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You can't wait to feel better to feel better | Health and Wellness

Now that the weather is improving, many of us will notice improvements in our moods. We have more energy; our mood is lighter; we are more motivated to do tasks. Yet, for some, a... — Updated 6/15/2022

 

Sun, vitamin D, and you | Health and Wellness

If you are like me, you are lamenting the lack of sun and warmth this spring in the Pacific Northwest. I feel as if the sun comes out with its shining rays and warmth to tease me a... — Updated 5/18/2022

 

Emerging from our COVID cave | Health and Wellness

Several weeks ago, soon after the mask mandate was lifted by Gov. Jay Inslee, I was having dinner with a dear friend. It was the first time we had seen each other in several... — Updated 4/20/2022

 

Back in the routine: Your vital health checklist | Health and Wellness

As it looks like we are coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic, some of us may be realizing that we have put off routine appointments and exams over the last several years. Now is a gr... — Updated 3/16/2022

 

Nightshades: Have they gotten a bad rap? | Health and Wellness

I have been noticing that nightshades have been in the news lately. Like many, I have believed that nightshades can negatively impact inflammation and arthritis. There has actually... — Updated 2/23/2022

 
 By Michelle Reitan    News

Prime Living | Compassion = Better health for us and others

We are entering our third year of the COVID-19 pandemic. When many of us thought the worst was behind us, we are hitting record levels of infections … hospitals are again... — Updated 1/20/2022

 
 By Michelle Reitan    News

Vital documents checklist | Prime Living

I wrote this article a few years ago, and as I was thinking about what to write for this month’s article, I realized that this is a perfect time to revisit it. A lot has happened... — Updated 12/15/2021

 
 By Michelle Reitan    News

What's for dinner? | Prime Living

I don’t know about you, but I am really looking forward to this Thanksgiving. I love everything about Thanksgiving, the food and the coming together with family and friends. We ho... — Updated 11/17/2021

 
 By Michelle Reitan    News

Are we really OK? | PrimeLiving

No one will deny that the last year and a half has been difficult, and for many it has been life altering. If you are like me, the last 18 months have been different, but not terrib... — Updated 10/20/2021

 
 By Michelle Reitan    News

Feeling blue … not a normal part of aging | Prime Living

September is Suicide Prevention Month. Much of this time is focused on younger people experiencing depression. But seniors make up a disproportionate amount of death by suicide... — Updated 9/15/2021

 
 By Michelle Reitan    News

Sleep – or lack thereof… | Prime Living

If you are like me and thousands of others in the United States, you have trouble sleeping. Some of us can’t fall asleep, or we wake up, at what I call the “witching hour” at... — Updated 8/18/2021

 
 By Michelle Reitan    News

Heat – We are not all created equal | Prime Living

The historic heat wave last month left many of us sweltering and trying to figure out a way to stay cool. Luckily, I work in an air-conditioned building, and my family spent those h... — Updated 7/21/2021

 
 By Michelle Reitan    News

Advanced Directive – A gift to your loved ones | Prime Living

One of the most popular workshops that the Health and Wellness Department offers at the Edmonds Waterfront Center is our Advanced Directive Workshop, led by me as well as our... — Updated 6/16/2021

 
 By Michelle Reitan    News

Dire health threat facing seniors: hunger | Prime Living

Over this last year, we have heard in the news or seen for ourselves the long lines at food banks throughout our county, state, and country. Perhaps we were in those lines or know... — Updated 5/19/2021

 
 By Michelle Reitan    News

Nature: Better emotional and physical health | Prime Living

This last year has been challenging to say the least. One of the ways that I was able to keep grounded was to head out for a hike with my daughter, Julia. During the summer we made... — Updated 4/21/2021

 
 By Michelle Reitan    News

Aging in place – it takes a village | Prime Living

As the social worker for the Edmonds Waterfront Center, I am frequently asked about assistance for household chores or rides to medical appointments. According to the Population Ref... — Updated 3/18/2021

 
 By Michelle Reitan    News

Food – What is it good for? | Prime Living

I don’t know about you, but this last year has not been good for my waistline. Working from home has made it too convenient for me to eat whenever or whatever I want, regardless... — Updated 2/19/2021

 

Difficult emotions – what to do with them | Health & Wellness

Jan. 11 marked the one-year anniversary of the first death from COVID-19 reported by China and the unprecedent change that was about to occur throughout the world. Over the last... — Updated 1/27/2021

 

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