Patricia Stockdill: North Dakota is Her Daily Celebration

Patricia Stockdill: North Dakota is Her Daily Celebration

By Rod Wilson Submitted photo For Patricia Stockdill, each morning begins with the sun rising over Garrison Bay on Lake Sakakawea just east of her rural home. Surrounded by fields and shelterbelts, the landscape is absolutely perfect for the most important task of the...
Responsibility, Act of Service, & Birthright

Responsibility, Act of Service, & Birthright

By Nicci Johnson I truly believe that self-care is a sacred act of service to those around us. But, I didn’t always have that kind of mentality. So how did I get there? By being honest about where I’m at, open-minded about learning something new, and willing to do...
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...