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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