Reflecting on 2020

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Here we are, a month into 2021. Like many others, I am hoping for a more normal year. As I reflect on 2020, I can’t help but think Wow! 2020 was quite the year. Obviously, when Governor Walz issued...
Your pain matters. I need you to hear me on this. If 2020 has left you feeling desperate, overwhelmed, and exhausted from trying to juggle work, littles, teens, distance-learning schedules, PPE, Zoom calls, quarantining, and now these emotionally challenging holidays, know...
A few months ago, prior to social distancing regulations, (what feels like a lifetime ago, really), we joined Mankato Clinic Registered and Licensed Dietician, Erin Gonzalez, from the Mankato Clinic Diabetes Nutrition and Education Center in her kitchen.  In today's...
My husband and I LOVE all things food. We love cooking food. We love looking at food magazines. We love shopping for food. We love trying new food. We are total Foodies. So when we had our first child we...
Let me start by saying, I don't expect you to understand my anxiety, but I would like you to accept it. I don't expect you to magically understand the irrational fears, intense paralyzing worry or sometimes crazy mood swings,...
Whether you’re the type to set New Year’s Resolutions or not, we’re sure that stressing less and feeling your best are on your list of goals for 2020. Our mission at the Mankato Family YMCA is to build strong...
By Dr. Amy Deehr, pediatrician, Mankato Clinic Children’s Health Center  Healthy holidays are the best gift ever! Let’s talk about how to prevent illness when influenza B and RSV are circulating in our community.   When it comes to the flu, we...
If you want to add more to your life, try taking something away. It is good to deprive ourselves in certain areas to help other areas of ourselves grow. This is a common religious practice, for good reason. The whole...
  The holiday season is here. That wonderful time of the year when we slide from Thanksgiving through the New Year. We begin with turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, rolls, pie, Yum! Then it’s Christmas cookies, cocktail parties, shopping, kids’ events,...
To the person reading this, yes you - what have you done today to take care of you? We live in a fast-paced world and we are constantly putting others before ourselves, especially if you are a parent or...

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