Horizon Blog

The Power of the Arts to Heal During Recovery

January 20th, 2020

The last time you created something—brought something into existence with your hands, mind, and heart—how did you feel? You likely sensed accomplishment, satisfaction, empowerment, and pride. The process itself of painting, writing, designing, sculpting, or crafting probably elicited other powerful and positive emotions. Perhaps you felt calm, confident, and even fell into a zen-like state. […]

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Mindfulness—Why It’s Not Just a Buzzword

January 15th, 2020

Fragmented. It’s possibly the best word to describe the general state of our minds at any given moment. With a smartphone in one hand responding to a text message, you sit in front of your computer, with seven browser tabs open and at least one blinking application, while a co-worker asks you a question over […]

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Lost Track of Your New Year’s Resolutions? Set Achievable Goals Instead.

January 10th, 2020

Have you ever wondered why we make New Year’s resolutions? It’s not (only) for gyms to sell more memberships. The history of this holiday tradition dates back to the reign of Julius Cesar when citizens were encouraged to make moral resolutions—for example, to be kinder to one’s neighbors. Today, the custom of making a resolution […]

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The Dangers of Vaping are Front Page News: What You Need to Know

November 18th, 2019

Do you remember when passengers used to be able to smoke on an airplane? Or when you’d go into a restaurant, and the host would ask if you wanted to sit in the smoking or non-smoking section? The passage of modern public non-smoking laws eliminated exposure to smoking for many of us and helped to […]

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The Importance of Self-Care

November 10th, 2019

Coffee or tea? Treadmill or track? Early morning or late at night? We’re all unique, and we all need a unique combination of healthy choices to feel our best. Still, there are certain wellness best practices that all of us—regardless of age, fitness level, gender, or habits—should engage in regularly to maintain an optimal physical, […]

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The Impact of Social Media on Our Mental Health

October 23rd, 2019

Over the past 10 to 20 years, social media has become a daily part of most people’s lives.  Electronic communication, known as social media, allows people to share ideas, information, videos, and messages through online websites and communities.  Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube are among the most popular social media sites/apps, but blogs and any […]

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Five Instant Mood Boosters

August 19th, 2019

Stress and anxiety from daily mental tasks can take a toll on mental well-being. Recent studies have shown that taking time out of your day to focus on your mood can be beneficial to lowering anxiety and greater overall happiness. 5 Instant Mood Boosters Wish others well. A recent study in the Journal of Happiness found […]

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What is CBD?

June 17th, 2019

A chemical found in the marijuana plant, CBD (sometimes referred to as cannabidiol) has been on the rise as a popular way to treat a range of ailments. Currently, research is being done to assess if CBD can help with a variety of illnesses, including general pain, diabetes, mental disorders (anxiety and depression), multiple sclerosis, […]

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