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Show A Little Gratitude

I was hanging out with a friend recently, and we were catching up on what was going on in each other’s lives. I talked about what was going well, but I soon began to discuss what wasn’t. I whined about how hard being a mom is and how I have too much to do and not enough time. I went on and on about it, and she stopped me and said, “I need you to show more gratitude." more

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A Resolution Deferred

In the poem Harlem, Langston Hughes speculated about what happens to a dream deferred. Hint: It’s not pretty. I imagine the same concept applies to New Year’s resolutions that are forgotten, delayed or swept to the side. 

I had grand plans for 2015.

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How to Stay Active in All Kinds of Weather

NoteI know, it's winter, and brrr is it cold! But we'll be thinking of the great outdoors sooner than you think! So, gather your thoughts before you start gathering in green spaces this spring.  more

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Three Ways to Back on Track for the New Year

Many young adults, including myself, are just starting to return to college and may feel a little bit out-of-sync. This doesn’t just have to apply to collegiate students; this goes for everybody. Getting back into a routine is difficult after the holidays and now is the time where we start to fall off the wagon with our New Year’s resolutions. Here are a couple of quick tips that I find really help when I feel I’m in a rut.

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15 Things

In honor of the upcoming new year, I thought of 15 things I’d share with my younger self. I’ll also pass some on to my daughter when she’s old enough, though she may just roll her eyes at me and say, “Moooommmm!" more

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It's Not Just about Putting on a Show

Ever thought of joining the circus? Brennan Mejia did and found out there was more than just putting on a show. Check out his leadership in the ring.  more

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The Power of Chat

"When we think about what people get out of their Y experience, the first thing that comes to most minds is probably the physical health and well-being benefits. It’s important not to forget the less obvious benefits though: The benefit of belonging to a community…a family." more

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Teaching Young Kids What Healthy Foods Are

Before the summer kicked off, college student Lisa Riggsbee from North Carolina helped us start the conversation about bringing healthy food to our communities. The work continues. From Asheville all the way to Pennsylvania, young leaders across the country are doing their part to make sure not only that kids are getting their fill of fun, but also learning about what foods are healthy to eat. This week, let's check out what folks are doing in York City to bring access to healthy foods to cut down on obesity and other health problems in their town.  more

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It's Who You Hang Around With

This week, we posted some tips on how to network with others, based on the idea that it's who you know. Well, as you're building your network of friends and ties, think about this: when it comes to your health, does who you hang around with matter?  more

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I'll Have a Run for Lunch

CoachTonyVan D's on vacation this week, so check out our guest blogger, Shawnie D!

One of my favorite things to do is to run with colleagues over my lunch hour. There are days when I feel like I accomplished more during my thirty-minute run than my eight hours at work that same day. I find that I am more honest, direct, and open-minded when having a conversation while running outside versus in a meeting room in the office.  more

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