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Need a Good Belly Laugh?

Need a Good Belly Laugh?

by Becca Brannan, RN - April 20, 2015

One of my very favorite quotes is by the great Milton Berle. He said, “Laughter is an instant vacation.” The first time I came across it I was floored by the simple truth of it.

Walk It Out

Walk It Out

by Becca Brannan, RN - April 09, 2015

You are sitting in a dimly lit room with no windows. The chair you are sitting in was comfortable for approximately 5 minutes. You know this because you have checked the clock on the wall so many times that the shape imprints on whatever you look at next. You can’t remember what the guy next to you just said. Well, let’s be honest… you weren’t really paying attention.

What's in Your Easter Eggs?

What's in Your Easter Eggs?

by Holly Foreman - April 01, 2015

This past weekend I took my niece and nephew to an Easter egg hunt in a neighborhood park. It was a great event and very organized. All the children hunted eggs with other kids in their age group. My niece is 2 years old, so she was in the 0-3 age group.

Local Events

Local Events

by September Summers - March 20, 2015

Mark Twain once said, “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed in the things you didn’t do than by the things you did do.”

Work Your Core

Work Your Core

by September Summers - March 17, 2015

The plank, as described by American College of Sports Medicine, is an isometric core strength exercise, also, known as a front hold, hover or abdominal bridge. The most common is the front plank, held in the push-up position with the body’s weight on forearms, elbows and toes.

No, I Won't Eat It!

No, I Won't Eat It!

by Health & Wellness Team - March 04, 2015

Do your picky eaters turn up their noses at everything from A (apricots) to Z (zucchini)? If so, here are some homespun strategies for transforming young fruit and veggie haters into more adventurous (and healthier) food lovers.