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Yoga for Overall Health! Posted on May 2

Yoga for Overall Health!

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!

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

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

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! Posted on Feb 29

Stretching Does a Body, and Mind, Good!

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!

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

Coloring Isn’t Just for Kids!

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!

Growing Season is Here! Posted on Jun 2

Growing Season is Here!

“The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.” ~ Alfred Austin, poet Spring is a time of transitions. The snow has melted (finally!),   …Continue Reading Growing Season is Here!

Five Simple Ways to Reduce Stress! Posted on Apr 13

Five Simple Ways to Reduce Stress!

After a long and gruesome winter, we’re all feeling a little bit stressed. Unfortunately, even without a record-breaking snowy winter, stress is an unavoidable part of life. But the good news is that there are simple ways to manage stress so it doesn’t impact our   …Continue Reading Five Simple Ways to Reduce Stress!

Being in the Present Moment Restores Inner Calm Posted on Jun 18

Being in the Present Moment Restores Inner Calm

When we rush around from activity to activity, phone to computer to TV, and website to website, we miss the joys and simple pleasures of what’s right in front of us – animal- shaped clouds, running into an old friend, or a wild turkey in   …Continue Reading Being in the Present Moment Restores Inner Calm

Happy Love Your Pet Day! Honor Your Furry Friend Who Keeps You Happy Posted on Feb 21

Happy Love Your Pet Day! Honor Your Furry Friend Who Keeps You Happy

 Posted by Alison T. Brill, MPH, Community Suicide Prevention Coordinator at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health “There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.” ~Author Ben Williams Today is Love Your Pet Day, and we sure do love our   …Continue Reading Happy Love Your Pet Day! Honor Your Furry Friend Who Keeps You Happy

Baking the Stress Away Posted on Apr 6

Baking the Stress Away

 Posted by Alison T. Brill, MPH, Community Suicide Prevention Coordinator at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.                                                                                                                                                  Mmm…who doesn't love the smell of fresh-baked banana bread? Comforting aromas soothe us and evoke feelings of warmth and joy. When I was growing up, my mom baked often and I   …Continue Reading Baking the Stress Away