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HVP June 2019

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12 Hudson Valley Parent n June 2019 Put down the phone I admit it, I am absolutely addicted to my phone and social media. But I am determined to break that addiction! One day after a long day at work, my husband and I settled in for the night and flipped on Netflix. After about an hour, I looked up and realized that I had no idea what was going on! I had tuned into my phone and tuned out the movie and my husband (he didn't even notice because his nose was buried in his phone too!). My goal was not to not use my phone at all (that would be too much!). My goal was to use it less and to enjoy the things around me. I started by making sure that I got outside every day that the weather allowed me to. Whether it was taking a walk around my complex, tossing a football around or painting birdhouses on the back deck with my nephews and niece, I made sure to savor the sunshine! My husband and I even spent a long afternoon on our back deck planting spring blooms in new planter boxes. Little changes like this have made me less dependent on my phone and have allowed me to live in the moment. Now I spend my me time soaking up the sun instead of scrolling. Earth Angels Veterinary Hospital 44 Saint Nicholas Rd. Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 845-227-7297; Earth Angels Veterinary Hospital provides the best integrative medicine available for a holistic approach to your pet's health care. Pet boarding now available, just in time for summer. ME TIME ! Just For Women Hampton Family Denistry Of Middletown 400 Midway Park Dr. Middletown, NY 10940 845-344-4336; Our team of dental specialists provide the most advanced and comprehensive oral health care available. We care for patients of all ages from infants to seniors. Unplugging and getting outdoors more was one of Cassidy's major goals for herself. Phone-free activities with her husband are her favorite!

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