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Tell Me Something Good

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BY: RACHEL WUMKES There’s a direct correlation between a positive attitude and one’s overall health and well-being.  Having a positive attitude and being upbeat instead of a ‘Debbie Downer’ can boost your energy, increase your inner strength, inspire others, and garner the strength...
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We Need Angels Now More than Ever

BY: RACHEL WUMKES As we turn the calendar to April this morning, it's hard to look at the mostly empty page.  All the ‘ahead of time’ plans now have a big red X through them, cancelling all the planned fun and organized activities.   There’s not a whole lot to look forward to, really. Except there’s still one...
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Together We Can Make a Difference!

BY: RACHEL WUMKES The Japanese writer, Ryunosuke Satoro said it best, “Individually, we are one drop.  Together, we are an ocean.” This beautiful metaphor describes a very simple, practical idea that by working together, people can accomplish far more than they can alone. In North Iowa, we are doing just that.  Banding together.  Working as one cohesive unit...
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Not your Mama’s Salon

BY: RACHEL WUMKES It’s a right of passage at some point in everyone’s life.  There’s a big family function coming up or a family picture, and mom forgot to schedule haircuts for the kids. So, she grabs a scissors and attempts to give her children a little trim on her own. It never ends well. [caption id="attachment_5340" align="alignnone" width="300"] Read more

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