Healthy Design Tips for Better Sleep

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA The topic of sleep seems to be everywhere now. It’s a popular topic and it’s getting a lot of attention. Lack of sleep is a public health problem. The proper amount of sleep is essential to good health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 1 in 3 adults don’t get enough sleep. Lack of sleep can wreak havoc on your health, and according to the National Institutes…

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How to Boost Happiness: New Ways to Live a Happy Lifestyle – Watch Barbara Ficarra Offer Simple Lifestyle Tips on CT Style

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA A healthy lifestyle is all about the small steps or actions that we take because it can have a big impact on our wellbeing. Watch as Barbara Ficarra talks about simple lifestyle tips you can do every day to live a healthier and happy life. From mastering the moment, to getting the right amount of sleep to expressing gratitude and kindness, and keeping your thoughts positive; Barbara dishes with…

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Media-TV: Barbara Ficarra Discusses 5 Healthy Ways to Help Boost Happiness on WTNH News 8 – CT Style

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Media:  On-Camera – TV  WTNH NEWS 8 – CT STYLE I was thrilled to join hosts Ryan Kristafer and Teresa Dufour at WTNH News 8 on CT Style to discuss 5 healthy ways to help boost happiness. (Clip coming soon.) Update: Watch here.   Connect with Barbara | Stay in touch • Visit Healthin30  • Follow Barbara on Twitter • Like Healthin30  | Like Barbara Ficarra • Become a Fan and Like Barbara on The Huffington Post…

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5 Ways to Help Boost Your Happiness

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Here are five simple ways to help boost your happiness right now. 1. Master the moment with wonderment and enthusiasm. “Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.” — Socrates With mindfulness, relish and enjoy the simple things with wonderment and enthusiasm. Whether it’s laughing with your family and friends, feeling sand on your feet, listening to the rain, running a 5k, walking in the park, cooking your favorite meal, throwing a Frisbee,…

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Media-TV Guest Appearance: Healthy Living | Prevention | Empowerment

I’m thrilled to be a guest on WMCN44 TV, Power Your Life with Dr. Jo Anne White.   Today, March 17, 2015, tune in at 1:30 p.m. EST to watch a very exciting show with guests Rose Rivera, Judy O’Beirn, and me, Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA. I’ll discuss ways to live a healthier life, focusing on prevention, and empowerment.   —       – WMCN TV is an independent broadcast television station reaching nearly 3…

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