Mental Health

September Is Suicide Prevention Month

In August, the CDC released data that revealed that one in four young adults had considered suicide because of the pandemic. Local organizations are taking action.

09/08/2020 By Hannah Wallace

Self Care

How Six Sarasotans Are Taking Care of Themselves Right Now

From exercising to baking to reading, here's how they're coping with the effects of the pandemic.

09/02/2020 By Heather Dunhill

Grand reopening

Newtown Farmer's Market Reopens This Week

After being shut down because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the market will return on Friday and Saturday with new social distancing rules in place.

08/17/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Self-Care

Behavior Analyst Kabrena Williams on Self-Care for Special Needs Caregivers

“I’m here to hold you accountable for scheduling non-negotiable me time,” Williams says.

08/14/2020 By Heather Dunhill

Fitness

How to Stay Fit in the Zombie Apocalypse (And Other Virtual Lockdown Workouts)

Like everything else in 2020, workouts have had to undergo some adjustments.

08/11/2020 By Hannah Wallace

Eat better, do better

Psychiatrist and Author Launches New Video Series on Nutrition and Brain Health

Dr. Uma Naidoo is the author of the new book This Is Your Brain on Food: An Indispensable Guide to the Surprising Foods That Fight Depression, PTSD, ADHD, Anxiety, OCD, and More.

07/31/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Mental Health

How to Chill Out: Summer 2020 Version

Simple solutions for calming—and cooling—down in these uncertain times.

07/21/2020 By Hannah Wallace

Moments of Joy

Moment of Joy: I 'Walked' Across Italy

Reaching my 10,000 steps every day is how I'm surviving the pandemic.

07/13/2020 By Ilene Denton

Safe and Stylish

Five Stylish Face Masks

With mask ordinances in effect, we've found face coverings from local boutiques that will keep you safe—*without* sacrificing your style.

07/08/2020 By Heather Dunhill

Work It Out

Five Local Online Workshops to Try This Summer

From belly dance to furniture restoration, there's something for everyone.

07/08/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Fitness

Club Pilates Studio Opens in Downtown Sarasota

The downtown location is the owners' third in Sarasota.

06/24/2020 By Staff

Breathe Easier

Four Easy Ways to Take a Mindfulness Break

Times are tough, to say the least. Here are a few easy ways to calm your worried mind.

06/16/2020 By Heather Dunhill

Let's get physical, physical

The Exercise Coach Boasts High-Tech Equipment and Personalized Instruction

The newish fitness studio's guiding philosophy is that the most effective way to change the way one's body looks and feels is to increase muscle.

05/27/2020 By Rachel Suwak

Love in the time of COVID

Professor Offers Tips on Dealing With Relationship Conflict During the Pandemic

Dr. Joanna DeValia recently shared her program "Romantic Competence" through Lakewood Ranch's Brain Health Initiative.

05/21/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Mental Health

A Sarasota Social Worker Is Offering Free Virtual Therapy for Essential Workers

Jeffery Frank is one of several therapists who have started a new nonprofit that provides free or reduced-cost therapy sessions to essential workers nationwide.

05/19/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Ask an Allergist

Know Thy Sneezes: The Difference Between Seasonal Allergies and COVID-19

Sarasota allergist Dr. Hugh Windom breaks down the difference between seasonal allergy and coronavirus symptoms. (His answers will make you feel better!)

05/08/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Zen Habits

Feel Better: CROP Juice's Karen Odierna Shares Her Top Health Tips

Odierna, a former R.N. and the founder of CROP Juice, gives us her thoughts on herbal remedies, Vitamin D and probiotics.

04/23/2020 By Heather Dunhill

Coronavirus

Amid the Pandemic, Lakewood Ranch Livestreams Offer a Dose of Community

With most activities curtailed by COVID-19, Lakewood Ranch residents are finding a new place to get together: online.

04/07/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Q&A

Do Natural Remedies Really Boost Immunity and Protect Us From Viruses?

A Sarasota Memorial Hospital nutritionist answers common questions about natural remedies like vitamin C, zinc, elderberry syrup and more.

04/02/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Zen Habits

Feel Better: Five Yoga Poses to Calm the Nervous System

We asked Pineapple Yoga + Cycling Studio owner Claudia Baeza to share five poses to help balance our bodies and calm our minds. The result? A restorative practice you can do in the comfort of your own home.

03/30/2020 By Heather Dunhill