Category: Week 3

The Power of Storytelling To Children

Storytelling is an ancient oral tradition. Cultures around the world used stories to preserve history and facts. Ursula K. LeGuin, a children’s book author, has said, “There have been great societies that did not use the wheel, but there have been no societies that did not tell stories.” The tradition of storytelling continues and today…
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Spanish Garbanzo Bean Soup

This wonderful Spanish garbanzo bean soup is quick and easy to make and is a perfect comfort food for the cold weather. This recipe will serve 4 people.  Here is what you will need for the perfect Spanish garbanzo bean soup: 1 pkg. (12 oz.) garbanzo beans 1 ham bone or ham hock 1 c.…
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A Nap Zaps Stress

Make sure you schedule regular naps during this busy holiday to refresh your mind, body, and soul. A short siesta could literally save your life. According to a published study, taking a nap at least three times a week for about half an hour lowers the risk of heart-related illnesses 37 percent. Naps are also…
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Desk Gadgets Help Reduce Work Stress

Desk gadgets make great decorations because they can brighten up a space. Fun sculptures, bobble heads, and unique wind-up toys are just a few office favorites. These toys can help reduce work stress. Here are five desk gadgets that could be a great addition to any office: Magnetic Fidget Toys: Taking a five-minute stress break…
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The Dangers of Loneliness

Relationships and community are as essential as water, food, and air. Connection with others is essential for our survival and it is a core human need. When it comes to the dangers of loneliness the answer is very simple, we are social animals. If our needs for other human beings is not met, we suffer…
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Boost Your Immune System For Fall

Fall is here and so are the many challenges that can lower your immunity such as the flu, colds, and stress. Stress has an immediate and long-term effect on your immune system and can compromise your health by reducing your immunity. This simple, easy to remember acronym, S.E.L.F. Care, will give your immune system a…
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Got Helper’s High?

Helper’s high is the term used to describe the euphoric feeling we experience when we give to others. This is the season to open our hearts, time and money. As we shift from focusing on our own troubled and busy lives, we turn from the shadows of daily life and open our hearts to the…
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Why ‘Walk-And-Talk Meetings’ Are Great For Anyone

From status updates to problem-solving sessions, millions of American workers are wasting away their workday with constant meetings. They could be wasting away their health as well. Fortunately, a new study found a perfect solution: walking meetings. The television show The West Wing is infamous for its walk-and-talk meetings. While your department’s weekly update meeting…
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Meditation, Not Detention- Mindfulness for Kids

For decades, sending disobedient children to detention has been a common form of punishment at schools. Now, new research shows that there may be a better solution: mindfulness for kids. Some examples of mindfulness in schools: An elementary school in Baltimore, Maryland, recently made news for its innovative approach to discipline. They’ve established a “Mindful…
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Finding the Right Childcare for Your Kid

Going back to work after staying home with your young child can be one of the most difficult things you’ll ever do as a parent. But the transition can be made easier when you have the right childcare service. When investigating appropriate childcare it’s important to do Mindful research. First, what are your childcare needs? Consider…
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