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It’s Frogger Time!

On Tuesday, May 28th a man was going for a jog and as he ran through the crosswalk at Broadway and Cass in De Pere, traffic stopped for him to run across. His response? “That’s never happened.” Shortly after that, a grandmother and her granddaughter stopped at the same intersection to walk their bikes across…

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Self-Care or Community Care?

Self-care, the act of carving time out for health, relaxation, friend and family time, is indisputably essential for overall well-being.  Yet self-care requires a few things to be an effective strategy. First, an individual must have “extra” time, live in an environment in which self-care is possible, and have the resources (physical, mental and/or economic)…

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Wello Win at Preble: The Ripple Effect

Yesterday, in the midst of teaching mindfulness to 900 Preble students as part of the high school’s first-ever Wellness Fair, I had an “aha” moment: It’s really, REALLY hard to teach mindfulness to a gym full of high school students.   You may think I am joking, but I am actually quite serious.  Students in our…

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Online Shopping: Increasing Access and Well-Being

This April we’ve been writing about stress, in particular how communities can take simple steps to be more resilient in the face of stress.  One way to tamp down stress is to remove barriers that make it time-consuming, expensive or burdensome to do the things that keep us healthy and well.   Take the new-ish…

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