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Gratitude and your mental health | Health & Wellness

I think that we have all heard the practicing gratitude, being grateful for things in your life, has a positive effect on one’s mental health. I believe that for some people,... — Updated 1/19/2023

 By Michelle    Opinion

Tips for coping with holiday stress | Health & Wellness

The holiday season often brings unwelcome guests – stress and depression. And it's no wonder. The holidays often present a dizzying array of demands – cooking meals, shopping, baking, cleaning, and entertaining, to name just a... — Updated 12/15/2022


Breathe | Health and Wellness

According to Merriam Webster, breath is a noun and means the air taken into or expelled from the lungs or an inhalation or exhalation of air from the lungs. Most of us do this... — Updated 11/17/2022


The importance of advanced directives | Health & Wellness

Fall is my favorite season. I love the crisp morning air, the changing colors on the trees, the feeling of the ending of summer and the beginning of the coziness of winter. As a... — Updated 10/20/2022


Music and dance: It's not just for enjoyment | Health & Wellness

Several years ago I watched a documentary on how movement and music played a significant role in helping people manage Parkinson’s and dementia. I was fascinated by how someone with Parkinson’s disease could show little signs... — Updated 9/22/2022


Fraud: How you can protect yourself | Health & Wellness

In the age where everything is digital or online, many of us are on high alert for scams. When I make a purchase online, I always use my credit card, knowing that it is easier to dispute charges. When I get gas, I jiggle to card... — Updated 8/18/2022


Prescription medication cost: There's help | Health & Wellness

I know that it is no surprise to hear that prescription drug prices are out of control. Even with insurance, many people have difficulty affording their medications. Some even have... — Updated 7/21/2022


Sun, vitamin D, and you | Health & Wellness

If you are like me, you are lamenting the lack of sun and warmth this spring in the Pacific Northwest. I feel as if the sun comes out with its shining rays and warmth to tease me a... — Updated 5/18/2022


Emerging from our COVID cave | Health & Wellness

Several weeks ago, soon after the mask mandate was lifted by Gov. Jay Inslee, I was having dinner with a dear friend. It was the first time we had seen each other in several... — Updated 4/21/2022


Nightshades: Have they gotten a bad rap? | Health & Wellness

I have been noticing that nightshades have been in the news lately. Like many, I have believed that nightshades can negatively impact inflammation and arthritis. There has actually... — Updated 2/24/2022


Compassion = better heath for us and others | Health and Wellness

We are entering our third year of the COVID-19 pandemic. When many of us thought the worst was behind us, we are hitting record levels of infections … hospitals are again... — Updated 1/27/2022


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