Stressed Out? Here are some tools to help

By: Cassandra Spencer, Stonehill College

Everyone can agree stress rules our lives. Whether it is work, children or school, it’s something you can get away from. Here are some tips to combat and relax.

Meditation– There are many websites like http://www.calm.com that provide free guided meditations for anyone to use!

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Watch some TV-Despite sounding basic, distractions are a super useful tool to combat stress, so turn on some comedy shows and relax.

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Exercise it out– It doesn’t matter what type of exercise… it can be running, biking, walking or dancing! Exercising releases endorphins which relax you.

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Color– coloring books are not just for children anymore, adult coloring books are more delicate and beautiful, and can be found almost anywhere!arts and crafts child close up color

Read– Read your favorite book when you are feeling stressed and instantly be transported to a different universe

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Go outside– Fresh air and the sights and sounds of nature can help you destress and get some vitamin D

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Sleep– Not getting enough sleep leads to being even more stressed out. Adults should get at least 7 hours of sleep each night.

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Healthy Fall Food Ideas

By: Jessica Givens, Stonehill College

The feeling of ‘fall’ always has me craving warm decadent pumpkin flavored everything. It brings on cravings of warm apple cider donuts and a slice of pumpkin pie with whipped cream on top. Although these all sound amazing, these foods aren’t going to make us feel great during the fall season. So why not enjoy both? Below you will find 5 healthy fall food ideas that you can share with your family, friends or coworkers around the season that is full of sweater weather, leaves changing, and pumpkin flavored everything. Enjoy & Happy Fall.

Pumpkin Pie Greek Yogurt Parfaits

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Pumpkin Pie Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies 

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Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes

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Applesauce Cookies

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Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie

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That’s all for today! Enjoy!