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Wellness Wednesday September 23, 2020: Stuck

We have a season in Minnesota called winter. A common occurrence while driving after a heavy snowfall is that we get stuck. The tires on the car keep spinning, but we aren’t going anywhere. For some time now, I’ve been noticing people I know or people in the media who...

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Wellness Wednesday: September 16, 2020 – Probing

I am alive today and experiencing exceptional health because of Dr. Jack Scanlon. Two years ago, I was unaware that a major artery in my heart was 90% blocked. During a routine doctor visit with Jack, he probed with questions about how I was feeling. Based on what he...

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Wellness Wednesday September 9th, 2020: Smile

This week’s Wellness Wednesday has a very specific purpose. I want to cause you to smile. A smile is an outward expression of an inward experience. We are most likely to smile when we experience a connection to something that is tender, kind, gentle, sincere, funny,...

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Wellness Wednesday August 12th, 2020: PERSPECTIVE

How do you see? We’ve been posing that question to students and adults for 20 years. By ‘see’ we mean how we think about something, our beliefs, our point of view, our perspective. We have used the Frame as a tool to understand our perspective or how we see something....

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Wellness Wednesday August 5th, 2020: Power Awareness

I’ve always been inspired by Anne Sullivan, the teacher of Helen Keller. Recently I learned more about the overwhelming challenges she experienced in her young life: At the age of 5 she contracted trachoma which left her partially blind and without reading or writing...

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Wellness Wednesday, July 22, 2020: COMFORT and RISK

I just had a phone visit with my dear 80-year-old Aunt Bonnie. Several times during the call she shared with me what she and Uncle Dick are ‘comfortable’ or ‘uncomfortable’ doing or places they are ‘comfortable’ or ‘uncomfortable’ going. Covid-19 has certainly...

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