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Body changes! Emotional rollercoaster! Fad diets! What to think? Our health & wellness team is here to answer your questions. If you would like to know more about your body, physical health, mental and emotional health, and even nutrition, we are here to help get you the information you need.

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Creating a Budget

By M Katie Helle, CPA – With the new year upon us, many people start to think about their finances and how they can set themselves up for a prosperous future. Creating a budget is important because it will help you stay on track with paying your bills, creating a savings cushion, and setting financial […]

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Your Paycheck Explained

By M Katie Helle, CPA – With most employers offering direct deposit, people rarely look at their pay stub to understand where the money came from in their bank account.  It’s important to do a quick review to understand where your hard-earned money is going before it gets to you. Your paycheck typically comprises of […]

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apps for real life

Wattpad

If you’re a writer, this app is for you.  Wattpad is a storytelling platform where you create your own stories, and/or discover other teen writers.

YOU

Looking for daily inspiration and motivation?  Want to grow and develop your positive mindset?  YOU-app promotes the idea of small yet powerful steps that build into significant change in your life. Each day you receive a new action, idea or insight to keep you moving in the right direction.  Who couldn’t use that, right?

Glucose Buddy for Diabetes Management

In recognition of National Diabetes Month, here is the #1 ranked diabetes management app…Glucose Buddy.  Features include: logging of blood glucose, medication, and meal in one entry, ability to see changes in your blood sugar and carb intake on an hourly basis, track changes in blood sugar, insulin, weight, blood pressure, and A1C, and adding […]

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How to Talk So People Listen

By Stephanie Brewer — Have you ever been talking with someone and realized they aren’t really listening to you? One of the basic needs each of us has is to be heard and understood. Although it’s not always easy, there are some things you can do to get better at talking with others. Below are […]

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7 Tips for Dealing with Difficult People

By Stephanie Brewer — Wouldn’t be nice if everyone got along? If every person was kind, collaborative and everyone shared common goals then it seems life would be a lot easier. In reality, each of us is different from anyone else. We have unique preferences, different styles of communication and ways we like to get […]

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Finding Your Job Fit

By Stephanie Brewer — Choosing a job and a career is a big decision. The world of work is full of opportunity and you can pursue any job you’d like. You may already have an idea of the kind of work you want to do. Or you may still be unsure. There are so many […]

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Unfiltered No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me

For so many young woman (and older women too) there is a struggle to accept and celebrate ourselves just as we are. In her book Unfiltered No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me, Lily Collins has an open conversation about the things young women struggle with: body image, self-confidence, relationships, family, dating, and much more.  

Big Magic – Creative Living Beyond Fear

In Big Magic – Creative Living Beyond Fear, Elizabeth Gilbert shares the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives.  Big Magic inspires and encourages all of us to unleash our hidden talents and live a life filled by passion.

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Stories That Inspire

I was asked to write an article for the “Stories that Inspire” section of this website. Wow. I never thought I would have made it to a point where I could inspire and be in a position where I could share my story. I have no way of telling how you wandered to this site and then this article, but I hope you find the support you’re looking for, as well as the words you need to hear to carry on. Read more »

COURTNEY

Like many people my age, I come from a blended family. There’s my mom, step-dad, step-sister, my two brothers and me. I was six when my mom got remarried and I am now 22. While it was challenging growing up in a blended family, it was rewarding, too. Looking back now, I wouldn’t trade my situation because, in the end, it gave me my family, and I wouldn’t change my family for anything in the world. Read more »

SHANNON

I’ve always felt emotions so deeply, seemingly much more than others. Anxiety found me even as a child. I’d cry hysterically to my mom because I was afraid of death and feel sick to my stomach for weeks before sleep away camp. Once my teenage years hit, the darkness of depression started to seep in. These intense emotions were frightening, and so I hid them away. Read more »

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