Monthly Archives: January 2015

Keep it healthy on Superbowl Sunday!

6832842419_d49deb3a6c_qThe new year has started and resolutions for a healthier lifestyle are underway.  That may include going to the gym more often, incorporating fruits and vegetables into your diet, cutting out sugar and other unhealthy carbohydrates, such as white bread and rice, or participating in yoga and meditation classes to reduce life’s daily stressors.  You are feeling and looking better, have more energy, but then temptation strikes!  Whether it is a birthday party, work events, weddings, tempting foods are all around us. 

One of many tempting gatherings is taking place this Sunday- Super Bowl Sunday!  From wings to nachos to pizza, these foods can be a dieters worst nightmare.  Therefore, to prevent you from breaking the many wonderful habits you have developed in the new year, healthier food alternatives are available for you to make for your next party.  To view these recipes, please click here.  Remember, you can still enjoy the game while indulging in healthier, flavorful food.

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Stay Happy and Healthy During the Winter Months

Some people are able to cruise right through Fall and Winter with no problems at all. For many of us, though, the gloomy darkness and bitter cold is a challenge, especially once the shimmer and glimmer of the holiday season has faded away. 

If you typically find it difficult to keep Hot-water-and-lemonyour spirits up and your immune system strong during the harsh winter months, you may want to try a simple trick that many people find to be effective and delicious: warm lemon water. Simply warm up enough water for your favorite glass or mug, and squeeze the juice of half of a lemon into it. If you want, you can make it even simpler and just drop the lemon slices right into your drink. 

Believe me, it sounded strange (and kind of gross) to me at first, but after making a glass of warm lemon water part of my morning routine, I can vouch for the benefits. I don’t like drinking anything cold during this weather, so this routine has made it much easier for me to stay hydrated all year long. The vitamins from all of the lemons have definitely kept me healthy and strong, even when those around me are unfortunately stuck battling a cold. And on top of all of that, the best part is that the taste and smell of the lemons are very uplifting and helped me start my day off right each and every morning.

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Counseling and Wellness

Welcome back to the Spring 2015 semester! This semester we have a plethora of programs, services and opportunities available to serve you in ways that enhance your quality of well-being.

Click here for a list of services. All services are free, confidential and will not be part of your school record. Take advantage of them!

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We hope your day is filled with a balance both internally and externally…

Who looks outside, dreams.
Who looks inside, awakens.
~C. Jung

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A Healthier You

6276704367_9e77b563bf_qThe ball has dropped, signaling the start of a new year.  The new year comes with reflection, a review of the past year, and a chance to set new, positive goals, whether it is to lose weight, reduce stress, travel, pick up a new hobby or learn a new language.  Each of these goals will be specific and unique to the individual.  The most popular goal of the new year tends to be lose weight, get in shape and/ or eat healthier, as evidenced by the numerous people at the gym this week.  With all the different diets and information that bombards the media on a daily basis, it is hard to know where to even begin.  

US News and World Report has put together a list of the top 5 diets of 2015 to help break down which one would work best for a person’s lifestyle and habits.  The list can be found here.  Although these diets have been named the top 5 of 2015, it is still important to check with your doctor about starting a diet program as medical history should also be taken into account.  In line with losing weight, dropping pounds can help reduce a person’s risk for diabetes, high blood pressure and heart attacks, all of which can reduce the stress on the body and joints.

A healthier you can be achieved with the right focus, determination and guidance!

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Power of Words II…Approaching 2015

7416282758_cc82ba047b_mAs we approach 2015 cognizant of this great energy that resides within the power of our words, let us continue to dive deeper into this ocean of understanding via reflection…

Ask yourself:

What words am I holding on to that hold me back?
What words belong to the “old me”?
What words shall I now release from my life?

What words do I want to bring into my life?
What words will represent what I want the this year to be like?
What words will project who I want to be?

                      What kind of words represent the world I want to live in?
                     What words help rid this world of fear and hatred?
                    What words will expand my capacity to experience love and compassion?

Take time to acknowledge all of your words, the positive, the negative, the neutral, and allow this to serve as a context for understanding the impact on self, others, and the world at large…understanding the power of words in the last year and what words to consciously utilize in the year to come…

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