Category Archives: Positively Beautiful

3 “innocent” habits that are just as bad for your health as smoking…

We may love the show, but I’m so glad we don’t live in the Mad Men era anymore, when casual smoking at work was a total thumbs up. (Just like hurling offensive comments at female employees, and having a triple-martini … Continue reading

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How to run a happy, productive meeting

Meetings…just the word can elicit eye rolls or acollective groan. But they are vital to effective group communication. Family meetings. Committee meetings. Volunteer meetings. Board meetings. Staff training meetings. In-person meetings. Virtual meetings. Mastermind meetings. Since launching my medical center … Continue reading

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My Summer Bucket List. (What’s on yours?)

Summer is never long enough here in the North Country, but we sincerely appreciate it after our hard winter. Long-time Fargoans (like me) know that summer is something to be treated with the utmost respect — you’ve got to savor … Continue reading

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On Parenting: For Fathers and Mothers

Happy Father’s Day to all good men: fathers, brothers, uncles, grandpas, colleagues, bosses and friends who help raise us up. My dad and brothers just returned from a week-long fishing trip to Canada, a tradition that has spanned more than … Continue reading

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A Few Not So Fun Things About Summer and How To Deal With Each One

“If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito.” — Anita Roddick Anita is right: little things can have a big impact on our communities and individual lives — for better or … Continue reading

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Gardening: For The Health Of It

Tis the season for getting a little dirt under our fingernails, or at least donning a pair of garden gloves. I get to watch out my office windows as Farm in the Dell creates a beautiful community garden on our … Continue reading

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Oh The Places You’ll Go and Other Thoughts on Graduation

This is the season for celebrating accomplishments and lofty thoughts of new beginnings, as students of all ages transition from grade to grade, high school to college, college to career. I get an image of baby birds in cap and … Continue reading

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Overcoming Resistance… To Sunscreen!

Every day, I talk to patients about maintaining and improving their beautiful skin. I always talk about sunscreen as the number one anti-aging product. Daily sunscreen use, even on cloudy days, really can minimize environmental wear and tear and reduces … Continue reading

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On Mothering

On an early fall day, more than six years ago, my deepest wish was granted, and my son Grant arrived. Through the gift of adoption, I became his mom the minute he was born. He’s told me he was an … Continue reading

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Gems and Crystals: Healing Powers?

I walked through the Edge Life Expo last weekend, had a nice energy massage treatment, and then got attracted to all of the bright and shiny objects: crystals. This goes way beyond “diamonds are a girl’s best friend.” There were … Continue reading

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