Blog Archives (2020)

Opening Up Our Community: The Great Divide (Lori Weckbaugh)

Opening Up Our Community: The Great Divide (Lori Weckbaugh)

Opening Up Our Community: The Great Divide (By Lori Weckbaugh) As individuals we consciously and intentionally have created safety in the COVID-19 environment that  has surrounded us. We have listened and acted in the way that suits our safety plan. What now? Pay attention to the thresholds you are crossing in the coming days, because as you unconsciously do so,…

What I Have Learned from Those Who Live on the Streets (by Mike Orrill)

What I Have Learned from Those Who Live on the Streets (by Mike Orrill)

What I Have Learned from Those Who Live on the Streets (by Mike Orrill) Before I retired, I served as a Presbyterian minister for 35 years and during that time formed many relationships with those who were homeless. They taught me so much.  One of my greatest teachers–and friend–was a man name Joe, and what he taught me continues to…

Attending to Your Well-Being is Community Service (by Priti Chandra Klco)

Attending to Your Well-Being is Community Service (by Priti Chandra Klco)

Attending to Your Well-Being is Community Service (by Priti Chandra Klco) In my last post [link] I offered a definition of health that describes the balanced function of body, mind, and senses, and includes a pleasant feeling of well-being. Let’s take a moment to acknowledge just how powerful a state of well-being is. When you are in a great mood,…

Sticking with healthy habits at home (by Rebecca Rice and Bev Orrill)

Sticking with healthy habits at home (by Rebecca Rice and Bev Orrill)

Sticking with healthy habits at home (by Rebecca Rice and Bev Orrill, Chaffee County Diabetes Prevention Program Lifestyle Coaches) During these unprecedented times of social distancing and protecting yourself and others by staying home, it’s important to set and stick with healthy routines. Consider these tips: Plan physical activity breaks • At a minimum, set a timer or reminder to…

Are Your Medications Causing Nutrient Depletions? (by Lucas Smith, Buena Vista Drug)

Are Your Medications Causing Nutrient Depletions? (by Lucas Smith, Buena Vista Drug)

Are Your Medications Causing Nutrient Depletions? (by Lucas Smith, Buena Vista Drug) Medications can be very useful to help cure, control, and manage symptoms of diseases that affect a variety of people. The process of developing and using medications has changed over time. Many years ago, medications were often substances derived from plants and other items in our environment. These…

How to Communicate in the COVID-19 Health Crisis (by Lori Weck)

How to Communicate in the COVID-19 Health Crisis (by Lori Weck)

How to Communicate in the COVID-19 Health Crisis (by Lori Weck) Fear, panic, and fortunetelling dread are common when we feel unsafe, physically and emotionally, and the frequent news alerts likely have you feeling unsafe. How do you change unconscious reactive responses when you or your family perceive themselves to be in danger? Try using a skill all pilots use…

Staying Tick Safe in the Outdoors! (by Monica White)

Staying Tick Safe in the Outdoors! (by Monica White)

Staying Tick Safe in the Outdoors! (by Monica White) Have you been hearing about Lyme disease in the news or during conversations with neighbors? Perhaps you, or someone you know, has had an experience with Lyme or one of the many other tick-borne diseases that exist in the US? Whether it’s a brief encounter, or an enduring battle lasting many…