Everyone's talking about getting the COVID vaccine. As a vaccinator for Walgreens, I've noticed how people breathe a sigh of relief and their shoulders relax after their shot. In my opinion, that's at least as important if not more so than the ingredients of the actual injection. This is not just about relying on doctors and science to save us. We are not helpless victims. This is just as much about what we can do to build up or maintain our immune system. It's pretty well kn
Greetings from the Pacific Northwest. This is the next-to-last blogette I'll be writing from the west coast. In just over two weeks I'll be getting in my fully packed car and heading back across the country. Since I've been on the left coast for nearly six months, I'm already starting to organize and pack some of my things. I love dividing my time between both sides of the U.S. and I especially enjoy visiting friends as I travel over so many miles. At the same time, I don't r
If you dangle a carrot in front of a horse, you can probably get them to at least move in the direction of the carrot. This concept, when applied in other circumstances outside of the corral, implies trying to persuade someone to do something in hopes of getting a reward. I have been very interested in helping people create healthy habits for a long time and it's become even more of a mission over the last year. What I know is that it doesn't really matter what I think or sug
A very bright and sunny Yoo-hoo to you from southern Oregon! It's feeling very spring-like out here. Usually I'm back on the road, heading east this first week in March, however this year it made more sense to stay and leave in about a month. Because of this, I am seeing what early spring looks and feels like and it's delightful. And, how are you? Still feeling the last gasps of winter? Or, maybe you're in a pretty warm climate year round ... still, I think there's something
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Barbara L Cummings, MS, RN, is a sassy Queen-ager, mentor, confidante and trusted guide who provides people with life support.