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How To Cope With the Winter Blues …

How to cope with the seasons changing Well-being check! 5% of the US population presents with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) during the winter months and physicians expect to see this number rise in 2020 as COVID-19 is spiking nationwide and people are more isolated physically than normal. This can be hard to navigate as the winter season brings many beloved holidays focused on gratitude, faith, and celebration. Here are some tips for when you’re not in the holiday spirit: Find the light. We are so lucky to have 300 days of sun in our region! Step outside and take 10 of your deepest breaths. This calms the nervous system and regulates anxiety. Spend a weekend cooking. Cook a big batch of …


Coping With Pandemic Fatigue? You’re Not Alone …

We’ve been discussing the virus at family dinners, work meetings, and our social media pages from February until November, and counting. As we are living through unprecedented times brought on by the pandemic, life continues to be challenging and abnormal for the majority of us because there is still so much unknown. You may be thinking, “When will there be a COVID-19 vaccine?” or “When we can go back to somewhat regular life?” These questions and countless others, media overload, and the real fear around it all has a great number of people experiencing COVID-burnout. What Is ‘COVID-19 Burnout’? Most of us have experienced some type of burnout at some point in our lives. It’s that time period where you …


Mental Health Resources During COVID-19

What happens when you call the local NAMI Warmline? By Amy Hyne-Sutherland This has been one wild year for our family. Though luckier than most, the pandemic still wreaked havoc on our own little slice of life in so many ways. With two working parents, we suddenly found ourselves without childcare for months. The political landscape has made us nervous for our children’s future and that of our community. Our friends and family, scattered across the U.S., have seen heartbreak through lost loved ones, loss of jobs, and increased isolation. Never before have I been so stressed, anxious, even depressed and hopeless. Because I work at a health system, I know there are resources out there, both nationally and in …


Homemade for the Holidays

Skip the highly processed frozen pies, instant pudding, and premade pastries. Instead, try one of these flavorful homemade desserts. Pumpkin Parfait Ingredients 1 can 15-ounce low-sodium pumpkin 3 cups fat-free or low-fat vanilla yogurt ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg Granola: ¼ cup raisins ½ cup quick cooking oats ½ cup rice crisps 1 tablespoon vegetable oil ¼ cup brown or white sugar Directions Use blender or fork to mix pumpkin until smooth. Stir in yogurt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Place pumpkin mixture in cooler. In a separate bowl, combine all granola ingredients. Spread into an even layer on a baking sheet. Bake granola for 10 minutes at 35 F. Set aside to cool. After granola has cooled and …


Diabetes-Friendly Pumpkin Mousse Recipe

November is Diabetes Awareness month!  At Carson Tahoe Health, we believe diabetes education and support is an important resource. Whether you’re practicing self-management for your own diabetes care, need assistance learning to help care for a loved one, or are just looking to learn about prevention, we’re here for you every step of the way. Join Bridget Wood, RD, LD, and follow along as she makes a pumpkin mousse recipe for national diabetes awareness month! Pumpkin Mousse Recipe Ingredients: 1 can pumpkin puree (Not pumpkin filling!) 1 T of Sugar Substitute of your choice (I used a blend of erythritol, monk fruit, and chicory root) 1 tsp of vanilla extract 1 ½ cups whipped cream (store bought or homemade using …