Be Well Rhody

A Broken System: Rhode Island Mental Health Treatment for Children

Children fall through the cracks, but one boy is working hard to defy the odds.

This article originally appeared in our May, 2016 issue.  Conor has always been destructive when he gets upset. Until last spring, his fits were mostly contained within his home. A hole in the hallway wall proves it. But one fair day last April, his aggression went public. Along with his mom and three younger siblings, Conor, then eight, tall for…

Hot Hikes for Cold Days (Plus, What to Pack)

Warm up as you traverse these local hiking trails.

The days might be short and cold, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend them inside binging on Netflix (though we’re not judging if you do). Pick a hike (see our list below), then pack up and roll out with locally sourced hiking gear, certified for homebodies and adventurers alike. Pick A Hike From Audubon Society of Rhode Island…

Getting Fit at Fifty Plus

You don’t have to do a lot, but you do have to be consistent.

Fifty is one of those reflective life milestones where we take stock and make plans. But while you’re double-checking your 401 K for fiscal fitness, don’t forget your physical fitness. Why is fitness after the age of fifty so important? Beyond being able to continue doing the activities you enjoy, fitness is key to preventing falls and injuries, and minimizing…