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Declutter to De-Stress: How a Tidy Space Can Benefit Your Mental Health

 Posted by Dani Washington on April 4, 2022 at 9:30 AM
Containing the clutter in your home is good for your mental health! Although we all have different levels of tolerance when it comes to clutter, studies have shown that an untidy home can increase stress, whereas a tidy home can help you feel more secure and calm. How Does Clutter Contribute to Stress? A messy home can consciously or subconsciously distract you to the point of physical and mental anxiety, causing an inability to relax. ...

Forming Connections: The Importance of Building a Support System for Single Parents

 Posted by Dani Washington on February 7, 2022 at 11:00 AM
Being a single parent is not for the faint of heart. Taking over responsibility as primary caregiver while dealing with your own challenges can be exhausting and overwhelming, even on the best of days. Many single parents struggle to feel sufficiently supported in their position as both mom and dad, and with good reason. In a traditional partnership, tasks get shared and delegated rather than automatically assigned to one individual. Partic...

5 Healthy Ways Seniors Can Deal with Stress

 Posted by Dani Washington on October 19, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Written for Caring Transitions by Rhiane Jessica. Stress is manageable, but staying on top of it gets harder as you get older. Studies show that adults aged 50-64 are 19% more likely to get stressed. This is mainly due to increased pressure from numerous responsibilities, like preparing young adults for adulthood and assuming bigger roles at work, and in part due to a "cultural deemphasis on people as they gradually get older." What's worse, th...

Indoor Activities to Combat the Risks of Social Distancing

 Posted by Dani Washington on September 15, 2020 at 8:53 AM
With the novel coronavirus COVID-19 dominating the news, it’s hard to think about anything else sometimes, especially if you are trying to stay home as much as possible and practice social distancing, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Following these recommendations may help protect you from contracting the virus, but it could also have negative effects on your mental and physical health. Seniors who are forced to stay...