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Celebrating No Name-Calling Week

“Sticks and stones will break my bones, but names will never hurt me.“   We have all heard this childhood rhyme in defiance of abusive language. But the truth of the matter is that name-calling hurts.   Today is the start of...

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Remembering Our Rights on Human Rights Day

When the United Nations formed, one of its first significant achievements was the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which is celebrated every year on December 10th.   Representatives from different cultures around the globe...

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World Kindness Day is November 13

We have all benefitted from kindness. Whether it was a parent who cared for us; a teacher who took a special interest in our education; or a friend or stranger who said or did a kind word or deed during a difficult time.   Did you know though...

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Enhance your Gratitude Attitude this November

November, the month of our Thanksgiving traditions, is National Month of Gratitude, a time to recognize the good things in our lives and give thanks.     Those who practice graciousness — giving thanks for good things in our lives,...

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Tips for National Stress Awareness Day

November 2 is National Stress Awareness Day. Everyone has stress at some time or another. Stress has an image problem, as we assume it’s all unhealthy. In fact, not all stress is bad for you. Without it we would never achieve anything, connect...

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World Mental Health Day

Mental health is not static. There are times we feel our best and times we don’t. It’s okay to feel bad sometimes, especially if you are dealing with stressful or sad events. Overall mental health, like physical health, can be improved....

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Mental Illness Awareness Week

Did you know that according to  psychiatry.org more than half of the people with mental illness don’t receive help for their disability?   While for some it may be due to issues with access, or lack of awareness of their illness,...

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October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Down Syndrome is a naturally occurring chromosomal arrangement that has always been a part of mankind. For generations, this syndrome was met with sadness and grief by families. That is changing as people become more aware of the syndrome and get to...

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World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10)

Suicide has become epidemic. It is most prevalent in men in the 45-75 age group, but it happens far too frequently across all age groups, races, genders and economic classes. Military veterans are reported to have double the suicide rate of...

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September is National Pain Awareness Month

National institutes of Health (NIH) acknowledge chronic pain as a disease. It can come from a variety of issues ranging from arthritis to a traumatic injury. Many people struggling with ongoing pain also face stigma from others who minimize or are...

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