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Persistence and Positivity Fulfill Dream for CHI St. Vincent Physician

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Perspective comes when you least expect it. It makes the grass on your side of the fence as green – or greener – than your neighbor’s. It kicks gratitude into high gear, and it gives you a chance to look at your life, determine what you really want, what stands in your way of getting there and how much you want to achieve that desire. Dr. Martha Rueda, a [...]

Stress Free Holiday Fitness

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Do you remember that television commercial from a few years ago where a woman, dressed in a thick, fluffy red robe with white furry trim, is bent over, fussing with the Christmas tree? Her young daughter comes into the room, catches a glimpse of her mom from behind and shouts, “Santa!” Mom’s cheerful holiday humming stops cold as she straightens her stanc[...]

Health: Addressing the Stigma of Mental Illness

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ental illness affects 1 in 5 Americans, a fact that may surprise you. You may hear that a friend, neighbor or family member is ill, but it likely will be discussed in hushed tones as if this kind of illness could have been avoided or perhaps indicates a serious aberration in a person’s constitutional or genetic properties. Mental illness isn’t something to b[...]

Living: It’s More Than Physical

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I was a newbie therapist eons ago, I had difficulty asking a couple, who were in the office for marital therapy, about their sex life. Raised way before the sexual revolution and when bras were never mentioned, much less burned, sex had always been a somewhat taboo subject and certainly not a topic one spoke about openly. I had some maturing to do before I [...]

Health: Communication is Key

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A healthy sex life is all about communication.   Many times, even in the most secure relationships, sex can be a difficult subject to discuss. But to facilitate a healthy sex life, communication and mutual respect are crucial. “Both partners’ needs should be met in a respectful way,” said Fred Wyand, director of communications at American Sexual [...]

Here's Why Outdoor Play is the Best Way to Keep Your Kids Focused

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How many times have you watched your kids become frustrated with their homework? I can certainly relate to their frustration of finding it difficult to focus on homework at the end of a long school day. Parents have long thought of outdoor play as the reward for finishing homework, but we might want to start reversing that trend. A growing body of research s[...]