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April 2018 Monthly Newsletter

For those of you trying to overcome the winter blues — never fear, spring is here! Spring cleaning is a tradition for most that provides a fresh opportunity to clean, purge, and organize all areas of your home.

Start off by creating a checklist to stay focused on the areas that need the most attention. Think of areas where you spend most of your time. Afterwards, you can also work on areas like your garage and/ or attic. Plan ahead and purchase all the cleaning supplies and materials you need. Staying engaged will allow you to maintain a high level of motivation.
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Broccoli Slaw with Lemon Dressing

• 1/2 cup sour cream
• 3 tablespoons lemon juice
• 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
• 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
• 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
• 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
• 1 package (12 ounces) broccoli coleslaw mix
• 2 large red apples, juliennned
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Save on your Pet Care

For many of us, our pets are part of the family; a companion, a best friend! Spending quality time with your furry friends can have a positive impact on your mood and health. Pets can be calming and help fight our daily stress.
Research shows 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 may be that your pet gives you a sense of belonging and meaning. Continue reading “Save on your Pet Care”

The Pivotal Employee

With unemployment at an outrageous high, it is crucial that those of us with jobs or seeking a new job rise above the everyday problems and embrace challenges in the work place.

Employers want an employee that can be on time and show up with a smile. There is traffic everywhere and especially when you are rushing to get somewhere important, so make the extra effort to wake up slightly earlier to get out of the house with enough time to expect the unexpected. Furthermore, rushing can put most of us in a bitter mood which can ruin a first impression or image others have of you. Continue reading “The Pivotal Employee”

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”