The No Vacation Nation

Our relationship with time is embedded in our culture. It is never so apparent than in the different ways in which people view vacation. For some, vacation is a luxury; for others, it’s a birthright. One glance at this chart reveals how diverse our perspective […]

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In a Hurry?

Have you ever watched the snow fall? It falls at its own pace. Have you ever rushed over a patch of ice? I bet that didn’t end well for you. Winter is here. It is a particular time of Slow. It allows us to take […]

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The Finish Line

When you get to the finish line, will you wish for more time? I had to ask myself that question as I watched the beat of my own heart on the EKG machine. Lying in the emergency room in the middle of the night on a Thursday, […]

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The Transformative Power of Crisis

The most interesting people are those who have experienced life on many levels. They have seen highs. They have seen lows. They have triumphed and overcome. They have utilized conflict to the betterment of their own lives — and those of others. Crisis isn’t something […]

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A Measure of Strength

Being ill can bring you down and make you wonder if you will ever feel good again. It is in those moments when gratitude sets in for the times you did feel good. I am certainly not an advocate for feeling sick, but there are […]

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Running on Empty

Serenity Stewart sang in her minivan. Occasionally, she’d step in front of a choir and do the same. But for years she hid her secret gift of song, in which she had been classically trained, just to get by. With four children to raise on […]

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Manage Your Stress through Connection

Social connection is the healing bond that keeps us centered. When we disengage from the world, withdraw from our loved ones or wander down the path of isolation, we aren’t able to cope as well. According to the new book, Manage Your Stress: Overcoming Stress […]

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Get Your Plate in Shape

Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month? The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) is encouraging everyone to include healthy foods from all food groups through this year’s theme: “Get Your Plate in Shape.” “Vegetables, fruits, whole grains, lean […]

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Why We’re So Fat

Fat. Now there’s an ugly word. The truth is one in three Americans is considered obese by the Centers for Disease Control. 17% of all U.S. children are too. It’s an astounding number. How has it come to this? According to FastCompany, our brains aren’t […]

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