This Is Your Brain On…

Have you ever wondered why you feel warm and fuzzy while listening to your favorite music? Or why disrupted sleep or lack of food leads to moodiness and irritability? The answers to both of these questions (along with a million others) are located, quite literally, in our brains. Learning about the complexities of our brains... Continue Reading →

Seasonal Affective Disorder

As the snow and winter draw closer and it becomes darker outside it can be challenging to keep the light and warmth inside of us on. For some this may be the time when they start experiencing feelings of sadness, loneliness, and hopelessness. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is called such due to the correlation between... Continue Reading →

Exercise is Self-Care

Why is it that although we know exercise is good for us, we don't do it more often? Plenty of research has shown that regular physical activity improves every aspect of our health. Physical activities can help manage stress, improve mood, and decrease cardiovascular risk. Why is it that some people are more committed to... Continue Reading →

El ejercicio es una forma de cuidado personal

¿Por qué, aunque sabemos que el ejercicio es bueno para nosotros, no lo hacemos con más frecuencia? Numerosas investigaciones han demostrado que la actividad física regular mejora todos los aspectos de nuestra salud. Las actividades físicas pueden ayudar a controlar el estrés, mejorar el estado de ánimo y disminuir el riesgo cardiovascular. ¿Por qué algunas... Continue Reading →

What Is Trauma?

Welcome to another blog, in this blog we will talk about trauma and traumatic event as well as some coping techniques. Trauma ties into this month’s prevention month being that it is suicide prevention month. There are people that are so alone after a traumatic event they do not have the support system they need... Continue Reading →

Stress Awareness

What is Stress?  We all experience stress in our lives. Stress is our body's way of protecting itself from harm; however, too much stress can harm our health and the relationships we have with others. It is important to identify the stressors. Once the stressors are identified, we can reduce the stress. What Causes Stress?... Continue Reading →

Estrés y la tensión

¿Qué es el estrés?  Todos experimentamos estrés en nuestras vidas. El estrés es la forma que tiene nuestro cuerpo de protegerse del daño; sin embargo, demasiado estrés puede dañar nuestra salud y las relaciones que tenemos con los demás. Es importante identificar los factores estresantes. Una vez que se identifican los factores estresantes, podemos reducir... Continue Reading →

Children’s Novel Series: Masked Ninja

Welcome back to the children’s novel series! In a previous post we discussed The Jelly Donut Difference, a book that brings to light different social issues, values, virtues, and the idea of spreading kindness. In this section of this series we will dive into Masked Ninja, part of the Ninja Series by Mary Nhin. About... Continue Reading →

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