Taking Care of Your Life

Nobody's Perfect - There's an (accessible) app for that

Written by Sister Karen Zielinski, OSF. Posted in Taking Care of Your Life

What did we do before technology helped us do so many things? We order food, read books, listen to music, and do a number of daily activities using the apps on our smartphones. Besides medical apps, which manage our blood pressure and help us keep track of our steps and diet, there are a few more that help with our everyday lives.

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Anxiety—there is always a “why”

Written by Tom Duvall, LISW-S. Posted in Taking Care of Your Life

“Why are you anxious? You have nothing to be anxious about!” If you have ever experienced anxiety, odds are you may have heard this before or may have thought it about yourself. You know you are anxious but cannot pinpoint the reason why. Since you cannot pinpoint the reason, you assume there must not be one, that your anxiety is misplaced. However, if you are anxious there is always a reason for it.

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It's never too early to set your New Year's fitness resolutions

Written by Amanda Manthey plus Dave's Races. Posted in Taking Care of Your Life

With 2021 just a month away, it’s time to start thinking about those New Year’s resolutions and a perfect time to re-evaluate your personal fitness goals. If you’re a novice runner, an advanced runner, or even a member of a local gym, the approaching New Year is a great time to set short- and long-term goals for yourself. Whether it’s for weight loss or to improve your 5K run time, personal goals will keep you on track. Here are five tips for maximizing your resolutions this year:

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How to help de-stress the holiday season

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Taking Care of Your Life

Another holiday season is upon us, and that means it’s time to spend a small fortune on gifts, spend untold hours baking holiday treats, wrap a truckload of presents, transform your home into the perfect winter wonderland, and entertain like Martha Stewart on steroids (safely masked and socially distanced, of course), all while balancing your regular responsibilities of work and family.

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Spiritually Speaking - We are the light of the world

Written by Sister Mary Thill. Posted in Taking Care of Your Life

After so much darkness these days, including COVID-19, the rancorous elections, social distancing, quarantining, loss of jobs, businesses closing, and so much more, I am looking forward to the holidays where we are once again reminded about the spiritual aspects of our lives where we can turn to our faith to find solace and hope for the future. We seem so mired in the fear of these past several months that it is time to come out of the darkness and look to the light. I love to think of us, all of us, the way Jesus speaks of us in the Gospels: We are the light of the world. He says that he is the light of the world and we too can be just such a light by being and doing good.

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