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The end of any year is the perfect time to reflect back on all that happened in that year and then look ahead to the next year.  Reflection can include different areas of your life from school or work, to personal or relational.  Taking the...

The holiday season is upon us, but holidays don’t have to be the only reason to have a celebration.  There are ongoing life successes, milestones, events and even small achievements that we choose to celebrate.  Whether it’s an A on an exam, losing a first...

Perseverance is a personal quality that can come through in different circumstances and is necessary to overcome many of life’s challenges.  Perseverance is found in oneself to keep going through difficult times, navigate around obstacles and exists despite discouragement.  This quality teaches us how to...

There are hundreds of products that either advertise to help boost your immune system or people promote them, claiming they reduce certain ailments.  Unfortunately not all of them work or might not be right for you.  Everyone gets sick at some point in their lives,...

Showing kindness can be an intentional act or something that you demonstrate out of reaction or habit.  Showing kindness can make others feel good and can also make you feel good too.  What are some ways that you show kindness to others?  Here are some...

Health numeracy is another form of health literacy. Health numeracy involves understanding statistics, graphs, probabilities and numbers on health and then applying them to your health decisions. Health numeracy is used as another way to help us understand health information. By itself, health information can...

Health literacy is utilizing information we receive to make appropriate decisions about our health. Health literacy is important for us to be able to understand our health and communicate efficiently with health professionals. Without a background in health, reading, writing and understanding health literacy can...

November is known for many significant holidays and occasions as well as it being the last official month of autumn.  From holidays such as Thanksgiving and Veterans Day, to remembrances of the end of WWI and the Gettysburg address.  The month of November also recognizes...

Caregivers are an essential role in many people’s lives. Whether caring for a family member or friend, caregiving is provided by over 65 million adults in the United States according to the Caregiver Action Network.  Caregiving is a full-time job for some and a part...

Emotional support is something we all need to receive.  Emotional support can include the demonstration of support, concern, encouragement or love for another person.  Often, we provide emotional support to other people, both personal and professional.  There are many different types of emotional support and...

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