(February 1, 2022 — Contributed by Peggy Swarbrick, co-editor Words of Wellness)
February: Short Month:
As everyone knows, February has fewer days than any other month, even in a Leap Year! We don’t get that extra day in 2022 (the next Leap Year will be 2024). On the other hand, in the Northern Hemisphere, February can seem like a very long winter month, when people get cabin fever and yearn for spring. February is also a good month to increase your awareness your overall wellness and make positive changes to support your physical wellness, since it’s American Heart Month.
This journal can help you reflect on your physical, mental, social-emotional, and financial health. Includes featured trailblazers in the Black Community who left a mark advancing medicine, science, and our society’s well-being. You can read more about these trailblazers on the Queens Public Library Black History Month website.
Sneak preview of the month:
Week 1: February 1-5
- February 4 is Rosa Parks Day, a holiday in honor of the civil rights leader Rosa Parks on her birthday
- Feb 4 is also National Wear Red Day®, celebrated each year on the first Friday in February, to bring greater attention to heart disease as a leading cause of death for Americans.
Join @TheHeartTruth this #HeartMonth to spread the word that when we take time daily to be heart healthy, those small acts help protect #OurHearts. Learn about and help raise awareness to prevent heart disease in women.