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Stress Reduction Resources

    Use the below list as a quick start to learning how to relax when you need it most   A list of quick stress reducers Meditation Apps for Android & iPhone Yoga for beginners Tai Chi Deep breathing   Not currently an MBWCF […]

It’s Time For A Break

An article from MBWCF Partner LifeWorks When You or Your Children Are Upset by News Reports Media coverage of a violent crime, natural disaster, war, act of terrorism, or other disturbing event provides us with vital and helpful information. News reports can keep us informed about what is happening and […]

2020 Stress

  Recognize stress, build resilience, and know where to turn. The pandemic, current headlines, and the daily grind at work all cause stress. This year has been a tough one and we all need to remember to take care or ourselves and then help each other. Stress can cause a […]

School’s Back In – Kind of…

  Labor Day weekend is upon us and that means it is time for a new school year! On top of the normal, every year stress of back to school, employees now have added stress from making education decisions for their kids due to COVID-19. How can you help your […]

Opioid Misuse Prevention Day & International Overdose Awareness Day

  August 30th is Opioid Misuse Prevention Day and August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day. Over the last several weeks we have gone over many statistics about addiction and opioid misuse. Addiction is a far-reaching disorder that affects more than just the one person misusing the drug. From family […]

It Takes A Village

  Recovery isn’t easy, it takes routine, support, and time. These pillars of recovery have been severely impacted by COVID-19. Isolation or the flip side, the lack of personal space, can increase negative feelings and the need to escape. Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous have meetings that allow peers to […]

Do You Know The Most Common Addictions?

  No one expects to develop an addiction when they begin experimenting. However, continued experimentation can lead to addiction, often without the person realizing they have become addicted until they try to stop. There are 11 criteria for addiction as outlined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders […]

Giggling is Good For You

  Laughter is strong medicine. It strengthens your immune system, increases your overall sense of well-being, and it’s a good workout (my favorite workout). Laughter reduces the level of stress hormones like cortisol, epinephrine (adrenaline), dopamine, and growth hormone. It also increases the level of health-enhancing hormones, like endorphins. Laughter […]

Remember to Rest

  Do you have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep? You are not alone. Poor sleep leads to accidents, depression and taking a toll on your physical and mental health. To function well experts say the average adult needs between 7 and 8 hours of sleep. A person with underlying […]

Food For Mood

  Did you know an increase in vitamin B-9 can lower your risk for depression? A healthy diet and exercise are important to your mental health as well as your physical health. Food is your fuel. Premium fuel is important to great performance, subpar fuel can lead to damage. In […]