Remember those days when you and your friends would stake your claim to a patch of sand on your favorite beach just big enough for your towels, chairs and a cooler? We’re not there yet. Or those days when yo [...]

Welcome to Florida, where it's easily 90 some degree by the time you roll out of bed, make breakfast and feel ready for that daily workout session. We know it can be challenging to find the motivation to exercise outdoors during the humid and hot summer months. [...]

Summertime and grilling are synonymous with summertime memories, celebrated with family and friends. Nothing stirs up nostalgia quite as efficiently as a barbecue, they are a great way to enjoy time with your family in the backyard or at a local park. But safety is paramount when enjoying the grill, so here are some tips to have a healthy and safe cookout. Remember that social dista [...]

Firework Safety Tips

Posted on Jun 25th 2020 by Florida Blue

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” Nelson Mandela.   Happy Fourth of July! We hope y [...]

Earn up to $500 in Rewards When You #StayHealthyatHome While some aspects of life are slowly returning to normal, that doesn’t mean you aren’t still feeling the heavy impact of the coronavirus. The coronavirus has complicated life in ways we couldn’t have expected. That’s why resources like our online wellness and rewards program, Better You Strides, are helpful with st [...]

We all carry on a continuous internal dialogue with ourselves. This is known as “self-talk” and it impacts how we perceive situations. Sometimes, people use self-talk to say things to themselves they would never say out loud to someone they care about. This is called negative-self talk, and is common with people experiencing depression. But you have the power to change negative self-talk and re [...]

When talk of a virus outbreak hits close to home, it’s normal to feel stressed about a potential pandemic and emerging health crisis. No matter how you're feeling, New Directions can help. Visit ndbh.com à Resources à Self-help tools for the latest on COVID-19.  Access the Health Resou [...]

It’s February – the season for love notes, flowers and heart-shaped chocolates. Maybe that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, or maybe it makes you want to fast-forward to March. Instead of putting pressure on your significant other or your relationship status, try treating yourself to some self-compassion this month. Be kind to yourself. Show yourself the same e [...]

Early in my career, a coworker looked at me and said,” You are a very negative person.” My initial reaction was to feel a bit hurt, but something in me recognized some truth. Whenever I saw someone, I immediately and instinctively found something negative. There were things said about me and to me as a child that formed a negative frame of mind. I’m pretty sure that negativity started w [...]

When I think of the strawberry, I am reminded of a quote by William Allen Butler: “Doubtless God could have made a better berry, than a strawberry, doubtless God never did.”  Webster’s dictionary defines a strawberry as a small red fruit. I would add that even though it is small in size, it is large in flavor. Strawberries are grown throughout [...]

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