Healthy Lifestyle

Parents, It’s Time to Talk to Your Child About Vaping

Parents, have you talked to your kids about vaping nicotine yet?

If you have an older kid or a teenager, it’s likely they will encounter e-cigarettes at some point. They often contain more nicotine than regular cigarettes, which makes them highly addictive (and harmful to health). And with fruit and candy flavors, they’re marketed in a way that’s appealing to teens. Read more ›

Toxic Stress: How Much Stress Is Too Much?

COVID-19 taught most people that the line between tolerable and toxic stress – defined as persistent demands that lead to disease – varies widely. But some people will age faster and die younger from toxic stressors than others.

So how much stress is too much, and what can you do about it? Read more ›

Dear Stress, I’m Over You. [downloadable]

Dear Stress is a resource to help young people manage stress with three easy strategies – available in English and Spanish. This toolkit includes two sizes for sharing as a handout or small poster and includes a slide deck that can be used as a companion classroom activity. Read more ›

These 7 Habits Can Cut the Risk of Depression In Half

If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, here’s a strategy that may help boost your mental health: Spend the next week observing your daily habits. Read more ›

How Daily Moments of Joy Can Help Long-Term Well-Being

An analysis released from scientists behind a research initiative called the BIG JOY Project finds that people who commit daily “micro-acts” of joy experience about a 25% increase in emotional well-being over the course of a week. Read more ›

Anxiety, Stress, and Vaping

Stress and anxiety can trigger vape cravings, and make it harder for you to quit for good. You may be tempted to reach for your vape when you have these feelings, but vaping is not an effective way to cope. There are healthy and effective ways to deal with stress and anxiety. Read more ›

How Music Affects Mental Health

Music is a powerful tool for mood regulation and stress. The best part is, it’s always available to anyone who needs it. Read more ›

Can Music Improve Our Health and Quality of Life?

Music boosts our mood and well-being, and music therapy may help  with treatment for certain health conditions. Read more ›

How Listening to Music Can Have Psychological Benefits

Listening to music can be entertaining, and some research suggests that it might even make you healthier. Music can be a source of pleasure and contentment, but there are many other psychological benefits as well. Music can relax the mind, energize the body, and even help people better manage pain. Read more ›

The Ability to Cope: Building Resilience for Yourself and Your Child [downloadable]

It is possible to build family strengths even while living under stressful conditions or during difficult times. The following are tips for fostering resilience — putting energy into even one of these activities each day can help you and your child. Read more ›

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