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Healthy Holidays

Healthy Holidays

During the holidays, food isn’t just food. It’s a delicious experience loaded with tradition and temptation. But if you’re not careful, in the five weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, the indulgent delights of stuffing, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie and eggnog can become the harsh reality extra pounds. The good news? A study by the […]

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Sixth Man on the Moon

Sixth Man on the Moon

Astronaut shares his amazing journey in new memoir “Earthrise” Dr. Edgar Mitchell was a pilot with the historic 1971 Apollo 14 mission and the sixth man to ever walk on the moon. He is also the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the NASA Distinguished Service Medal, and three NASA Group Achievement Awards. Dr. […]

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Teenagers

Mindfulness Studies At School

Mindfulness Studies At School

One of the students was so afraid he vomited in a school trashcan. Hearing that, I felt the magnitude of the situation. This is not the world I grew up in, I thought. Back then, students prepared for fires, not school shooters. A week before the trashcan incident, teens at Wilson High School took part […]

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Holidays

Ring in the New Year with Family-Friendly Party Games

Ring in the New Year with Family-Friendly Party Games

Are you including the kids in your New Year’s celebration this year? For most of us, that means bringing the kids to the party, then sending them off to play with their friends while we mingle with ours. It’s like having two separate parties under the same roof. This year, bring the two parties together […]

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The Road from Rock Star to Fatherhood: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

The Road from Rock Star to Fatherhood: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

| December 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Much of what we listened to growing up derived from our own Northwest backyard, including the rock band, Candlebox. A radio dial couldn’t be touched without hearing one of their two major hits, “You” and “Far Behind,” off their self-titled debut album, “Candlebox,” released in 1993. While at Rock ’n’ Roll Fantasy Camp, we were […]

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Love, The Second Time Around

Love, The Second Time Around

| December 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

The holidays can be a lovely, vibrant time, but they can also be a lonely time, especially for grandparents or older adults who have recently experienced loss. At The Springs Living, a senior housing community, being surrounded by family and friends helps makes the holidays a happier, although reflective, time. It can also be a […]

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The Gift of a Mother’s Love

The Gift of a Mother’s Love

| December 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

In love, all things are possible. No one understands that sentiment more than Crystal Sirignano and her daughter Kendra. In her inspiring new memoir, “Labor of Love,” Crystal relays how, at age 52, she carried and delivered her daughter’s twins, Nico and Mia, with the support of her husband DJ and the help of in-vitro […]

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“It’s Not Fair!” – How to Handle Holiday Rivalry

“It’s Not Fair!” – How to Handle Holiday Rivalry

| December 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

You shop ’til you drop for holiday gifts. Then, as the flurry of wrapping and ribbons settles on the living room floor, you hear a shrill, small voice whine, “Mom, she got seven presents and I only got five. It’s not fair!” Material gifts are no substitute for parental affection. Still, kids make the connection […]

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Affirm Holiday Spirit Over Holiday Spending

Affirm Holiday Spirit Over Holiday Spending

| December 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

The holidays are upon us, and even parents with the best of intentions may have realized somewhere along the way that their sweet, innocent baby swaddled in soft blankets turned into a demanding child who expects material things to make his or her holiday bright. You’re left wondering what went wrong, and how you can […]

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Give Gifts without Price Tags

Give Gifts without Price Tags

| December 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

I recall giving wrapped, handwritten notes to my mom as a young child. They would say, “Redeem for extra help in the kitchen,” or “Good for babysitting my sister while you go to the store.” The special ones would say, “Redeem for an attitude adjustment on a cranky day.” My mom loved getting my gifts […]

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