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Winners Announced: 5th Annual Gratitude Challenge

The 5th Annual Gratitude Challenge encouraged entrants to share what will make 2019 their best year yet! No major feats required; the simple efforts of optimism and connection are enough to spark a ripple effect of good in your community. We really wanted everyone to take the time to contemplate the big and little changes […]

The Unexpected Phone Call

By Kate Paulsen-Zissos On September 1, 2016, I went to the bathroom at work to answer a call from a nurse who had navigated with me through six months of ultrasounds, mammograms, biopsies, blood tests, a lumpectomy surgery and most recently, a breast MRI. At the age of 29, I heard the words, “You have cancer.” […]

St. John’s Wort – A Treatment for Depression

The use of prescription anti-depressants is on the rise.  It’s a trend that’s been tracked since 1999.  Today, 1 in 6 Americans reports taking some type of psychiatric drug, mainly anti-depressants. I myself am a former anti-depressant user.  More on that experience another time. I set out on a research mission, and found a number […]