Southeast WI Archive
May 2013

May 2013

Ah, the natural beauty of the flowers that May brings! (They are a sight for sore eyes considering the “interesting” weather of the last two months here in Wisconsin.) Believe it or not, studies have been done that show the positive impact flowers have on emotional health. What better excuse to surround yourself in nature’s blooms?

… or you can share the joy with that special woman in your life. Happy Mother’s Day to all of you who are moms! We celebrate all of you who have risen to the challenge. My dear mother turns 90 next month – and she’s still healthy and living independently. What a treasure!

May is also National Mental Health Month, so I encourage you to take some time to become more aware of the enormity of this issue and take note of the many resources available in your community. If you are facing times of personal challenge and stress, ask for help in making positive lifestyle choices before mental health issues develop or get out of hand. Happily, negative attitudes about mental health are subsiding and there is growing support for people who may be suffering!

We have some great healthy living articles to share this month. Brian Bankenbusch shares some valuable advice about proper athletic training and performance for our high school athletes (a great read for us worried moms). Hope Zvara educates us on an important core muscle and why core work is essential for each of us. Kathleen Folz and Jordan Stamper encourage us to consider natural flea prevention for our pets. These are just a few examples of what we offer you this month. Please read on for more!

I hope you are able to enjoy an emotional boost from all of May’s natural beauty!

In health and happiness,
Jackie

Transversus … is that some kind of car part? Well, if you are talking about the transversus abdominis, then yes, it is kind of like the body of a car. Without this core muscle, nothing works right and many things start to fall apart. Our transversus abdominus (TvA) is our…
Calcium and vitamin D are frequently touted for their ability to improve bone health. While consuming foods rich in vitamin D and calcium is especially important for aging women, both vitamin D and calcium also help to keep the body strong and vital at any age. Calcium and vitamin D…
“You are what you eat.” Despite how many times we’ve heard this saying, have we taken the time to really think about what it means? To think about the nutritional value of our food? At Growing Power, we have invested countless days and nights pondering these very words and conjuring…
With the weather warming up, it’s time to get outside again and start up all those outdoor activities that you have been anxiously waiting to do all winter long. As you get out there cycling, running or even gardening, you will start to feel those familiar aches and pains that…
This time of year, many pet owners are looking for products to apply to their dogs and cats to prevent fleas. A growing number of these pet owners have concerns about the safety of these products. For those individuals, it comes as a relief to learn that there are natural…
When Hope Zvara tells you that yoga saved her life, she is not mincing words. Teenage struggles with depression, social anxiety and eating disorders took a huge toll on her emotionally, spiritually and physically — to the point where it was basically “live or die.” Then a recommendation from a…
I’ve experienced it so often it shouldn’t surprise me anymore; yet, I’m always deeply moved and filled with love and compassion when the woman whose hands I’m reading has tears streaming down her face as she utters, “I’m not usually like this; I don’t cry like this.” Turning to her…
Ask any engineer, and you will probably hear that one of the greatest mechanical creations of all time is the human body. The way the pieces and parts are put together … the scope and range of motion … the ability to sustain and mobilize a fair amount of weight…
Employee engagement is a hot topic these days. Everyone can understand the benefits of having an engaged group of employees. You know who they are: folks who come in early, bristling with enthusiasm and energy, eager to begin the day and to take on new projects and show initiative! Most…
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