Words of Wellness
February is National Heart Month. Some experts suggest that there is a loneliness epidemic in the US. Loneliness is complex and can be felt even when surrounded by other people. Many people with mental health challenges encounter loneliness. Traditional behavioral health services are not equipped to deal with loneliness, but there are resources available, like Compeer. To learn more…
We are pleased to bring you another year of Words of Wellness. For many, New Year’s Day is the launch of new goals and new plans. Some research suggests that beginning work on a new goal is most effective on “fresh start days” like the first of the year, or a Monday, or some other personally significant day, like a birthday. Other research suggests that linking your short-term goals and plans to a larger purpose or vision can increase commitment and success.
Back by popular demand! How do you stay well in the winter? How are you affected by the shorter days and the changes in the weather?
Check out our Winter Wellness booklet for more tips and to develop a personalized plan to keep yourself well until the spring flowers return.
As the seasons change, our habits and routines adjust. In many areas, outdoors activities are more popular with cooler weather. Shorter days can affect how we feel, how we sleep, and food preferences. We are surrounded by pumpkin spice offerings at coffee shops and supermarkets. In this issue, we focus on a few popular fall hobbies.