The Transfer of Life

The National Alliance for Grieving Children blog explains how much the children teach us, the adults, how to handle grief.  They are wonderful role models for us who feel uncomfortable and inadequate in trying to “take care” of their grief.  The children are the only ones who find the way of how to walk their grief [...]

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Fitness verses “Thinness”

Here’s how to get started on a positive body image breakthrough and a vigorous cycle…. Sometimes we use “thinness” and diets as a metaphor for what we really want in life. We think, “When I lose weight, I’ll finally be happy.” Being thin won’t make you happy. Being healthy and well will improve your sense of [...]

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Maintaining Healthy Boundaries with Family, Friends and Co-Workers

When you hear the word Boundaries, what comes to mind? Is it a fence around a house? Is it the limit of what you will allow your children to do? Is it the emotional distance you keep from others? These are all definitions of boundaries. Emotional boundaries are personal property lines that mark what is [...]

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Video Blog: What is Faith?

Friends often encourage one another to “have faith” when times are tough. What exactly is faith? Bishop Don Hying helps us define this seemingly “ordinary’ word that packs extraordinary power. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church.     Related articles Video Blog: Ignite Your Catholic Faith

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Get Your Potassium and Stay Healthy

  Bananas, tomatoes, oranges, cantaloupe, peaches, spinach, Swiss chard, lima beans, potatoes -these are some of the world’s healthiest foods, in part because they are excellent sources of potassium. Potassium is an important mineral, one of a class known as electrolytes. “When dissolved in water, electrolytes conduct electricity needed for nerves and muscles to do [...]

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Video blog: Maintaining good posture

Technology has become our enemy…computers and smart phones have transformed us from standing active individuals to sedentary folk who sit at a desk most of the day.  Have you looked at the spine of a teenager lately?  They tend to lean forward, with rounded shoulders and a straining neck, looking down at their smart phone, [...]

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Keeping Your Healthy Feasts Safe

When you make preparations for Thanksgiving and other holiday meals, you probably call on traditional wisdom passed along to you by your mother. Among all of the family food secrets and recipes, however, you’re unlikely to find helpful advice regarding food safety. People can and do get foodborne illness from holiday meals. Diarrhea, vomiting and [...]

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