Hazelnut Crusted Tilapia with Zucchini Ribbons

INGREDIENTS

1/2 c. hazelnuts

1/2 c. panko bread crumbs

1 clove garlic, chopped

1 large egg

1 c. all-purpose flour

4 6- to 8-oz. tilapia fillets

kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

2 lb. zucchini (about 4 medium-sized)

2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided

2 tbsp. butter, divided

1/4 c. chopped fresh parsley

Maldon sea salt

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Licensed Clinical Counseling

With all the things going on in our daily lives and around the world, it can be very easy to get overwhelmed or stressed out. Research shows that counseling enhances lives whether you’re old or young, male or female, gay or straight, rich or poor. Your educational background makes no difference either!

Talking is an important part of our relationships. It can strengthen your ties with other people and help you stay in good mental health. What is more, being listened to can help you feel that other people care about you and what you have to say. Continue reading “Licensed Clinical Counseling”


December 2018 Monthly Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

Despite our continuous awareness that smoking tobacco is damaging to our health more than 40 million Americans are cigarette smokers. Smoking cigarettes is known to cause damage to every organ in your body, and smoking-related illnesses are responsible for one out of every five deaths in the United States.

Even though there was a 10 percent decrease in cigarette sales in 2009 that was directly derived from an increase in the federal cigarette tax, it is not only price that is changing the habits of American smokers. Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, have also contributed. Global sales of smokeless tobacco products, including smokeless inhalers, has grown to nearly $3 billion and continues to grow. Continue reading “December 2018 Monthly Newsletter”



Pet Care Savings

Pets can be an extension of a family, a person’s best friend, and, in some cases, a lifeline.  Spending quality time with your pets can have a positive impact on your mood as well as your physical health.  Animals can be calming stress fighters, help reduce levels of anxiety and depression, promote exercise and playful activity, encourage social interaction, and, most importantly, offer unconditional love and affection.

Statistics show that people with pets in their home have healthier hearts and lower blood pressure. In addition, people with pets are usually in high spirits, more trusting, and less lonely than those who do not have pets.  The benefits of pets extend even to the newest members of your families!  Babies raised in homes that have pets may be less likely to have allergies and asthma. Continue reading “Pet Care Savings”


February 2016 Monthly Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

Guess what!  There is a pattern that proves love is good for more than just the soul!  Love is good for your health. Research suggests that people who are in love or in long-term relationships are more likely to have stronger immune systems, lower blood pressure, maintain greater resistance to the common cold, recover faster after illness and injury, and decrease anxiety and depression.

When we discover that extraordinary connection that is “love” with another person, positivity begins to flow and your nervous system is filled with positive hormones. Dopamine, one of the hormones generated when individuals are in love, evokes emotions of pleasure, optimism, energy and a sense of well-being. Continue reading “February 2016 Monthly Newsletter”


Broccoli and Artichoke Angel Hair Pasta

Ingredients:

  • 1 12-Ounce package of angel hair pasta
  • 1 Teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/3 Cup garlic, chopped
  • ¼ Cup olive oil
  • 2 6-Ounce jars of marinated artichoke hearts
  • 2/3 Cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • ½ Cup Romano cheese, grated
  • 1 Large bunch of fresh broccoli
  • 4 Teaspoons fresh basil, chopped

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Pet Care Savings

For many of us, our pets are part of the family, a companion, a best friend! Yes, spending quality time with your furry friends can have a positive impact on your mood and health, as pets can be calming stress fighters.

Pet Ownership Positives

Research shows that pets can lead you to have a healthier heart and lower your blood pressure. People with pets are generally happier, more trusting, and less lonely than those who do not have pets. They also tend to visit the doctor less often for minor problems. One reason why this may be – your pet gives you a sense of belonging and meaning. Continue reading “Pet Care Savings”


Time Management

With good time management, a person can get far more done than what they would otherwise. Time management can not only help one achieve many personal and career goals, but it can actually lead to a happy and less stressful life.

Here are a few time management tips to help get any time management problems in order so you spend more time on the tasks that will do the most good for you:

Priority List:
Write down all the things that you must do for a given period of time. The best time to do this is at the beginning of week.  When you only rely on memory you are likely to forget something.
Decide what is most important to get done. Rate your tasks between 1 – 5, with number 1 being the most important and number 5 being the least important tasks. Now can work on this week’s task according to their priority. Continue reading “Time Management”


Budgeting for Your Healthcare

There is little doubt that healthcare costs are soaring and people are often financially unprepared for the impact on their well-being. The cost of healthcare is rising faster than any other cost of living. Unfortunately, this trend is expected to continue, and even increase in significance. Within just a few years, healthcare will be the biggest expenditure for most people’s annual income, even surpassing the cost of housing. Continue reading “Budgeting for Your Healthcare”