Healthy and Mindfulness

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Crisis Intervention & Advocacy Center

Crisis Intervention & Advocacy Center Services  An assault creates a crisis—both for you and the people closest to you.  It is important to remember that it is not your fault; no matter what the circumstances, you did not deserve to be assaulted.We at Crisis Intervention & Advocacy Center are here to support both you and the people close to you. ...

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Your Inner Mentor

Your Inner Mentor I have been reading the book by Tara Mohr called Playing Big.  She has a wonderful visualization exercise on her blog for getting in touch with your ‘inner mentor’ or our wise inner voice.  You can find the audio of this visualization on her blog at

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Love, laughter and taking care of yourself

Love, laughter and taking care of yourself What do you do to take care of yourself? The Holidays are here and it is difficult to remember to take time for ourselves.  Our families and friends will benefit from our healthy minds and bodies.  It sets a good example for them to follow.  Self care is a crucial aspect of our ...

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12 Things that happen to your body when you eat eggs

12 Things that happen to your body when you eat eggs EAT THIS 12 THINGS THAT HAPPEN TO YOUR BODY WHEN YOU EAT EGGS Eggs might just be the easiest, cheapest and most versatile way to up your protein intake. Beyond easily upping your daily protein count— each 85-calorie eggs packs a solid 7 grams of the muscle-builder—eggs also boost ...

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6 ways to Practice Self-Love

Six Ways to Practice Self-Love lizlamoreux 28K Views 7 Likes 2 Comments Like Share February 26, 2015 The idea of “self-love” can be a pretty foreign concept for people even though we talk about love all the time. We do so much for others we love, and we even sing songs about how “all you need is love.” Yet we bristle at the the thought ...

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Mexican Sweet Potato Salad!

MEXICAN SWEET POTATO SALAD September 15, 2015/0 Comments/in Blog, Recipes /by The Nutrition Twins We’re not sure if it’s our sweet tooth, but there’s something about a sweet potato that just hits the spot. Cozy comfort food that also squashes a sweet tooth, sign these veggie-loving, twin dietitians with a sugar tooth up! Our clients are always so relieved to ...

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month April 2016

Sexual Assault Awareness Month April 2016 Statewide Events are available!!  Check out IowaCASA’s Website. Don’t see your SAAM event listed? Let us know.    April 1 – April 30 sponsored by RVAP Sexual Assault Awareness Month Activities Visit for event details. For a full calendar of activities sponsored by Rape Victim Advocacy Program in Johnson county, click here. For additional events sponsored by Rape ...

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6 Life Lessons on Embracing Change

6 Life Lessons on Embracing Change By Vishnu “Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.” ~Karen Kaiser Clark Life can be a persistent teacher. When we fail to learn life’s lessons the first time around, life has a way of repeating them to foster understanding. Over the last few years, my life was shaken up by dramatic circumstances. I resisted the ...

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2016! New Year, New You

2016! New Year, New You New Year, New You: Healthy Nutrition Hacks to Ring in 2016 Decorate your plate, trim the fat and more ways to ring in next year in optimal health. Try your hand at roasted Brussels sprouts or a bean salad. By Cameron Wells Dec. 22, 2015, at 6:00 a.m.+ More With the New Year steadily approaching, it’s time to ...

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Recharge, Rejuvenate and Renew

Recharge, Rejuvenate and Renew Increased body toxins can occur as a result of things we consume, such as air, food, water and chemicals. Stress, anxiety, sadness and other emotions experienced by domestic violence survivors can also increase body toxins. Mixed opinions on the impact of toxins and the importance of cleansing the body of toxins abound. However, some believe detoxification ...

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Equality Wheel

Equality Wheel Domestic abuse is complicated, and not everyone understands what it means if they haven’t been through it. Even some people who have been through it aren’t sure what constitutes abusive behavior. So back in the 1980s, the Domestic Abuse Intervention Project (DAIP) created the Power and Control Wheel to help describe the abuse women in domestic violence relationships were experiencing. ...

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Activist Burnout

Activist Burnout I had a conversation the other day with a friend who told me that all she wanted was a small house by the beach, a job she loved, and a sense of peace. But that sense of peacefulness, despite how ideal it sounds, sometimes feels out of reach for activists. I, for one, am in a constant state ...

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New book about habits by Gretchen Rubin

New book about habits by Gretchen Rubin Hello Readers, Today, in addition to sending you the usual daily Moment of Happiness quotation, I wanted also to let you know that my book, Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives, just went on sale today. No surprise, it’s packed with many of my favorite quotations. The epigraph? Publilius Syrus: ...

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Sleep Health

Sleep Health January 29, 2015 Huffpost Healthy Living   The 11 Biggest Health Benefits Of Sleep Posted: 01/28/2015 8:16 am EST Updated: 01/28/2015 8:59 am ES By Esther Crain for Men’s Journal Quality shut-eye is some of the best medicine available. It leads to more energy, helps you handle stress and improves overall well-being. Your system also benefits in countless little-known yet important ways when you ...

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