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Study and Music: Does it Help or Hinder

April 18, 2018 86 Comments

By Sarah McCarren, RN, MSN, CPNP

Music and the optimization of attention have been a regular debate in my household. I have always known...

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Beating The Bugs

March 15, 2018 85 Comments

2017-2018 Flu Season

By: Anonymous M.D.

Flu season this year has been robust! If you were one of the potentially 35 million Americans infected with influenza this season, you are aware of...

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Finding Joy

March 01, 2018 55 Comments

Contrasting Happiness and Joy

By: Carolyn Robbins, RN, MSN, CSN

Did you have a good day? Were you happy? What moved you to laughter? Are you at peace? Are you joy-filled? As you read this blog, think about these questions. Do you notice the difference in questions that are...

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Friendships Are Good For Your Health - So Treasure Them.

February 08, 2018 33 Comments

The Importance of a Good Friend

By: Carolyn Robbins RN, MSN, CSN

Lucy and Ethel, Bert and Ernie, Will and Grace, Joey and Chandler are all good buddies. All of these iconic characters have great chemistry, but what makes these fictitious pairs so relatable? Perhaps they...

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Introducing: Dr. Don's Care Packages' Study Care Package

January 25, 2018

What a College Student Needs

By: Shannon McCarren, President

As a recent college graduate, I know how much a student enjoys receiving a package in the mail; especially when you are just starting a new semester or the stress of finals are washing over you, there is nothing like...

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Laughter is the Best Medicine

January 11, 2018

Get Well Sooner with A Daily Dose of Laughter!

By: Don McCarren, D.O., F.A.A.N.

Joke: Yo mama's so old that the key on Ben Franklin's kite was the key to her apartment.

Everyone knows that a good laugh always makes you feel better... but why? When you're...

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Executive Function Strategies: Brainy Ideas for College Students

January 04, 2018

Understanding Executive Functioning Skills

By: Sarah McCarren RN, MSN, CPNP
Executive Skills Coach/ Health Instructor at Benchmark School

"Just try harder" is not an effective chant to college students who are not meeting their potential. Instead of telling just giving them a goal, why not give them...

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Grief Over The Holidays

December 21, 2017

Self-Care Ideas

By: Cathy Young MS, LPC
Hospice Counselor

Sometimes remembering a loved-one can warm your heart and the next moment it can knock you off your feet. The holidays are packed with waves of emotions. Consider...

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Top Five Stocking Stuffers For College Students

December 07, 2017

Want vs. Need

By: Shannon McCarren, President

College is the transition time between childhood and adulthood; meaning that when the holidays roll around, your college-aged student is probably...

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Golden Advice for the Golden Years

November 30, 2017

The Benefits of Aging

By: Bette Young

There are most definitely some benefits to aging. Being a woman in my eighties, I have realized a number of these benefits and have continued...

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How to use Creativity to Manage Stress

November 16, 2017 1 Comment

Stress: A Necessary Evil

By: Madelyn Moberg B.A. in Creative Writing

Stress is necessary in order to accomplish goals and tasks in our lives. It provides motivation to study for a test or prepare for a job interview, but too much stress can...

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Sugar and the Brain: What to do with all of that Halloween Candy!

November 09, 2017

Too Much Candy in Your House?

By: Sarah McCarren, RN, MSN, CPNP
Dr Don's Care Packages, CEO

If you have children that have returned from trick-or-treating with a pillowcase full of candy, this blog...

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