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Simple ways to manage stress…and lose weight!

Stress does a lot of crummy stuff to our bodies.  It all starts in our minds and how we perceive a situation; how we deal with it and how resilient we are to change when it comes along.  Stress dumps chemicals into our body.  We often associate food with comfort which leads to a cycle […]

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10 Easy Ways To Reduce Your Stress!

Here’s my top 10 quick and easy list for the busy person… Do something you love, even if it is for a short time – read a magazine, play Words with Friends, polish your toe nails! Read something non-work related or just unplug form technology for awhile Eat healthy food – good food is good […]

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Cherish your life

Relaxation…tapping into the relaxation response

You know that moment, when you sit down or lay down after a long day on your feet when you go, “Ahhhh,” and have that deep and satisfying feeling of relaxation, right? You have that feeling of utter relaxation or the body’s natural response to slowing down and taking a break. Dr. Herbert Benson, the […]

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Holiday Workout

The 12 days of Well-Being

I was reading about the origin of the 12 days of Christmas carol. It is actually an old Roman Catholic song that was used to pass on faith in Jesus Christ that started in the 1558 (published in 1780) when England didn’t allow them to freely practice their faith. It’s really fascinating to read about; […]

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Healing Thoughts: December 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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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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Only the turkey should be STUFFED this holiday season

Written by: Tara Schmitz, Wellness Coordinator, Agnesian Work & Wellness Research from the Calorie Control Council says that the average American consumes more than 4,500 calories and 229 grams of fat during a traditional holiday meal. That’s three times the amount of fat and over double the amount of calories we are supposed to consume […]

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The greatest wealth is HEALTH

The greatest asset you bring to a rich, secure and satisfying life is a healthy and fit YOU! If you’re not “there,” today is the day to take that first step… Take baby steps…or set SMART goals…each accomplished goal builds confidence and is a baby step to the next goal in life. Goals and dreams […]

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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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