Ah, the natural beauty of the flowers that May brings! (They are a sight for sore eyes considering the “interesting” weather of the last two months here in Wisconsin.) Believe it or not, studies have been done that show the positive impact flowers have on emotional health. What better excuse to surround yourself in nature’s blooms?
… or you can share the joy with that special woman in your life. Happy Mother’s Day to all of you who are moms! We celebrate all of you who have risen to the challenge. My dear mother turns 90 next month – and she’s still healthy and living independently. What a treasure!
May is also National Mental Health Month, so I encourage you to take some time to become more aware of the enormity of this issue and take note of the many resources available in your community. If you are facing times of personal challenge and stress, ask for help in making positive lifestyle choices before mental health issues develop or get out of hand. Happily, negative attitudes about mental health are subsiding and there is growing support for people who may be suffering!
We have some great healthy living articles to share this month. Brian Bankenbusch shares some valuable advice about proper athletic training and performance for our high school athletes (a great read for us worried moms). Hope Zvara educates us on an important core muscle and why core work is essential for each of us. Kathleen Folz and Jordan Stamper encourage us to consider natural flea prevention for our pets. These are just a few examples of what we offer you this month. Please read on for more!
I hope you are able to enjoy an emotional boost from all of May’s natural beauty!
In health and happiness,