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Anxious and Overwhelmed? How Climate Change Impacts Our Health

Posted on: October 13, 2020

For most of us, the last 12 months have been harrowing. While the global COVID-19 pandemic has been deadly for tens of thousands across the globe, the simultaneous impacts of climate change have rocked many to their core. The United States has experienced thousands of devastating wildfires, catastrophic flooding, and the hottest temperatures ever recorded. Australians saw horrific wildfires destroy thousands of acres of bushland and kill an estimated half a billion animals. Many people have lost their lives, homes, neighborhoods, and livelihood.… Read more »

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Stay Safe, Be Kind, Flatten The Curve

Posted on: July 3, 2020

Since the first signs of the new respiratory virus called 2019 Novel Coronavirus (which causes COVID-19) made headlines in December 2019, the world has experienced its fifth pandemic after the 1918 flu pandemic. Originally traced to a wet market in Wuhan City, China, the virus has now (as of this writing) infected over 9 million individuals in over 213 countries and territories around the world. More than 480,000 people have died (Liu, Kuo, & Shih, 2020; Worldometers, 2020).

There are reports of asymptomatic infections (detection of the virus with no development of symptoms) and pre-symptomatic infections (detection of the virus prior to the development of symptoms) but their role in transmission is not yet known.… Read more »

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Self-Care During Challenging Times

Posted on: June 12, 2020

Self-care is one of the most important things we can do, and it is also one of the easiest things to forget to do or put aside in favor of tending to others or when responding to challenges. Yet compassionate self-care is vitally important to our health. It is not difficult. It just involves small habits that, when done regularly, can greatly enhance our body, mind, and spirit. When we care effectively for ourselves, we benefit and so do others in our life.… Read more »

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