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Live like you mean it!! Think about what you are doing when you are doing it! A revolutionary thought? To those of us in this fast-paced world, it does seem like a foreign thought. Yet, it seems we are all searching for more meaning in our life. And when we live intentionally, we pay attention…

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Just Say No to Holiday Weight Gain!

It’s November and it’s cold. It’s dark when you leave for work and probably dark when you come home. For most people that means you go into “hibernation mode”—staying in, not getting out to walk or go to the gym, and maybe eating more of those comforting carbs too. Then there are all those upcoming…

By Bridget Swinney, MS RD |
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Intentional Living?

As I sit in my office, my thoughts go to a subject that I really know nothing about — intentional living. Is intentional living good or bad? Or maybe intentional living in the wrong hands can be good, bad? With each chance meeting with friends, I begin to delve into “what is intentional living and…

By Deb Kreimborg |
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Three Signs it’s Time to End a Mentor Relationship

Many of us have had the experience of a great mentor in our life. When the conditions are just right in the mentor/mentee connection, we’re comfortable showing up to meet with our mentor no matter how we may be feeling. We know we’ll be received with compassion, love, and grace no matter where we might…

By Shannon Thomas LCSW-S |
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An American Epidemic

“You never realize how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.” –Unknown One day last summer sitting in a café waiting for a friend, I saw a group of young girls outside the window apparently on the way home from school. They were laughing and smiling, clearly happy to be…

By Tricia Medrano Bridges |

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The Heart of Mentoring

At the heart of mentoring, there is that one person with a caring voice who becomes a guiding light, challenging us to see beyond what we ever could have imagined. In our pain, they can see a better tomorrow, and in our triumph, they share our achievements bringing out the best in us. From the…

By Deb Kreimborg |
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Career & Money

If I Knew Then What I Know Now

I remember growing up with the desire to get married and then start a family. I actually WANTED to be a stay at home mom, taking on the role of room mom when my kids (at least 3, maybe 4) became school age. I don’t believe this desire was based on the stereotypical “gender roles”…

By Courtney Cooke |
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Breast Cancer: What You Can Do to Lower Your Risk

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so what better time to talk about prevention? You’ve probably heard that about 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer sometime in her lifetime. Thirty percent of women diagnosed with cancer will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Those are pretty high and scary statistics! The good news is…

By Bridget Swinney, MS RD |
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Home & Family

Redesigning Your Life

Have you redesigned your life? If you’re like me, you’ve redesigned your life many times. Sometimes we redesign our lives by choice. Life redesigned by choice is exhilarating and exciting. It’s embarking upon a great adventure and challenge of our own choosing. I’m a huge Madonna fan, not because of her music but because she…

By Wendy Perry |