Balance your mental and emotional health

Even though a small amount of stress can be good for you, multiple daily challenges can take a toll on your physical and emotional health. Stress can contribute to high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes. To reduce stress, make time to move more, eat well, connect with others and explore new things. Making simple changes can boost your mood, help prevent long-term diseases and improve your immune system.

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5 tips for reducing screen time

These days, screens are a part of everyone’s life. With growing evidence showing the negative impacts of screen time on health, your family can improve their health by slimming screen time with these five tips.

Margaret Bach NP By Margaret Bach May 24, 2019

What's your family's digital diet plan?

The average teenager spends approximately nine hours per day looking at a screen, while younger children often spend up to six hours a day engaging with a screen. Technology has changed the way we live, interact and communicate — all of which has significant health consequences.

Adam Anderson Ph.D. By Adam Anderson April 30, 2019

Hoarding: Are we defined by our things?

Hoarding used to be referred to as collecting or saving items. Family members were sometimes called pack rats who seemingly never threw anything away. Whatever the term, people who participate in hoarding activities have gone from being virtually unheard of to almost being a household word.

Debra Klund, L.M.F.T. By Debra Klund April 15, 2019

Family meals: Building relationships

Eating as a family can be more than just shared conversations — it’s building relationships. Nutrition educator Katie Johnson shares a few tips that can make it easier to plan and prep meals.

March 22, 2019

Do you have addictive personality traits?

Have you ever wondered if you or someone you know is a little too excessive with their interests or activities? Sometimes, a passion can turn into a problem with shopping, drinking, gambling or something else.

Brien Gleeson, L.P.C., CSAC By Brien Gleeson March 10, 2019

Is having a sense of belonging important?

When we feel we have support and are not alone, we often cope more effectively with difficult times in our lives. Boost your sense of belonging.

Jennifer Wickham, L.P.C. By Jennifer Wickham March 8, 2019

Breaking the adverse childhood experiences cycle

The early years in a child’s life have a significant effect on his or her future learning, behavior and well-being. Adverse childhood experiences, known as ACEs, create toxic levels of stress that can harm brain development.

February 28, 2019

10 tips to make the most out of your staycation

Spring break is right around the corner, but family fun doesn’t mean you have to travel far. There are many things you can do close to home and won’t break the budget.

February 27, 2019

Addressing your mental health by identifying the signs of anxiety and depression

How you react to stress shapes your ability to cope with these and other similar events in the future. When you struggle to cope with stressful situations, depression and anxiety become more noticeable.

Jolene Hanson LICSW By Jolene Hanson January 22, 2019

The art of kindness

Kindness is a quality of being. The act of giving kindness is often simple, free, positive and healthy.

Steve Siegle, L.P.C. By Steve Siegle January 3, 2019

Gratitude challenge participants find new appreciation for life

Focusing on gratitude can help you find new appreciation for life. Learn how practicing gratitude impacted two community members' lives. What might gratitude do for you?

December 31, 2018

5 tips to manage stress

With the fast pace of work and home, and being constantly inundated with technology and still wanting to have time to connect with those around us, our lives can feel overwhelming and stressful at times. Manage how you live with these five tips to feel less stressed.

December 10, 2018