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Finding the words to talk about suicide

September 7, 2017 — Each year, more people die from suicide than war, homicide, and natural disasters combined. The good news is that suicide can be prevented if the signs are detected and the right actions are taken. Healthy coping skills are critical for dealing with incidents of trauma

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It’s time to move on — grieving process is different for everyone

June 7, 2017 — "It's time to move on" is a statement that people who are grieving often hear. Although people are trying their best to be supportive, this statement is the least helpful. The most important thing to remember when you are grieving is that there is no

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Healthy Tahoe: When a loved one is diagnosed with a mental health condition

May 31, 2017 — As an active leader in the South Lake Tahoe chapter of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, I work closely with family members who have loved ones with mental health issues. For many, one of the hardest times was learning about their child, partner,

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Healthy Tahoe: Let’s have an honest talk about suicide

May 16, 2017 — May is Mental Health Awareness Month and you may have heard the phrase "each mind matters." Why does each mind matter? Mental health is something we all have. Just as our bodies need attention, our minds also need nourishment and care. Suicide rates are increasing

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Healthy Tahoe: Making sense of strong emotions

May 10, 2017 — Emotions — what a puzzle! We all have them, yet none of us understand them very well. Why is that? Stated simply: Some people seem to have more emotions than others. But why? Why do some people seem to have a shorter fuse, or struggle

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Healthy Tahoe: Refuel your body and your mind

May 3, 2017 — What fills you up? When you are tired, worn down and need some refueling, what do you do? These are just a few questions I ask parents and caregivers. For many, the daily demands are overwhelming and it is difficult to find time for self-care

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Mental Health Month in El Dorado County

May 1, 2017 — May is national Mental Health Month — an important time to promote mental wellness for all, said Jamie Samboceti, deputy director of El Dorado County Behavioral Health Services. Studies show that nearly one in five people in California report needing help with a mental or

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Healthy Tahoe: Balance can bring a more enjoyable life

April 26, 2017 — Does it just seem like we need more than 24 hours in a day? I often think if I had eight more hours in a day that I could get so much more done. I realize this is an illusion and, in reality, the items

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Healthy Tahoe: There is opportunity for healing in the way that you speak

April 4, 2017 — Your body responds to every word that you say. You can experience it for yourself right now if you wish. You can explore this by saying aloud a positive statement, and then noticing how your body responds. Notice how it feels. Then, say aloud a

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Healthy Tahoe: Know your yoga poses

March 19, 2017 — Tadasana, also called Samasthiti or Mountain Pose, is a strong, active, standing pose. Consider the strength, stability and beauty of our great mountain, Mount Tallac. It is perfectly balanced between earth and sky, it is rooted deep into the earth while reaching majestically toward the

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Pole, barre, hot yoga fitness studio opens in South Lake Tahoe

February 27, 2017 — From swinging around a pole and holding yoga poses in 105 degree heat, to shaking it to hip-hop music and stretching like a ballerina, South Shore's newest studio OMNI is offering up an array of sweat-inducing classes. "I hope that this place is different than

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Healthy Tahoe: Mind over matter

February 26, 2017 — "What the mind can conceive, the body can achieve," Napoleon Hill. There is a growing body of evidence that mindfulness can meet or exceed the results of traditional medicine. What many researchers have called the "placebo effect" in the past, may actually be a positive

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5 juices to promote good health this winter

February 16, 2017 — During the winter months when your body is working overtime to keep you warm while you're out on the mountain — and as germs and viruses abound in public spaces — it's no time to slack on getting your daily dose of fruits and vegetables.

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4 foods that can boost energy levels

January 28, 2017 — Diet can go a long way toward increasing or lowering energy levels. No one wants to consume foods that will make it harder for them to get through the day, so the following are a handful of foods that pack an energetic punch. 1. Cashews:

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Ask a Tahoe Health Professional

January 25, 2017 — Question: I have had a hard time finding energy lately. What are some ways to jump start my body and get me out of this rut? Answer: Your experience of lack of energy may be correlated to your adrenal glands. The adrenal glands are located

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A brighter, healthier new year’s resolution

January 18, 2017 — The new year brings many things: new hope, new focus, new perspective and new opportunity. According to a 2016 study published in the University of Scranton Journal of Clinical Psychology, an average of 45 percent of Americans make new year's resolutions each year and only

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Get to the truth about dieting and weight loss

January 16, 2017 — Weight loss is a popular resolution come the new year. But in spite of that popularity, the resolution to lose weight is no small task. When resolving to lose weight, men and women will encounter an abundance of information about dieting and weight loss. It's

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Free meditation class January 19

January 13, 2017 — Thursday, January 19th at 7pm. 812 Emerald Bay Rd. Instructor: Chanel Details: Yoga nidra is a very mellow practice. If attending, wear comfy clothing and dress warm (fuzzy socks, cozy sweaters etc). Bring your own yoga mat or any yoga props – limited on hand

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Dehydration in Tahoe

January 4, 2017 — Lake Tahoe has plenty to do for everyone, all year round. But spending time in the high-mountains can also dehydrate you faster than you may think. Here are a few of the most common causes for dehydration in Tahoe: 1. Altitude The altitude causes the

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