Even the grown-up kids!
Anyway, this post is more about emotional wellness than physical. I hope you can find a way to give of your time, talents, and if you have them, your resources to help make the holidays emotionally healthier for your community than it may be otherwise. We all know the toll that stress can take on our health all year round, and the holidays have a way of mixing stress, guilt, and pressure to live beyond our financial (and caloric) means into a recipe for disaster. Even just a few of us can help alleviate that stress through the simplest of healthy actions:
- Donate blood and literally give the gift of health. Find your local blood center here.
- Contribute to a local charitable organization that provides health services to needy folks, like this one in New Jersey. There may be one in your community.
- Give to families whose children are dealing with life-threatening illnesses. You can find a link for how to locate a Children's Miracle Network hospital in your area here.
And then give some more.
It's good for your heart. :)