A Short-Cut for Mental Fitness

By Dr. Rea Scovill When you try to find peace as you go through your days, there’s a simple way to approach your overwhelmed self. Think about how you’d care for a young child who felt the way you do. When a small child cries with frustration, hurt or disappointment, here are a few things […]

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Falling in love with salads

By Dana Zia, The Golightly Gourmet I’ll admit it, I’m the queen of salads. They are one of my favorite foods and the hubby and I’s go to food since kicking the junk food habit. I make a big salad and keep it in the fridge at all times for the perfect fast food. I […]

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Behold the magnificent and mighty onion!

By Dana Zia, The Golightly Gourmet “Life is like an onion. You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.” – Carl Sandberg Can you imagine life without onions? I can’t, but I seem to take them for granted as I toss them in every meal I cook. But, I’m here […]

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PART 2 – Mental Fitness Articles — Fight-or-Flight, or Mental Fitness

  By Rea Scovill, Ph.D. Fight-or-flight responses are reactions to danger, particularly life-threatening danger. They include: for fight, angry speech and physical or written confrontation; for flight, leaving the situation physically or through mental distancing and other forms of avoidance. They originated in early stages of human development, when life-and-death situations were frequent. At some […]

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YOW Tackles Tough Challenges – Mental and Behavioral Health, Addiction and More

May 16 – 21 National Prevention Week National Prevention Week is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, mental health and/or substance use. The overall theme for 2016 is “Strong As One. Stronger Together.” Explore the National Prevention Week website at   http://www.samhsa.gov/prevention-week to learn more about how you can get […]

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Get on the Path to A Healthier You

If you quit smoking right now… Within 20 minutes: Your heart rate and blood pressure drop.1 Within 12 hours: The carbon monoxide level in your blood drops to normal.2 Within 3 months: Your circulation and lung function improves.3 Within 9 months: You will cough less and breathe easier.4 After 1 year: Your risk of coronary […]

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Smokers Puts Pets at Risk

By DeAnna Pearl, M.A.T., B.S. Certified Prevention Specialist CBS Evening News – Date line April 21, 2015 “Chimp Can’t Kick Cigs” Sounds unreal right?   An adult chimpanzee is getting sicker and sicker from smoking cigarettes that are thrown in his habitat in a South African zoo. Pets are at the same risk in the […]

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