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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...

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...

Snowday Visit

Yesterday, before the storm swept into the Lamoille Valley, I took my 9 year old for her annual well-child visit. Our pediatrician greeted us warmly and then asked my daughter directly about her health. “Was she eating well? “ “What does she like to do for exercise?”...

Slow down

Hustle, bustle, hustle bustle… stop… sleep… repeat… Next week is school vacation for our children and teens.  It’s the perfect time to plan to stop the hustle and bustle for a few moments and be intentional about slowing down and spending some quality time together. ...