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Fill the Cup

So, what does the new normal really mean?  And more importantly, it is June 2020.  Does it still apply? Early in our world of shelter in place, there was a heightened approach to community.  We saw random acts of kindness, unconditional giving, and a newfound trust.  We needed each other despite our shelter.  We needed …

“Noah didn’t wait for the rain to fall before building the Ark.” Those words from a mentor decades ago are applicable to many of life’s challenges. His wisdom has stuck with me. Those words were some of the first thoughts that came to mind as the wave of COVID-19 began to hit our country. The …

3 Non-Financial Ways to Prepare Your Children for Aging Parents

My dad was not a Boy Scout which, if you know him, is shocking for many reasons, but none more than there has never been anyone more prepared than him – for anything.   His preparedness has sometimes been the butt of some jokes – like when he bought a truckload of toilet paper during the …

Benefits of warming up and cooling down for exercise

OK, you’ve made it to the gym, you’ve donned your sneakers, and you’re ready to go! Or are you? If you’re headed for a workout, whether by yourself or in a group, it’s really important that you arm up before you get into it, and cool down when you’re done. Feel the heat Why warm …

Pets Good for Health

While I may not be the best person to ask, since I personally own two cats and three dogs, there are numerous ways in which a pet (cat, dog, bunny, fish . . . ) can help with our physical and emotional well-being.  To arrive home and be greeted by a licking, loving, cuddling, happy …

5 reasons health and wellness

One: The changes I have made in my personal and professional life are no longer considered New Year’s resolutions. They say it takes three weeks to create a habit, and the end of January makes four-ish.  So that should stick, right? Two: A reprieve from the full moon. Did you know that January is one …

Walking challenge at work.

Walking Challenge – The Starting Line Just the word “challenge” can send some employees into their best competitive mode and others hiding behind the ficus tree in the break room.  That’s why a walking challenge for the benefit of your employee’s health can be a tricky proposition to implement and have high participation rates. The Benefit Company …