The Right Way to Detox

By Cody Pickett

When you hear the word “cleanse,” most people picture a five-gallon pitcher of lemon juice with cayenne pepper and crushed ginger that they must guzzle for three days while fasting. It’s a pretty bleak image, not to mention an unhealthy one. There’s little scientific evidence that ‘detoxing’ does anything other make you run to the bathroom.

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To Everything there is a Season

by Terrin Parker

My family and I recently moved. When we attended church on Sunday, they passed around a “getting to know you” form for new congregants to complete. I inked in my replies, then paused when I got to the line which read: “Talents, hobbies, and interests.” Hmm. Well, I used to play the guitar and write songs.  » Read more about: To Everything there is a Season  »

How to Buy Happiness

Most believe that happiness is one of the primary purposes of life, but there are varied theories on how to experience the most happiness. This topic is intriguing to me, so I did a little research into various beliefs about happiness. I was fascinated by the findings of a psychologist named Thomas Gilovich, who found that individuals who spend money on experiences instead of material possessions experience greater happiness for longer periods of time.

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Coping with Caregiver Costs

By Dustin Schofield

More Americans are facing rising caregiver costs. The financial challenge of caring for an aging parent can also create caregiver stress. Don’t allow caring for an aging parent or spouse to become a crisis.

Nearly 10 million adults over the age of 50 provide care or financial support for aging parents.

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Forgiveness — A Key to Happiness

By Chad D. Olson, LMFT

The New Year is about fresh starts and new beginnings. This New Year, I want you to consider anyone who you haven’t forgiven. Is there anyone who has hurt you in some way? Are you are still holding onto the pain caused by another’s actions? Do you resent or wish revenge against the offender?

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Southern Utah’s Most Intimate Theatre

By Miki Brewster

Cotton Town Village

The creation of CottonTown Village may have come from humble beginnings, but it has grown into the very heart and soul of Washington City. Owners George and Kathy Staheli started with a vision: provide Washington with quality entertainment, extraordinary shops, and plenty of opportunities for family fun!

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Switchpoint Community Resource Center Opens It’s Doors to the Community

By Kristen Clark

With a little over a month behind us, Switchpoint Community Resource Center is well on its way to helping low-income families and individuals experiencing homelessness to a better and brighter future.

By design, Switchpoint Community Resource Center is unique. Our mission is one that believes it takes all of us to succeed.

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How To Be Happy

By Terrin Parker

“Mine!” my (almost) three-year-old wailed, snatching Thomas the Train out of the hands of his baby brother. Instead of crying, the baby simply smiled, and pulled another toy from the bin. “MINE!!” I heard again, as I looked over to see the toy get stripped from my youngest and added to the ever-expanding pile that was now spilling over Big Brother’s hoarding hands.

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Choosing a Reverse Mortgage Lender: Are They All the Same?

By Brandon Hansen

Since a reverse mortgage is FHA and/or HUD insured, does it matter which lender I choose? I am asked this question on a weekly basis. That is like asking if it matters which bank you have your account with, since every bank is FDIC insured.

All reverse mortgages are,

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Jaime Bacon, LCSW on Holiday Blues

By Kristy Ann Pike

Popular music isn’t always a great source of wisdom, but in at least one case, Elvis got it right: there is such a thing as a “Blue Christmas.”

“The holiday blues are absolutely real,” confirmed Jaime Bacon, Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Intermountain Psychiatry and Counseling in St.

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Year End Review with Chef Greg “Mother May I….”

By Chef Greg Reith

Besides the temperature change that autumn brings, I have been observing a perplexing trend. Everywhere I go these days I hear, “I can’t believe that it’s the holiday season already!” More unusual still, “Are you ready for Christmas?” is being tossed about, and how many times throughout the year have we all heard,

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Thinking Beyond the Edibles

By Caitlyn Brooksby, MPA

From snow-capped gingerbread houses to candy cane shaped sugar cookies, the food delights are plentiful during the holiday season. As much as the holidays are known for large family gatherings and dangling mistletoe, the anticipation of holiday weight gain can cause unnecessary gloom.

How much weight do people typically gain during the holiday season?

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Electric Bikes: A Powerful Tool For Improved Knee Rehabilitation

By David Rasmussen

Living an active lifestyle can sometimes result in injuries. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons states that in 2010 there were roughly 10.4 million patient visits to doctor’s offices because of common knee injuries. According to the Academy, “Knee injury is one of the most common reasons people see their doctor.” 1

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Building the Foundation: The Best Core Stabilization Exercises

By Kevin Weston, BS, HFS, CPT

Training your body is similar to building a house. Without a strong and stable foundation, every other component of the building process is going to be jeopardized. If your balance and core strength are weak, doing random exercises will probably make your situation worse by increasing your risk for injury or re-aggravation of an old injury,

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Steering Clear of Mental Autopilot: 5 Tips to Taking the Wheel

By Jeff Sherman

Thinking is a good thing. Purposeful, uninterrupted thought profoundly impacts your success. Find time to be still. In all of your doing, do this and experience growth.

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Because thought is the precursor to almost al human interactions, it makes sense to prioritize time to permit it;

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