Category: Wellness


The Phoenix · Pause Human freedom involves our capacity to pause, to choose the one response toward which we wish to throw our weight. —Rollo May Consider the pause. A delay in responding. A No to reaction. A time to assess. The pause is a place to evaluate options. Pause to stop automatic reactions. Pause to regard another perspective. Pause to mitigate …

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Hiking Tips for Successful Trails

The benefits of time in the outdoors – physical and mental health – are two of the top reasons people head outside. As the Minnesota Ambassador for Women Who Hike, I’ve been privileged to watch women who seek out ways to get outside. I have a glimpse into the reasons they hike. Their concerns, worries …

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Ask the Expert: Jeff Willert of Vinland National Center

We’ll feature an expert in the mental health and substance use disorder field to answer questions Q: How important is fitness/wellness in the recovery process? It is very important! I always say, “If you feel better physically, you feel better mentally. And if you feel better physically and mentally, you are more likely to stay …

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