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Creating a Healthy Balance December 25th, 2017 by Lori Tobias

The path to wellness takes more work in a world where technology distracts and disconnects us Conventional wisdom has long held that living a healthy life means eating well and getting enough exercise. Both are true enough, but those are...


Communities Lead Wellness Initiative December 25th, 2017 by Lori Tobias

Live longer by applying principles shared by people who have lived to 100 years old For people in The Dalles, Oregon, January 2018 isn’t just the month to celebrate a new year. It is the month they will kick off...


Finding Wellness Via Travel December 25th, 2017 by Lori Tobias

Whether local or international, planned or spontaneous, travel keeps the mind and body sharp John Munson enjoys fishing so much, his wife jokes he would fish in the bathtub if he thought he’d catch something. The real question is not...


What’s On Your List? December 25th, 2017 by Curtis Condon

Some people play fantasy sports. My family plays fantasy reality. Sitting around the holiday dinner table with friends and family, the conversation almost always drifts to what I call the three Rs: resolutions, regrets and rewards. They are not exactly...


Our Photo Roots December 25th, 2017 by David LaBelle

Several years back, while asking students during the first week of classes where they were from, a football player shared he was a freshman running back from Chicago. “Wow,” I said, “from the same city where one of my favorite...


Give the Gift of Readiness November 25th, 2017 by Curtis Condon

The Ten Essentials list has been around since the 1930s. It is comprised of 10 things people should take when venturing into the wild, in the event of an emergency. In addition to its original purpose, the Ten Essentials list...


Writing With Pictures November 25th, 2017 by David LaBelle

A dear friend asked if I would always make pictures. I paused. “Yes, but probably not with a camera,” I said. “I will likely make most of my pictures with words.” Early in life, speaking with a camera was a...


Home for the Holidays Shopping November 25th, 2017 by Curtis Condon

17 tips to make your Christmas shopping experience merrier Shop Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Those are the days when most online retailers post their latest sales, incentives and discount codes. Use technology to streamline your holiday shopping, including tracking sales,...


A Gift-Giving Guide November 25th, 2017 by Curtis Condon

Consider gadgets for hard-to-buy-for people on your shopping list Everybody has at least one or two people on their Christmas list who are nearly impossible to buy for. The answer may be to think gadgets. Gadgets make excellent gifts because...


Radiant Holiday Windows November 25th, 2017 by Dianna Troyer

Using her secret blend of white paints, Becky Schow leaves a trail of radiant white Christmas window paintings throughout southeastern Idaho. “People call me Mrs. Frosty,” says Becky. “I like white because when the sun shines through my designs, they’re...