Category Archives: Health & Wellness

Watch Out for These Springtime Pet Dangers

puppy sitting in the grass

Suggestions to protect our pets this spring. Now that spring is here, and we may be tempted to let our pets out to enjoy the warm weather and sunshine.  However, we need to remember that our furry friends face serious springtime risks.  Here are some of the dangers we need to watch out for. Fleas

Let’s Celebrate Earth Day at Home!

Earth Day sign

Let’s make our homes more eco-friendly in honor of Earth Day. With Earth Day (April 22) right around the corner, many of us may be thinking about ways that we can support the planet.  Fortunately, there are many things that we can do around our homes to make a difference.  Here are some of the

Meditation Tips for Stress Awareness Month

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How we can start meditating to relieve stress. April is Stress Awareness Month.  A primary goal of this month is to encourage us to explore new ways of managing our stress. For those of us who haven’t tried mediation as a stress mitigation technique, now is the perfect time to test out this strategy.  Here are

Can We Get Behind Turn Off Your TV Month?

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Here’s a challenge for this month, let’s reduce our screen time in April. April is Turn Off Your TV Month, a grassroots movement that creates awareness of the adverse effects of excessive screen time.  Studies have shown that the average American family spends approximately four to five hours a day watching television. This overindulgence is linked to

Observing National Child Abuse Prevention Month

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How we can get involved during National Child Abuse Prevention Month. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a month that recognizes the importance of families and communities coming together to prevent child abuse and neglect.  A primary goal of this month is to offer educational resources and support to promote the social and emotional well-being

Let’s Educate Ourselves This National Autism Awareness Month

kid reading to stuffed animal

Let’s all make an effort to get informed this National Autism Awareness Month. April is National Autism Awareness Month.  This monthly designation was born in 1970 as part of the Autism Society’s ongoing efforts to promote autism awareness and dispel some of the common misconceptions surrounding individuals on the autism spectrum.  This year, the Autism

How We Can Observe National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

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How we can educate our teens about the realities of drug and alcohol abuse. Today kicks off National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW), a weeklong health observance held from Monday, March 30th through Sunday, April 5th.  The goal of this week is to shatter the myths that popular media create about drug and alcohol