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May 6, 2016

Perseverance

Merriam Webster defines Perseverance as “the quality that allows someone to continue trying to do something even though it is difficult”. If we reflect on that definition for a moment, what comes to mind is the fact that it does not mean we succeed. It is merely action. So what quality leads one to action,…

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April 29, 2016

A Few Words on Change

Change is a word that often elicits a negative reaction. Why do things have to change? How will this affect me? It is often difficult to wrap one’s mind around changes, especially if you can’t see why the change is happening. What most people forget is that change is very necessary and if taken with…

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April 11, 2016

Spring is a Time of Renewal

Spring is a time of renewal and when you look around, Spring has arrived! It’s as if everything is being renewed and so it is a good time for us to renew our commitment to Health in 2016. I would like to encourage everyone to shake off the winter blues, get outside and enjoy all…

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April 4, 2016

Saying Goodbye

As the end of life draws near, we journey into an area that most of us know little about. Despite the good work of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and others who have shed light on the dying process, it remains a topic we shy away from and prefer not to discuss. I recently lost two friends, both…

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March 30, 2016

Feeling burned out?

Combatting the effects of burnout can become a daily battle. No matter who you are or what your position is, it can become emotionally and physically draining to care for the most vulnerable of our society; to care for the people who rely on others to provide the most basic needs whether it is helping…

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March 23, 2016

The Giver and The Receiver

When a client is unable to do things for themselves, whether it is their personal care or cleaning their home or even preparing their own meals, we as caregivers and providers need to keep in mind how our clients may be feeling. Perhaps our client was once the one who brought meals to their sick…

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March 11, 2016

Children and Sleep

Sleep is a vital need, essential to a child’s health and growth. Sleep promotes alertness, memory and performance. Children who get enough sleep are more likely to function better and are less prone to behavioral problems and moodiness. That is why it is important for parents to start early and help their children develop good…

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March 7, 2016

DRIVE SMART COLORADO

DRIVE SMART COLORADO wants to remind you to: •Be Smart: It is illegal for anyone in Colorado to text while driving (even while sitting at a stop light) •Be in Control: It is your phone and you decide when to send or receive calls and texts. No call is worth dying over. •Be Caring: Never…

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March 2, 2016

Starting Right

I am sure you have all heard it said before: “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.”  It’s a meal that a lot of people over time have deemed as unimportant or the meal we have no time for.  Breakfast is definitely not the meal to skip.  Studies show that breakfast IS the…

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February 23, 2016

S.L.E.E.P

We devote around seven to eight hours to sleep each night in adulthood and ten to 12 hours in childhood. This amounts to around 200,000 hours in our first 60 years of life. Not getting enough sleep does a disservice to our brain and physical health. But how can we improve our chances of getting a good…

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