Wellness Tip #8

Staying connected to people is not only important for our physical and mental well–being but can help lower stress levels. During these times of uncertainty, it is important to remain in touch with others and feel supported. Though you currently may not be able to give a hug, hearing someone else’s voice, or seeing them via video chat, can brighten anyone’s day. Read more Some tips to help you and your family safely socialize with others are:   Step #1: Stay connected.   Think of somebody you have not seen or talked to in more than a […]

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Wellness Tip #7

In today’s busy world, our attention is pulled in many different directions.  There are so many things for adults and children alike, to keep track of.  Strengthening our ability to focus can help us from getting distracted.  Focus means to concentrate our attention and effort on one thing at a time and includes important skills like the ability to pay attention, learn and remember rules, and self-control. Focus allows us to pay attention to a task, even when distractions are present, and it can help us to continue moving forward in order to reach a goal.  Read more Some tips to help you and your family practice your […]

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Wellness Tip #6

Appreciation is taking the time to show you care, and it has been linked to increased levels of happiness. We can feel appreciation for people, objects, events, behaviors or moments and we can express our feelings in many ways. Read more  Some tips to help you and your family show appreciation:  Step #1: Review.  Think about it: what does appreciation mean to you?   Talk about it: ask others for their definitions of appreciation.  Step #2: Share.   Tell the first person you see or talk to, three things you appreciate about them.    You may start […]

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Wellness Tip #5

Regular physical activity can help children and adolescents build strong bones and muscles, control weight, and reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.  In addition, higher levels of physical fitness and activity lead to improved concentration and memory.  Read more. Below are some tips to get the family moving, too.  Step #1: Invite.   If possible, invite family members that live with you to join in the fun.   No age restrictions.  Step #2: Choose an activity that gets your heart pumping such as:  Running in […]

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Consejo de Bienestar #4

Una expresión de gratitud simple y escrita puede mejorar el bienestar tanto del escritor como de la persona que recibe su carta. En una serie de experimentos publicados en Psychological Science, los investigadores descubrieron que los escritores frecuentemente subestimaban cómo reaccionarían los destinatarios a sus cartas. Sin embargo, la mayoría de los destinatarios se sorprendieron gratamente de recibir las cartas, y los remitentes informaron que escribir una carta de agradecimiento fue una experiencia positiva. Lea […]

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