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How A Stress-Free Day Helps Your Kids At Night

Make stress management a before-bed priority to help your child sleep soundly. During the past year, excessive stress has become common for many families. As a parent, you may be facing worries related to work, health, and how to manage your child’s school instruction. Please know, you are not alone in your anxiety, as many parents across the nation (and world) are feeling the stresses of the last year fighting the pandemic. Chances are, if you are stressed, your child feels it as well, and as a result, their sleep may be suffering.  According to the Nemours Foundation, stress experienced during the day can cause kids to have bad dreams as they snooze. These nightmares are how your child’s subconscious …


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 …


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. …


Successful Strategies for Surviving Stress

Dealing with stressful situations and negativity in life is inevitable. While stress can affect your health, mood, and ability to focus, it doesn’t have to rule your life. How you deal with difficult situations can be a crucial factor in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. According to the American Psychological Association, nearly half of Americans say stress has a negative impact on their lives. There are many ways to manage these adverse situations and to alleviate stress, you just need to find the ones that work best for you. Here are some successful strategies we have found to help you survive stress and say goodbye to negative “nelly” for good. 1. Exercise You’ve probably heard how important exercise is for your …


How to Beat the Monday Blues

Thanksgiving was Americans’ favorite day of 2013, according to a recent Gallup poll. Throughout the year, the Gallup polling company conducts more than 175,000 surveys to determine what days most Americans are happiest, and which they find most stressful.  At the most basic level, the findings can be summarized as: Americans love getting time off from work. Memorial Day took second prize in terms of favorite days, and was closely followed by Christmas and two random Saturdays — June 8 and September 28. Easter Sunday, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and the Saturday before Martin Luther King Day were also all in the top ten, rounded out with Sunday, June 9. (June 8-9 was just a good weekend, it seems.) Some …