Lake Compounce 10k & 5k Run, 2k Walk and Kids Fun Run

The Lake Compounce 10k & 5k Run 2k Walk and Kids Fun Run has been to created as an opportunity to inspire and promote lifelong fitness and wellness. A portion of the proceeds from this race will go towards finding a cure for Juvenile Diabetes. The race will run through the Lake Compounce parking lot and The Bear Creek Campground and finish at the park entrance.

Time: Race Day Registration opens at 7:00 AM
Kids Fun Run starts at 8:00 AM
2k,5k&10k starts at 8:30 AM
Date: Saturday, June 6th 2020
Location: Lake Compounce

Entry Fees: (non-refundable): 10k: $30 Pre-Reg, $35 Race Day; 5k: $25 Pre-Reg, $30 Race Day; 2k Walk $10 Pre-Reg and Race Day untimed and free kids run.

REGISTRATION: http://www.signmeup.com/133606
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2384045601905710/

Lake Compounce 10k & 5k Run, 2k Walk and Kids Fun Run

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Wellness Wednesday: Self-Care for Beginners by Emelie Greenwood

Self-care is one of the many goals I have set in my life. I have a habit of constantly overworking myself and exhausting myself to the point where I can no longer function. So self-care has become a huge part of my life. So here are my tips for self-care (Plus a FREE Self-care checklist for download at the end).

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Why Finding A Hobby Can Be Great For Your Mental Health

It seems that we cannot switch on the television nowadays without seeing somebody who is or has been at the mercy of their mental health issues. Also, what seems to catch us more off guard is generally we see that the people we least expect are suffering more than we can ever imagine.

Although there is more awareness on social media, film, and television, there is still stigma attached to mental health. We really need to find ways to make it so there is more than can be done for those that suffer.

Today, we are going to be looking at the power of hobbies and why finding one could be the perfect thing to help you out at the times when you struggle the most.

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From the Heart Racing Charity Paint & Sip and 50/50 Fundraiser

Our non-profit, From the Heart Racing will be hosting a charity Paint and Sip & 50/50 Raffle at Better Half Brewing.

50/50:
The tickets for the 50/50 will be sold at the brewery on the day of the event. The winner will split 50% of the pot with our charity. Must be present at the drawing at 4:00 P.M. to win CASH (you will have 1-2 minutes to collect before we draw another name).

Painting:
Tickets $35*
We will provide:
-1 free complimentary glass of beer/wine of your choice
-Instructions/Assistance in creating our “Roses” themed painting (paints and brushes will be provided at the event)
-1 16×20″ canvas to take home

Deadline to register for Painting: Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

Note*: Tickets are available on Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/from-the-heart-racing-charity-paint-sip-and-5050-fundraiser-tickets-89309201225], but there is a fee ($3.77) so your total would come out to $38.77. You can pay us $35 directly instead to avoid the fee.
Paypal: fromtheheartracing@gmail.com (Include First, Last Name in notes)
Cash/Checks: Checks can be made payable to “From the Heart Racing Inc.” Cash can be given to any officers Brittany Telke, Marc Raby, or Thuy-Linh Phan to reserve your spot!

We are a 503(c)(3) tax-exempt organization so your donations to us are tax-deductible. Have a great time making art for a cause and feel good about doing it!

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/578206226062476/

From the Heart Racing Charity Paint & Sip and 50/50 Fundraiser

Wellness Wednesday: How to Boost Your Sleep Hygiene for Better Mental Health, Even When You’re on a Budget by Cheryl Conklin

Wellness Wednesday: How to Boost Your Sleep Hygiene for Better Mental Health, Even When You’re on a Budget by Cheryl Conklin
Photo by Gregory Pappas on Unsplash

According to the National Sleep Foundation, good bedtime hygiene is essential to sleeping well at night and waking up feeling refreshed and productive in the morning. For instance, if we drink caffeinated beverages shortly before bedtime, or sleep in a room that’s too hot or too cold, our sleep quality may suffer, and we may spend the next day feeling groggy and unfocused. In some cases, we may struggle to fall asleep at all. 

Moreover, Harvard Health Publishing says that sleep quality and mental health go hand in hand. If you’re deprived of sleep, your risk of developing depression, ADHD, generalized anxiety disorder, or another mental disorder may increase. As such, improving your sleep habits is key to boosting your mental health and improving the quality of sleep you get each night. For some budget-friendly tips that will help you to improve your sleep habits while boosting your mental health at the same time, read on! 

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Wellness Wednesday: Daily Positive Affirmations and Why You Want To Use Them by John Meeks

Daily Positive Affirmations and Why You Want To Use Them by John Meeks

I wrote about the power of positive daily affirmations in a number of my earlier blog posts such as 23 Strategies To Survive and Stay Positive In a Toxic Work Environment as well as others. And I am sure you may have heard about positive affirmations in other blog posts, articles and social media memes and what-not. Positive affirmations have become popular in recent years because they are effective and there is some science to support this claim as I will talk about a little later.

There are many things to be successful, like I talked about in my post 21 Things To NOT do to be Successful, so affirmations are not the only thing you will need to do on your journey to success and well being, but positive daily affirmations are a vital step you will do well to make part of your daily routine.

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My Platelet Donation Journey (Infographic) and “I Donate Because…” by Thuy-Linh Phan

My Platelet Donation Journey

Hello everyone, my name is Thuy (pronounced Twee) and I’m a platelet donor at the Connecticut American Red Cross in Farmington, CT. If you don’t know the difference between a whole blood donation and platelet donation you can read more on the Red Cross website here. Here’s an infographic about my platelet journey, thus far as well as the reasons people donate from all over the country:

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Wellness Wednesday: 25 Ways To Stop Procrastination – The Ultimate List by Kelly King

25 Ways To Stop Procrastination – The Ultimate List

It feels out of your control and as each day passes, the stress of having so much to do becomes overwhelming. So, tasks get left, delayed and forgotten. But don’t beat yourself up over this because it’s not your fault. Procrastination is always a sign of another issue.

It’s a major reason people are unhappy. 

We can put off different things… starting a healthy diet, project work or calling someone. This has real life consequences as health, finances and relationships suffer.So below is a list of tips that you can cherry pick depending on what feels right for you.

Here are 25 ways to stop your procrastination:

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Wellness Wednesday: 10 Easy Ways to Relax After A Long Day At Work by Yoli McLeod

10 Easy Ways to Relax After A Long Day At Work

If you’ve been trying to find new ways to relax and recharge after a long or stressful day at work instead of parking yourself on the couch watching Netflix, this article has you covered.

You work hard, so of course, you deserve to relax and free your mind form the super long or stressful day you just had.

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