Mind & Body

  • March 9, 2017

    Minding the Moments

    I am a planner. I love to plan out days, weeks, and months. Calendaring is one of my favorite parts of the week. My life is crazy busy and I love pulling it all into order on my calendar. One of my favorite hobbies is planning vacations. It’s an adrenaline...

  • December 31, 2016

    Breaking News: Letting Go is Good for Your Heart… And...

    By Bradley Francis, MSW, CSW As each new year approaches, we often think of new ways to reduce debt, to reduce unhealthy practices, or to reduce the amount of things cluttering our homes. Letting go of things that no longer serve us well frees up space for those that do....

  • December 31, 2016

    Emotional Intelligence

    Todd graduated with a degree in economics at the top of his class. He applied directly to, and was accepted by, several highly ranked doctoral program. He rarely struggled with even the most difficult courses. He could answer quickly, and often smugly, any question that was asked of him. I...

  • December 7, 2016

    Connection

    By Liz Witter I will always remember the first time that I looked into the mirror and experienced my own true beauty. It was not something I had expected to see. As I gazed into the reflection, I understood that I had unexpectedly found something that I had been searching...

  • October 31, 2016

    Happy Spa-lidays from the CasaBlanca

    By CasaBlanca Resort Family gatherings, work events, gift list shopping – all signs that the holiday season is upon us and it can get easily overwhelming and stressful for those who take on everything from planning, entertaining and crossing off that gift list. Fortunately, there are ways to manage and...

  • October 31, 2016

    Restore Your Health, Naturally Part One: Neurotransmitters—Our Internal Influence

    By Karen Urbanek, HHP Whether people need their appetites suppressed, sleep initiated, weight loss induced, energy gained, or contraceptive organs ignited, they continue to use hormones (other than their own) for the answers. Is there a better way? We were each born with a unique biochemistry. This biochemistry brings us...

  • October 31, 2016

    A Workplace Energy Boost: How to Love Your Job

    By Brigit Atkin Mark the appropriate letter—I love my job: A) Never B) Sometimes C) Always D) Only during the holidays when I’m home and not working. If you marked A or D… maybe find another job? If you marked C then you are one of the lucky few, and...

  • August 23, 2016

    Give Me a Break: The Importance of Taking a Breather

    By Brigit Atkin I took my first algebra class in 7th grade. I had felt pretty smart in my schooling up to that point, and had always excelled at math. But for some reason, the new language of numbers and symbols together really threw me. I was attentive in class,...

  • July 1, 2016

    The Power of Words: Saying is Believing

    By Brigit Atkin Words can inspire. And words can destroy. Choose yours well. Self-help writer and leadership speaker Robin Sharma nailed it with this powerful quote. We’ve all been on both the receiving and giving end of inspiring words. Or hurtful ones. So we know the boost we get when...

  • May 1, 2016

    Lessons From a Tree: Discard What is Impairing New Growth

    By Brigit Atkin We lost our peach tree this spring. It was a beautiful tree with wonderful fruit that we’ve enjoyed for almost 16 years. We realized too late that our tree was destroyed by parasites that burrowed into and fed off of the bark and roots of the tree....

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