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Is quarantining negatively affecting children?

Most schools closed in mid-spring. Playgrounds in many areas are taped off. Sports programs from baseball to swim meets are being... — Updated 7/24/2020


Learning to relax is a great idea

You may not think of relaxing as a skill that needs to be learned. Doesn’t relaxing just happen without our really thinking... — Updated 7/9/2020


Will a driving vacation be safe this year?

Summer vacation planning has become a more demanding challenge for many this year. As parts of the country begin to open up, many... — Updated 7/2/2020


Exercise for improved mental health

The health crisis that the world has been facing over the past several months has had a major effect on just about every aspect of... — Updated 6/25/2020


Don't let screen time take over

The COVID-19 crisis and restricted social contact has many people spending more time in front of electronic screens. It might be... — Updated 6/18/2020


When it's time to take action

Most people have few hesitations about taking actions to correct life’s small problems. They might complain about poor... — Updated 6/11/2020


Maintaining good mental health is essential

The last few months have left many people feeling shaken. Life can be more difficult and harder to manage when they are so... — Updated 6/4/2020


Dealing with hard times and depression

Even in the best of times, depression is a major mental health issue. Recent statistics find more than 17 million Americans are... — Updated 5/28/2020


Don't let the children drive you crazy

One result of the health crisis has been a great many parents getting to spend a lot more home-time with their children. While situ... — Updated 5/20/2020 Full story


Is today's stress affecting your sleep and dreams?

The coronavirus health crisis that has so terribly affected this nation and the entire world is clearly a cause for heightened... — Updated 5/14/2020


Handle the stress of the current health crisis

The coronavirus pandemic has created high levels of stress and fear for many people. The anxiety can seem overwhelming to many... — Updated 5/7/2020


Recognize the benefits of volunteering

Regardless of where people live, virtually every community has programs that rely on volunteers to operate. Hospitals, homeless she... — Updated 4/13/2020


Realize that actions do speak louder than words

If you ever find yourself yelling, “How many times have I told you?” then you’re likely aware that words often are not going... — Updated 4/2/2020


Put nature to work fighting stress

Yes, people live in a pretty stressful world these days. Whether it’s international events, job pressures or personal problems,... — Updated 2/21/2020


Eating for better mental health

There is a growing body of research showing that the dietary choices people make each day affect not only their physical bodies... — Updated 2/6/2020


Brain fitness can help fight memory loss

It’s a common problem many people encounter as they age – they forget more things and it seems to happen more frequently. It ca... — Updated 2/6/2020


Is your teen able to handle peer pressure?

As parents we may often ignore what is probably the most important influence in our teenager’s life -- peer pressure. While... — Updated 2/6/2020


It's time to salvage those New Year's resolutions

Special to The Village News No, those New Year’s resolutions you made weren’t a bad idea. The fact that you haven’t been... — Updated 1/25/2020


Use love to help a sick child feel better

Ah, ‘tis the season for many households to find themselves with one or more children suffering from a cold or the flu. Damp,... — Updated 1/18/2020


Promoting good behavior in your children

Special to Village News Parents are naturally proud when their children are well behaved. When our kids play well with others, resp... — Updated 1/17/2020


Reducing conflicts with your boss

If you're in a work situation where you have a strong, positive relationship with that supervisor or boss above you,... — Updated 1/10/2020


Why new year's resolutions can be a bad idea

While wanting to see positive changes in your life isn't a bad idea, the way most new year's resolutions come together is usually... — Updated 1/2/2020


Lower stress levels for holiday travel

In today’s world virtually any holiday travel is going to be a cause for increased stress and anxiety. Whether driving for a holi... — Updated 12/20/2019


Holiday depression is a common problem

‘Tis the season when everyone is bombarded with happy holiday images. Advertisers continually show rejoicing families with their... — Updated 12/12/2019


Opening communications with an aging parent

Special to Village News Many families are facing the important issue of having one or more aging parents reaching the point where... — Updated 12/6/2019


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