Balance your mental and emotional health

Even though a small amount of stress can be good for you, multiple daily challenges can take a toll on your physical and emotional health. Stress can contribute to high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes. To reduce stress, make time to move more, eat well, connect with others and explore new things. Making simple changes can boost your mood, help prevent long-term diseases and improve your immune system.

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Overcoming pandemic procrastination

If you find yourself surfing the internet or binge watching movies instead of focusing on work, you're not alone. Learn why you're procrastinating, and get tips to help you stay on task.

YaserDorriPhD By Yaser Dorri May 6, 2021
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Infants have mental health needs, too

The mental health of infants is as important as physical health. Early intervention is essential to preventing mental health disorders. Learn about warning signs and when to seek help.

Kyja Stygar, M.D. By Kyja Stygar April 20, 2021
John Zadroga DO By John Zadroga April 20, 2021
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Can expressing gratitude improve your mental, physical health?

"Gratitude opens the door to...the power, the wisdom, the creativity of the universe. You open the door through gratitude," said Deepak Chopra, well-being pioneer. Learn how it can open the door to better health.

Matthew Schumann PhD By Matthew Schumann April 8, 2021
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The 4 A's of stress relief

There never seems to be enough hours in a day. With stress weighing you down, your daily tasks get harder and harder to handle. These 4 steps can help you reduce stress and cope with the inevitable stressors of everyday life.

Alan Conway MD By Alan Conway March 8, 2021
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Tips to help ease anxiety

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered worsening symptoms for many who are living with anxiety. Understand and combat anxiety with these helpful tips.

Jill Christensen NP By Jill Christensen February 10, 2021
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Need motivation to tackle your New Year's resolutions?

If the pandemic challenges and changes have left you wondering if you can tackle New Year's resolutions, don't worry. Consider these feel-good elements of motivation.

Keri Coon NP By Keri Coon January 6, 2021
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Grief and loss throughout the holiday season

The holidays can be a time of joy as well as a time of grief for lost loved ones. Understanding how grief and change affects you can help provide a needed sense of empowerment.

December 15, 2020
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5 tips for navigating changing holiday traditions

Your holiday traditions likely will be affected this year because of COVID-19 and family changes. Get 5 tips to help you enjoy the upcoming season and, perhaps, start new traditions.

Peter Reisner, M.D. By Peter Reisner November 20, 2020
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Open your heart to gratitude: Acknowledge suffering during challenging times

Even though 2020 has been challenging, there still are many things to be grateful for. Acknowledging suffering during a challenging time often is the foundation for gratitude and thankfulness. Learn how to get some of your "happy" back.

Jennifer Wickham, L.P.C. By Jennifer Wickham November 16, 2020
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The space in between grief and growth

Growth is never easy, and it almost always requires pain along with joy. It is in the space between joy and sorrow that our hearts are strengthened and our bonds renewed.

November 6, 2020
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COVID-19 during winter: 8 things you can do to mentally prepare

Winter can be a difficult time for some people, and the coming winter may add to that as we "hunker down" to prevent the spread the COVID-19. Here are 8 things you can do now to mentally prepare for a winter with an ongoing pandemic.

Sarah Reichert LSW By Sarah Reichert October 23, 2020
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Mentally surviving the imperfect storm that is 2020

2020 has been a year of change and stress. Oct. 10 is World Mental Health Day. Check in with yourself to assess your mental health.

Megan Lambertson LGSW By Megan Lambertson October 9, 2020