Healthy Heart

February is Healthy Heart Awareness month! It is the time to assess how healthy your heart is and see if there is anything that you can do to make it more functional and prevent future disease. Cardiovascular Disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, however, it is also a disease […]

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When we are up on the mountain all day enjoying a beautiful day of skiing and snowboarding, often, the last thing that we think about is hydration. However, this is extremely important to keeping our bodies safe and healthy. Here’s how hydration affects the body: The majority of the human body’s is made up of […]


Improving Sleep

Sleep is an unconscious state where your brain and body functions are still active. It helps with processing new information, staying healthy, and feeling rested. 8 Hours of sleep is recommended per night. The National Sleep Foundation states that on average adults sleep 7 hrs/night and over half have trouble sleeping, falling asleep and staying asleep. […]


Give Gratitude this Season

This article by Joan Frances Moran reflects on daily gratitude and how we can practice it everyday and why it is important during the holidays. Giving gratitude throughout the year is crucial for good mental health. Gratitude stimulates your neurotransmitters, the hormones that bring energy and happiness into your living experience. Also, during periods that […]


Play Strong

In the October Aspen Strong Newsletter, they describe a Brain-Based approach to play, that builds resilience and helps children deal with adversity. It is a training held on October 22nd, 2019. Most parents would agree that children need that uninterrupted time for free, open-ended play which entails digging in the dirt, building with blocks, exploring […]

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Mental Health

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. The September 2019 Newsletter by Aspen Strong lists some potential warning signs of suicide in order to help out those affected by suicide. They suggest reaching out to friends or people in your community to check in and see how they are doing. Potential Signs of Suicide: Talking […]