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Building a Healthy New Routine

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Building a Healthy New Routine

This Time of Year This is the time of year where many families are adjusting or attempting to adjust to new schedules.  This often happens with kids going back to school, but can also affect many industries and the people working in them.  Even with pandemic regulations keeping many still at home, schedules are ever important.  In fact, working from home can necessitate very clear boundaries and finessed time management.   So is it a good time to try a healthy new habit?  If you're already adjusting, why not throw in something for yourself? Myth vs Fact Many self-help authors claim that...

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Suicide Prevention Month

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Suicide Prevention Month

National Suicide Prevention day is September 10, and the month surrounding it are also a great time to increase awareness.  Awareness can help people know how to support others, and can help decrease the negative stigma surrounding mental health issues. What Can I Do? The National Suicide Lifeline suggests step by step action based on research.   Ask - Research suggests that talking about suicidal feelings usually makes people feel better. Be There - This is about listening without judgement and being present. Keep Them Safe - If it's possible to remove means of self-harm it is best to do so....

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A Hint of Autumn

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A Hint of Autumn
The 24 node system indicates the start of Autumn on August 7th this year, and this week we embrace a node called Chu Shu, or "heat hides."  This node marks the lessening of summer heat.

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Bone Broth for You and Your Pet

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Bone Broth for You and Your Pet

Health Benefits According to Healthline and other sources, animal bones are high in calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, and other trace minerals needed to strengthen our own bones.  Joint bones are also rich in glucosamine and chondroitin which aid in the formation and repair of joint tissue.  Bones are also rich in vitamins, amino acids, and collagen.   These nutrients help us to build our own healthy tissues, especially bones, skin, and hair.  Bone broth also supports our immune systems and gut health because it is typically easy to digest and gives our bodies the nourishment we need to support overall health.  It...

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DIY Frozen Dog Treats

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DIY Frozen Dog Treats

Dairy It might be tempting to share your ice cream cone with your dog, but most dogs have a hard time digesting dairy.  This can lead to stomach upset, gas, and diarrhea.  Yogurt has different proteins so it can sometimes be better tolerated than other dairy, plus it has the added benefit of probiotics.  Some dogs have a more sensitive system than others, so pay attention to how they handle their treats and always ask your vet if you're concerned.  If you do use yogurt make sure to get unsweetened yogurt and especially avoid xylitol as it is toxic to...

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