Keep a Gratitude Journal

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  One of the easiest ways to address depression, anxiety, and stress is to keep a Gratitude Journal. Throughout the day, or at the end of every day, write down the best things that happened to you, the things that made you smile or allowed you to positively take a pause and reflect. When stressed,… Read more »

Simple Roasted Butternut Squash

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Butternut squash is a delicious winter squash that has a sweet, nutty flavor. Many preparations can be found across various cultures, including soups or pies, or simply roasted for a vegetable side dish. This is a quick and simple recipe that pairs well with many holiday dishes. Total time: 40 minutes Preparation time: 15 minutes Cook time:… Read more »

Lifestyle Tips for Reducing Stress

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  Breathe Take a deep breath. Do it, right now. Breathe deep in through your nose, down into your abdomen and feel your belly expand as your chest simultaneously rises; then exhale slowly through your mouth. Feel different? Breathing deeply slows the heart rate, lowers blood pressure, and helps deliver oxygen to your body. Conversely,… Read more »

Acupuncture Effectively Reduces PTSD Symptoms

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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a type of anxiety disorder that can occur after a person has experienced an extreme emotional trauma that involved physical harm or the threat of physical harm. The National Institute of Health reports that PTSD affects approximately 7.7 million American adults, but can occur at any age, including childhood. Symptoms… Read more »