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June Health Observances
Does it sometimes seem like clutter takes over your life, your cabinets, desk, calendar and even the room where you relax? Many people find wellness in physically decluttering, so that what they have around them are the things that really matter.
We can also work on decluttering our minds to make room for what matters; including the possibility of an encounter with God that leads to a deeper understanding of what it means to be healthy.
What is your personal attitude toward wellness goals?
If you've already decided that "nothing works,"change will be difficult.
On the other hand, if you're confident that you can make one small change at a time, and develop patience with yourself when you face setbacks, you're more likely to see the results you desire. The journey to wellness is not always easy, but with prayer and a positive attitude the path can smooth out.
When people talk about “getting healthier,” too often they think that means sweeping changes that take the fun out of life. Drastic all-at-once changes set us up for feeling overwhelmed, failing to stick with our goals and eventually giving up. Instead, smaller goals that can be sustained over time will make us successful at achieving goals without constantly running into barriers to success. Setting goals that are realistic for you is a key step toward improving health.
We encourage everyone but especially moms during the month of May to make their health a priority and take simple steps to live a safer and healthier life.
While being a mother means caring for others, here are a few things moms can do to take care of themselves so they can take care of others. Moms of every age can take steps to live a safer and healthier life.
Eat healthy. You may have told your family, "Eat your fruits and vegetables". It's good advice for moms too!
Move more. Add physical activity to your life: it's one of the most important things you can do for your health.
Sleep well. How you feel and perform during the day is related to how much sleep you got the night before.
Manage Stress. Don't allow stress to become severe enough to overwhelm your ability to take care of yourself and your family. For more information regarding this topic please contact out parish nurse Edye Durham at 615-860-0128.
Health Observances: For a complete list, visit https://healthfinder.gov/NHO/default.aspx See monthly tool kits too!
2 - 8 Rip Current Awareness Week
2 National Cancer Survivors Day ®
8 Family Health & Fitness Day USA ®
10 - 16 Men's Health Week
19 World Sickle Cell Day
23 - 29 National Lightning Safety Awareness Week
27 National HIV Testing Day
The Parish Health Ministry attends to the "whole person" needs of our parishioners to promote wellness of body, mind and spirit. Health Ministry volunteers include healthcare professionals and lay parishioners. Office is located at the Parish Life Center and hours of operation are: Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30PM
Parish Food Pantry is located in the Parish Life Center. Open Tuesday and Thursday from 9am-12:30pm. Available to all parishioners as well as the community in need.
Mindful Body Movement: Come try the Mindful Body Movement Class at St. Joseph every Tuesday at 1pm in the Parish Life Center. Wear athletic shoes, bring a bottle of water and a friend!