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Managing Holiday Stress with Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the simple act of paying attention and being present in all our actions. Like meditation, mindfulness can help reduce stress and anxiety, while increasing feelings of calm and relaxation. This wellness technique can make a difference during the holidays when dealing with stressful situations heightened by COVID-19, financial worries, grief, loneliness and unrealistic expectations. Taking a mindful approach… Read More »Managing Holiday Stress with Mindfulness

Keep Kids Safe This Holiday: 6 Household Hazards to Avoid

If you’re celebrating this holiday season with babies, toddlers, or small children, you’ll want to take extra precautions to keep them safe. You already know to keep household cleaners and medications locked out of reach and to cover outlets, but there are some hidden holiday dangers you might not know about. Here are six holiday staples that could pose a… Read More »Keep Kids Safe This Holiday: 6 Household Hazards to Avoid

How to Indulge Without Guilt this Holiday Season

The holiday season is synonymous with family, fun, and of course, food. Between opulent dinners, professional gatherings and holiday parties it can feel difficult to achieve a healthy balance. But dietary concerns shouldn’t dampen your holiday spirit. It’s possible to indulge in celebratory offerings without the added guilt. Here are some tips: Be Rational Be realistic about your food choices… Read More »How to Indulge Without Guilt this Holiday Season

Diabetes-friendly Thanksgiving Ideas

Enjoying food-centered holidays can be challenging for people with diabetes. They might find themselves torn between wanting to enjoy traditional carbohydrate-heavy recipes and trying to eat healthy to keep their blood sugar at a safe level. Stress from this internal tug-of-war can push blood sugar levels even higher. The good news is, there is a solution.   People with diabetes… Read More »Diabetes-friendly Thanksgiving Ideas