Lifestyle

Finding the Spark that Connects Us All

Our Cover Model – Amy Pinder by Shannon Traphagen A Buffalo native, Amy Pinder, MA, CCC-SLP, is co-founder, owner, and executive director of Inclusion Festival. She is also a yogi, hula hooper, arts enthusiast, and speech-language pathologist at Celebrate the Children in New Jersey with over ten years of experience working with individuals with neurodevelopmental differences. Acutely aware t... »

Writing Your Own Final Chapter

It’s about writing your own final chapter National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD), April 16, is a day to encourage everyone ages 18 and older to have family discussions about personal values and beliefs, to choose a spokesperson, and to complete a health care proxy. “Most people near the end of life lack the ability to make their own decisions about the treatment they wish to receive, as well as ... »

Older Adults Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

Registration Open for Chronic Disease Self-Management Program for Older Adults The start of the new year is often the time when people like to make positive changes for their health. Through People Inc.’s Living Healthy Program, a Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop will be held for older adults who are living with or caring for someone with a chronic or ongoing health condition. The free wor... »

Mindfulness for a Healthy Year

By Annette Pinder Put simply, mindfulness is paying attention to the present, and observing your thoughts and feelings without judging them, without dwelling in the past or future. Mindfulness has shown to improve people’s mental, physical, and emotional health, and is a great way to start off a healthy year Paul Lukasik of Buffalo Dharma will discuss mindfulness on WUFO Radio 97.5 FM/Mix 1080 AM ... »

Being an Older Mom

Becoming an Older Mom It’s worth the wait! By Cheryl Carr I’m 43 and just celebrated my son’s first birthday. I never thought I’d be saying that at this age, but how sweet it is. He was well worth the wait, and knowing what I know now, I wouldn’t change a thing. It’s common for women to plan their lives out, and when it doesn’t go according to plan, believe all is lost. Was I the little girl that ... »

College Students Should Check Out Telemedicine

By Richard Vienne, D.O. Having a first-year college student come home for holiday break is exciting for parents. The wide-eyed freshman you delivered to the university last fall has returned as a savvy collegian for the first extended visit back home. Your student learned to balance academic life and social life; he/she is able to get up, get fed, get to class and get to bed without your supervisi... »

Christmas is a Stressful Time

by Nadia Shahram, Esq. Christmas is a stressful time. The pressure of Peace! Joy! Love! It’s in the air we breathe from Halloween until, finally, the new year has begun. I am a Divorce mediator. My clients are couples who are adjusting to a new family dynamic, and the first holidays apart are an emotional and logistical challenge. The most treasured aspect of the season is gathering with fam... »

Pests Might be Hiding on Your Christmas Tree

(Family Features) There could be more than just presents hiding beneath your Christmas tree this year. After all, “’tis the season for wintertime pest infestations.” This holiday season, be on the lookout for aphids, which are ant-sized insects that can spread more than 150 different plant viruses. Although harmless to humans, these pests can be formidable foes to many types of vegetation, includi... »

Gifts That Give Hope

(Family Features) Hope is a gift on every child’s wish list, especially those in parts of the world ravaged by natural disasters and poverty. Giving hope lets these children know that the world hasn’t forgotten them. From UNICEF Market products to items available from partners, UNICEF USA is making it possible to give gifts that make a difference and deliver the greatest gift of all: h... »

Holiday Giving for the Whole Family

(Family Features) Part of the magic of the holiday season is making wishes come true, not only for your loved ones but for others in the community, too. Show children how rewarding it is to embrace the true spirit of generosity and compassion this holiday season with these activities that make giving back fun. Set the stage With the aid of modern technology, you can introduce kids to the goodness ... »

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