Health & Wellness

We’ve all done it. We’re reading something on the web on a completely legitimate website and then there’s that popup that grabs your attention: “Doctor says never eat this food.” Or “Eat these foods to get rid of belly fat.” And of course, curiosity gets the best of us, and we get stuck in a…

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Health & Wellness

Importance of Family Traditions

Traditions are stories, beliefs, rituals, and customs that are passed to family, from one generation to the next. Research shows that these traditions are important in building strong family relationships throughout multiple generations. The Scientific American site studies of online participants who describe rituals performed with family including Christmas, New Year’s Day, and Easter. Participants that…

By Rachel Graham |
Health & Wellness

Traditions & Community

Recently, my husband and I attended a volunteer fire department’s annual BBQ dinner and auction. As the only fundraiser they have for the year, hundreds of people crammed into that small metal fire station to share a meal and pull together toward a worthy cause.  Long-time friends bid against each other for auction items, cakes,…

By Cindy Carter |
Health & Wellness

Is Your Diet a Fixer Upper?

At some time in your life, you’ll probably be faced with a diet change that’s necessary for your health. Sometimes, like for pregnancy, it’s expected that some diet shift might be needed, but that doesn’t make it any easier. But for many diet changes, it’s brought about by a wake-up call—as in a call from…

By Bridget Swinney, MS RD |
Health & Wellness

Enjoying Each Season

As discussed in last month’s article, each season can represent an opportunity to discover, accept, and/or appreciate God’s perfect timing and acknowledge our own lack of control over such.  As promised, in this month’s article, we will explore more fully the trap of longing for the future to the extent of missing out on today…

By Cindy Carter |

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From a Chrysalis to a Butterfly

When you hear the word transition, what comes to mind?  Do you envision a butterfly from a chrysalis?  Perhaps transitioning from a young lady to a woman?  Maybe it is the physical transformation from being overweight to a healthy goal weight?  Changing seasons often makes us think of transitioning from winter to spring, etc. However,…

By Tracy Meyer |
Health & Wellness

The Transition from substance use to recovery can feel like hard work

Take these five steps for your journey toward sobriety. When you think about embarking on a substance use recovery journey, it may be scary and feel like hard work. The recovery journey is both scary and hard work. Transitioning from a life of substance use to recovery and sobriety isn’t easy. It requires dedication, mindfulness,…

By Rachel Graham |
Health & Wellness

The Seasons: They are a Changing

Over the last decade of teaching thousands, I’ve often had nursing students comment on all I have accomplished in my career. Knowing this path hasn’t really been about me, nor has it all been glitz and glamor either personally or professionally, I just smile and share how it wasn’t a career path, but simply what…

By Cindy Carter |
Health & Wellness

Think I Need This Tattooed To My Forehead

Picture this: Family reunion. Everyone talking, catching up, showing photos of their littles. Food being eaten. Drinks enjoyed. And Cousin Marty leans over and says to me, voice booming through the ambient chatter: “So, Bec, what exactly are you doing NOW?“ Cousin Marty (a really nice guy, by the way), is an engineer. Born an engineer….

By Rebecca Liston |