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Stefanie Leiter

Stefanie Leiter is a May 2016 graduate of Purdue University earning a 4.0 GPA in the master's of science communication program. She is a graduate of Anderson University (Indiana) with a bachelor of arts degree in mass communications with a specialization in public relations. Stefanie serves as assistant professor of public relations at Anderson University. Stefanie is the faculty advisor for Fifth Street Communications, a student-run pr agency; AU's PRSSA faculty advisor; and serves on the United Way of Madison County board of directors. She also earned a graduate certificate in strategic communication from Purdue University in 2015 and starts her Ph.D. in Communications from Regent University in 2018. Stefanie is married to her best friend, Dave, and their two adorable, young children.
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Enjoy the 2019 Holidays with These Steps to LESS STRESS.

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Nov 27, 2019 6:23:00 AM

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Topics: stress, holidays, healthy sleep

Holiday Stress: Don't Just Manage; Find a Way to Enjoy

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Nov 25, 2019 7:25:00 AM

 

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Topics: Family, stress, holiday, losing sleep

Do Vegetarians Sleep Better?

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Nov 22, 2019 10:12:00 AM

The answer is no; but for those suffering from sleep apnea,  lifestyle is a big part of helping combat the issue. Sometimes the apnea is symptomatic due to obesity and one way to make a change is switching to a vegetarian diet. With online resources, it has never been easier to change your diet to promote weight loss.

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Topics: diet, vegetarian

Blue Light Has a Dark Side

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Nov 14, 2019 5:30:00 AM

We think of all the rituals at bedtime from yoga, essential oils, and sound machines when sometimes the one issue stems from American’s largest addiction: digital devices.

With 71 percent of Americans sleeping with their phone in bed or on the nightstand, the blue light from the screens can emit unneeded light that prevents our brains from shutting down. But we should also not be confused with eliminating blue light altogether. Light therapy treats seasonal affective disorder (SAD) uses blue light.

Ever wonder what makes the sky blue? It is blue light from the atmosphere and comes in a natural, non harmful way. According to Blue Light Exposed, “when outside, light from the sun travels through the atmosphere. The shorter, high energy blue wavelengths collide with the air molecules causing blue light to scatter everywhere.”

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Topics: technology, bedtime, get better sleep, blue light screen

Healthy, Easy Meals for a Great Night of Rest

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Nov 7, 2019 6:05:47 AM

You work a long 8-hour day, pick up the kids from school, take them to activities, and arrive at home after dark. The easiest way to fuel the family is the fast-food drive-thru or quick, frozen meals. Did you know late night eating can quickly turn into unhealthy habits not only for you but for your kids?

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Topics: food, healthy sleep, thanksgiving

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