Embrace the Stress

Embrace the Stress

By Dr. Rhonda Jolliffe An examination of health history and lifestyle choices are considered in the plan of care during a medical visit. In the past 22 years and thousands of patient visits, the infamous question of the hour arises:   “Are there any added  stressors...
A Life-Saving Decision

A Life-Saving Decision

By Erin Pasley Submitted Photos Making positive choices should be the easiest thing we can do for ourselves, but I did something for myself this year that was one of the hardest decisions of my life. It was also the best. I am newly engaged to the love of my life, and...
Escaping Emotional Abuse

Escaping Emotional Abuse

By Sandy Thompson Those with first-hand experience in caring about a person with an active addiction to substances know that the alcohol or drug use is not the only problem in that relationship. Many times these relationships are also abusive. One type of abuse that...
The F5 Project: Second Chance to Change

The F5 Project: Second Chance to Change

By Kylie Blanchard  Submitted photos “Everything about the F5 Project (F5) is about second chances and opportunities,” Twila Johnson, support staff with F5 in Bismarck, says. “Our past does not have to define our future and we can change at any given moment with the...
What is Your Self-Care Super Power?

What is Your Self-Care Super Power?

By Melanie Carvell Whether it is a morning meditation with that first hot cup of coffee, an energizing noon hour workout to recharge your afternoon, or gratitude journaling before you rest at night, mini self-care routines can be one of the best ways to squeeze...
The Wellness Line

The Wellness Line

by Kristi Frahm New Rockford residents Amy Perleberg and Nan Taverna have discovered how to nurture themselves physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Their methods involve both individual and communal actions on a regular basis. “I like to divide the state of my...
Alz U Need: A Girl Scout Gold Project

Alz U Need: A Girl Scout Gold Project

By Marci Narum Submitted Photos It can be pretty difficult to say no to the young lady selling Girl Scout cookies, but it would seem impossible to say no to Jennie Schley. She’s the only Girl Scout at Bismarck’s Shiloh Christian School, and she has her own mobile...
Every Second Counts – Selective Attention

Every Second Counts – Selective Attention

By Dr. Tara Feil Did you know that every second, 11 million bits of information are sent to the brain for processing? That’s more information than the mind can possibly process in such a brief time frame. Never before in human history has the human person been exposed...