Recognize and Overcome ‘All or Nothing’ Thinking

Recognize and Overcome All or Nothing Thinking - Wellstyles - Valley Schools

You’ve set a goal for the new year to meditate every night before you go to bed. You do this every night for the first three weeks until you unexpectedly fall asleep watching a movie on Saturday night. The next day you wake up disappointed and think to yourself, “I didn’t keep my New Year’s goal, I fail at everything.” … Read More

Wellness Goals: Staying Accountable in the New Year

Goal setting is an opportunity to reflect on the past and plan for the year ahead. Take a look at what went well in 2020 – your wins, what you can work on, and goals for the upcoming year. Don’t confuse goal setting or setting intentions with the term “New Year’s resolution.” Now is the perfect time to reset but … Read More

Tips To Stay Connected This Holiday Season

Stay Connected - How social relationships are important for our health and wellbeing

For many, the holiday season may look quite different this year. Whether it is a change in the number of guests, or maybe choosing not to travel, it is still incredibly important to stay connected to loved ones. Staying connected refers to the strong sense of belonging one feels when surrounded by close friends and family. How social relationships affect … Read More

TRASH TALK: Healing Ourselves By Helping Our Planet

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“We don’t need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly. We need millions of people doing it imperfectly.” -Ann Marie Bonneau COVID-19 Trash Effects on the Planet A few months into the COVID-19 outbreak, the media began sharing some inspiring stories of how much cleaner air was in some cities that hadn’t experienced these levels in decades. Pictures showed … Read More

6 Preventative Habits For Health

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No one likes being sick and no one has the time to put their life on hold for it. The good news is, we have the ability to prevent illness by maintaining habits for health year-round. Here are 6 ways to prevent the spread of illness Wash hands. Our hands come into contact with a variety of different surfaces daily. … Read More

Restore Your Body and Mind – Sleep: Not Optional

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“The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night’s sleep.” – E.J. Cossman The Importance of Sleep Are you getting enough sleep? Is it the right type of sleep? Is the quality of sleep affecting your health? Many important functions occur during sleep that affects your health. Firstly, sleep restores cellular function and repair, synaptic plasticity, and memory … Read More