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Understanding & Coping With Loss

Grief. A five-letter word all of us have experienced but may not fully understand. It manifests in different ways for numerous reasons. Whether you get a pit in your stomach, feel the urge to cry at any moment, or even feel numb to all emotion, this is a way your body & mind are adjusting to a tragic event or death of someone you know. While loss is a normal part of life, it only happens occasionally, making it feel especially uncomfortable and even maybe abnormal. “It is helpful to understand that losses and stressors are not a sign that life is not working but rather is how life works,” says Grant Clowers, LCSW, Clinical Services Supervisor with Carson Tahoe …


Don’t Skip A Beat With Your Heart Health

All February long, we are putting our attention to the little engine that could … Our heart. This month, while we enjoy sweethearts, roses, and Valentine’s Day cards … it’s also the time to focus on the health of our anatomical heart. Did you know that heart disease and stroke are both considered types of cardiovascular disease? To dive deeper into more heart health facts, who better to speak with than a cardiologist? Fortunately, Carson Tahoe Health has several awesome ones on staff, including Dr. David Baker, MD who breaks down simple ways to make sure your internal engine is running in tip-top shape. David Baker, MD CTH: What is one thing that anyone can do to protect their heart? …


And the Beat Goes ON… Keep your heart pumping and your mind calm

It’s no secret we have collectively experienced unanticipated changes (and challenges) in the last year. Whether you are adjusting to working from home, having to be a parent AND teacher to your children, or unable to gather with family and friends … it’s definitely been a time to adapt and cope. Many of these coping mechanisms may have negatively affected us either emotionally or physically. With that said, it’s more important now, than ever before, to listen to your body. Heart health, whether it’s tied to your mental health or your atomical heart, is crucial to maintaining your well-being. For years, studies have shown a connection between emotions and heart health (a.k.a. the brain-heart relationship). The University of Wisconsin Health …


Healthy Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

It’s time to ditch the old school chocolate pudding and upgrade to this 5 ingredient, nutrient dense, and delicious chia seed pudding, courtesy of our very own Registered Dietitian and Diabetes Educator, Bridget Woods! Not only will your heart health be thanking you, but your taste buds will too! Ingredients: 6 T chia seeds 1.5 cups of dairy/non-dairy milk (I used Califia Farms Protein Oat milk) 2 T Cacao Powder or Unsweetened cocoa powder Sweetener to Taste (I used 2 T of a natural sugar alternative) Fresh or Frozen Fruit to Garnish (I used Frozen Wild Blueberries) Directions: Add all of the ingredients to a high power blender and blend until desired smooth texture. Chill in refrigerator until cold and …


Be Grateful With a Gratitude Journal

Writing in a gratitude journal keeps the spirit of thankfulness alive all year long. A gratitude journal is a dedicated space for you to record what you are grateful for each day. Starting your own gratitude journal is a simple way to exercise thankfulness and reap the mental health benefits of focusing on positivity. People who take time to be grateful are often happier and less stressed. Expressing gratitude can help you recognize kindness in someone and, in turn, show more kindness to others. Not only does feeling appreciative have positive effects on your mind, but it could also improve your physical health. Studies show that practicing gratitude can lower blood pressure and aid your natural defenses against infection and …