Everyone Needs One; Do You Have Yours?

Mary Soper One of the most important decisions  you will make in your life can be made well before facing a medical crisis.  Your decision about asking a person in your life to be your patient advocate puts the final life or death decision right into the hands of someone you choose who knows your …

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How to Move From S.A.D. to Glad

Jessica Nagelkirk Have you ever had feelings of hopelessness, where the future looks black and life may not seem worth living, without any real cause?  If this occurs in the fall or winter and improves in the spring, you may be one of the more than 25% of Americans suffering from a special sensitivity to …

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Creative Inspiration: Adventure Where You Are!

Kevin McGrath Memories of past vacation locations dancing in my mind, from New York City, West Virginia, and Milwaukee to Minnesota, Salt Lake City and Wyoming, bring me the excitement of new places for the senses to find delight in.  But with unemployment still too high and travel challenging, many of us may keep our …

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Holistic Animal Care: On the Road with Your Furry Friends

Jenny Magli, N.H.C. I’ve been blessed over the years with animals that travel pretty well. Some were singers and some were sleepers. Overall they were fun to have with us and we were glad we had them along.  There have been plenty of occasions when the destination did not allow pets, so we have kenneled …

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Green Living: A Winter’s Worth of Local Foods

Steve Waller As the awareness of organic, local and healthier food grows, another trend is bringing the whole process of wholesome food consumption closer to home. Actually it’s coming directly into the kitchen, right where it was when I was a little kid spending harvest season on my grandparents’ family farm in Oconto, WI. In …

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Inner Nutrition: Updating Your Menu, Roslyn McGrath

What feeds you, on the inside? What makes you feel balanced, strong, capable? Peaceful? Excited? Joyous? What makes you want to get up in the morning? What makes your heart sing?  A relationship or favorite activity, sense of purpose, a little down time, the appropriate degree of challenge, simple pleasures, all these and more may …

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Bodies In Motion: What Kind of Exerciser Are You? Heidi Stevenson

Your New Year’s resolution was to be more active, and perhaps you were, for a bit. Is your determination wearing off? It may be time for some assessment of your exercise preferences. You may have heard that the key to staying active is finding activities that you enjoy, and that is true, but there’s another …

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Holistic Animal Care: A Tale of a Tripod, Jenny Magli, N.H.C.

This is the story of Cailynn, a three-legged dog. I hope it will give you a better understanding of special needs pets and what a wonderful addition they can be to any family. Lots of animals in shelters are overlooked because of their special needs. I want you to know they can warm your hearts …

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Positive Parenting: Being there, Mick Kiaros

As a father in a divorce situation, times can be rough going from a personal standpoint.  My ex-wife and I disagreed on many things, but the one thing we did agree on was that our son and his welfare be the most important factor in our decision making process.  We divorced when my son was …

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