• Stress Less and Start Living: Mindfulness Meditation, Part 2

    Stress Less and Start Living: Mindfulness Meditation, Part 2

    This is the 2nd installment in a 3-part series by Staff Writer, Chad Morris. We’re in the thick of a stress epidemic. While we can’t control external stressors like global politics and the economy, we’re not totally helpless. It’s now more important than ever to practice self-care, so we’re equipped to handle any stress life has in store for us. To […]

  • Forty and Still Feisty

    Forty and Still Feisty

    By Melanie Robitaille, Sr. Staff Writer Have you ever noticed that no matter how the happily ever after truism seems to play out in Hollywood or novel tales, the story always conveniently fades to an ambiguous end generally around the point of the middle-aged years in life? I’ve always believed that age is truly just a number and as such […]

  • Keeping Life Sweet: A Series on Getting Healthy with Diabetes, Part 3

    Keeping Life Sweet: A Series on Getting Healthy with Diabetes, Part 3

    This is the 3rd installment in a 6-part series by Staff Writer, Maegan Carrasquillo, on living with diabetes. The funny thing is I really thought exercise was going to be my downfall on this journey. For the most part I don’t eat that poorly and I’ve known for a long time that my diabetes care needed work so I was […]

  • Stress Less and Start Living: A National Crisis, Part 1

    Stress Less and Start Living: A National Crisis, Part 1

    By Chad Morris, Staff Writer The United States was the global leader for life expectancy in the 1960s, but this trend was short-lived, so to speak. Life expectancy in the U.S. has been declining for decades relative to other developed countries—it’s now 1.5 years less than the OECD country average. As of 2018, life expectancy dropped for the third year […]

  • Wellness in the Workplace

    Wellness in the Workplace

    By Sharron Richardson, VP, Broker Services Employers know how important it is to have healthy, motivated workers. This leads to a more productive and positive workplace for everyone. There are a number of factors that can chip away at a healthy workplace environment: the physical facilities, working conditions, even time of year (cold and flu season anyone?) Studies show, however, […]

  • ‘Tis the Sneezon!

    ‘Tis the Sneezon!

    By Melanie Robitaille, Sr. Staff Writer Like the sound of a robin’s song or the sight of crocuses in bloom, a sure-fire sign of spring is the first sneeze of allergy season. For those of us with environmental allergies, it often means regular allergy shots, pills, puffers and eye drops. We don’t dare leave the house without tissues at the […]

  • Live In The Elements

    Live In The Elements

    By Melanie Robitaille, Sr. Staff Writer Humans are more than mere flesh and bone. There’s a reason why we’re built to breath the air; why our bodies are made of water and are nourished by the warmth of the sun and the fruits of the earth. We aren’t just designed by nature, we’re a part of it. The societal shift […]

  • The Journey for a Purposeful Life

    The Journey for a Purposeful Life

    In the book Moby Dick, Captain Ahab is so obsessed with catching the infamous whale that he loses sight of what’s important and sails off to a catastrophic end. This story rings true for the of people seeking a purposeful life, where the struggle to find meaning produces an assortment of negative emotions and health ramifications under the blanket term […]

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by / on September 6, 2019 at 3:45 pm / in Wellness

Stress Less and Start Living: Mindfulness Meditation, Part 2

This is the 2nd installment in a 3-part series by Staff Writer, Chad Morris. We’re in the thick of a stress epidemic. While we can’t control external stressors like global politics and the economy, we’re not totally helpless. It’s now more important than ever to practice self-care, so we’re equipped to handle any stress life has in store for us. To […]

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by / on August 27, 2019 at 9:53 am / in Wellness

Forty and Still Feisty

By Melanie Robitaille, Sr. Staff Writer Have you ever noticed that no matter how the happily ever after truism seems to play out in Hollywood or novel tales, the story always conveniently fades to an ambiguous end generally around the point of the middle-aged years in life? I’ve always believed that age is truly just a number and as such […]

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by / on July 26, 2019 at 10:07 am / in Health

Keeping Life Sweet: A Series on Getting Healthy with Diabetes, Part 3

This is the 3rd installment in a 6-part series by Staff Writer, Maegan Carrasquillo, on living with diabetes. The funny thing is I really thought exercise was going to be my downfall on this journey. For the most part I don’t eat that poorly and I’ve known for a long time that my diabetes care needed work so I was […]

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by / on July 19, 2019 at 1:25 pm / in Wellness

Stress Less and Start Living: A National Crisis, Part 1

By Chad Morris, Staff Writer The United States was the global leader for life expectancy in the 1960s, but this trend was short-lived, so to speak. Life expectancy in the U.S. has been declining for decades relative to other developed countries—it’s now 1.5 years less than the OECD country average. As of 2018, life expectancy dropped for the third year […]

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by / on June 5, 2019 at 5:38 pm / in Wellness

Wellness in the Workplace

By Sharron Richardson, VP, Broker Services Employers know how important it is to have healthy, motivated workers. This leads to a more productive and positive workplace for everyone. There are a number of factors that can chip away at a healthy workplace environment: the physical facilities, working conditions, even time of year (cold and flu season anyone?) Studies show, however, […]

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by / on May 17, 2019 at 9:00 am / in Health

‘Tis the Sneezon!

By Melanie Robitaille, Sr. Staff Writer Like the sound of a robin’s song or the sight of crocuses in bloom, a sure-fire sign of spring is the first sneeze of allergy season. For those of us with environmental allergies, it often means regular allergy shots, pills, puffers and eye drops. We don’t dare leave the house without tissues at the […]

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by / on April 22, 2019 at 11:11 am / in Wellness

Live In The Elements

By Melanie Robitaille, Sr. Staff Writer Humans are more than mere flesh and bone. There’s a reason why we’re built to breath the air; why our bodies are made of water and are nourished by the warmth of the sun and the fruits of the earth. We aren’t just designed by nature, we’re a part of it. The societal shift […]

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by / on April 20, 2019 at 6:41 pm / in Health

Keeping Life Sweet: A Series on Getting Healthy with Diabetes, Part 2

This is the 2nd installment in a 6-part series by Staff Writer, Maegan Carrasquillo, on living with diabetes. One of the first things you learn about when you’re diagnosed with diabetes is carbohydrate counting. You learn that sugar is counted in the carbohydrates, a factor that determines how much insulin you administer, and most nutritionists will tell you to avoid […]

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by / on April 18, 2019 at 4:12 pm / in Wellness

The Journey for a Purposeful Life

In the book Moby Dick, Captain Ahab is so obsessed with catching the infamous whale that he loses sight of what’s important and sails off to a catastrophic end. This story rings true for the of people seeking a purposeful life, where the struggle to find meaning produces an assortment of negative emotions and health ramifications under the blanket term […]

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by / on April 12, 2019 at 1:21 pm / in Wellness

Decluttering Your Mind and Space

Some people loathe daylight savings time and feel like the Monday immediately following is a rough one. Others revel in the brighter days and gain a renewed sense of hope. Most of us fall somewhere in between. As the days get warmer and longer you might find that you are inspired to dust off those shelves covered in old magazines […]

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