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Navigating COVID with a Disability

It has been nearly six months since the country first started to shelter in place to avoid the potential spread of COVID-19. While many companies race to find a vaccine, we continue to adapt to our new normal. Obviously there is nothing normal about wearing masks and keeping a strict six-foot distance from one another, but we do our best to stay positive, productive, and keep our health in check. Staying healthy might be more challenging for those with small school-aged children, those with pre-existing conditions, the elderly, and those with disabilities. Having an impairment doesn’t necessarily put you at a higher risk for contracting COVID-19, however, there are certain disabilities that can make illness more complicated. For example: people …


It’s COVID-19 AND Flu Season?

It’s COVID season. It’s rabbit season. It’s duck season. And, soon it will be flu season. According to the CDC, approximately 8 percent of the U.S. population, or approximately 26,176,000 people, get sick with the flu annually. The idea of flu season creeping in as we are still responding to the immense struggles and changes COVID-19 has laid out for us may be overwhelming. In certain parts of the country (and the world) hospitals are adjusting to a limited stockpile of personal protective equipment and facing the challenges of creating new respiratory clinics to better serve their patients. Additionally, many people’s immune systems may have been weakened from staying indoors for months on end with little to no physical contact, …


Reached Your Max? 4 Ways to Cope With Parental Burnout

It may be hard to believe, but it’s now September, which means- schools are kicking off another school year. But 2020 is anything but “normal” and the school year may be as unprecedented as the times we are currently living in. Each school district has released information on their plan to re-open, and what the “new normal” school year will look like. To some, this may look like online learning, while to others, it may look like a hybrid-learning module between in-person and online learning. Regardless of how this school year will look for your little one, both options have the possibility of the same outcome: stressed parents just wanting their kids to succeed. – The Pew Research Center found …


Substance Use During The COVID-19 Outbreak

Stress and addiction often go hand-in-hand … but they don’t have to. It’s easy to assume during the last few months, where COVID-19 has dominated our news, conversations, and really –  our lives, that you’ve experienced anxiety and additional stress. Whether that stress roots from work, home-schooling your children, general anxiety around the virus, or something else, it’s real, and it’s valid. These have been tough times. Stress causes your body to release powerful neurochemicals and hormones, helping you respond to whatever is stressing you out. As a result, your blood sugar & blood pressure can rise, your heart may beat faster, or your muscles may tense. We all have different ways of coping through these unfortunate “symptoms” of stress. …


Four Tips for Work-Life Balance While Working From Home

Ever been at work and your personal life keeps interfering or go home after the day’s done and work goes with you? While most of us try our best to maintain a work-life balance it’s not always easy. Well, it’s even harder now with the COVID-19 direction to work from home and to top it off, there are no school-leaving kids home too. What to do? At this point is a work-life balance even possible? For parents, it could be even more challenging because now they wear multiple hats – performing their work duties, teaching their kids, and keeping food on the table. How do you create a clear separation? Here are four tips to help you find a work-life …