Minds

Keeping the Magic in Christmas

By Breanna Callahan, Marketing Coordinator  I love Christmas. The traditions. The music. The feeling you get being immersed in Christmas cheer. But, I will admit when my mom passed away in 2013, things changed. They changed in many ways, but especially for Christmas. She was the one who taught me what Christmas is. She was [read more]

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The Uncomfortable (Yet Totally Worth It) Work of Focusing on Yourself

Julie Stephenson from Southwest Health’s Community Outreach Department Shortly after I started focusing on my own personal development “work”, I realized my biggest call to courage was getting comfortable with my desire to dabble in unfamiliar things suggested by mentors or teachers. Things that seemed a little corny, woo-woo or just downright strange. One example [read more]

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Gratitude in Daily Life

By Julie Stephenson from Southwest Health’s Community Outreach Department. “In daily life, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful. It is gratefulness that makes us happy.” Brother David Steindl-Rast. When we live gratefully, we notice what is already present, plenty and abundant in our lives, from the tiniest things of [read more]

Try Seeing the World through Autistic Eyes 

By Jaime Collins, Director of Marketing and Communications It will surprise no one that there are a great many ways to upset strangers. What may be news, however, is that having autistic children presents a whole new array of possibilities. “That man is fat,” says my friend telling me the story of his seven-year-old daughter [read more]

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Dogs: Cute, Cuddly, and Good for Your Health!

By Breanna Callahan, Southwest Health Marketing Coordinator Pup. Pooch. Four-legged friend. Whatever you call them, dogs are great companions and great for your health. Once you get past the puppy phase, the crying (or more like ear-piercing howling) through the night while they are stuck in their kennel and the peeing on the floor, dogs [read more]

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Living Young At Heart

By Jaime Collins, Director of Marketing and Communications | Take cheddar cheese, for example. The aging process is not simply cheese getting older. I’m no expert, but I do know it involves adding not only bacteria to milk but also adding curdled milk from the stomachs of un-weaned calves. There is also nearly endless folding [read more]

Advanced Directives: Making Hard Times a Little Easier

by Jessica Worek, Transition of Care Coordinator It can be difficult to think about what kind of healthcare you want if you become unable to make healthcare decisions yourself. But, it is better to make your wishes known now while you are still able to. If you don’t make a plan now, if the time [read more]

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Zen of Exercise

By Jaime Collins, Director of Marketing and Communications To read about exercise is to be told what you should do. This article is the complete opposite. This is about doing nothing. Well O.K., not literally nothing. None of us gets away that easily. As you read, be mindful I make the assumption you’re like me [read more]