3 Mental Health Coping Strategies for These COVID-19 Times

Six months ago, terms like self-isolation, shelter-in-place, and yes, social distancing had no place in everyday vocabulary. Now these phrases pepper nearly every conversation around the clock, across the globe. While these necessary measures protect our physical health in this time of viral crisis, they can wield a damaging blow to our mental and emotionalContinue reading “3 Mental Health Coping Strategies for These COVID-19 Times”

A Valentine’s Day Salute to Better Health

Love is on many minds as the dreariness of February dons the red and pink hues of Valentine’s Day. Although expressing love and affection between family members and friends garners a slice of Valentine’s Day attention, the holiday is most known in this country for a focus on romantic love, with millions of Valentine’s DayContinue reading “A Valentine’s Day Salute to Better Health”

Bringing Awareness to the Need for Blood Donations

“Someone’s blood saved my life and made my mom smile – was that you?” – A five-year-old kid January is National Blood Donor Month. Unfortunately, wintery weather and the expected instances of flu and colds create obstacles that often hamper donors’ ability to give and challenge the annual drive’s efforts to collect life-saving donations. “TensContinue reading “Bringing Awareness to the Need for Blood Donations”

Keeping the Happy and Healthy in Christmas

“The true Christmas spirit is putting others’ happiness before our own, and finding you’ve never known such happiness.”               —Toni Sorenson “It’s the most wonderful time of the year . . . ” While that’s the goal and the intention, it’s often not the reality. Some folks admit, and lament, that the holiday season winsContinue reading “Keeping the Happy and Healthy in Christmas”

Promote a Safe and Healthy Halloween

As workers in the healthcare field, it’s essential to take advantage of opportunities to advocate for the safety of your patients. This October take time to promote a safe and healthy Halloween by sharing these reminders with the parents and families you encounter. Quizzing young patients and families about their fright night plans will openContinue reading “Promote a Safe and Healthy Halloween”

Back-to-School Tips for the Family

Across the country, store shelves are depleted of school supplies as the clang of the school bell signals the start of another year of learning. The days of carefree fun in the sun will slowly transform into the structured pattern we tucked away for the summer Help the entire family ease back into the school-yearContinue reading “Back-to-School Tips for the Family”

A Salute to Labor Day

The Labor Day holiday came to official recognition in 1894 thanks to the labor union movement who advocated for eight hours of work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest. Labor Day’s original intent: to commemorate the social and economic achievements of the American worker, paying tribute to the vast contributions’ workers haveContinue reading “A Salute to Labor Day”

Keep a Cool Head in the Summer Heat

Hot weather not only takes a toll on our bodies, but it can also hurt us emotionally and mentally as well. As the mercury rises, tempers tend to flare. A “hot under the collar” situation physically often morphs into the other kind of “hot under the collar” scenario. “Everyone’s fuse is going to be aContinue reading “Keep a Cool Head in the Summer Heat”

Be Safe and Healthy this Summer!

Ah, the wonder of summer. Fun in the sun. Relaxing in the backyard pool and around an evening campfire. Vacationing with family and friends. Whether your days are long and lazy or packed from dawn ’til dusk with activities, mark this summer with safe and healthy days. Use this checklist to ensure a season that’sContinue reading “Be Safe and Healthy this Summer!”

A Summer “Stress Check-up”

If you’re thinking the words “summer” and “stress” paired together in the same sentence must be an oxymoron, rested assured those two words do indeed have something in common. Yes, we look forward to the “lazy days of summer,” complete with visions of the pool, the beach, backyard BBQs, and vacations. Especially after the likesContinue reading “A Summer “Stress Check-up””