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Read and Download "Personal Safety Nets" by Judy Pigott & John Gibson

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 1:58pm

Whether you're dealing with a child leaving home, military deployment, operating a family business, child birth, a medical emergency, living in place, elder care, a dysfunctional workplace, or hundreds of other challenges, the end result of having a "personal safety net" in place is a more safe, secure, and satisfying life. With your plans, resources and people identified and informed, your whole life is more secure and connected, replacing fear and isolation with security and community.

Right now you can read the whole book - with one click!


Thu, 12/18/2014 - 2:05pm

Editor's note: This piece comes to us from our ol' friend and nationally-known songwriter and performer, Michael Tomlinson.

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Starting Early in Life: Good In/Good Out!

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 2:52pm

Forty-two years ago,

A Gift for Yourself & Your Loved Ones

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 5:12pm

To start the new year, there's no better gift to give yourself and your family than an understanding of the issues revolving around end of life issues.

"End-of-Life Planning Groups" taught by Trudy James, is a rare and unique opportunity for you to become aware of your choices and resources, and to get help so you can take control of your end of life plans and legacy before there is a crisis.

These wonderful classes - which cost $100 per person for 4 sessions (including Advance Directive & Resource Binder) will be presented January. 16, 23, 39, and February 6 - Thursdays, 7:00-8:30 p.m at the Interfaith Community Sanctuary, 1763 NW 62nd St, Seattle, WA 98107

Married Cancer Patients are 20% More Likely to Beat the Disease

Wed, 09/25/2013 - 1:58pm

Our September newsletter story revolves around a study reported in this month's Journal of Clinic Oncology, entitled Marital Status and Survival in Patients with Cancer.   NBC Evening News reported this story under the heading, Married Cancer Patients are 20% More Likely to Beat the Disease.  which talks about these findings.

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8 Glasses of Water A Day?

Wed, 07/31/2013 - 11:44am

It's the end of July, and in the Northwest, we've had thirty-three days without rain, which remined us of a recent inquiry in the June/July AARP Magazine. The question was: Do we really need to drink eight glasses of water a day to stay healthy? 

According to the Institute of Medicine's Food and Nutrition Board, which develops dietary guidelines, there's no scientfic evidence to support this often repeated advice.  They say most healthy people can meet their need for water by letting thirst be their guide. In fact, humans can get fluids from a variety of sources, including fruits, vegetables, juice, milk, coffee, soda and even beer.

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