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Inbox Overload

Inbox Overload

by Holly Foreman - January 16, 2017

Are you on email inbox overload? Email is a very useful tool for communication when used appropriately, but it can also be overwhelming because of the volume of emails received.

New Year. New You.

New Year. New You.

by Starr Long - January 04, 2017

Year after year we set ourselves up for failure as we create outlandish and unattainable New Year’s resolutions. However, it is important for us to remember that New Year’s is a time to reflect on our past year’s behavior and how we can make positive lifestyle changes in the year to come.

Choose to be Thankful

Choose to be Thankful

by Starr Long - November 15, 2016

From time to time, I can’t help but define my life as a “mess”. With everything that goes on in our lives – from work, kids, school, anxiety, relationships, personal perceptions, etc. – it’s hard not to.

Vacation Hangover

Vacation Hangover

by Holly Foreman - July 01, 2015

Summer is here and vacations are something to look forward to. Vacation, or even a stay-cation, is the perfect way to de-stress, unwind, relax, and sometimes indulge.

A Presence of Mind

A Presence of Mind

by September Summers - May 19, 2015

Some days I feel so overwhelmed I think my brain might catch on fire. I know you have felt the same way. It happens on those days when you have way too much going on and you find yourself mentally juggling all the things you must do, should do, and want to do.

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.

Christmas Truce

Christmas Truce

by Crystal Conner - December 23, 2014

The Christmas season is such a joyous time, except when it’s not. We say to one another, “Peace on Earth and Good Tidings to All,” yet for many this time of year is the most hectic and emotionally unsettling.

Give Thanks

Give Thanks

by Holly Foreman - November 24, 2014

I was at a luncheon last week and Christmas décor was in full effect… 10 days BEFORE Thanksgiving! Don’t get me wrong, the holidays are my favorite time of year, but it seems like people are skipping right over Thanksgiving and moving straight to Christmas.

No Excuses. No Problem.

No Excuses. No Problem.

by Health & Wellness Team - January 03, 2014

Have you ever asked someone for something and they gave you an excuse that doesn’t really hold water?

Working in Health and Wellness, we often hear many excuses about why people cannot make healthy changes. The number one excuse seems to be: “I don’t have time!”

Don’t Stash It, Trash It.

Don’t Stash It, Trash It.

by Crystal Conner - October 30, 2013

Every year around Halloween I go through a moral dilemma. It’s not a battle between my Christian faith and the fact that Halloween began as a pagan holiday (already worked through that one). It’s not about whether or not I am going to let my kids pick out their costumes. It’s not even deciding which fall festival, trunk or treat, or costume party I’m going to have to pass on this year.

Good Stress, Bad Stress. Reassess- What is Stress?

Good Stress, Bad Stress. Reassess- What is Stress?

by Holly Foreman - October 16, 2013

Work, school, kids, homework, finances, family, friends, or just stress about all your stress – you are stressed. Stress is almost impossible to avoid in this crazy, busy world in which we live.

If that is the case, it is important to determine ways to handle stress that will maintain productivity, effectiveness, and your personal life.