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Parenting after Divorce

Approximately half of all marriages end in divorce and some of these involve children. While the end of a committed relationship is extremely hard on the adults involved, the children are also at times devastated by their parents splitting. What parents can do to increase the chance that their children will emerge the least harmed […]

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Healing Thoughts: November 2016

Through Agnesian HealthCare’s Bereavement Services, support is available during this grieving process to individuals and their families following the death of a loved one. All services are offered at no charge and are available to any individual or group who has experienced the death of a family member or friend. Check out this month’s Healing […]

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Oval Souls on a Round Planet

What’s the shape of your soul, psychological soul that is? When seeing new patients I would always check their vital signs: pulse, blood pressure, respiration, temperature and shape of their psychological soul. I learned about the different shapes of psychological souls from a patient of mine.  She was a very bright young adult woman who […]

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Be mindful this Halloween of children with sensory or social challenges

Written by: Emma Coffman, MS OTR/L, Pediatric Occupational Therapist, Treffert Center & Clinic Consider these tips for celebrating Halloween with children that have sensory or social challenges: For community members Be mindful of overwhelming décor, including your yard. Consider not using flashing lights or loud, surprising sounds. While these may be fun for some, they can […]

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Steps to true change…

The greatest asset you bring to a rich, secure and satisfying life is a healthy and fit YOU! Take baby steps…or use SMART goals to plan out these steps. Each accomplished goal builds confidence. It’s a rung on the ladder that you can take to the next baby step. I have attached a SMART goals […]

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Why do I feel so tired each fall?

Written by: Kathy Fett, Director, Agnesian Work & Wellness Believe it or not, daylight savings time will soon be upon us. With daylight savings time, comes darkness and sometimes Seasonsal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD is a type of depression with symptoms starting in fall and continuing through the winter months. Some symptoms of SAD that […]

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Mistakes to avoid on the journey to well-being

Sometimes when we decide to change our lives, we have grandiose dreams and unrealistic expectations of ourselves. I often hear this when someone wants to set up an exercise program. They may say, “I used to be a size (x) and I want that again.” We delve deeper into that, and they were a size […]

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Bust that plateau

Have you been trying to lose weight but seem stuck on a plateau?  This happens to everyone who tries to lose weight at some point.  You feel stuck, and despite doing everything right or just as you have been, the weight isn’t coming off – this can last for days or even weeks. What causes […]

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Be on FIRE every day!

Do you ever feel behind your day before it even starts – too busy, too exhausted, too stressed?  Or that your life is a toxic mix of the above making you impatient, irritable or unfocused? I think many of you probably could answer yes to those feelings at some time in life…our society of constant distraction […]

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Accidental Genius: A little Rain Man within us all?

Jason Padgett was an ordinary person managing a futon and furniture store in Washington State. In September 2002, he was the victim of a brutal mugging in which he sustained a severe concussion. While an MRI showed no gross changes, when he awoke he was experiencing some new, vivid, synesthetic imagery. He began to draw […]

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