Choosing Positivity and Making Lemonade Out of COVID Lemons

By: Sandy Churchill I love the spirit of “positivity” and “making lemons out of lemonade”—and truly, the COVID-quarantining-mask-wearing-social-distancing world we are currently living in is an ideal place where a sense of optimism and hopefulness is needed. A friend recently launched a “lemon-themed” Bible study in her newly-revamped garage-turned-girl-cave where she decorated a Christmas tree … More Choosing Positivity and Making Lemonade Out of COVID Lemons

National Health Education Week 2020

By: Jennifer Lonergan October 19-23 is National Health Education Week (NHEW). For the past 25 years, the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) has celebrated National Health Education Week. Originally, it was run by the Department of Health and Human Services.  SOPHE is a 70 year old nonprofit organization that “promotes the health of society … More National Health Education Week 2020

Dealing with Maskne

By: Jennifer Lonergan Portmanteau words. Does anyone remember these from school? Here are some examples: Brunch (breakfast + lunch) Smog (smoke + fog) Chortle (chuckle + snort) Spork (spoon + fork) Labradoodle (labrador + poodle) They are more commonly known as “blend” words. Two words, or parts of words, that are blended together to form … More Dealing with Maskne

Childhood Obesity: Our Role as Parents and Caregivers

By: Tanvi Maharaja September is Childhood Obesity Awareness month. According to CDC, the prevalence of obesity was 18.5% and affected about 13.7 million children and adolescents. Obesity prevalence was 13.9% among 2- to 5-year-olds, 18.4% among 6- to 11-year-olds, and 20.6% among 12- to 19-year-olds. These numbers are on the rise as seen here. While … More Childhood Obesity: Our Role as Parents and Caregivers

How Walking On The Beach Helped Me To Be A Calmer Person

By: Cheryl Maguire “Will you please go on a beach walk with me?” My then nine-year-old daughter gazed up at me with her beautiful green eyes, waiting for an answer. The never ending “to do list” popped into my head. I glanced over at the dirty dinner dishes piled high in the sink and then … More How Walking On The Beach Helped Me To Be A Calmer Person

Choosing an Abundance Mindset Over a Scarcity Mindset

By: Tanvi Maharaja If there is one positive, silver lining if you will, that this pandemic has offered us, it is the realization that most good things in life are free. We find ourselves spending more quality time as a family, enjoying the infinite beauty of nature. The flora, the sunsets, the incessant chirping of … More Choosing an Abundance Mindset Over a Scarcity Mindset