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5 Ways to Love Yourself

Have you heard the phrase “You can’t love others unless you love yourself”? Psychologist Leslie Becker-Phelps says though that statement is true, it’s also complicated. Here we’ll explore 5 ways to love yourself so you can love others better. In an article on WebMD, Dr. Becker-Phelps says, “Loving yourself certainly makes it easier to love … Continued


Vaping Not Free of Dangers: Health Officials Urge People to Stop

“People are dying from vaping and there’s hundreds of new cases each week of serious and fatal lung injuries from vaping,” Kansas Department of Health and Environment Secretary Dr. Lee Norman said in a video on the agency’s web site. At least seven other “probable/confirmed vaping related cases” have happened in that state alone. According … Continued


Summer Safety Tips Whether or Not You’re Pregnant

The official kickoff of summer – the Memorial Day weekend – has come and gone. Even though temperatures in Wyoming may not reflect summer is upon us (or even spring for that matter!), the weather forecast for the upcoming weekend shows hints of warmer weather. Likely most people are happy about that! With summer comes … Continued


Inner Beauty vs. Outer Beauty

Daily, almost hourly, we’re bombarded with the ideal of perfect physical beauty. Magazines, movies, TV shows, advertisements, and athletic competitions hold us hostage to our culture’s definition of beauty. From skinny stomachs and sapphire eyes to dazzling white teeth and luscious locks, our self-esteem is taunted by models, singers, actresses, and our own self-consciousness. These … Continued


Alcohol and Pregnancy: Enjoy a Careful, Mindful St. Patrick’s Day Weekend!

A time of fun and celebration takes place this weekend. St. Patrick’s Day happens on Sunday, and many people use this time to not only eat corned beef and cabbage, but also to excessively drink alcohol. Whether you are pregnant or not, there can be serious repercussions if you over-indulge with alcohol. The Danger to … Continued


4 Signs of a Toxic Relationship

Personal relationships can be complex and complicated. People disagree, they even fight. But, there are ways to fight fair. Some people have hang-ups, though, that destroy relationships. Your partner may be the one spilling the toxicity, or it might be you. Here are four signs of a toxic relationship, things to look for in yourself … Continued


Celebrate Your Female Friends!

Do you have gal-pals? A bestie or two? Do you know female friendships are vital for most woman? “From what I’ve experienced, when my friends and I are there for one another, the whole world feels a lot kinder and way more hopeful. There’s a glow that lights even the bleakest moments,” writes Susan Skog … Continued


Find Yourself, Be Yourself

Do you have dreams and goals for your life? I was fourteen years old when I discovered what I wanted to do as an adult. My parents and I were in Yellowstone National Park and we watched a female park ranger observe a herd of bison and jot down notes on paper (this was before … Continued


Effective Communication for Healthy Relationships

You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time. – M. Scott Peck June is Effective Communications Month. Although often applied to business situations, effective communication is also necessary for healthy relationships of all types: within families, among friends, and between couples. How can a person be an effective communicator and maintain strong, … Continued


Changed by Motherhood

From Our Nurse Manager As I perused my calendar looking ahead over the next few weeks, I saw it…  Mother’s Day. So many thoughts and feelings went through my mind.  My mom passed away in 2002 while I was pregnant with my daughter. I’m sad she never got to meet my little girl. I think … Continued


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