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  • Writer's pictureDr. Francis Battisti & Dr. Helen Battisti

The Zone - Volume 20

As we start to prepare for the upcoming months, it is time to think about our focus from now until the end of the year. An important event occurring during at this time is the re-opening of our community’s schools. Realizing that only some of our readers will be directly impacted by the school’s opening, we all have a stake in how this process progresses. As the uncertainty of what the coming months will look like continues, we may be experiencing feelings of frustration, excitement, sadness and wondering what we can do to ensure that we are prepared. With all new beginnings, success can be measured in different ways. This mix of emotions can either propel us to get ready for whatever lies ahead or hold us back. Now is a great time to reaffirm our commitment to our work, our family and to our community. Clarifying our motivation to assist our communities with school openings, and why this is important will enhance your experience and performance.


Key Takeaways

  • This Fall will be different from past years.

  • Experiencing a kaleidoscope of feelings is natural.

  • We all can have positive impact on the success of schools opening in our community.

Best Practices

  • Reach out to your family, friends and community for their perspective and support.

  • Focus on your energy and help maintain it by getting sleep, eating fruits and vegetables daily , and drinking adequate water.

  • List 5 reasons why you’re committed to making this Fall a good one for our communities.

Things to Limit

  • Sitting too long and not staying physically active.

  • Grubhub and all other delivery apps.

  • Doubtful thinking – You know your talents, believe in them.


Quote of the Week

“There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.”

~ Margaret J. Wheatley


We may not be able to control everything that happens to us during the Fall; however, we have great control of how we prepare for the unknown and how we work together to make our communities stronger.

Be well,

Dr. Francis L. Battisti, PhD and Dr. Helen E. Battisti PhD

The paraDocs

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The paraDocs are Dr. Francis L. Battisti, PhD, Psychotherapist, Distinguished Psychology Professor and former Executive V.P and Chief Academic Officer and Dr. Helen E. Battisti PhD, RDN, CDN, Chief Nutrition Officer at SpNOD, Health Promotion Specialist, Research and Clinical Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and former Assistant Professor.

We have developed "The ZONE", because that is exactly where you want to be during this pandemic. A place of focused attention to doing exactly what needs to be done to get you to where you need to be. The purpose of The Zone is to provide a nationally distributed weekly mental-health and nutrition tip-sheet during times of change.

If you would like to get copies of The ZONE that you may have missed or if you know someone that would like to start receiving The ZONE, please signup today... It's free and you can unsubscribe anytime.

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