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October & Breast Cancer Awareness

October is one of those months that brings so many things to mind, don’t you think? You’ve got pumpkin carving opportunities galore with the kiddos, sweater weather, firepits, Halloween candy by the truck load, and many other opportunities to create

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What Makes You Healthy

Welcome to our Women’s Wellness issue.   As I near another birthday and add yet another year to the count, I can’t help but realize how fragile life can be and appreciate the health blessings I have. In my 20s

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Back to the Daily Grind

It’s that time again! Are you ready to slide into another new school year? Time to purchase back-to-school supplies, school clothes, and get the endless amount of preschool forms completed. Time for parents and children to transition back into daily

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Surviving Summer

Well, we survived the first month of Summer Break! For many of us, it’s a challenge to balance work with the added stress of needing additional childcare, keeping the kids busy and not bored and also not breaking the bank

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Hey, Happy Anniversary!

As I hopped into bed after a day of Church and hanging out with family, my wife leaned over, kissed me on the cheek, and said, “Hey! Happy Anniversary!” Like most guys, I hesitated for just a second to internally

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What Can I Say? I Have Many Offices to Write In

My wife has been getting on to me lately for bringing my work into the bedroom. It’s not an every night thing, but at least a few nights a week I am turning my laptop on, propping a few pillows

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Everyone Needs Extra Encouragement

by Steve Gamel I want to share a story about an email I received recently from a young freelancer who writes for the same local newspaper as I do. In that email, he frantically apologized for misidentifying a mascot in

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The Gift of Critical Thinking

“…your tactics typify a toxic blend of laziness and group-think that are all too common today – a hot mess of hashtags and intolerance that deepen the chasm currently dividing our country.” – Mike Rowe My son came home the

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Just Listen

While attending a recent party I found myself surrounded by “story toppers”. It’s a Seinfeld tribute term referring to the person who can’t wait to top the story you or someone else is telling. They stopped listening after your first

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So Much Wasted Time

by Susan Neuhalfen I know. You’re expecting me to give you all kinds of gooey language about how the holidays are all about giving and you should go volunteer your time here and give money there, etc. That’s all fine

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