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453970051Everyone, adult and child, experiences anxiety. What is important is how we deal with the stressor that makes us anxious. Kids with anxiety look to their parents for verbal as well as behavioral cues. This can either help them manage their stress more effectively or cement it further.

The Key Word is Management

As a parent you want to see your child happy and secure. When you see her anxious and scared you may go into a protective mode and be tempted to remove her from situations that will make her anxious. Do resist this temptation. While it may be difficult for you as a mom or a dad, we truly believe that by allowing your child to face the stressor you will make it possible for her to deal with it effectively. Children learn coping mechanisms. You want to ensure that hers are proactive and do not strengthen her anxiety.

It is Good to Talk

Encourage your kid to speak her mind freely, and without interruptions. Do phrase your questions well. You do not want to end up asking her, “Are you worried about your math test?” Instead you could phrase the question to simply ask her how she feels about it. Let her know that it is alright to feel a bit concerned, and then focus on how she well has been prepared for it. You could also ask her to share her ideas on how she could formulate a plan to deal with her anxiety. For instance, if she is worried about a stranger coming to pick her up after school, then you could decide on a ‘safe’ password, that will reassure her.

It is important to tell children that everyone feels anxious or stressed at some time or the other. What is important is how well one deals with the situation. This will also encourage her to tolerate the stress instead of avoiding it.

Parents are important role models for children. Kids with anxiety are known to observe how their parents deal with stress, and reflect a similar attitude. You can talk to your child about things that worry you but also talk to her about how you work through your anxiety.

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On April 12, 2015, Unite Rutgers half marathon and 8K races, a CGI race event is scheduled.  Like other CGI events, the race has such a widespread popularity that it usually sells our well before the day of the race.  The race is held across the lovely campus at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. Because it’s a college campus, the crowd is exceptionally spirited with onlookers composed of the student body, friends and family and a mix of sororities, fraternities and local bands. If you’re a runner, it will be a day to remember.  Not only are the runners a large enthusiastic group, so are the volunteers, many of them belonging to participating charity groups.

Promoting Charity

If you’re a runner promoting a particular charity, be sure to register by March 19, 2015 to get a vanity bib promoting your cause.  The spots go fast so be sure to register as soon as possible.  Spots will remain open until the 12th of April. Registration fees for individuals are $87 and students pay $59 for the half marathon.  All runners pay $56 for the 8K registration.

So Many Perks!

The race sponsors have loaded the Unite Rutgers race with perks.  The runners who make it across the finish lines get a commemorative coffee mug.  Every runner gets free training plans and a superior performance technical shirt.  Half marathon or the 8K race finishers get a commemorative medal to remember their participation in the event.

Volunteers Support

To support the race, you don’t have to be a runner, you can be a volunteer.  Volunteers set-up the event, man the water stations, cheer on the runners and help create a cheery celebration at the finish line.  To add incentive for volunteering, their assistance makes them eligible to receive a donation for their efforts at the end of the race.


Teams of runners from triathlon athletic groups, corporations and charity groups register to participate in the Unite Rutgers’s races every year.  Register your team and if you’d like to be part of a running team, join a registered team. Twenty person teams are eligible to win cash prizes.  There is a first place position that wins $750, a second place position that wins $500 and a third place position that wins $25. Additional perks for the 20 person teams is their own port-a-potty at the starting line and a tent at the finish line.

Join the fun at the Unite Rutgers Race on April 12, 2015. Promote your favorite charity by running to win.  It’s one of the most exciting annual events.  Don’t miss it, be a participant and we’ll see you racing in New Jersey.  Good luck!

The Unite New Jersey Half Marathon Is One Of A Kind! Register Today! :

New Jersey Half Marathon


Ever wondered why every time you hurt yourself, you end up yelling, “ow” or “ouch”? Whenever you hit your pinky toe on a solid object, or when you burn your hand with a frying pan, you are more than likely to vocalize. There are people who have wondered why this is a common reaction while others never put much thought about it. If you are one of those people wondering why this is so, then science seems to have the answer to this question:

According to studies carried out by the National University of Singapore, vocalizing helps distract the brain from receiving pain signals traveling from the injured part of your body. 56 volunteers were tested during this research. Each volunteer was asked to stick their hands in extremely cold water, each one having four different options for their reaction (say, “ow”, listen to a recording of someone saying, “ow”, remain silent and passive or press a button.

Those who reacted by saying, “ow” or pressing a button were able to tolerate the pain for a few seconds longer than the rest, approximately 30 seconds or longer. Those that reacted by listening to someone saying “ow” or by remaining passive and silent did not fair so well. This is regardless of whether they were listening to a recording of their own voice or someone else’s.

According to the study, vocal utterance will help people cope with pain better. Director of the Pain Research, Dr. Daniel Carr of Tufts University said that making some kind of noise after a part of the body has been subjected to pain helps reduce the brain’s awareness of the pain.

While the results of the study are quite certain, more information needs to be collected to determine whether vocalizing helps improve the brain’s pain tolerance, and whether the same works for acute and chronic pain.

Dr. Daniel went ahead to say that while the change in seconds from the research was not a huge effect, the study was well-designed, and a lot can be learned from it. For more information you didn’t know you need, follow us at Bryerson Education.


A busy and stressful lifestyle can take its toll on anyone. The pressure extracted on us on a daily basis can be overwhelming, and without some kind of release, it can lead to depression and other medical conditions. Here are top hobbies that will help you calm your mind.


There is a lot of power in music, whether you are listening to it or composing. Music can help you calm the mind and relieve stress in the simplest of ways. Additionally, music is able to liven your mood, reduce pain, and also improve cognitive health.


153483618There is something about nature that helps people unwind from a stressful lifestyle. Unfortunately, not all of us have the time or money to go out into the woods and release this pressure. The next best thing has got to be gardening. Gardening tasks are not only soothing but also rewarding. There is nothing better than seeing a healthy garden, knowing that you had a lot to do with its existence.


Colors can naturally enhance your mood, whether you are viewing the blue sky or simply going through beautiful pictures. Taking painting as a hobby can help release tension while making your mind sharper.


Another great way to put your mind at ease is by indulging yourself in craft tasks such as scrapbooking, knitting and sewing. You are able to keep your mind occupied while reducing depression accumulated from a stressful lifestyle.


Photography allows you to find beauty in everything you capture with your lens. You’ll be able to see the beautiful side of life, and eventually learn how to stay positive, even in the gloomiest of times.

Reading and Writing

Reading helps you step out of your own life and experience the life that the author has crafted for you. Writing allows you to express your feelings and in return relieves you of stress.


Cooking is another rewarding hobby that will helps you reduce stress from your life. Finding new recipes and learning different ways to prepare meals will help keep your mind occupied in a soothing way.

Pet Keeping

178786947Raising a pet comes with a good number of health benefits. For starters, you will be happy knowing that the creature you are raising relies on you to feed it and keep it happy. Pets are also fond of their owners and can be great stress-relievers.


Dancing helps improve your health by physically exercising your body, and at the same time keeping the brain occupied.


Just like dancing, biking can be a great form of exercise and stress-remover. You get to stay fit while enjoying the view along the way.

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On April 12th 2015 the Unite Rutger Race will begin, and you won’t want to miss it! This race is held at Rutgers University, one of the oldest colleges in the nation. The race takes you through the beautiful campus at Rutgers University, and ends down college avenue with thousands of fans cheering you on as you finish. CGI Racing is partnered with so many non-profit organizations, and they are able to raise thousands of dollars. You can even choose your favorite cause to support, just by selecting the organization you would like to team up with. With so many people participating in this race, many volunteers are needed. If you volunteer you have the choice to raise fund for your non-profit organization, or you can race for free. Once you have completed the race you will receive many perks. Everyone who finishes the race will get the unique coffee mug, finishing medal, shirt, training plans, and groups of 20 or more will receive a few extra perks. The race is something you will not want to miss. Unite to make a difference, and register today!

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Half Marathons In NJ


The race date has just been announced for the 2015 Love Run, a Philadelphia area half marathon event with the goal of raising money for education for the City of Philadelphia. Not only does this race look like it is going to be a lot of fun for families and runners, but this is sure to be a great shot in the arm for the struggling Philadelphia education system. Mayor M. Nutter of Philadelphia is highly involved with this event and says:

“We all have a role to play in helping the next generation of Philadelphians succeed”

If you would like to be involved in this charitable event, you can either donate, volunteer, or participate in the race yourself! Save the Date:


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Art Museum, Eakins Oval


March 29, 2015
8:00 am


For More On This Upcoming Event, Visit the Official Site Below:

Half Marathon Events 2015


475709129If you are plagued by allergies, you are like millions of other people. Numerous sufferers seek remedies for their allergy woes. In this article, you will learn some handy tips that will aid in the management of your allergies. Keep reading for effective ways to overcome your allergy woes.

When it’s nice outside, you may want to air your home out. But, doing so could exacerbate your allergies. Make sure you use HEPA filters in your air conditioner because they help get rid of indoor allergens. It might not be as fresh as fresh air, but your breathing will improve.

Have you heard that your allergies can actually be caused by your own body? Here is how this can be true. You are a magnet for dust and pollen, and pick it up constantly when outdoors. By the days end, these things can really trigger your allergies. Shower each night and choose some fresh pajamas to wear to bed for a comfortable night of sleep.

If you do your workouts outdoors, schedule your workouts around dawn or dusk during peak allergy season. Pollen counts are lower in the morning and in the late evening.

Avoid anything that has dye in it. Even your toilet tissue could have dye in it. Try using white paper products for your house to see if this helps your allergies.

Some people have had good luck with homeopathic treatments for allergies. These natural remedies work well to help you fight reactions to pollens and other common allergy triggers. These remedies can soothe allergy symptoms and get rid of swelling, sneezing, congestion, and itching.

Do not give up after trying allergy remedies on your own. A doctor may very well be able to ease your symptoms. A doctor can prescribe a stronger medication to bring relief from your symptoms. In addition, a doctor can let you know other steps that you can take for dealing with your allergies.

After reading this article, you should know how to manage and avoid allergies in the future. Implement what you’ve learned here and allergy relief will materialize in no time flat.


Prevent Allergies By Getting Your Home Indoor Air Quality Checked by a Professional HVAC Contractor:

Indoor Air Quality



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