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Holiday Gratitude

Holiday Gratitude

Holiday Gratitude The holidays can be a time for reflections of gratitude—or not. Often the holidays are also a time for stress and unresolved resentments and heartache. In this tug of war between heartache and gratitude, I believe there are some things we can do to swing the pendulum towards the thankful side. We begin […]

Change is in the Air

Change is in the Air

Change is in the Air The colorful fall leaves are reminding us that change is in the air. My daughter sent me a picture and quote showing a tree losing its leaves which said, “The trees are about to show you how beautiful it is to let go.” I am about to embark on a […]

Getting Help

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Getting Help Getting help can be one of the most important efforts we make in our journey towards health and wellness. I have been in North Carolina with a daughter who will be having her third child in a few weeks. She has a four year old and an 11 month old, and her husband […]

Road Trip Treasures

Road Trip Treasures

Road Trip Treasures It’s summertime—road trip time! I meet my sister in Denver every summer to spend a week together enjoying the Rocky Mountains. I-70 from Topeka to Denver is, well, excruciatingly boring. I decided to conduct my own treasure hunt to see what health promoting opportunities I could find along the way, and I […]

Enjoying Water

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Enjoying Water I am sitting by a river in the Rocky Mountains pondering water and what a truly miraculous and wonderful gift it is. Things that are growing and healing need water—lots of water. And it can be so very beautiful. Today I feel grateful for water. Maybe you can, too. Here are some ideas […]

Wellness and Our Family Tree

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I have often heard people say, “I can’t do anything about this because it is in my DNA—my so-and-so had it”. I acknowledge that our DNA and heritage deeply affect every aspect of our wellness. It is extremely important to research and understand our roots and to become familiar with the wellness challenges our parents and […]

Teamwork!

Teamwork

Last weekend I met with my fantastic Core Focus team, and I have an even deeper appreciation for the power of teamwork. We sequestered ourselves in a hotel room with a white board and went to work. The quality of work from four minds is so much better than anything I could come up with […]