Latest Posts (2021)

Spring Cleaning Begins Within: Mind, Body, and Spirit (by Jacqueline Allen, Two Roots Acupuncture)

Spring Cleaning Begins Within: Mind, Body, and Spirit (by Jacqueline Allen, Two Roots Acupuncture)

  Spring Cleaning Begins Within: Mind, Body, and Spirit :Spring and Chinese Medicine: Wisdom for Cleansing, Renewal, and Peace of Mind (by Jacqueline Allen, Two Roots Acupuncture) In the Northern Hemisphere, we have officially crossed the vernal equinox and moved into the season of spring. The duration of light each day now exceeds the dark and continues to increase, an…

Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Field (by Andrea Carlstrom, Director, Chaffee County Public Health)

Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Field (by Andrea Carlstrom, Director, Chaffee County Public Health)

What the Health Blog- Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Field (By Andrea Carlstrom, Director, Chaffee County Public Health) Now that the public health system is settling into a routine disease control mentality on how we all learn to live with COVID-19 and future variants of it, I’d like to share a few lessons that I have learned (or confirmed) along…

Setting Goals for a Happier and More Satisfying Life (by Mike McHargue, Regional Emergency Preparedness and Response Coordinator)

Setting Goals for a Happier and More Satisfying Life (by Mike McHargue, Regional Emergency Preparedness and Response Coordinator)

Setting Goals for a Happier and More Satisfying Life (by Mike McHargue, Regional Emergency Preparedness and Response Coordinator) While we typically consider goal setting around the New Year and possibly now as we exit the Omicron surge and return to more normal activities, it should be a key component of your overall fitness program year-round. Goals provide focus and structure…

How To Be An Everyday Hero For Survivors of Domestic & Sexual Assault (by Jordan Pollack)

How To Be An Everyday Hero For Survivors of Domestic & Sexual Assault (by Jordan Pollack)

How To Be An Everyday Hero For Survivors of Domestic & Sexual Assault (by Jordan Pollack) In 2020, The Alliance served over 600 survivors. We provided over 1,300 nights of emergency shelter and over $100,000 in rental assistance for survivors fleeing their abusive household. Although we are able to help these individuals, we know that people experiencing domestic or sexual…

Loneliness Can Be Lethal (by Molly Bischoff)

Loneliness Can Be Lethal (by Molly Bischoff)

Loneliness Can Be Lethal (by Molly Bischoff) Did you know, loneliness can have the health effects on a person equal to smoking 15 cigarettes a day? Read that again, 15 cigarettes! (Source: https://www.webmd.com/balance/news/20180504/loneliness-rivals-obesity-smoking-as-health-risk) This is a very alarming yet enlightening statement. Thus, your physical health is directly affected by your perceived social interaction with others. Individuals who feel socially isolated…

Getting Clear on What Health Actually Is Can Help You Clarify Next Steps (by Prita Chanda Klco)

Getting Clear on What Health Actually Is Can Help You Clarify Next Steps (by Prita Chanda Klco)

Getting Clear on What Health Actually Is Can Help You Clarify Next Steps (by Prita Chanda Klco) I went to the doctor recently for a routine check-up. I was asked to give a “medical reason” (a disease or a problem) for making the appointment. In a system where disease is more billable than health, it’s easy to spend most of…

Anne’s Story: Recovery IS Possible

Anne’s Story: Recovery IS Possible

Announcing Peer Empowered Recovery Community Solutions (PERCS)   Formerly known as Ark Valley Recovery, the mission of PERCS is to walk side by side with those who are navigating their own unique recovery journey from addition to alcohol and/or other drugs.  Our trained recovery coaches have lived experience in addiction and have a passion for helping others find their own pathways…

Laura’s Story–Recovery IS Possible!

Laura’s Story–Recovery IS Possible!

Announcing Ark Valley Recovery   Our mission is to walk side by side with those who are navigating their own unique recovery journey from addition to alcohol and/or other drugs.  Our trained recovery coaches have lived experience in addiction and have a passion for helping others find their own pathways to achieve and sustain their recovery.  Their strong message of hope…

Andy’s Story–Recovery IS Possible!

Andy’s Story–Recovery IS Possible!

Announcing Ark Valley Recovery   Our mission is to walk side by side with those who are navigating their own unique recovery journey from addition to alcohol and/or other drugs.  Our trained recovery coaches have lived experience in addiction and have a passion for helping others find their own pathways to achieve and sustain their recovery.  Their strong message of hope…