Ingredients 3/4 cup shortening 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar 1 large egg 1/2 cup molasses 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 tsp salt 2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground ginger 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg granulated sugar for rolling cookies In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar with an electric mixer. Beat in egg and molasses until well blended. In another bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking soda and spices. Stir into the creamed mixture until blended. Chill for at least an hour, or until firm. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll the chilled dough into small balls about 3/4-inch in diameter. Roll each in the gr

Happy June

Scott, Paul and I attended a conference put on by Nevada Public Health Foundation called “The Heart of Trauma”. It was mostly attended by social workers and some nurses. It was pretty fabulous in that the main speaker, Paul Rada, RN, CNE, talked about things like the different levels of stress-positive, tolerable and chronic, and how connecting practices are so vital, both to people moving into more graceful ways of healing stress/trauma and the people who are assisting them. He talked about the pillars of health….physical, social, mental, emotional, spiritual and financial. Many of you have heard me talk about these, just put in a different order. Do you know, this person who speaks to

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As someone from “back East”, with four clearly defined seasons, it is somewhat challenging in mid-May to consider that official Summer in Las Vegas is still over a month in the future. As I write this is it 85 degrees - Well into summer temperatures back home (but without the humidity of course!). Las Vegas average June temperature is between 72 and 99 degrees with recorded lows of 33 and high of 115. Summer time in Las Vegas can be harsh on us humans. Regardless of skin tone we burn, our daily fluid and electrolyte loss to sweat (not that we notice because our clothes dry so fast), and breathing during the heat will require regular replacement. I tell folks from humid areas that visit it

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As a member of this wellness team I’d like to share some words about 2 of the biggest personal transformation techniques I teach our clients

Unexpected Triggers

Recently I have been talking to a number of patient about their triggers and their relapse concerns. It takes significant effort, attention, meditation, and sometimes medications to transmute those impulses into a positive healthy response. I had a really odd thing happen today. I was driving down the street and a Coca Cola truck pulled out in front of me. I Immediately needed to go buy a Coke. I knew I was severely triggered but was very puzzled as to why and how this would play out. I was heading to the grocery store so it was going to be easy to do. So What? Why are you writing about such a silly mundane thing. I HAVE NOT HAD A Coca Cola IN OVER 5 (maybe 10) YEARS. I do NOT LIKE COL

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