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The Importance of a Routine

The Importance of a Routine

A routine, according to Merriam-Webster, is a habitual or mechanical sequence of an established procedure; a grind, groove, pattern, every-day, garden-variety, boring state or situation1. Routines are so ingrained in us that we don’t have to think or process in order to do. Many people like to cite celebrity routines as “goals” or what everyone should be doing, but your routine should be formed around you and your needs.

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Invite Her

Invite Her

By Jessica Wilkerson CPT, PN-1 Recently I discovered an account on Facebook and Instagram called Sister, I Am With You and the initial post I read hit me hard!  I couldn’t find the original when I went back to look for it, but they talked about inviting friends...

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Teens Need Your Support

Teens Need Your Support

The research was clear – teens who participate in extracurricular activity do better academically, are more confident, and usually have more successful adult careers and lives. But the interesting part of the research that sticks with me to this day is why that outcome is as it is. There are really two main pieces for the success of these teens – the non-parent adult influence and their peer community.

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The World Before and After COIVD: Nature Exhibit Edition

The World Before and After COIVD: Nature Exhibit Edition

by Andie Vasquez After being stuck inside for the last couple months and staying mostly close to home due to the pandemic, my children were eager to get out and about. Some places remain closed, but a few have reopened. This was our first trip into the world with all...

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The Unspoken Language Everyone Speaks

The Unspoken Language Everyone Speaks

by Jessica Wilkerson Have you ever traveled to a foreign country for vacation where you didn't speak the language? When you communicated with people there, did you feel slightly misunderstood? Have you ever felt that way speaking to your family at home? If you have...

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How I am surviving the coronavirus pandemic

How I am surviving the coronavirus pandemic

By Isabela Collins ATC No one ever expected this. I would never have thought I would have to see my dear friends lose their jobs and file for unemployment before the age of 25. I never thought my senior athletes’ would see the field for the last time after a regular...

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The Rise of the Midlife Mom

The Rise of the Midlife Mom

By Beth Jones, MEd, ATC, LMT, CPT-RES, CHC Geriatric. It’s a word that I didn’t expect to have associated with me for many more decades, but about 10 years ago I heard it for the first time. “You’re a ‘Geriatric Primigravidae”, the midwife told me. Basically I was a...

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My Unplanned Quarantine

My Unplanned Quarantine

by Cassandra McCoy MAT, ATC, LAT I had a plan. The last two weeks of March and the first few weeks of April I would be making some changes and would also develop what I wanted to share with others. So I moved forward, plans were formulated, with announcements to the...

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Social Distancing: How You Can Survive the Isolation

Social Distancing: How You Can Survive the Isolation

By Lisa Mildon With US government officials and scientists recommending our population to self-isolate to slow the spread of COVID-19, many people may be feeling the effects of social distancing very negatively. While the US has a large sector of remote workers,...

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