Archive of ‘Health’ category

Girls in sports: The power of play

My 5-year-old daughter’s first T-ball game was Tuesday evening. For weeks now, my husband has been out in the yard playing catch with her most nights. The day we registered her for the season, he rushed right out to Sports and Fitness Outlet and bought her a pink glove. Bless his heart. I made him […]

Women’s self-defense course offered in Wenatchee

I just got back from the first of a four-session women’s self-defense course being offered by KI Fighting Concepts, down off the corner of Columbia and Kittitas. I came back so pumped I had to drink tea and do yoga to calm down! I have a strong momma-bear mentality. We all have a bit of […]

Cold and flu remedies that are safe while breastfeeding

It’s that time of year again. It seems that everyone you know has a sniffle and a cough. Wondering which treatments and remedies are safe for breastfeeding mothers? Wondering which things to stay away from? My name is Carrie Bews and I’m the lactation coordinator at Confluence Health. Read on for some remedies that are safe for […]

All is calm: Staying sane during the holidays

I can hardly believe the holiday season is here. Can you? I think I’m with most folks when I say that while I love the decorations, the festivities and seeing loved ones, it’s also a stressful, busy time. Here are six ways to stay sane during this bustling season: 1. Acknowledge the stress and plan […]

Alatheia Riding Center improves lives

Have you heard of this unique place we have in our valley? Alatheia is a center that offers therapeutic horse riding. It is a member of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International and The Norwegian Fjord Horse Registry. The goals are geared towards independence in life skills. It is a non-profit center and with […]

The freedom in vulnerability

Nearly two years ago, my beautiful friend and I sat inches apart, sharing our deepest struggles with each other. This friend was always forthright with me about the things she was striving to change about herself. I liked listening to her, watching her perfectly painted red lips as she spoke. She inspired me. On this […]

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