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Improve Your Mood

Simple things to improve mood Some days it seems like everyone around is in a bad mood, which tends to put more people in bad moods. What caused this mood, what happened to foul you up? Did someone cut you off on your way to work, spill your morning coffee, or did you just seem [...]

By | March 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Improve Your Mood


Stranger Do you ever feel like you are a stranger to yourself? How could that be possible, you are around yourself 24/7 and no one can know you as well as you know yourself, right? There are many things that can occur to make someone feel like they don’t know who they are.  It is [...]

By | March 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Stranger


Happy Friday!!! Patience A man was walking through a grocery store with a screaming baby in the shopping cart. A woman nearby noticed that time and time again the man would calmly say: “Keep calm, Billy. Keep calm, Billy. Finally, in admiration for the man’s patience as the child continued to wail, the woman walked up to [...]

By | March 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Patience

Giving too much

Giving too much of yourself Are you a giver? Do you love to say yes to anyone and everyone that asks something of you? Do you sometimes say yes, when you shouldn’t? One of the best feelings comes when helping others and making a positive impact on the people we care about. Who wouldn’t want [...]

By | March 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Giving too much

Grass is Greener

Grass is Greener Complex We’ve all heard the phrase: "The grass is always greener on the other side." There’s another quote that says, "The grass is greener where you water it." If you are busy focusing on what everyone else has that you do not, then you may be neglecting your own grass that has [...]

By | February 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Grass is Greener


Expanding KANCARE Makes Sense When the Affordable Care Act was originally passed, it required states to cover people who were unable to pay for their own medical coverage. This was challenged, and the US. Supreme Court said that the federal government could not enforce this mandate. This had to be decided by each state. So, [...]

By | February 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on KanCare

Unexpected Opportunities

Unexpected Opportunity I came back from an appointment in Early January and Debbie, our accounting coordinator, asked me to come into Chris’s office. Of course, you never want to get called in to the boss’s office but this time it was so Chris could see my reaction. A National Guard recruiter, who participated in Disability [...]

By | February 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Unexpected Opportunities

Poverty Simulation: Billy

Poverty Experience - "Billy" I recently attended a poverty simulation hosted by Young Professionals and Circles of Hope. I had never participated in something like this before, so, I didn’t know what to expect. I was assigned to a family of six and each of us were given a role to play. We had a [...]

By | February 2nd, 2018|World|Comments Off on Poverty Simulation: Billy

Poverty Training – “Mark”

Poverty Training Experience This week I attended a poverty simulation that was hosted by Young Professionals of Reno County and Circles of Hope. This was the first time I had attended a poverty simulation. All participants were assigned roles in a family the sizes of each family varied as did the roles each person fulfilled. [...]

By | January 26th, 2018|World|Comments Off on Poverty Training – “Mark”

Disability Etiquette

Etiquette for Interacting with People with Disabilities People with Disabilities The first step in interacting with people with disabilities seems obvious: treat them as you would anyone else. People with disabilities are like everyone else; our similarities far surpass any differences. People with disabilities are people first, not conditions or diseases. For example, a person [...]

By | January 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Disability Etiquette