• November 20, 2017

    Making Your Love Warm

    Making love warm is an activity. It is something successful couples continue to cultivate. With a warmth of affection, partners can withstand some chills and survive the winte rs of an emotional storm. I am continually impressed by how some individuals and couples literally make their relationship the center of...

  • July 31, 2017

    Helping children handle stress in a healthy way

    Here we are at the end of another summer.  Some look forward with excitement to the beginning of a new school year, while others (adults and children alike) end the summer with apprehension.  As a former middle and high school teacher of 20 years, I can attest that today’s tweens and teens face many more wellness...

  • July 31, 2017

    Youth Diaries: Teens, wellness, and life enjoyment

    Youth have many universal desires in common: the desire to succeed, the want for social interaction and acceptance, and the yearning to find life enjoyment. As a future senior at Desert Hills High School, I can attest that students feel internal and external pressures that affect their overall wellness. The...

  • July 18, 2017

    When change happens

    Predicting change is a tricky business, if you use predicting weather as a guide. Change takes place when intentions are mobilized, reinforced, and become part of your infrastructure. Couples and individuals often ask: “When will my spouse change?” My response varies somewhat from person-to-person (because I use their first name) as I respond: “When you do.”...

  • July 16, 2017

    Trailblazer nation: Letter from the president

    The Dixie State University campus is teeming with activity this summer, and I encourage you to come experience our unique brand of “Active learning, active life.” for yourself. In the classroom, our educational philosophy translates to hands-on, individualized learning experiences and, outside of the classroom, the University hosts a variety of events ranging...

  • July 6, 2017

    The Pioneer Legacy Lives On

    The Osmond family, comprised of musicians Alan, Wayne, Merrill, Jay, Donny, Marie and Jimmy, are well-known for their musical talents. But Merrill Osmond and his son, Justin Osmond, who currently reside in St. George, hope to bring part of their family’s legacy to Southern Utah. Besides being known as the entertainment family, the Osmonds have...

  • July 2, 2017

    There’s no place like home!

    After six different locations for the Washington County Fair, its 7th location was what everyone had hoped for—a brand new home at a permanent location, forever and ever! From the John D. Lee mansion in Washington City in 1860, to the St. George Hall, St. George Tabernacle basement, Streets of Hurricane, Hurricane High School and then moving to the...

  • March 11, 2017

    Becoming Fearless

    Family, education, and running are three words that most define me and what I’m passionate about. First, my family, consisting of Tony, (my husband of 41 years), two grown sons, one daughter-in-law and three of the most adorable grandsons. They are my greatest passion and my biggest support in whatever...

  • March 11, 2017

    What Pictures are Hanging on Your Wall?

    The dinner conversation had begun around our table. My wife and I mentioned to our girls that that their uncles had both bought brand new Porsche sports cars. I felt like crawling under the table as I looked painfully out our front window to see my Ford F-150 with 229,000...

  • March 11, 2017

    Where Do You Turn?

    “Every challenge is either a problem or an opportunity. The choice is yours.” ~ Jack Rolfe   In January of this year, a former National Guard serviceman took a 9 mm handgun out of its case and fired at other travelers at the Fort Lauderdale airport, killing five people and...

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