Author: Michelle McVay-Cave

Greetings! I am an Information Officer with the California Department of Consumer Affairs and I am glad that you took a moment to check out our blog.

New on Campus: Mental Health Check-Ins

Mental Health Check-In Chart

Being an educator is not a teacher’s sole job, because teachers have the privilege of wearing many hats.  From early education through high school, these instructors act as referees, counselors, coaches, cheerleaders, mentors, role models, and, at times, a trusted confidante to their students. During the school year, teachers spend up to four hours per…

When Your Pet’s Caretaker Needs Help

Veterinarians go into their field of work with the best intentions.  Like many individuals in passion-driven professions, veterinarians want to help…animals. Working with patients that cannot communicate through spoken or written word – such as dogs, cats, and the occasional reptile – may seem ideal and stress free, but veterinarians experience the same personal and…

Brain Food: Bicycle Helmets are Good for Your Noggin

Alternative means of transportation in the forms of a bicycle, scooter–motorized and non motorized–skateboard, or in-line or roller skates, are great for recreation and they can be enjoyed alone or with others. They also provide an added benefit to your overall health, the environment–especially the people powered options–and they can aid in avoiding heavy commuter…

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint with the Help of Trees, Plants, and Native Grasses

National Geographic defines an ecosystem as a geographic area where plants, animals, and other organisms, as well as weather and landscapes, work together to form a bubble of life.  The state of California is one huge ecosystem. As ecosystems go, California is the most ecologically diverse state in the nation and is comprised of an…