Taking Care of Your Life

Want to feel good on your feet? Get fitted for the right footwear

Written by Aaron Z. Haydu plus Dave’s Races. Posted in Taking Care of Your Life

Many disparate factors shape a person’s well-being and health equity throughout Northwest Ohio. Creating opportunities that have the potential to reach everyone in the community is challenging, but when we’re able to see the trees through the forest by compartmentalizing and focusing efforts, the potential becomes more real.

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Planting success stems from proper watering

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

The month of July is a great time for gardeners and outdoor planters to sit back and enjoy the fruits of their springtime labor. At this point in the growing season, shade beckons and we’re inclined to leave any heavy-duty gardening or landscaping tasks until cooler weather returns in fall. However, given the intense heat and reduced precipitation levels typical of July, at least one gardening chore is inescapable this month—watering.

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A Walk in the Park – Nothing’s grander than the Tetons

Written by LeMoyne Mercer. Posted in Taking Care of Your Life

We went to Grand Teton National Park for the first time in 1985 as an extension of our first visit to Yellowstone. The parks are virtually adjacent in NW Wyoming, so there is little sense in going all that way and doing one without the other. All of our trips are planned as loops with a primary destination in mind and several additional places going and coming. Thus, we have visited a thousand places on our way to or from someplace else.

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To-die-for Maui Chili

Written by Jeff Kurtz. Posted in Taking Care of Your Life

I can generally take or leave chili. Too many chili recipes are long on habanero-induced heat while lacking any true complexity of flavor. Don’t get me wrong; I don’t mind a little kick in my food, but I can do without tongue-scalding heat that leaves me gagging and desperately searching for any available liquid to put out the flames. Besides, chili usually contains one of my least favorite food items—beans.

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You can't save what you don't have

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

Whether you’re retired or working, do you really know where you spend your money? This is an increasingly important question today as more people are helping not only their children, but also their grandchildren. This may also be at the expense of their own retirement. Having a financial plan can help guide your decisions now and in the years to come.

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Nobody's Perfect - I think I can: reflections on pandemic life

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

I found the best coping mechanism for my stay-at-home time while I was sanitizing a plaque on my wall. It was a round pewter plaque with a train engine in the middle, surrounded by the words I think I can. That phrase is the famous quote inspired by the children’s book The Little Engine That Could, an American fairytale published in 1930. In the tale, a long train must be pulled over a high mountain after its engine breaks down. Larger engines are asked to pull the train; for various reasons they refuse. The request is sent to a small engine, who agrees to try. The engine succeeds in pulling the train over the mountain while repeating its motto: “I-think-I-can.” The story is used to teach children the value of optimism and hard work.

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Want to feel good on your feet? Get fitted for the right footwear

Written by Aaron Z. Haydu plus Dave's Races. Posted in Taking Care of Your Life

Many disparate factors shape a person’s well-being and health equity throughout Northwest Ohio. Creating opportunities that have the potential to reach everyone in the community is challenging, but when we’re able to see the trees through the forest by compartmentalizing and focusing efforts, the potential becomes more real.

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