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Category Archives: Mental Well-being

Welcoming the Unwelcome: a Path to Happiness

January 31, 2020

Contributed by: Fern LaRocca In meditation and in our daily lives, there are three key qualities that we can nurture, cultivate, and bring out: precision, gentleness and the ability to let go.  We already possess these, but they can be ripened. There is a kind of innocent misunderstanding that we all share, something that can … Continue Reading

An Exploration of Meditation for a Mindful New Year – 6 weeks of instruction, meditation and discussion

January 8, 2020

Sundays 9:30-11:00 a.m. beginning January 26, 2020. Join for one, a few or all 6 sessions.   Free of charge. We all know how important physical fitness is to our well being but what about our mental wellness? FIT founders, Thom and Tracey Downing are hosting a six week program with local meditation/mindfulness instructor, Fern LaRocca … Continue Reading

Move more, feel better

September 2, 2019

The more we move, the better we feel – moving not only contributes to better physical health, but also a healthy mind and soul.  As we’ve heard in recent news, sitting is the new smoking – 86% of full time American workers surveyed spend their day sitting and when they do get up, 56% use … Continue Reading

Exercise and Stress Management

August 12, 2019

Multiple Stress Types In our world of constant communication, stress levels quickly go from zero to 100 with a simple reading of a text or e-mail. This response begins in the brain and then extends into the body. Consider that some types of stress can be good, eustress, and includes such things as an upcoming … Continue Reading

4 Tips for a Healthy 4th of July

July 3, 2019

Independence Day is a great day to get together with friends and family and celebrate. It’s also notorious for being a time where we might overindulge with food and drink.  We talk about self-care quite a bit which in essence refers to cultivating joy in your life through social connections, hobbies, downtime . . .or, … Continue Reading

An Intentional Self-Care Plan Impacts Health and Wellbeing

July 16, 2018

Optimizing Health: The Importance of Self-Care.   The All Too Typical Day It’s hard to imagine packing more into your already busy day.  You already have plenty to tackle in the office, from meetings, to project deadlines, to reaching out to clients.  At home, it’s no different, with child care and running a business from … Continue Reading