• Healthy Recipes

    3 Northwest New Year’s Dishes for Good Health and Good Luck

    Monday, December 21, 2020 Written by

    Try these healthy recipes inspired by traditional luck symbols to ring in the New Year here in the Northwest.

  • Self Care

    Tips for Managing Holiday Expectations

    Monday, December 14, 2020 Written by

    This article originally appeared on Behind the Curtain from the 5th Avenue Theater. Premera Blue Cross Case Manager Andrea Donovan-DuPont, a licensed social worker, shares with us tips for handling a physically distanced holiday season. Even in “normal” years, the holidays can be stressful. Finding perfect gifts, delighting children with holiday magic-and then sharing it […]

  • Self Care

    50 Ways to Feel Connected Without a Screen

    Saturday, November 28, 2020 Written by

    The holiday season is here and with it comes a desire to connect with friends, family, or anyone outside our household! We could probably also stand to take a break from our devices (eye strain is a real concern). Here are a 50 ways to feel connected to others–even when we’re physically distanced. Write letters […]

  • Self Care

    100 Things to Do Besides Read the News

    Tuesday, November 3, 2020 Written by

    A watched pot never boils and a watched TV can’t call races any faster. Remember, it’s the network’s job to report the news 24 hours a day. It’s not your job to watch or read the news 24 hours a day. In fact, excessive news consumption is associated with an increase in anxiety and depression […]

  • Inspiration

    Enjoy Thanksgiving Together-ish

    Sunday, November 1, 2020 Written by

    Thanksgiving is coming and the celebration is likely to be anything but traditional this year. Maybe that’s OK with you because in a divisive year, the last thing you want is to dance around sensitive topics with your extended family. “Having an excuse to keep two family members from being in the same room at […]

  • Self Care

    Science-Backed Ways to Feel Better Emotionally

    Saturday, October 31, 2020 Written by

    This weekend election stress meets pandemic, which meets the end of daylight saving time. And it all collides with a potentially disappointing Halloween, a full moon, and Mercury is retrograde. So we might all need a little extra self-care. Good emotional health starts with keeping up on the basics: Get out of bed, get dressed, […]