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Category: Wellness


What Are We Grateful For? Let Us Count the Ways

At Hillsides, we have much to be thankful for as Thanksgiving approaches.  We asked staff across the agency  what they are thankful for, and here are some of their responses.  Perhaps the best part about learning what people are grateful…

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The Hidden Meaning and Value of Your Child’s Halloween Costume

By Desiree Rodrigues It is that time of year again when we see fall leaves and pumpkin patches in every available lot, and stores are loaded with Halloween items.  When you strip away the cultural meaning of Halloween, you are…

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Laughter: Great for the Abs and the Mind

By Desiree Rodrigues Who can recall the scene from the movie “Legally Blonde,” where Elle is doing her best to explain that people who exercise are happy because of the release of endorphins? Well, before everyone tries to add an…

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Five Tips to Make your Relationships RICHer

By Alison Bell We all want to connect with the people in our lives — our co-workers, family, friends, and even strangers we interact with.  One secret to better relationships lies in a program called *Risking Connection®, which teaches a…

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Five Tips for Returning to College After Time Away From Someone Who Knows

  By Lisa Gavitt Being a college student isn’t a walk in the park. It is stressful, exhausting, challenging and really pushes you to use your mind in ways you never have before.  It’s even harder to return to college…

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