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The ABC’s of D

This has been an unusual summer, or warm season for Wisconsin and the surrounding Midwest area.   With few hot and sunny days, sun seekers have been especially disappointed, but summer’s lack of intense sun may be creating an issue for all of us. We need the sun and the vitamins that the sun gives us—especially…

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Decisions, Decisions

We’re faced with countless decisions each and every day.  Will we get out of bed or hit the snooze button?   Go to work or stay home?  Wear the black shoes, brown shoes, or the tennies?  Have breakfast or make do with a cup of coffee?  Coffee at home or stop at the coffee shop?  Carmel…

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Chronic Illnes and Integrative Medicine: Is It for Me?

There is nothing more disheartening than visiting your doctor, getting a prescription that will supposedly help, yet finding little to no improvement in your condition after taking it.  When there is no improvement, many are tempted to just give up.  Managing chronic health issues can be a difficult and discouraging task. But there are things…

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Is it Ever Too Late to Honor Our Loved Ones?

It’s been a few years since a loved one passed away, and with each year that goes by they become more distant from our present life.  It’s not that we don’t want to remember them.  We do.  It’s just that finding a way to do that can be difficult without being sad, or morbid, or…

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Matters of the Heart

There are certain things we often talk or hear about in our culture.  Take cancer for instance; almost everyone knows someone who has had cancer in the past, or is battling it now.  It can be scary.  And the media tends to perpetuate the fear even more, especially for women. It’s no wonder that American women…

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Trusting our Intuition

Have you ever passed someone on the street, or in a store, and something in you responds to their presence without  consciously thinking about it?  If the person makes you uncomfortable, you might pull your coat more tightly around you, or move a purse or wallet to the protective side of your body.  In some cases…

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Learning to Live: Life lessons of the dying

Bronnie Wares was a palliative care nurse for many years, taking care of the dying in their homes.  The precious days and weeks she spent with these patients taught her many valuable life lessons, and provided her with a wealth of insights—not about dying, but about living.  As her patients faced their mortality, Bronnie would…

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Looking Good!

Have you ever watched a child play dress-up? A high-spirited little girl becomes an elegant princess when she’s wearing a fancy dress and rhinestone tiara.  With a cowboy hat and some boots a shy little boy is transformed into a tough-talking sheriff.  What happens to kids when they play dress-up? They’re empowered by a simple…

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From Victim to Victor

One reason we love providing you with informative, inspirational, or even humorous blogs is that we get to have conversations about topics that matter in our day-to-day lives; things we might not otherwise talk about.  We dialogue on a wide variety of issues from how to work through family conflicts, to the health benefits of…

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No Messing Around, It’s Spring!

Congratulations!  We did it! We’ve made it through one of the worst winters in decades, and at long last the temperatures are rising, the sun is shining, and the grass is turning green.   Life always looks a little brighter in spring.  But before we can bask in the sunshine there are few things we need…

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