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Aging Well: Make 2020 Your Healthiest Year Yet

As we age, it can seem that time moves faster and faster, and that change becomes a constant. You may hear different terms used to describe the transitions we each face, everything from “empty nester” when your kids move out to “retiree” as careers wind down. And while it’s certainly natural to feel some anxiety as each of us adapt to a new normal, the key is to avoid it turning into a downward spiral that affects our mental and physical health.

One way to cope with each of these evolutions is to focus on what is in our control, such as our mental, physical, and financial health. If you can take the steps necessary to master these, then you can learn to enjoy life, no matter what age you are. So, read on to learn some simple steps for making 2020 your healthiest year yet!

Aging Well: Make 2020 Your Healthiest Year Ye

Keep Your Brain Sharp

Mental health can be a significant stressor, especially for those in the 65 and older camp. The words dementia and Alzheimer’s strikes fear into many older adults’ hearts. But aging doesn’t necessarily mean developing one of these debilitating diseases, especially if you follow some key advice to lead a brain-healthy lifestyle. [Read more…]

How To Set Goals You Can Actually Achieve

Do you set goals for yourself, but then find you get further into a slump when you aren’t achieving them? This could be due to several reasons, from not being ambitious about your goals, not setting realistic and manageable goals, not holding yourself accountable, and not celebrating when you hit milestones all play factors in not accomplishing your goals.

So how do you set goals that you can achieve? First, we need to have ambition. What does ambition mean in relation to achieving goals? Well, it means having a strong desire and determination to accomplish something. Your enthusiasm keeps your focus on the object and targets ahead to achieve your goals.  [Read more…]

If Only Time Travel Were Real

If you could go back in time, what would you tell your past self? Would you give yourself advice about a relationship that you are currently in? Would you tell yourself to go for the job interview that you aren’t certain about because you’ll end up happier in the long run? What about moving? Would you wish you had made a change and moved somewhere else? All of these are typical pieces of advice many of us wish that we had known in the past to help change the way our future turned out.

If Only Time Travel Were Real

Get Out of That Relationship

Maybe you are thinking about a relationship that you were in. It was holding you back. You weren’t with a terrible person; you simply were not meeting your full potential. This person allowed you to get in a rut. Instead of cheering you on to try to better yourself, you became complacent. Perhaps the relationship was actually not a healthy relationship at all and you wish you didn’t waste so much time and energy on someone that wasn’t going to work out anyways. Many adults wish they could go back in time and tell their past selves that they should move on and get out of a toxic or dead-end relationship. [Read more…]

7 Signs That Your Child Needs Emergency Medical Services

Whether they pick up a virus from another student at school or fall off of their bike, all kids get sick or injured on occasion. Most of the time a child’s illness or injury can be treated at home with basic first aid, good nutrition, fluids and rest, often with the help of over the counter medications. But there are times when a child becomes ill or gets hurt and he or she needs emergency care

7 Signs That Your Child Needs Emergency Medical Services

There will be times when a child’s need for a trip to the emergency room is obvious to a parent or teacher, such as when he or she has broken a bone. But there are other times when the need to take a child to the hospital or urgent care clinic might not be so apparent, especially for first time parents who do not have a lot of experience dealing with children’s medical care. [Read more…]