Three steps on starting a ‘happy, healthy lifestyle’

With the holidays just around the corner, many people experience added and unwanted stress. On top of stress, holiday snacks and treats are a big part of the next two months and if you’re anything like me, you can’t say no to those holiday sweets.  Well, I am going to offer you three steps that …

Mental Health Insurance Benefits

With the recent passing of World Mental Health Day, which is particularly notable this year as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to shape our lives, October is a good time for a refresher on the mental health benefits you are entitled to through your health insurance policy.

Coping is Not a Race

Mental health gained a huge amount of attention this year. As quickly as news spread about the pandemic, social scientists began predicting a spike in mental health needs. This was helpful in that it reduced the stigma of having public discussions on coping with mental health issues.

Planning Your Finances for an Uncertain Future

Coronavirus has changed many people’s financial circumstances quickly. A loss of income can put your services, or even your home in jeopardy, but companies are working with customers right now to help ensure their well-being. 
Here we offer a few steps you can take if your income has decreased suddenly.  

Make Time for Meditation 

Photo by Prasanth Inturi from Pexels

With stress and isolation affecting many of us, our mental health can be impacted. *Special guest post by FCS Extension intern River Philbert, Class of 2020, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland.