February may be a short month, but it's packed: Groundhog Day, the Super Bowl, Valentine's Day...and the flu. Flu season is a lot like watching a sunrise. When flu season begins each Oct 1 there is a great sense of anticipation as the HCC administers thousands of flu shots and begins reporting flu and influenza-type illnesses to
It's a busy time in gyms and on the greenways as people embark on this year's resolutions or better yet, goals, to become healthier this year. For those who are grumpy about traffic in the gym, consider that you too were once in their shoes and be kind. Whether you
A social worker at a software company. On the surface, the two don’t seem to go together. Why would a social worker work for a software company? But asking that question forces us to evaluate other roles that contribute to the SAS experience: Why would an artist choose to bring
Staff parties, holiday treats, indoor snow days, the list of welcomed distractions continues. This time of year is full of festivities that call for our attention. The choices can be daunting at times. Sometimes they derail us from our plans and progress. What can you do to manage the madness?
Eight years ago, I fell in love with road cycling. You could say that I found myself on those early morning quiet country roads as I pedaled away the mind clutter of the week. Cycling quickly became my meditation in motion. At the end of a strong 50-mile ride on
As we move into the Thanksgiving holiday and celebrate #givingTuesday, it’s a perfect time to reflect on thankfulness. The attitude of gratitude is enriching and has been shown to have many benefits. I use this approach often as I teach a variety of wellness classes. Although I practice what I
What does it take to see the work we do as more than a source of income? It's about looking beyond the day-to-day tactical items of a to-do list. For our employees, it's about connecting to the significant contributions SAS makes to the world. And our own Jared Peterson experienced
I consider October 31, the unofficial start of the holiday season. It begins with Halloween which brings a seemingly unlimited supply of candy. Who needs that many candy corns anyway?! Next is Thanksgiving. A one-day feast that turns into 4 days of binge watching football and eating leftovers. That’s followed
Have you noticed the commercials about medication for bone loss? Maybe I’m noticing more as I am in my 50s. Many don’t think a great deal about bone loss until something breaks! I know this was the case with a relative. After breaking her leg, she learned she had osteoporosis.