Living in regions that have short daytime hours can cause some people to experience "S.A.D" (seasonal affective disorder) at some point. The article below from NPR explains, "Two recent studies suggest the culprit is a brain circuit that connects special light-sensing cells in the retina with brain areas that affect whether you are happy or… Continue reading How Does Light Impact A Person’s Mood?
In the 1970’s after the devastation of the Vietnam War and a much needed Civil Rights movement people craved a return to the tenets of community, and a fallback to the belief in the common good, honor, character and values that surpassed what you looked like or what was in your pocket. As a result,… Continue reading Not In Our House
Despite being one of the most preventable forms of cancer with early screening, colorectal cancer is now the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. In an effort to combat the increased cases among younger people, a panel of experts has shifted the recommended age for colorectal screenings to 45 (rather than the… Continue reading Colorectal Cancer Screening Age Now 45, As Cases Rise Among Younger Groups
I am an unabashed New Year's lover. Well, maybe not the last one. I had more of a love/ hate relationship with this one. It was certainly the quietest end of the year. I much prefer to share it surrounded by a multitude of people whose energy is palpable. Have you ever brought in the… Continue reading To A New Year
Today we officially start the first week of the new year. Putting 2020 behind us, I think we can agree, represents a fresh start in a way that lands differently than other years. 2021 is full of hope and promise. Most people start the new year by reflecting on their successes and challenges from the… Continue reading The Origins of New Year’s Resolutions