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Practicing Gratitude in Recovery

By Jessica Pottorff / November 9, 2022

With Thanksgiving this month, I wanted to focus on what it means to be grateful, to have an “attitude of gratitude”, and how that can help us in our recovery- whether from drugs, alcohol, or from mental health issues. Being grateful for where you are in this very moment means stopping right where you are and saying thank you; it means recognizing the good things in your life instead of focusing on the negative. Read more on how and why gratitude can help you in recovery.

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Health Benefits of Daily Gratitude | Wellness Connections

By Linda Wilcox / November 8, 2022

Making gratitude a daily practice can help to increase your happiness and have positive effects on your health. Gratitude is being aware of and thankful for things in your life whether past/present/future, material or relational. Sometimes gratitude is a spontaneous feeling and sometimes it requires being intentional. Choosing to be grateful has many health benefits including increased happiness, decreased stress, improved physical health and sleep, and improved relationships. Choose gratitude everyday and you will see improvements in mind, body, and soul.

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ADHD Nutrition | Wellness Connections

By Linda Wilcox / October 2, 2022

October is ADHD Awareness Month! Research shows a direct connection between food & brain function. Diet isn’t a cure all for ADHD & doesn’t cause ADHD, but proper nutrition can improve symptoms of ADHD including hyperactivity, concentration, and impulsivity. 8 guidelines to support children & adults with ADD/AHDH.

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7 Tips To Enjoy The End Of Summer

By Linda Wilcox / August 3, 2022

Take some time to enjoy the little things as summer turns the corner into August. There are a lot of ways to savor summer for just a few more moments and days…. Try out a few of these ideas to enjoy the last days of summer: 1. Linger a Little Longer Stay a little while…

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Spring Cleaning for Your Mind, Body, & Home

By Linda Wilcox / April 12, 2022

Spring brings longer days, warmer weather, and newfound energy to freshen up our spaces after a long winter. It is a time to not only tend to our homes but also our well-being in mind and body. Here are some things you can focus on as you move into spring. MIND Practice single-tasking – doing…

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4 Ways to Measure Your Health

By Linda Wilcox / March 29, 2022

Your value can never be determined by a number on a scale. For many, the year started with a goal or resolution related to weight loss. The scale can give you overall big-picture information and information about your body’s response to eating salty foods, intense exercise, and hormone changes. However, the scale is not always…

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10 Ways To Love your Heart and Brain More

By Linda Wilcox / March 25, 2022

Our heart and brain are what get us through the day. Let’s show them a little appreciation and give them some extra love. Did you know that what is healthy for your physical heart is also healthy for your brain? When your brain is doing well, you can really feel the love! Try out these…

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Happy National Nutrition Month 2022!

By Linda Wilcox / March 9, 2022

Celebrating flavors and cultures from around the world is a fun and tasty way to nourish your body with new foods. Consider celebrating nutrition and a world of flavors all month long! Week 1: Eating a Variety of Nutritious Foods Include healthy food from all food groups Learn how to read the Nutrition Facts Label…

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How to Manage Change in a Healthy Way

By Jessica Pottorff / January 10, 2022

Have you ever heard the saying, “The only constant in life is change?” That quote is by a Greek philosopher named Heraclitus. Heraclitus also has another famous quote, “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” My mentor once told me, “Change…

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7 Strategies to Help Avoid Getting Sick

By Dr. Donald Gilbert, MS, PhD, LMHC, BCPC / December 16, 2021

There is no shortage of “couch doctors” advising on social media today. It is hard to separate fact from fiction. Our ‘healthcare’ is more about ‘sick care’ these days. What can you do to stay healthy and protect yourself from disease? Who do you listen to?
I am not an MD. Let me state that upfront. Research does give us some clues about strategies that are tried and true, that can at least assist in healthy “Self-Care”. I want strategies that I can practice, that are practical, and simple to add to my busy life.
Here are a few that I have come up with.

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