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Yoga for Overall Health!

Yoga for Overall Health! posted on May 2

Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice that originated in India. There are a broad variety of schools, practices, and goals, and yoga is now practiced throughout the world. While the goals and practices of yoga may differ, what is shared is the mental,   …Continue Reading Yoga for Overall Health!

Alongamento Faz Bem ao Corpo e à Mente!

Alongamento Faz Bem ao Corpo e à Mente! posted on Mar 30

O alongamento muitas vezes não é valorizado, mas é uma das melhores coisas que podemos fazer para proteger o nosso corpo. É importante para todos nós, principalmente para quem trabalha em escritório ou para quem fica sentado por períodos muito longos, fazer alongamentos frequentes durante   …Continue Reading Alongamento Faz Bem ao Corpo e à Mente!

¡El estiramiento es bueno para el cuerpo y la mente!

¡El estiramiento es bueno para el cuerpo y la mente! posted on Mar 24

El estiramiento es algo que a menudo subestimamos, pero es una de las mejores cosas que podemos hacer por nuestro cuerpo. Es importante que todos, especialmente las personas que trabajan en un escritorio o que pasan mucho tiempo sentadas, hagan ejercicios de estiramiento en forma   …Continue Reading ¡El estiramiento es bueno para el cuerpo y la mente!

Stretching Does a Body, and Mind, Good!

Stretching Does a Body, and Mind, Good! posted on Feb 29

Stretching is often taken for granted, but it’s one of the best things we can do for our bodies. It’s important for all of us, especially those of us with desk jobs or who sit for long stretches (pun intended), to stretch regularly throughout the   …Continue Reading Stretching Does a Body, and Mind, Good!

Tips for Surviving the Winter Blahs

Tips for Surviving the Winter Blahs posted on Feb 2

Winter can be a hard time for many of us. The days are shorter, darkness sets in early, and oh yeah, it’s freezing out there! The change in seasons wreaks havoc on many people. Some people feel more tired, sad, or anxious when there are   …Continue Reading Tips for Surviving the Winter Blahs

Coloring Isn’t Just for Kids!

Coloring Isn’t Just for Kids! posted on Dec 15

Remember when you were a kid? I do, and I loved to color inside (and outside) the lines in my coloring books! I’d get lost in the playful world of Garfield, outer space, and tropical rain forests. Coloring books for adults have ballooned in popularity,   …Continue Reading Coloring Isn’t Just for Kids!

Cómo Fomentar la Resiliencia

Cómo Fomentar la Resiliencia posted on Nov 18

“No soy lo que me he sucedido, sino lo que elijo ser.” ~ Carl Gustav Jung Sea cual sea su edad, tal vez haya pasado momentos difíciles en la vida. Puede haber tenido experiencias traumáticas, perdido a seres queridos o quizás enfrente discriminación y prejuicios   …Continue Reading Cómo Fomentar la Resiliencia

Play Your Way to Joy!

Play Your Way to Joy! posted on Oct 22

“[People] do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. Play isn’t just for kids! In our fast-paced, modern world, we seem to have forgotten about leisure time. That is, time that isn’t scheduled,   …Continue Reading Play Your Way to Joy!

September Is Suicide Prevention Month

September Is Suicide Prevention Month posted on Sep 21

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and there is no better time to begin or renew our commitment to taking care of ourselves and each other. Too many people have been affected by the tragedy of suicide, either directly or indirectly, and we in the   …Continue Reading September Is Suicide Prevention Month

Program Spotlight: Recovery Learning Communities

Program Spotlight: Recovery Learning Communities posted on Aug 11

“The RLC started as a place to go when I was living on the street. Then – once I had a place to live, had reconnected with family, and had gotten other parts of my life back on track – it became a place to   …Continue Reading Program Spotlight: Recovery Learning Communities