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Tips for Discussing Mental Health with Children and Teens

April is Stress Awareness Month. Stress can directly affect children’s mental health. Here are some great insights and tips for parents to talk to their children about mental health. Mental health-related emergency room visits increased substantially for children and teens during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the proportion of related visits were up… 

The Benefits of Spring Cleaning and Your Mental Health

Believe it or not, a cluttered space can lead to a cluttered mind. Spring cleaning has the potential to increase productivity, save time and improve physical and mental health. Whether it’s at work or home, the thought of tackling unorganized spaces can be overwhelming. Thankfully, there are a variety of simple strategies to achieve the satisfaction of a neater space while improving… 

A Healthy Outlook on Easter 2021

The second biggest candy-consuming holiday is approaching and the National Retail Federation expects Americans to spend $21.6 billion on all things Easter this year. Alongside jelly beans and chocolate eggs, peeps are popular during the holiday – and the factory that produces the colorful candies makes 4 million daily to keep up with the demand. Though some candy is okay… 

Spring Recipes

Roasted Carrot and Garlic Hummus In-season vegetables: carrots and parsley Recipe notes: Roasting carrots and garlic brings out the natural sweetness out of the vegetables. Boiling and peeling canned chickpeas makes the hummus smooth. Ingredients 2 15-oz cans chickpeas 5 small or 3 large carrots, leaves and stem removed 1 head of garlic 1 tsp honey 2.5 tbsp olive oil,… 

Jumping for Heart Health

To Mary Amsbury, a physical education teacher with Comstock Public Schools, February means one thing: time to jump rope. Jumping rope is a staple of the Kids Heart Challenge, a nationwide effort by the American Heart Association to teach children about the importance of their heart health and to raise money for children with special hearts. The week-long event looks different at every…