Tips on hospitalization and advance directives

These tips can help prepare you and your family in the event you become seriously ill or injured and are hospitalized.  Being prepared is such a gift to your loved ones in the event something happens to you. 1. Prepare Advance Medical Directives Advance directives are legal forms that let you have a say about […]

Bonjour! Celebrate Dallas’ French roots with Bastille on Bishop!

Photo by Joe deSousa on Unsplash If you’re looking for a fun, family-friendly event in Dallas, be sure to head over to Oak Cliff for Bastille on Bishop! The annual Bishop Arts celebration of Bastille Day. Bastille Day is the English-given name for France’s Independence Day on July 14th, 1789. The name refers to when […]

Practical Pool Safety

Photo by Melinda Martin on Unsplash June 21st is officially the first day of summer, but Texas weather never seems to adhere to the calendar. With the summer heat coming in quickly, it’s best to start planning your summer activities now. What better way to enjoy the weather and cool off in the heat than […]

Mental Health Awareness

Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and while we may be near the end of the month, there are still things we can learn and practices we can incorporate into our lives to help loved ones that may be dealing with a mental health condition!   Mental health conditions […]

Spring Wellness Practices + Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

Photo by Aniket Bhattacharya on Unsplash April is associated with springtime, new beginnings, and a time to bloom. That’s not a coincidence either. April comes from the Latin verb “Aperire” which means “to open.” Like the flowers and trees, it’s a time to start fresh and shed those cool-weather layers. The Spring season is also a […]

Wellness Apps We Use for Efficiency

Photo by Neil Soni on Unsplash These days the last thing we want to do is add more technology to our days! But when a new app for our phone actually helps our wellness journey, we’re willing to give it a try! These are some of our top favorite apps we’ve incorporated into the weekly […]

How to Practice Self Love in the Season of Love

Photo by Jackson David on Unsplash Self-love isn’t a destination, but rather an ongoing conscious choice. Being able to continually check in with yourself to address those old insecurities, or new ones, is important, especially to ensure they aren’t morphing into something more. It is best to often remind yourself to accept your flaws, review […]

How to Make Practical New Years Resolutions for Your Mental Health

As we take on 2022, it’s important to acknowledge our mental health. Whether last year was good or bad for you in any way, it’s important to be kind and patient with yourself as your set resolutions. A study on New Year’s resolutions found that about 40% of Americans set resolutions at the start of […]

Winter Wellness + Overcoming Seasonal Depression

Photo by Marcos Paulo Prado on Unsplash   As we celebrate the holidays, the weather outside is frightful. When the temperature drops and the sun does not come out as much as usual, we lose that natural serotonin our bodies need to thrive. Add that to the hustle and bustle of the holiday expectations, as […]

How to Whip Up Plant-Based Versions of Holiday Favorites This Season

Photo by Virginia Simionato on Unsplash According to a March 2020 study, “nearly 10 million Americans now identify as ‘vegan,’” with many more identifying as vegetarian or plant-based. Chances are someone (or several guests) at your Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas, or New Year’s gathering will prefer healthier, plant-based versions of old holiday comfort foods. It’s time to […]

Family-Friendly Tips to Make Your Halloween Environmentally-Friendly

Photo by Łukasz Nieścioruk on Unsplash Halloween costumes that are only used once, plastic spiders destined for the trash, and countless candy wrappers only call for waste! Spooky Season can generate a lot of waste. In fact, the average trick-or-treater typically generates around one pound of trash. Here are some tips on how you can help […]