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Category Archive: Wellness and Wellbeing

Five Interesting Books for Caregivers

Books for Caregivers

Everyone knows providing care for someone is a thankless, rewarding, tiresome, uplifting, roller coaster that is filled with many twists and turns along the way. Fortunately, for those who experience caregiving in some way, shape or form, there are many books available to read about various elements of the process. […]

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Mind Works: 8 Tips for Keeping Your Brain Sharp, Focused and Ready for Action

8 Tips for Keeping your Brain Sharp

The idea of working out one’s brain may seem strange. But treating the brain as a muscle (it’s not: it’s an organ) and regularly exercising it can reduce the risk of dementia by as much as 63-percent, according to a study in The New England Journal of Medicine. Here are […]

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How to get a Good Night’s Sleep — Part one

Getting a good night’s sleep

This is the first post in a two part series on how to get a better night’s sleep.  Many factors can affect our sleep: stress, illness, children and more. Maybe you can fall asleep easily, but wake up for good in the middle of the night. Or, maybe it takes […]

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Four Funny, Fascinating Flicks

Four fun family flicks

It’s easy to lose sight of taking some time for yourself among all the preparations, expenditures, and obligations of being a caregiver. Sometimes it feels like taking a break is impossible, or that you need a two-week trip to the Bahamas (stat!) to lower the stress-o-meter. But sometimes, all you […]

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Avoiding Winter Colds & Flu

Winter healthy mother and daughter

Avoiding illness this winter may seem impossible, especially if you have kids in daycare, are frequently visiting hospitals or doctors’ offices or have coworkers coughing next to you. If on top of it, you’re stressed and tired, you’re only more susceptible to colds and flu. Caregivers need to stay healthy, […]

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