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Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 12:05 am
Central and southern Illinois have some serious work to do when it comes to getting healthy. According to the 2016 County Health Rankings compiled by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Inst...
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 12:05 am

Gym rats find community and vitality at the Y

 Walk through the doors at either of our Springfield YMCA locations and take a look around. You’ll see people from all walks of life interacting, sipping water or coffee, waving hello and rehas...
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 12:04 am
 Unless someone can come up with a fresh angle, I think there should be a moratorium put on haunted house movies. We’ve had ghosts scaring families that move into old creepy mansions, people wh...
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 12:04 am

Whether you travel to the Grand Canyon, or stay close to home, feelings of wonder can change your life.

 Awesome is now a commonly used word to describe just about anything that is nice, good or enjoyable. But, Webster’s dictionary defines awesome as causing feelings of fear and wonder and feelin...
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 12:03 am
 Come along as we trek through the weekly jaunt of Springfield music-making moments. Take the time to notice the hard work and terrific talents of those involved in the process.Thursday evening a...
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 12:03 am

Disrupt Aging serves as a battle cry in a new era of aging

“At 50, I began to know who I was. It was like waking up to myself.” –Maya AngelouDisrupt Aging serves as both a declaration of middle-aged and senior vitality and an exhortation to do more. Jo ...
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 12:02 am
 An emo-indie-alternative rock band out of Nashville, Tenn., this quartet of Peyton Rodeffer (vocals, guitar), Sean Jensen (bass), Dagan Crews (drums, vocals) and Andy Pollitt (guitar) started as...
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 12:02 am

Remembering the reasons you want better health will keep you motivated

 I recently participated in a webinar on “motivational interviewing.” Motivational interviewing seeks to identify an individual’s “why” and enable and guide them to act to address that ...
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 12:01 am
north fifth street poem #22the stump’s base two yards across andhollow a few inch circle of live growthsupporting the most majestic leafycrowned tree in our neighborhood it had to go every storm hug...
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 12:01 am
 My two favorite avocations are music and cooking; I have found that camping at music festivals in Bertha Bus, my mobile kitchen, gives me the perfect opportunity to enjoy both. Over the years, a...

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