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1. It’s fun! Can you imagine being a kid again? Running around and playing games? Seeing something for the first time and being amazed by it? By becoming a mentor, YOU can spend a few hours each week, just being a kid again. The whole goal of...

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Even children who are too young for social media seem to be aware that the country will soon be participating in mid-term elections. The youth who will inherit our future may not yet be old enough to vote, but their voices can still be a part of...

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So many of us feel stressed, fatigued, rushed and short on quality time. There are consequences for living in an overstimulated society. Sensory overload can negatively affect our physical and mental well-being. It’s vital to practice methods to...

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We have all heard that it is important to take care of ourselves.  Too often it takes an event to bring that lesson home.  Maybe it is something minor like forgetting a birthday or life-altering news of a medical diagnosis that provides a wake-up...

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Conflict is a normal part of the human experience. As adults, it is important to remember that the skills we use to solve conflict were learned skills; in other words, it required a patient adult investing the time to guide us through productive...

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With summer almost here, and parents working hard to find a plan for their children to spend the next three months, we must consider how these children will continue to learn and not lose the knowledge they have gained the previous nine months in...

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Taking Care of the CaregiverMore than 15 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.  During the month of November – designated as National Caregivers Month – the Alzheimer’s Association is hoping to...

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You’ve heard it before, volunteering is good for you! But do you know some of the benefits volunteering has besides strengthening community?Here are 5 great reasons to volunteer: