Health & Wellness

We are at the mid-year point of 2019! It is the perfect time to re-evaluate our commitment to health and wellness and our focus on self-care. We only get one body (and one life) and thus, it is our responsibility to take care of ourselves – mind, body, spirit, and MORE. We all know about…

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Health & Wellness

Personal Check Engine Light

What do you do when the check engine light comes on in your car?  Does a small panic set in?  Do you think “oh no!”?  Do you let your significant other know right away?  Do you make necessary arrangements to check out what the “problem” is? How about when your personal check engine light comes…

By Tracy Meyer |
Health & Wellness

The Green Slimy Monster, Money

Money — a green slimy monster that slips away underneath the door when you are trying to get your hands on it, grabs you by the throat when you try to manage it, and abandons you unexpectedly when you start to get familiar with it. Money. I had no idea that was my picture of…

By Michele Gooch |
Health & Wellness

Learn How Your State of Mind Determines Your Financial Health and Well being

Investing in your relationship with money, is it all about behavior?  Your financial health is largely determined by your habits, your feelings, and your thoughts. The trick is to create healthy habits and think healthy thoughts.  Financial wellbeing is a decision. A decision to create a positive and determined mindset, which will allow you to…

By Rachel Graham |
Health & Wellness

Patchwork of Life Part 2-Resilience of the Human Spirit: Overcoming the Darkness

To someone inexperienced with candles, they might have heard about the amazing light such could produce and maybe even have held an unlit candle in their hand, but they still wouldn’t have known the true characteristics and power that could be experienced when a candle was combined with a spark of fire.  Do you feel…

By Cindy Carter |

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The Most Important Financial Investment I Ever Made

We all need a reminder from time to time of how far we’ve come. We’ve all been down roads that haven’t been smooth…some far bumpier than we would have liked…some downright treacherous… And yet, we’ve survived. And celebrating that survival, is, I believe, a necessary way of holding on to the momentum, and the memories,…

By Rebecca Liston |
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Health & Wellness

Dial Down Hunger Using Tips from the Latest Fad Diets

If you’re a woman thinking about fitting into A swimsuit for an upcoming vacation An outfit for a wedding, vacation, reunion, job interview, or perhaps an online date Your clothes from last season Then…. You’re probably thinking about trying one of those famous diets that promise loads of weight loss in a limited time. Am…

By Bridget Swinney, MS RD |
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Health & Wellness

Does a substance abuse disorder change the communication dynamic in your family?

In the United States, just less than half the population of adults have encountered substance abuse in their family. Studies suggest that substance abuse can negatively impact the nature and quality of family relations and specifically the ways in which the dynamics of family communications are impacted. Research indicates that living in a family affected…

By Rachel Graham |
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Health & Wellness

Patchwork of Life: Beauty from Ashes

Have you ever reflected on how the seemingly random pieces of your life ultimately come together to form something beautiful? Is it possible that beauty can truly come from ashes? Our family has personally experienced that, and today, I recognize that one particular skill was actually one learned and then honed them in the midst…

By Cindy Carter |