Dealing with Grief and Loss—A Personal Journey

Death is a topic most of us tend to avoid—until we’re faced with times when we don’t have a choice. One of the people on our Carebook team shared some personal thoughts around the death of her father. “Accompanying my father in his fight with cancer was a very difficult and beautiful privilege. That time served to bring us closer... Read More

Caregivers—a powerful force!

The population is changing and people need more care.   Caregiver: "A person who provides direct care." MW Dictionary "Caregivers"—a general term used to describe people who take care of others, including children. But the term caregiver is changing a bit with our aging population as more and more people are “sandwiched” between generations who need care—not just children, but... Read More

My Yoga Experiment

What happened when I finally started to practice yoga.   I put off doing yoga for YEARS. I knew I should be doing something to help lower my stress levels and become stronger. But I was intimidated by the gorgeous yoga people I see on Instagram, and had visions of doing misaligned faceplants instead of elegant downward dogs. Then, last... Read More

Celebrate health and fitness!

From weight reduction to an improved sex life, better sleep, and feeling good—regular physical activity can improve almost every aspect of your health and wellness.   Physical activity and your heart Studies show regular exercise can help your heart, and can prevent conditions like obesity, high blood pressure, and unhealthy cholesterol levels. When you exercise, you’re helping lower your risk of... Read More

7 things to help increase workplace (or family!) health & wellness

Carebook is lucky enough to have a nutritionist with workplace health experience on who sets up our team challenges at work. Josée Thibodeau has put together a few specific things that every organization can do to help their staff be healthier. This works for a family, too! Josée strongly believes that building a healthy culture is the most important thing... Read More

How to set up healthy team challenges at work

Carebook’s nutritionist and wellness expert shares how to help kick-start a healthy team challenge. Workplace challenges can: Raise awareness around specific health and wellness practices Provide education and knowledge that wouldn’t otherwise be addressed Foster social support and competition and collaboration—both are important behavior change techniques that can increase participation Cultivate a healthier team culture by increasing morale and relationships... Read More

Good Sleeps 101

Happy National Sleep Week! Getting enough sleep can change your life. In fact, studies show that with enough sleep, you can enjoy greater health, feel better, help stabilize your blood sugar, and enjoy an improved sex life—not to mention lessen your risks of injuries and accidents related to sleep deprivation. Here are a few tips to help you create the... Read More

The health benefits of gratitude

5 Scientifically Proven Benefits of Gratitude. This month, the Carebook team is focused on the heart and that means more than just the amazing muscle that is pumping blood through your body. The team also wants to address the idea of emotional health—gratitude as a great way to increase emotional health! In fact, research reveals that gratitude can have many... Read More

10 tips for improved health and wellness at home and work

What if you engage with your health and wellness everywhere you go? A lot of us have bought into the “work hard, play hard” philosophy—essentially cutting our work selves off from our real-life selves. But when we spend tens of thousands of hours during our lifetime at work, why aren’t we looking to bring good, healthy life practices into our... Read More