What Are the Post-Holiday Blues?

Post-Holiday Blues Post-holiday blues usually refer to the short-lived mental distress, anxiety, and sadness that arises after the holidays.   The holidays are a busy time and they last from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve. This period might include celebrations and get-togethers for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and New Year’s Eve. That’s a long period[…]

How to Calm Down Quickly: 9 Things You Can Do Right Now

Too much stress can feel overwhelming, and it often sneaks up on us. When you need to relax your mind and body immediately, try these nine quick, easy strategies.   Easy ways to calm down fast:   Take a walk. Breathe deeply. Visualize relief. Reframe your situation. Relax your muscles. Sniff something soothing. Write it down. Drink some[…]

How to Handle the Stress of Holiday Shopping Amid Supply Chain Disruptions

Finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list is rarely easy. But this year has some additional challenges that may make holiday shopping even more stressful than usual.   Surging rates of COVID-19 in some areas make in-person shopping a potential health risk. The price of goods has climbed a staggering 6.2% in the 12[…]

Make Your Holiday Meals More Nutritious

The holidays are a time where celebrations abound, many of which center around food—and for a good reason. Gathering for meals is a long-standing tradition and is ingrained in many cultures. It is a time when people strengthen family bonds and build community around the table.   Not surprisingly, creating a relaxing and enjoyable meal[…]

The Kids Are Not All Right—And It’s Stressing Your Workforce

A mental health crisis in today’s youth did not begin with the COVID pandemic, but the last two years certainly exposed and accelerated it. It’s why The Surgeon General’s Youth Mental Health Advisory is both a call to action and a cry from the heart. One in three high school students reported “persistent feelings of sadness or[…]

Diabetes-Friendly Ways to Enjoy Summer Party Foods

This summer, you can make most any meal diabetes-friendly — fast. It may be as easy as portion control, or as simple as getting more whole grains. Here’s how you can help keep blood sugar stable and enjoy yourself, too.   Summer’s all about parties. This year, you can make most any meal diabetes-friendly – fast. It[…]

Yoga Poses That Improve Core Strength

This sequence is made up of poses that will improve your core strength. While doing yoga is not the best way to get a six-pack, you can expect to significantly strengthen your abdominal muscles.   Strengthening your core can also help relieve back pain and improve your posture (nothing makes your belly look bigger than slouching!). Many of[…]

The Benefits of Laughter

Celebrate Humor Month. You’ve heard the saying “laughter is the best medicine.” While utilized as a common phrase, there are actually many health benefits from improved mental wellbeing to increased productivity and stress relief. Encourage your employees to try these tips and tricks this month to celebrate National Humor Month.   Science of Laughter. So let’s[…]

6 Characteristics to Look for When Choosing a Power of Attorney

    One of the most important health care decisions you will make is choosing your power of attorney. Depending on where you live, a power of attorney also may be called a health care proxy, patient advocate, or health care representative. Regardless of the name, a power of attorney is someone you choose to make health and medical decisions for[…]