There are many choices to be made each day in the pursuit of health and well-being.  My hope is that the well-being buzz can support and inspire your efforts to prioritize a healthy lifestyle. I want to ignite your do-it-yourself spirit for this creative and important project. I want to help you make informed choices that are right for you, as well as keep you in the conversation by providing information about health-related products, services, activities and research.   Join the movement and let’s do this together!


How Does Your Garden Grow?

Victory Gardens were gardens planted at private residences and on public land during World War I and World War II to reduce the pressure on the public food supply brought on by the war effort. We’re hearing a lot about the food supply chain in these COVID-19 days and suddenly home gardening is a hot topic. While growing enough food to feed your family may not be possible in a city apartment, there are many things you can grow that will shorten your grocery list. Creating a COVID-19 victory garden in your home can be simple, satisfying and joy-inducing. Getting started •Sunlight, pots & soil The biggest thing to consider is sunlight. As a general rule, the less sun you have the slower your p

Earth Day at Home

Happy Earth Day! There’s something about this at-home situation that makes us look to nature for comfort, rejuvenation and connection. While we can’t go to an Earth Day event this year, we can celebrate our natural world in different ways. Below is a curated list of ways that you can add a little Earth Day celebrating in to your week. Connect Connect with plants and animals through photos and digital streaming. • Dive into a coral reef exhibit with The Monterey Bay Aquarium. • Explore underwater at the Channel Islands National Park with the park service. • Browse the plant collections at The San Francisco Botanical Gardens or gaze upon the daffodil display with The New York Botanical Gard

WFH- Workstation Health

By now, we all have set up our at-home workstations and are chugging along with our daily tasks. But, come to find out, working from home brings with it a whole new set of challenges. Besides setting up your home work station in a comfortable place, keeping your work essentials organized and available, and getting your technology ducks in a row, there is also the body-care (also known as ergonomics) piece. This gives us a little more to consider when creating our at-home work station. According to the journal Ergonomics, the most important thing you can do to support your health in your workstation is to vary your postures throughout the day. Developing an awareness of where your body is i

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