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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