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Category: Wellness


How to Harness the Power of Flowers to Elevate Your Mood

By the Hillsides Self-Care Committee Have you ever heard the saying, “Stop and smell the roses”? Take a second to think about what that statement means to you. To us, it means taking time out of our busy schedule to…

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Three Easy, Delicious Recipes That Are Healthy Too

By Kim Weleba, R.N. February kicked off a new focus on better health and nutrition on the Hillsides campus.  Children and staff tried jicama, edamame, mango, and kiwi in new ways. Informative posters were placed in the kitchen along with…

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The Secret to Showing your Children your Love this Valentine’s Day and Beyond

By Alison Bell The other night my 14-year-old son started beaning me with pillows from the couch.  “No,” I cried weakly, which only fueled his pelting power. There was nothing for me to do but return with pillow hits of…

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5 Easy Ways to Talk to Your Kids More Effectively and Empathetically

By Alison Bell Recently I downloaded the book Yes, Your Teen is Crazy!  by Michael J. Bradley onto my Kindle. I was feeling exhausted and at wit’s end by my 14-year-old’s mood swings and obsessive attachment to his iPhone.  While…

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5 Tips to Stay Focused in Completing New Year’s Resolutions

Guest Contributor Caterina Clarke The end of the holidays sometimes seems anticlimactic. We build up three wonderful holidays filled with gratitude, hope, and new beginnings. Then the children go back to school and we, at times, continue to work through…

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