Healthy Back to School Stress-Busters

How to Calm Your Child’s Back to School Stress and Anxiety Back to school time can be overwhelming for parents and students, even in a typical year. And this year has been anything but typical. Some kids may be extra worried about returning this school year with the lingering uncertainty of how the COVID-19 pandemic…

Help Back to School Anxiety and Stress, Fall 2021

How to Manage Kids’ Anxiety About Going Back to School After COVID Even in a typical school year, there’s a buzz of nervous energy at back to school time. New teachers, unfamiliar classrooms and fresh faces are exciting but also daunting. With the collective trauma of COVID-19 fresh in everyone’s minds, no one is quite…

How to Live a More Active Outdoor Lifestyle

Easy Tips for Getting More Outside Activity “Go outside and play!” As kids, most of us heard this line often from grown-ups who wanted us to be healthy and active. Now that we’re the ones calling our health shots, it’s still great advice. Whether you’ve loved the outdoors since childhood or are just getting started,…

What Will Life Be Like After the COVID-19 Pandemic Ends?

What may change, what stays the same—and how to protect your health in a post-pandemic world Ah, pre-COVID days. When the word “mask” meant Halloween, “social distancing” sounded like an introvert’s party strategy, and “corona” was a cold beer (or Hemingway’s famous typewriter). That was then. This is now. It’s been a long road, and…

New Year’s Resolution Reboot

It’s not too late to get back on track with your broken resolution—or start a new one Think back to December 31. Remember all those big promises you made yourself? Less vodka, more veggies. Fewer carbs, more cardio. Less Facebook, more face-to-face. Oh, the guilt. If you’ve had trouble sticking to your New Year’s Resolution,…

How to Boost your Immune System

Easy ways to support the immune system and keep yourself healthy You and a friend go to a party. You both hang out with someone who, it turns out, has a bad cold. A few days later, you’ve got a sore throat and a wastebasket full of Kleenex, while your friend stays healthy as a…

Tips for Managing Holiday Stress, 2020 Style

Stress levels and mental health issues can spike during the holiday season. Here’s how to make the holidays less stressful. Fights with a family member over politics. Maxed-out credit cards. Too much togetherness. Not enough togetherness. COVID-19 logistics. Welcome to holiday stressors, 2020 edition. We might tell ourselves to just relax and enjoy this special…

Cold, Flu, COVID-19, or Seasonal Allergies? How to Tell the Difference

The common cold, influenza or the flu, COVID-19 or the novel coronavirus, and seasonal allergies all share common symptoms.  How do you know the difference? The chart below illustrates common symptoms and their likelihood. If you think you are suffering from COVID-19, stay home, separate yourself from other people and pets, and call your health…

ZZZZ…Why You Need A Good Night’s Sleep

Sleep is our body’s opportunity to rest, restore, and recover from all the day’s events.  While we are sleeping there are numerous biological processes happening that prepare us for the next day. The brain stores and consolidates new information and gets rid of toxic waste Healthy brain function is supported by nerve cells communicating and…

5 Herbs for Stress and Anxiety

What is Stress? Stress is a normal part of everyday life.  It can come from your environment, your body or your thoughts.  It’s not necessarily driven by negative events or thoughts.  Positive changes such as a promotion, a new baby or a new house can create stress.  Stress is the body’s reaction to any change…

National CBD Day

It’s National CBD Day!August 8th has been designated National CBD Day by National Day Calendar. This is a day to celebrate and recognize the many benefits of CBD. About 20,000 news and media outlets follow National Day Calendar so you are sure to hear more about National CBD Day. What is CBD?CBD stands for cannabidiol,…

Healing Herbs for the Kitchen

A cook’s garden contains many ingredients that can be artfully combined to enhance our culinary experience. Not only can these common ingredients tantalize our taste buds, but they bring healthful, healing ingredients to our bodies. The human body has an amazing capacity to heal itself and nature provides the resources to allow the body to…