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Embrace the end of the year compassionately

As we approach mid-December, you may feel the hustle and bustle of the season weighing you down. For some, it may be the stress of extra social engagements; others might be feeling the financial pinch of purchasing gifts; many can relate to the added responsibilities of wrapping up commitments...
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Celebrate a healthy Halloween with these 5 tips

October is the official start of the holiday season. Many children love dressing up and trick-or-treating for Halloween, but Halloween can also be a challenging time. For families with youth who have food allergies or who follow special diets for health or religious reasons, it can feel difficult...
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Reset your palate to lower your added sugar intake

One simple (yet not so simple) thing we can do to improve our health is to lower our added sugar consumption! Many of us consume more added sugars than we realize, which inadvertently causes us to consume extra calories with zero nutrients. According to the...
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Connecting with others is beneficial to our health

It is commonly known that food and water are vital for human survival. While someone can go a day or two, or even a few without either, the body will require them soon enough. Food provides the body with energy and water hydrates the body to function properly. Another element that is essential for...
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Less is more when it comes to your mental health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This year, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) chose the slogan More Than Enough to highlight the value every one of us holds regardless of diagnosis, appearance, socioeconomic status, background, or ability. NAMI reminds us that “showing up...
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We all have a part to play in supporting youth mental health

Adolescence is an exciting time of notable milestones, growing independence, and responsibilities relished by both caregivers and youth. Despite that, adolescence can be challenging. On top of the physical, cognitive, and emotional changes, today’s social demands and circumstances- think tech use...
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¡Tu bienestar comienza contigo!

El dicho en ingles traducido a "Si no haces tiempo para tu bienestar, te verás obligado a hacer tiempo para tu enfermedad" ha resonado con muchas personas recientemente. Es un simple recordatorio de que priorizar la salud de uno es importante y que el bienestar comienza con el individuo. A menudo,...
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Wellness begins with you!

The saying “If you don’t make time for your wellness, you will be forced to make time for your illness.”  has resonated with many people recently. It is a simple reminder that prioritizing one’s health is important and that wellness begins with the individual. Often, we are busy focusing on others...
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Five tips for creating powerful affirmations

Often when I talk to adults about self-care the conversation leads to changes people want to make in their life. These changes may be physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual. This seems natural as taking the time to recognize where we do and don’t take care of ourselves builds self-awareness and...
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