mental health

7 Ways to Manage Climate Anxiety

7 Ways to Manage Climate Anxiety

Climate anxiety is a normal response to the reality we live in, where once-in-a-lifetime weather events are happening more and more often. While we can grieve for what we have lost, and fear for our futures, there are steps we can take to manage our anxiety and even channel these difficult feelings into action. 

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    Five Household ‘Demons’ to Avoid During the Pandemic

    Five Household ‘Demons’ to Avoid During the Pandemic

    By Alisha Moopen As the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic gains strength in many parts of the world, it is evident that the old normal has slipped, and a new sense of normalcy is setting in. This has been evident with the arrival of the work-from-home, study-from-home and socialize-from-home model, whenever possible. But while […]

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    The holidays can be overwhelming for many people. With shopping lists to check off, holiday dinners to cook and visitors to make room for, it’s usually an eventful time of year. But in the midst of all the hustle and bustle, herbal supplements help you stay calm, cool and collected. Whether you’re trying to avoid […]

    Study: Birds Are Linked to Happiness Levels

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    A new study reveals that greater bird biodiversity brings greater joy to people, according to recent findings from the German Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research. In fact, scientists concluded that conservation is just as important for human well-being as financial security. The study, published in Ecological Economics, focused on European residents, and determined that happiness […]

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    By Pamela Davis-Kean With in-person instruction becoming the exception rather than the norm, 54% of parents with school-age children expressed concern that their children could fall behind academically, according to a poll conducted over the summer of 2020. Initial projections from the Northwest Evaluation Association, which conducts research and creates commonly used standardized tests, suggest […]