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Tips to Calm Your Mind During this Time

March 18th, 2020

The current outbreak of COVID-19 is a stressful and trying time for many. Everyone has their own circumstances and responds differently; however, we need to be there for each other more than ever. We can and will get through this, together. What you can do to help calm your mind: Limit the amount of time […]

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Real Talk: This Is What Happens When You Quit Smoking

February 12th, 2020

Raise your hand if the fear of what you’ll experience when you quit smoking is what is keeping you from putting out your last cigarette. If your hand is raised, you’re not alone. Thoughts of persistent cravings, sickening side effects, and being surrounded by temptations keep a significant number of smokers lighting up day after […]

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Five Ways to Relax Without Turning to Alcohol

February 8th, 2020

At the end of a long, stressful day of work, you crave that singular moment—the sound of a beer can snapping open, or perhaps an ice cube plinking into an empty glass tumbler before being doused in liquor, or the pop of a wine cork and splash of liquid into a glass. If you associate […]

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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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