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In Search Of Patience

In Search Of Patience

by Mary Holtrop I work in administration at a public library. My library is in a town of about 18,000 people and we have 25 employees. Since mid-March our library has been closed due to COVID-19.  My responsibilities in the library include finance, human...

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The Rise of the Kaizen: Simplifying a parody life

The Rise of the Kaizen: Simplifying a parody life

by Sophia Pollalis Yes, the title is in reference to Weird Al’s Rye or the Kaiser parody of Survivor’s Eye of the Tiger. Use this information as you will. One of the things I have struggled most with my entire life is being satisfied with sitting still. Don’t get me...

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Video: Going from Busy to Productive.

by Amanda McKinney “I’m so busy”  Do you find yourself saying that phrase often? Or how about “I’m so tired”?  I get it sister, we all feel that and that feeling is real. There’s no shortage of things on your to-do list and it’s constantly growing. Whether...

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Tools to Go From “Busy” to Productive

Tools to Go From “Busy” to Productive

By Amanda McKinney “I’m so busy”  Do you find yourself saying that phrase often? Or how about “I’m so tired”?  I get it sister, we all feel that and that feeling is real. There’s no shortage of things on your to-do list and it’s constantly growing. Whether it’s...

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Women Making History in Athletic Training

Women Making History in Athletic Training

By Sophia Pollalis March is National Athletic Training Month as well as National Women’s History Month, so I thought I’d share a little of this woman’s history with athletic training. I have wanted to be an athletic trainer since I was a sophomore in high school. My...

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Transitioning to Life Outside of College

Transitioning to Life Outside of College

By Isabela Collins College can be some of the best years of your life.  You are creating lifelong memories with friends along with finding a career path you are passionate about, all while living it up---young and carefree. It can be tough letting that go to...

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Juggling Multiple Roles in Our Modern World

Juggling Multiple Roles in Our Modern World

By Amanda Sterzyk Five years ago, I wrote a blog post about the sandwich generation, highlighting the stress that people—mostly women—feel when supporting both parents and children. As a mother with aging parents, I felt the squeeze of competing responsibilities...

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The Origin Story

The Origin Story

by Cassandra McCoy MS, ATC, LAT Everyone loves a good origin story, right? From superheroes, world leaders, actors, and to all the influencers of old, we can always trace their history back. So, here's a Positively Balanced Origin Story:  Why we are here today,...

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