. We […]

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How to Make Stress Your “Friend”

We’ve all been under stress, and we may think – way too much of it! With the holidays approaching, sometimes stress can take over as our major emotion. Do you find yourself thinking “It’s all just too hectic!” Or “I’m stressed…I need a break!”? According to new scientific studies, we can welcome stress (yes, welcome […]

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