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…

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…

By Emily Fonnesbeck I bet you have seen this before. It is Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and I feel like this idea can really help us understand why eating concerns, worries, frustrations and anxieties can feel all-consuming. When your basic need for food and nourishment is not being met, it becomes much harder, if not…