Employee Health and Wellness

5 Tips for Staying Calm During Back-to-School

Published: September 22, 2022

Last month, we listed five ways to stay healthy for back-to-school. With classes back in full swing, we thought we’d add five tips to stay calm and carry on – even as the days get shorter but the to-do list gets longer.   Set up for success. Research has shown that the home learning environment

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5 Ways to Make Back-to-School Healthy

Published: August 15, 2022

In the Pacific Northwest, August is the end of summer and the bellwether for back-to-school. With the excitement of new classes, renewed friendships, and fresh starts also arrives fall bringing coolers days, rainy forecasts, and common colds – not to mention the flu and Covid. Research has shown that healthy students are better learners. So,

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Fresh Finds at Your Farmers Market

Published: July 20, 2022

Did you know that Washington state produces over 230 annual crops per year? We’re second only to California. Apples grown here are sold in all 50 states and more than 50 countries. From mint oil to wheat, potatoes to cherries, this state has a bountiful harvest. One of the best places to find all these

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Nature Nurtures Good Health

Published: June 28, 2022

Hippocrates, father of modern medicine, stated that “Nature itself is the best physician.” Research has shown that “natural environments may have direct and positive impacts on well-being,” including stress reduction. In 2021, one scientific article noted that activities such as “gardening, green exercise and nature-based therapy, are effective for improving mental health outcomes in adults,

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Back To Basics: Practical Mental Health Information

Published: May 26, 2022

Since the start of the pandemic, more and more people are talking about mental health. More of us have seen that mental health is an important part of our overall health and well-being, just like physical health. But mental health conditions, resources, and conversations can still feel complicated and out of reach—like, are there common

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How to Improve Your Financial Capability

Published: April 19, 2022

Our school years are filled with learning the “three Rs” – “reading, (w)riting, and (a)rithmetic.” Obviously, we need those to get through life. But our education leaves out some other important life skills – like household budgeting, investing, and managing debt. If we’re lucky, family or friends give us guidance. But usually what happens is

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Celebrating Caroline Kline Galland

Published: March 25, 2022

March is Women’s History Month, a time to celebrate women’s achievements. And it’s always a good time to celebrate our founder, Caroline Rosenberg Kline Galland! Caroline Rosenberg was born in in 1841 in Bavaria, a region of Germany, and emigrated to the United States. Her first marriage was to Louis (or Lazarus) Kline, a partner

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Treat Yourselves, Caregivers!

Published: February 11, 2022

“If you’re someone people count on, particularly in the difficult moments, that’s the sign of a life lived honorably.” – Rachel Maddow February 18 is National Caregivers Day – a day set aside to honor and thank people who care for others. This quote from TV host Rachel Maddow calls to mind the work of

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The Many Benefits of Kindness

Published: December 20, 2021

At Kline Galland, we’re all lucky to be surrounded by caring, compassionate co-workers. Kindness comes naturally here – and none of us should ever take that for granted! A little kindness goes a long way, especially in today’s world. You have probably seen the gratitude or happiness of someone you’ve been kind to. And you

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Voices of Gratitude

Published: November 15, 2021

In this season of thankfulness, we wanted to share a few of the hundreds of Over the Top forms we get from grateful residents and patients, families and staff. What you do every day makes a profound difference in the lives of those who are blessed to receive your amazing care. Thank you! “We couldn’t

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