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Thoughts of Thanksgiving

Written by: Jessica Bickford As I write this, I sit near my woodstove while snow floats softly down outside my windows.  Thanksgiving is just a few days away, and I am enjoying some quiet before the busyness begins. This year there is much to be thankful for –...

How Childhood Trauma Impacts Health Across the Lifespan Resources

Dave Yacavone shared this comment on social media in regards to the recent workshop, “How Childhood Trauma Impacts Health Across the Lifespan:” As promised here are the links to the resources shared at the end: Nadine Burke Harris -Ted talk:...

How Childhood Trauma Affects Lifelong Health

Trauma… it’s the really horrific things that we go through as people… things that deeply impact us. For some trauma is a single point in time while others experience ongoing trauma and instability. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary includes these concepts when defining...

Tobacco Prevention back in Lamoille after more than 5 years!

Did you know it has been more than 5 years since the Lamoille Valley has been the recipient of a tobacco prevention grant through the Vermont Department of Health? Healthy Lamoille Valley is our prevention coalition charged with this work. We are reestablishing a...

Choosing the Better….

In life we are met with millions of choices.  Some are big and clearly shape our destiny, but many are simple and seem to have little impact.  However, it’s often those little, seemingly insignificant choices that shape who we really are… and in many case our...