Blogs

Our bloggers are fitness instructors, runners, bikers, professors, therapists, recreationists, psychologists, nutritionists, parents and, overall, members of our community. Check back often for new posts and leave a comment to engage in the conversation.

August 3, 2015
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Putting My Own “Spin” on Community

I have never married and I have no children. As I typed that sentence I thought “OMG, I just called myself a spinster!  Surely that can’t be.” Eager to redefine myself, I went online and googled “define spinster.”  One of the first things to pop up was the Urban Dictionary […]
July 22, 2015
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Try a Little Harder, be a Little Healther

by Andi Goddeyne “My boyfriend doesn’t want to get his license because he rides his bike everywhere he goes. “ That’s the sentence I say just before I find myself on the receiving end of incredulous, judgmental, and scrutinizing looks. It’s true. My boyfriend doesn’t have a car or a license […]
July 7, 2015
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Embrace Health

Embrace Health by Andi Goddeyne It’s no secret women have a tendency to judge their own bodies a little more harshly than men. I must admit, I too fall into that habit from time to time. It wasn’t until I entered college, I started to get a better understanding of […]
January 15, 2015
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It’s time to talk about something unpleasant

By Fran Parker / Mesa County Health Department A month ago, I was intrigued when my friend Sherry told me about this year’s selection for the One Book, One Mesa County program. Mesa County Libraries’ choice for this year’s literary event was Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, by […]
December 17, 2014
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‘She’s starving herself to death’

By Fran Parker / Mesa County Health Department My mother died at the end of October at the age of 87. She didn’t “pass away” or “expire” or “depart.” She died. I’ve never understood why people use euphemisms rather than talk directly about death. Her death certificate says she died […]