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Autism speaks – literally

Just because a person with autism cannot speak doesn’t mean they have nothing to say. The availability of more and more technologically advanced assisted typing and speaking devices has released a treasure of until now imprisoned thoughts and insight in some children and adults with autism. I get many “I have a son or daughter […]

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Setting up a split routine training program

While total body training is great, there are drawbacks to keeping the same routine over time. When you’re working all of your muscle groups at once, you don’t have the time or energy to focus on each muscle group as closely as you would if you split your workout. Split routines allow you to do […]

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Sticky notes to self…

I love sticky notes…I use them and put them in my path to remind me to do something; get something or simply write on is a pick up phrase or Bible verse that I need to hear over and over again. Use the mental image of a sticky note or the real deal to motivate […]

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Yoga is a key piece of one’s healing journey

Written by: Lauren Villegas, PsyD, psychotherapist, Outpatient Behavioral Health Services Cancer steals your breath; yoga gives it back. As a psychotherapist and a yoga teacher, I am always trying to figure out ways that I can combine my two passions in a meaningful way. I recently began researching the impact yoga has on common side effects […]

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Mindfulness through relaxation and stretching

If I asked you if you are aware of your body when you are resting, relaxing or stretching, you’d probably think I was a bit nuts. Why should I be doing something when I am trying to relax and not do anything?  The issue is when many of us “relax,” we are actually filling our […]

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Healthier Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

Serves: 8 INGREDIENTS For the filling 2 cups rhubarb, diced 2 cups strawberries, diced zest from one orange (or lemon) 1 teaspoon lemon juice 5 Tablespoons honey a pinch of salt 1½ Tablespoons cornstarch For the crumbles ½ cup chopped pecans ¾ cups almond flour (for gluten free, you may sub with whole wheat flour) […]

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Sunshine – what a wonderful thing

Recently I became aware how sun deprived I really was. Living in Wisconsin you would think I would be used to how quickly the weather changes.  A few weeks ago I was outside on a beautiful sunny and warm Saturday puttering around in the yard. I spent the day picking up sticks, pulling weeds and […]

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Pregnancy tip #9: three foods to add to your diet

While you are pregnant, make sure to add these three foods to your diet. Really, everyone should add these three foods to their diet! BEANS- Beans are a very healthy and versatile food. They are full of fiber, protein, and nutrients. There are so many different kinds to try: chickpeas, black beans, kidney beans, pinto […]

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Being a successful weekend warrior, injury free

By: Alyssa Freeman, MS, LAT, Agnesian HealthCare Sports & Spine Center Time – don’t you wish you had more of it? If you’re like me, you may find it difficult to engage in exercise and activity during the week simply due to lack of time. The American Heart Association recommends performing 30 minutes of moderate-intensity […]

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Healing Thoughts: June 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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