No matter how you celebrate, for many people it is difficult to balance your expectations, family expectations (or what you perceive them to be) and the reality of holidays. So much energy is directed toward creating the perfect holiday experience that we forget that events that are out of our control can easily affect the […]
To reduce stress, we are encouraged to exercise, stay connected with family and friends, and get plenty of sleep. Journaling is another easy activity that has shown to be an effective tool to help manage stress including symptoms of depression and anxiety. Journaling can be done in a variety of ways and can help you […]
It’s been a long year. Here’s a link to a great article about “Coronavirus Caution Fatigue” from Cleveland Clinic.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, known as PTSD, affects an estimated 8 million adults. About 7 out of 100 people will experience this at some point in their lives. PTSD is a mental health condition that results from a person experiencing or witnessing (directly or indirectly) a traumatic event. Exposure could happen in one or more of […]
Taking care of yourself helps you to be healthy in body and mind while you we are practicing social-distancing and dealing with the anxiety associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Diane Sieg, a healthcare speaker, author, coach and nurse, suggests choosing one thing to develop into a daily practice that helps you connect and feel good […]
The CDC is now recommending that face masks should be worn when you are in public. Click here for their instructions.
As worries about COVID-19 have continued over multiple weeks, so has a search for the best information. Too much exposure to the current pandemic news can be difficult to handle. Here is some great information from the American Psychological Association about viewing coverage. Five Ways to View Coverage of the Coronavirus Tips New reports about […]
Here is a link to some great tips from the CDC on preventing illness. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/index.html
While we continue to protect ourselves from the COVID-19 virus, we can take specific actions to reduce the likelihood of infection. We can self-isolate, staying home whenever possible. We can increase the number of times we wash our hands (for 20 seconds or more) and avoid touching the face. We can maintain a 6-foot distance […]