Quarterly Articles


Mindful of the Changing Seasons: Welcoming Summer

We tend to mark the passage of time with the changes of the seasons; seemingly endless when we’re young, passing quickly as we age. From winter to spring, from spring to summer, we pause and take note first externally: more obvious for those of us who live with clear changes of the seasons, with melting […]

May = Mental Health Mindfulness

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Over the course of the past several years, our Vista Hill SmartCare teams have been utilizing the National health, behavioral health and social issue topics of each month as a best practice of promoting awareness of wellness topics and supporting healthy live-style choices. One of the primary missions of […]

The Angst of (Parenting) Adolescents

Our Vista Hill SmartCare team was recently asked to provide a Wellness event for parents of 4th-6th graders of an elementary school in one of the communities we serve, addressing concerns of parenting adolescents/teens. I must admit that I struggled with this topic for a bit: these are parents of nine to eleven year olds! […]