May is Older Americans Month, a perfect opportunity to show our appreciation for the older adults in our communities. Since 1963, communities across the nation have come together to celebrate Older Americans Month—a proud tradition that shows our nation’s commitment to recognizing the contributions and achievements of older Americans. The theme for this year is [...]
Sensitivity to other cultures is important to teach our children. Teach by example, by experiencing or learning about other faiths or traditions, or by making friends and spending time with people of other faiths and traditions. It is also important to help others learn how to be sensitive to the special challenges and talents that [...]
I know that part of Environmental Wellness is taking care of our planet by recycling, reducing, and reusing. Another part of environmental wellness is taking care of the space in which we live. We all know how to take care of our planet, so I’m going to focus on tips from how to maintain peace [...]
The Medical Wellness Center at the University of Miami defines Physical Wellness as respecting and taking care of your body. It is applying your knowledge, motivation, and skills toward enhancing personal fitness and health. It is making healthy and positive choices regarding a variety of issues including nutrition, physical activity, sexuality, sleep, the use of [...]
Sometimes, I don’t want to do anything! Today, I blame Rachel Rambach. I started poking around on her site at Listen Learn Music and clicked on the Sunday Sing-A-Long for the kid friendly version of The Lazy Songand well, I embraced the intention in the (kid-friendly) song a little too firmly. But her industriousness inspired [...]
The Medical Wellness Center at the University of Miami defines Emotional Wellness as striving to meet emotional needs constructively. It is the ability to respond resiliently to emotional states and the flow of life events. It is realistically dealing with a variety of situations and learning how your behaviors, thoughts, and feelings affect one another [...]
I used to work for a wellness company that focused on six dimensions of wellness (seven or eight, depending on where you look). For the next few weeks, I’m going to focus on each dimension and give you tips on how to work within that dimension for yourself and your family.
Whether you’re transitioning from one therapist to the next, from summer to school, or from unemployment to a new job, changes in routine can be difficult to manage. Here are some tips to make transitions easier to handle: