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Beginning Again

I always loved the month of September. September marks the start of so many new things - a new school year, a change in season, and new family schedules. What a good feeling it is to get a new start. Not just for our kids, but for us grownups too. It's a chance to reassess what's been going right, what we need to improve, and what we might want to start from scratch. What a gift! Here are some ways to take September by the horns and make it a month to begin again: Re-Visit your Goals - Make so

Some Sage Advice on this Father's Day

My father has been giving me advice for years - whether I wanted it or not. Some of his advice I remember well and some went through one ear and out the other. But one particular piece of advice has stayed with me and I wanted to share it with you today, on Father's Day. Years ago, as a new college graduate, I began the search for my first job. Not an easy task that summer when the economy was bad and jobs were few and far between. But I kept sending out my resume and practicing my interviewing

Cyberbullying: Tips for Keeping Kids Safe Online

Do you know what your child is doing online - more specifically, their online conversations and what they post on social media? Even more important, do you know what other people are saying to your child online? Have you talked to your child about cyberbullying? Nationwide, about 20 percent of students ages 12-18 experienced bullying in 2017, according to the U.S. Government. Among students 12-18 who reported being bullied at school during the 2016-2017 school year, 15 percent were bullied onli

Boost Your Fitness Routine with a Personal Trainer

September is here and for many of us, that means back to school, back to work, and back to routines. If you’ve been neglecting your fitness routine or just want to start September off on the right foot, working with a personal trainer can help give your fitness routine the boost it needs. According to the Journal of Strength and Conditioning, individuals who train with a personal trainer achieve significantly greater fitness improvements than those who don’t. “Working out with a personal traine

New Jersey Healthy Communities Network | Farmer’s Market Becoming a Staple in the Wayne Community

Farmer’s Market Becoming a Staple in the Wayne Community Since opening day on June 1st, the Wayne Farmer’s Market has enjoyed a steady stream of visitors each week. People come for the fresh produce and other natural goods as well as the fun activities for families. “The Wayne Farmer’s Market has truly become a destination for the Wayne community,” explains Jill Goordman, Farmer’s Market Manager. “Shoppers are pleased with the wide variety to choose from and their kids are entertained with old