Balance. It sometimes feels like a moving target; we just can’t quite find the bull’s eye. For many of us, balance is something we are constantly trying to attain or maintain. While balance may be different for each person, you can certainly feel it when your life is in balance and when it begins to tip out of balance. When we are out of balance, our well being suffers, our health may decline and our level of happiness may diminish. (more…)
During the month of February, American Heart Month, it’s easy to find lots of facts and statistics about heart health, heart disease and how to improve your cardiovascular health. However, very few of the articles circulating this month talk about how to care for the emotional health of your heart and spirit.
For many people, taking care of your health means exercising more and eating better. Yet, when thinking about your health, it’s important to consider your emotional, physical and spiritual health. Only by caring for your entire person, can you truly be healthy. This month, take the time to guard your heart against both physical and spiritual heart disease. (more…)
So many times we hear people talk about being “present”, about living in the moment. But just what does this mean? Being present is being fully aware of where you are and what you are feeling in your body, mind and soul. It sounds simple, but being present is actually a lost skill in today’s busy multi-tasking world.
Being present in the moment is a powerful experience. Being present with loved ones and in prayer can release stress, improve relationships and overall health and well-being. Like all skills, the act of being present takes practice and time. Here are some tips that can help you live in the moment with friends, family and God. (more…)
Thanks for checking back to find out about the second half of our mission – educating our community to support Pardee Hospital. We’re really excited to introduce you to our newest program that is leading the way in community health education and outreach: The Faith Community Health program.
Faith Community Health is a dynamic partnership facilitated by the Foundation between faith communities, Pardee Hospital services and physician groups, and community resources.
This collaboration allows the caring strengths of congregations, the clinical expertise of health providers, and a network of local resources to work together to promote holistic health. Pardee Hospital nurses volunteer their time and talent to partner with their home faith communities, providing a direct line of care through screenings, learning opportunities, and health counseling. Members of these faith communities not only benefit from the proximity to health resources but also from the opportunity to communicate potentially sensitive concerns with a familiar face. Within a manner of months, we already have seven local churches partner with us to bring the program to their congregations, and five nurses have undergone training to participate.
This program is a great extension of our work within Women Helping Women in which we support women in WNC by offering both financial and emotional support to those who need it.
If you aren’t already familiar with our Women Helping Women program, there are tons of opportunities in October to get engaged!
ONE NIGHT ONLY! Come join us for a staged reading of WIT at the Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown on October 24. (Call the Playhouse at 828.693.0731 for tickets. Only $10 each!)
We hope you will join us for this year’s Women Helping Women luncheon on Friday, October 30th at 11:30 AM at the Blue Ridge Community College. Register here.