Video blog: Does Life Really Matter?

The world is so big, it’s understandable that some people feel invisible or even irrelevant. In this message, Bishop Don shows us that even in a world with billions of people, each one of us important.  

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Supersized Waistlines of Americans… and 10 tips to shrink yours

Are you like the 60 percent of Americans that eat a fast food lunch at least once a week, or the 25 percent who eat out five or more times because of a hectic life? Although a meal eaten of the run fits easily into a busy schedule, it is not an invitation to eat [...]

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Timely Reminders: Holiday Stress

The holiday season is a time for cheer, joy and excitement and goodwill…or is it? To some, the holiday season means stress, and more stress! It is helpful to identify the sources of holiday stress and find ways to cope with that stress during the upcoming holiday season. Holiday Stressors • Family • Finances • [...]

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Hugging Them in Your Heart

I recently came across a wonderful article that I would like to share with everyone who is grieving the death of someone close.  May this article help you on your journey of healing. Our missing can hurt so very much…sometimes every minute of every day. We hurt just to feel their touch and feel their [...]

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Audio Blog: Jackie Halverson discusses RMC Lights of Love Campaign

Ripon Medical Center (RMC) Volunteers have the festivities in motion for its 25th annual “Lights of Love” program, a living memorial or tribute to friends, relatives or dedicated citizens of the community. A special lighting ceremony, which is open to the public, is scheduled at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 12 in the hospital’s Green [...]

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Business Update December 2012: Employee assistance programs provide a big boost to businesses, employees

Mental health and substance use issues have a significant impact on the workplace and employees, including absenteeism, presenteeism, loss of productivity and exacerbation of physical illnesses. December is the time of year when people extend their wishes for a safe and happy holiday season. Although the holidays can be a time of great joy for [...]

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Video blog: Stability ball exercises

Stability (or Swiss, physio or balance) balls are a great way to challenge your muscles.  Performing exercises on the ball rather than on a table can improve your balance, coordination, and strength of stabilizing muscles.  Movement patterns done with or on the ball are great for building core strength and improving proprioception.  Proprioception is how [...]

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