What Millennials Want in a Healthy Workplace

by Eliza Friedman I am a millennial—a member of the “tech savvy” generation born between 1980 and 2000 that, by 2025, will account for 75% of the global workforce. My generation’s coming of age during a period of rapid innovation and the uncertainty caused by 9/11 and the “Great Recession,” has given us a different set of workplace expectations than those of older generations. As a result, millenn... »

Stopping Slips, Trips and Falls: Simple Home Fixes to Keep Seniors Safe

By Beth O’Keefe RN Care Coordinator with VNSNY CHOICE Health Plans, from the not-for-profit Visiting Nurse Service of New York September 22nd is the first day of fall and the beginning of National Falls Prevention Week. This is the perfect time to remind older adults and their families about safety measures they can take to reduce their fall risk now, and throughout the year. A study by Georgetown... »

Teaching Kids to Accept Others

  Teaching Kids to Accept Others: While racism and bigotry continue to exist in this country, experts say that social change is not impossible. “Just follow the news and you’ll find ugly instances of racism occurring every day,” says Stephen L. Kanne, author of the new historical novel, “The Lynching Waltz.” “But it’s never too early or too late to promote long-term change through actions and... »

Classes for Kids and Family Days at Botanical Gardens

Classes for Kids and Wegmans Family Days Announced at the Botanical Gardens! Buffalo, NY – There are many artistic and educational activities for the whole family to enjoy this fall at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. Young artists are encouraged to join Art Classes starting September 24, families are welcome to participate in the popular monthly Wegmans Family Days and young c... »

Botanical Gardens Healthy Happenings

Botanical Gardens Calendar – September 2016 – January 2017 Sarah J. Carr-Mansouri – August 13 – October 2 Arcangel Gallery Exhibit – Enchanted Nature – A spiritual glimpse of nature’s divinity through vibrant color, shape, texture and perspective. Nourish your soul with art that takes you on a magical journey as seen through the eyes of a dragonfly.  Go to www.b... »

Chelsea Prophet Advises – Be Inspired

Slow down, speak up, inspire, be inspired and keep learning! July 2016 Cover Model Chelsea Prophet is a fifth grade teacher at Buffalo School 79, where she teaches English and Language Arts. She always wanted to be a teacher, and recalls gathering up the neighborhood kids to teach them everything she knew. She also remembers her sixth grade teacher, Mrs. Johnson, who stepped outside box to impart ... »

A Love for Dance and Finding Where You Belong

A Love for Dance and Finding Where You Belong – About Cover Model Emily Wilhelm by Annette Pinder Emily Wilhelm grew up in Williamsville and attended Amherst High School. She earned a BA in dance from University at Buffalo, and an MBA from Medaille College. Emily began dance lessons when she was just two years old, and has been dancing ever since. She also spent four seasons as an NFL cheerl... »

Is It Safe to Exercise During Pregnancy?

Exercise can pay big dividends for women who are pregnant Exercise plays a vital role in long-term health. When combined with a healthy diet, exercise can help men, women and children lower their risk for injury and potentially debilitating diseases like diabetes and heart disease. “Exercise can even pay dividends for women who are pregnant,” says Ashley Draper, of Jada Blitz Training. Draper, who... »

Don’t Forget to Live!

Don’t Forget to Live – Advice from a Single Dad on Father’s Day by Kelly Quigley “This is a boy house,” declared the little girl upon entering the foyer of the Higgins home for the first time. “Well, what does that mean?” asked Tripp, father and (sometimes) alpha of the house. “It smells funny and there are a lot of balls everywhere,” she replied. “I think she means it smells mus... »

Relationships and the Perfect Person

Relationships and the Perfect Person By Wendy Pegan As the weather warms, so do thoughts of romance. As a therapist I am frequently consulted regarding the complexities of love relationships. Recently, one woman wrote to me, asking for guidance. Dear Wendy, There are two men who want to be in my life and I am confused as to what to do. The first one is a man with whom I have been in a relationship... »

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