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Seasons Change, Join the Dance

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The only way to makes sense out of change is to plunge into, move with it, and join the dance. -Alan Watt   Just like the seasons, life changes. Change is a natural part of living…nothing stays the same. Sometimes though, change can be unsettling and you can feel a loss of control. It could be a change you didn’t expect, a change you didn’t ask for, or a change you are not ready for. The good news it there are steps you can take when you see change comes a knockin’. Recognize that change... 

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Time for Recess!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

In today’s fast paced and hectic world, we often focus so much on work and family that we don’t take the time to replenish ourselves. When is the last time you sat on a swing, or played hop scotch or tag? Believe it or not, the activity of play can reduce stress, help you be more creative, bring joy to your life, improve your relationships and improve your mental health! Bring Joy! Just watching kids on the playground, it is easy to see the joy. Smiles, laughter and a relaxed mood elevate the playground... 

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Is Your Brain Inclined Towards Joy?

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Have you ever wondered why your mind tends to dwell on negative information, yet positive experiences seem to slip through your fingers?  Believe it or not, our minds are designed to do just that in order to keep us alive as a species! Our minds have become Velcro for bad stuff so that we can quickly respond when it shows up.  Imagine you were alive a thousand years ago.  You are out foraging for food and from behind a bush  a wild animal lunges for you.  You escape to live another day, but the message you learned... 

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Hear Tips from Former Smokers

Friday, January 31, 2014

The Surgeon General has just released the 50th Anniversary Report on Smoking and Health.  In conjunction with the report, they have released this video series offering tips from former smokers with the goal of making the next generation tobacco free.   Did you like this? Share it:Tweet Read More

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Breathe. Relax. Refresh.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Do you find yourself frequently running on empty? Have you squeezed so much in that there is no room for error and you can’t cram anymore in? Do you feel like there is not much space between your current pace and your limit (in relationships, schedule, finances?) It might be ok to have a crammed closet but living a crammed life can cause stress, cause you to miss out on the joy of life. Stop living life on the edge.  Resolve to do less, slow down, and, well, take a breath…literally. Give yourself some... 

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How Can You Manage Your Stress Better?

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

It is important to do things that will make your body shift out of its emergency response and back into a normal or relaxed response. It is hard to just think yourself into this state, so sometimes you have to do more than that. Change your body’s response. Exercise regularly. Exercise allows your body to release some of the extra energy your body has in its emergency state. It also causes your body to release endorphins, a brain chemical that makes your body feel good naturally. Set aside relaxation time. Do... 

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Active Living

The Right Amount of Exercise Can Boost Mental Health

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  We know that physical activity is beneficial to mental health, but how much is the right amount? For adults, 2.5 hours of aerobic activity (i.e.,  brisk walk) and muscle strengthening exercises 2 or more days a week, provide important health benefits.  Muscle strengthening activities work all major muscle groups (legs, arms, back, hips, abdomen, shoulders.)  […]

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Mind + Body

Breathe. Relax. Refresh.

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Do you find yourself frequently running on empty? Have you squeezed so much in that there is no room for error and you can’t cram anymore in? Do you feel like there is not much space between your current pace and your limit (in relationships, schedule, finances?) It might be ok to have a crammed closet […]

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Healthy Eating & Nutrition

What do they know that you don’t?

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Where can you find the people who are the most successful at losing and keeping off excess weight?  What do these people know about maintaining a healthy weight and are they willing to share it?  Well, they are online and you can benefit from what the learned over the course of almost 20 years.  It […]

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Personal Empowerment

Take Charge of Your Mental Health with myStrength.com

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  Improve your mental health and overall well-being from the comfort & privacy of your own home. 1) Go to www.mystrength.com 2) Use community code JEFF4U.* * Note to Clients: If your Wellness clinician referred you to myStrength, please use the code that they give you, which is associated with their team. If you learned about myStrength […]

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