Spring Ahead #1: Gimme S’more

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Graham crackers, chocolate slabs, and marshmallows: simple to construct and sweet to enjoy, the gooey S’more transcends the sum of its parts. Done right, the freshly-toasted marshmallow melts the chocolate, with the sturdy cracker holding everything together while boosting the … Read More

March Forward #4: The Goal Standard

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“Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Choose your words, for they become actions. Understand your actions, for they become habits. Study your habits, for they become your character. Develop your character, for it becomes your destiny.” Spring doesn’t blast … Read More

March Forward #1: Can You Hear Me Now?

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Communication is tricky, even face-to-face; even without poor cell reception; even between two people who speak the same language. The definition is simple: any exchange of information, verbal and non-verbal, between sender and receiver. But because humans are so fascinatingly … Read More

Love Yourself #4: Think Like a Martian

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During the camping season – when school is out and days are longer – it’s easy for families to spend quality time together. But how about in the off-season, when days are shorter, the air chillier, and the pace more … Read More

Love Yourself #3: Have Some Chocolate

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Do your memories of camping involve squares of chocolate melted onto Graham crackers, clinging to marshmallows, and licked from fingers? Does your winter routine involve mugs of hot cocoa after a day of playing in (or shoveling) the snow? Good … Read More

Love Yourself #2: Eat Your Heart Out

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“Every food a person might eat either fights or contributes to disease.” – Stephen L. Kopecky, MD, cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic. Does it surprise you that most Americans would rather pop a pill than adjust their eating and exercise … Read More

Love Yourself #1: Head Over Heart

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Humans form an emotional brain long before a rational one, and a beating heart before either. Last month, we talked about the destructive nature of stress – against body, mind and spirit – and the power of positive emotion to … Read More