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Becky Campos
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Health for Pennies on the Dollar

Did you know there are many things you can do to assist your body in reclaiming your health and preventing disease for pennies on the dollar. I talk to many people who are concerned about the high price of organic produce and health products. Many of my friends and family tell me they cannot afford to eat healthy. Here are two things I do weekly to increase my nutrient levels that not only are inexpensive but they are simple to do. Click here for the full article.
Kas Winters
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Easy Ways to Teach Children

Reading is often thought of as something that is connected to school classes, but it can be taught and encouraged at home. When our children were young, we read EVERYTHING! That included street signs, cereal boxes, milk cartons, signs on buildings, words on packages in the grocery store, words on notes on the fridge, and more. Reading happened daily. If children can read and comprehend what they read, there is nothing they can't learn. Being a good reader is the first step to understanding every other class a child attends. Our daughter placed index cards all over the house to label everyday items and her children learned to read words like "clock," "window," and others long before they started school. Of course, reading books aloud with children and letting them become comfortable with words is a perfect way to build vocabulary, spend time together, make memories, and learn how to read. With older children, share books. Read what they are reading and discuss ideas. Have books and magazines available at home. Give magazine subscriptions to students. Let them see you read. Click here for the full article.
Dr Peggy Marshall
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What Matters Most

I was talking with a friend today who has survived five bouts of cancer (more on that in my September blog). We were talking about how priorities change when one is faced with life changing circumstances. He related a story about a woman who when she found out she had cancer quit her job because her job was making her sick. Our conversation made me think about Cheryl Richardson’s book, “Take Time for Your Life”. (www.cherylrichardson.com) She believes that people face seven common obstacles that seem to prevent them from living their best life. The list includes; difficulty putting self first, a schedule that does not reflect priorities, feeling drained by people or situations, living on adrenalin, lack of a support community, and putting their spiritual well-being last. Click here for the full article.
Becky Campos
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Trans Fats

My March blog generated the most questions I have received since I joined Discover the Region as a health and wellness blogger. Those in the sphere of my life continue to call with questions about the foods that I recommend for simple health. Click here for the full article.
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Success in Business

The other day I had an unwanted guest show up in my house. It was a little grey mouse. It took a liking to my books. As I was sorting through my collection I found a book I read a number of years ago, "Practical Mysticism" by David Samuel. Click here for the full article.
Dr Bret Wilson
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Health Consciousness

Are you health conscious? The initial response would typically relate to your knowledge and application of diet, exercise, avoidance of smoking, and regular visits to the doctor. These areas are important to the health conscious person. I would like to expand your thinking to allow for an analysis of your conscious awareness of and sensitivity to specific issues in your constant control that can greatly effect your health. Your health consciousness in our definition is made up of your thoughts, your posture and your breath. Click here for the full article.
Dr Peggy Marshall
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Lets Work on the Right Thing

“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do, than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails." - Mark Twain Click here for the full article.
Dr Peggy Marshall

Telling Our Stories

Last month we began our journey of “Living Inside Out”. Did you start your journal? What did you notice about your passions and your dreams? This month, we are going to focus on the stories we tell ourselves and others. Stories are incredibly powerful. They have been a major way of communicating since time began. Cultures have stories. Families have stories. Even corporations have stories. However, the focus of your work this month will be on your story. Click here for the full article.
Kas Winters
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Turn Play into Teaching

After being around kids in all sorts of environments for years, I’ve decided that children learn the most when they think they are playing. Some walk into a classroom and immediately switch their brain to the “off” position. When having fun, they aren’t aware school is in session, and hands-on education takes place. I’ve watched them gain skills in reading, math, science, art, music and social studies without noticing anything but the good times. Click here for the full article.