Health & Wellness

Ever wonder how old sayings got started? They often grew out of a desperate time. A hundred years ago, the world faced a horrible pandemic, one that would take the lives of one-fifth of the population. A century ago, the State Journal Register described how Thanksgiving was celebrated right after World War I ended and…

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Health & Wellness

To Breathe or Not to Breathe 

Today, as I sit at my keyboard I am fully aware of one singular thing: My breath. Because fires rage in the Western United States and many of my friends and colleagues are writing to share that they cannot breathe. Because my kiddo went to school with a mask on yesterday and chose to leave…

By Rebecca Liston |
Health & Wellness

The Gift of Gratitude

As I wake in the morning, I snuggle under my covers and breathe a sigh of gratitude for the comfy warmth.  I then breathe in thanks for the gentle breeze of my ceiling fan whirring above.  Next comes my gratitude for the house that is giving me shelter.  My deepest breath brings gratitude that I…

By Judy Bennett |
Health & Wellness

Gratitude: More Than a Feeling

Gratitude is a term I see thrown around as something we should feel more of or a practice we should embrace more often, especially this time of year. While gratitude is important and plays a significant role in optimizing our health and well-being, it’s often approached as an after thought and directed externally. If you’ve…

By Dr. Jordan Adams, DC |
Health & Wellness

Blooming in the Desert

Hot-house flowering plants are cultivated for a particular purpose. But as beautiful as these flowers can be, they don’t transplant very well because of specific temperatures and moisture needs. Have you ever observed the beauty of a flowering cactus? Seems like their prickly spines are there to protect her most prized possession. Unlike most blossoming…

By Cindy Carter |

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Health & Wellness

Random Acts of Kindness

Living a life that includes random acts of kindness, with love as the foundation, is a win win opportunity for everyone. “We cannot do great things on this earth, only small things with great love.”- Mother Theresa Living a life filled with love and kindness is good for you and it also benefits those around…

By Rachel Graham |
Health & Wellness

Contribute Uniquely

What is the unique contribution that each of us, every woman on the planet, can make?  What each of us alone can do is live our individual story.  There are no two stories exactly the same anywhere on our earth.  Is this not amazing?  Yes, there are many who have suffered through alcoholism;  yet each…

By Judy Bennett |
Health & Wellness

The Most Influential Negotiator is the One Inside Your Head

The most influential negotiator that helps you achieve your absolute best life is the one inside your head. Let’s face it, we all negotiate with ourselves. You are familiar with that voice inside your head that you war with, that perpetuates all that is familiar and habit. Your inside negotiator tells your old story to justify the…

By Rachel Graham |
Health & Wellness

It takes Courage to Eat Healthier

There’s lots of courage showing up right now from first-responders, health care workers, and even the cashiers who are there to ring up our purchases, knowing they may be exposing themselves to a risky disease. Without sounding trivial, this led me to look at the it takes courage it takes to eat well and stay properly…

By Bridget Swinney, MS RD |