We have all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and in many ways, it is. Whether you have breakfast as soon as you get up or after your morning workout, the first meal you eat sets you up for the rest of the day. Unfortunately, only a third of Americans eat breakfast on a regular basis, many citing time as the biggest challenge.
Breakfast doesn’t have to be complicated. Continue reading “5 Good Reasons Not to Skip Breakfast”
It’s back-to-school like never before. For so many of us, this September is like no other. Instead of driving our kids to the classroom, we’re walking them to the kitchen table, trusting them to work in their bedrooms, or dropping them into the playpen.
Now more than ever, parents are being asked to take their children’s education into their own hands and be parent, teacher, babysitter, chef and sports coach all in one. Move over, Sisyphus! Continue reading “More Useful Back-to-School Tips… Especially for this Novel Season”
The end of summer and going back to school can be challenging in the best of times. Now that we are returning back to school under COVID-19 conditions, it is even harder. The good news is that there are many things that you can do to support your children and youth with school starting up during COVID-19.
If you are still wondering what would be the best option for your child – in-class learning, online learning or home school – and you are offered some choices by your school district, the Centers for Disease Control has put out some guidelines to help with back-to-school, as well as well as a decision making tool to help you weigh the risks and benefits of each option. Continue reading “Back to School: 9 Timely Tips to Make It Easier”
Self care is important for overall health. By taking time to take care of ourselves mentally, physically and emotionally, we can feel rejuvenated and ready to tackle our goals. This has probably never been more true than during this pandemic, as COVID-19 has increased feelings of stress and anxiety in many people.
A recently published review summarized some of the adverse psychological effects of quarantine, including post-traumatic stress symptoms, confusion and anger. Continue reading “10 Ways to Promote Self Care”
Did you know that gardening could improve mental and physical health, boost quality of life, cost next to nothing, and actually be fun, too? And the only downside… maybe a little dirt under the fingernails. (If you don’t like dirty fingernails, wear gloves!) The great thing about gardening is its accessibility. Gardening in some form is available to us all. Whether it’s a small planter on your patio with herbs and tomatoes or a flower garden, or both, a garden delivers on so many levels. Being out of doors in the company of plants might be just what the doctor ordered! Consider these advantages.
Continue reading “Gardening for Stress Relief”