Health & Wellness

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Where does thankfulness originate? Is it something we celebrate once a year with stuffing and turkey and all of the fixings, or does it truly begin the in heart?  A particular Scripture that I’ve often pondered is from I Thessalonians 5:18, “In everything, give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in…

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Health & Wellness

Four Keys to Intentional Living

Intentional living is one of those phrases that sounds like a new-agey mantra that doesn’t really mean anything. I mean, really: does anyone *not* live intentionally? Absolutely. So many of us go through life on a path someone else has laid out for us. We are so busy just doing the things we do to…

By Karen Shopoff Rooff |
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Health & Wellness

My Dream

One afternoon while I was experiencing some major intestinal discomforts, I took to my bed, hoping to fall asleep so the pain would stop. When I finally drifted off, I dreamt the strangest dream: I was driving away from our place, a rather large two-story home, and suddenly remembered I had forgotten something. So, I…

By Cindy Carter |
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Health & Wellness

Hindsight Bias, What Is It Exactly?

“I have no desire to suffer twice, in reality, and then in retrospect.” – Sophocles, Oedipus Rex Based on the Wikipedia definition, the term hindsight bias refers to the tendency to view events as more predictable than they really are. Before an event takes place, while you might be able to offer a guess as to the outcome,…

By Rachel Graham |
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Health & Wellness

What The Heck Do You Do When Your Heart Is Heavy And The “Show” Must Go On?

Heavy hearts do not always a good blog-writer make. I really prefer to feel upbeat and positive when I write to you…and yet…here I am. Many people I love are going through tough things in life right now. A cancer diagnosis. The death of a beloved mom. The sudden illness of a father. And when…

By Rebecca Liston |

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Health & Wellness

Eating What’s Right for YOU!

If you keep up with diet trends, you’ll know that there are lots of trending diets out there and you may be tempted to jump on the latest diet bandwagon. Many have moved on from Paleo to the Ketogenic, or Keto, diet. Long used as a therapeutic diet for children with epilepsy, Keto has become…

By Bridget Swinney, MS RD |
Health & Wellness

My Journey into KetoLand

In my last month’s article, Keto Hack: Help or Hype, I gave an overview of multiple physicians utilizing scientific studies in their practice to address a variety of medical issues via diet. I then promised this month to describe my journey into KetoLand. Just as understanding the new Star Wars movie in relationship to the…

By Cindy Carter |
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Health & Wellness

Blissfully Boring

Slippers. Fleece robe. Glasses from 2002. I step out of bed with a deep exhale. It’s early, but that’s where the magic is. I need a few minutes by myself to review the day’s schedule. I check email and Facebook, making sure nothing else has come up that’s going to need attention today. Running shorts….

By Karen Shopoff Rooff |
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Health & Wellness

Be That Authentic New YOU!

At some point, we all come to a place where change is forced upon us. Change that makes us question the meaning of life, wondering, who am I, why am I here, and what is it all for? It’s times like these, when to create some sort of understanding, we hear sayings like, “when one…

By Rachel Graham |