Healthy Lifestyles

Popular! Mindfulness for Stress and Anxiety Relief

Instructor, Di Philippi, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor

Mindfulness has been used in Zen and other meditation practices for centuries for its peaceful and calming effects. Learn how to use mindfulness techniques to reduce the stress and anxiety of our modern age. You don’t have to be a monk to learn these quick and easy anxiety reduction tools!

Tues, May 6, 6:00pm-7:30pm, $30

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Assisting Aging Parents – Online Class!

Are your parents in their golden years? Learning how to help parents or other loved ones through their transition can prepare us for our own. This compassionate and comprehensive class will give you the tools, techniques, and insights for this passage. Growing older is a part of life. Some aspects are joyful, some bittersweet, some frustrating, some frightening. You will learn what to expect, what to watch for, how to deal with physical and emotional challenges, and where to find resources to help. You'll understand the impact of retirement, learn how to choose a nursing home, and be prepared to deal with death. You'll learn about financial and legal considerations, health issues, and family interpersonal relationships. Average hours 24, 6 week course. 

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Start Your Own Edible Garden – Online!

Grow delicious, nutritious fruit and vegetables in your own backyard! In this course, you'll learn how to give your garden a healthy start and keep it growing strong all season. You'll begin by figuring out which type of garden is right for you. Not everyone has the same amount of time, space, or sunshine, so the first step to a great harvest is selecting the right crops. You'll explore climate considerations, learn how to read a zone hardiness map, and find out how to spot a micro-climate in your yard. Average hours 24, 6 week course.

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Introduction to Natural Health and Healing – Online!

Would you like to learn more about natural health but don't know where to start? If so, then this is the course for you! We'll discuss the various stages of health and illness, and you'll discover that true health means wholeness of the mind, body, and spirit. You'll start a personal health journal to evaluate your current lifestyle and observe how your behaviors can affect your health. We'll also explore naturopathy, which seeks ways for the body to heal itself. You'll find out about proper breathing techniques that enhance health, and you'll learn the value of hydrotherapy, diet, biorhythms, and fasting. We'll also examine using the power of the mind for healing the body--discussing brain function tests, visualization, and relaxation therapies. You'll see the great power of belief. Average hours 24, 6 week course.

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Managing Life as a Single Parent – Online!

You love your kids more than anything in the world, but being a single parent is hard work. Whether you're single by choice or because of divorce, loss, or separation, this online parenting course will help you manage your life more effectively, from streamlining your daily routines and dealing with challenging behaviors at home to handling conflicts with your ex and making decisions about dating.  You'll also learn how to build a support network, manage your finances, discipline your kids, and much, much more. Average hours 24, 6 week course.

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