Health & Wellness

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 sites studies of online participants who describe rituals performed with family including Christmas, New Year’s Day, and Easter.  Participants…

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Self-Care, is it important for your mental health? 

Here are 10 easy self-care habits to add to your daily routine to ensure your mental well-being It’s the same story for most of us, and to describe your life as ‘busy’ is an understatement.  There is a never-ending line of important meetings to prepare for, marketing campaigns you’re spearheading, and family calendars packed with…

By Rachel Graham |
Health & Wellness

No Self-Care: No Balance

Have you ever been so focused on surviving that the world was passing you by and you didn’t even know it? When I first became a nurse, I certainly wasn’t prepared for the toll that working the night shift would take. In fact, just squeezing in a lunch break, bathroom break, and drinking water throughout…

By Cindy Carter |
Health & Wellness

Eight Diverse and Unexpected Health Tips

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…

By Kristin Kaufman |
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 |

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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 |
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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 |
Health & Wellness

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 |