Family

  • September 9, 2019

    Connecting Health and Family History

    by Charlene Paul   All people have traits that make them who they are. Passed down from parents to children, these can be physical traits, such as webbed toes, long legs, or green eyes,  or personality-type traits, such as compassion, intelligence, and musical ability.  Conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and...

  • September 9, 2019

    Discovering Greater Zion

    By Lyman Hafen   “The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.”   – Marcel Proust I recently stopped at a store on Telegraph Street between the cities of St. George and Washington.  As I waited at the sales counter, I looked out the...

  • September 9, 2019

    Elf the Musical

    By Lisa Larson   Since its 2003 debut on the silver screen, the film Elf has become a must-watch Christmas movie tradition for many people. All the magic of the movie is now coming to life on stage with more music, more dancing, and more festive fun in the heart-warming...

  • September 9, 2019

    Youth Diaries: Scrunchanies

    By Stephanie Dansie   My name is Stephanie Dansie. I’m a recent graduate from Desert Hills High School where I was a member of the SUSA Club and the swim team. I love spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy creating, designing, sewing, doing arts and crafts,...

  • September 9, 2019

    Is Your Pet Overweight? Recognizing Pet Obesity

    By Dr. Arden Gillespie   Fall is rapidly approaching and with it comes cooler weather and a much-welcomed hiatus from the sweltering summer heat here in Utah’s Dixie. If your pets are like mine, they love summer, but the heat can be taxing on them. They spend the majority of their days lounging...

  • September 9, 2019

    Dads and School

    By Kelly Kendall   I will never forget a friend telling me that his dad never attended a single ball game while he was in high school. It actually hurt my heart, and I felt a lot of empathy for him because my dad came to as many school activities...

  • September 9, 2019

    Playing for the “L” of It!

    Learn, Laugh, Love, and Live By Angel Naivalu, MSW, Soul Mentor   Several years ago, I attended a women’s retreat sponsored by local “play enthusiasts,” Kami Mitchell and Shelby Smith. They invited participants, grown women between the ages of eighteen and sixty, to participate in activities that most had not...

  • September 9, 2019

    Are You a Champion?

    By Jack W. Rolfe  Contributing Author: Kristin Sheehan   A dear friend of mine, Kristin Sheehan, is the program director of the Play Like a Champion Today Character Education through Sports initiative. She is very passionate about helping youth achieve their full potential, and we have worked together on some...

  • September 9, 2019

    A Sense of Gratitude Helps Businesses Thrive

    By Pam Palmero, President/CEO St. George Area Chamber of Commerce   Whereas the spring season usually wells up in me a sense of new beginnings, portrayed by the budding of dormant plants, the fall season creates in me a sense of reflection and gratitude. Reflection and gratitude in our businesses is...

  • September 9, 2019

    EMDR: A Talk Less, Process More Approach to Healing Trauma

    By Sarah Prince   Imagine visiting a mental health professional for trauma-related symptoms after a car accident, sexual assault, robbery, job loss, return from military combat, or even an animal attack. Your counselor suggests that you may benefit from Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR). You are desperate for...

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