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Lessons in listening: The art of receiving

Posted on July 3, 2019 |
By Laura Wilkinson



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With the final dismissal of 2018-2019 school year complete, summer vacation has officially begun. My daughter, Ellie, had been counting down the days on her dry erase board since the beginning of June. Interestingly, though, now that the unstructured leisure time has commenced, she has been pacing the house with restless energy. 

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Lessons in listening: An opportunity for transition

Posted on May 30, 2019 |
By Laura Wilkinson



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Lessons in listening: Catch more than fish this season

Posted on April 25, 2019 |
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The second Saturday in April is akin to Christmas morning in our home as it marks the opening day of fishing season in Vermont. There is a giddiness in the air, as waders, boots, and fly rods replace skis and poles at the door. Table talk is dominated by subjects of river depth, current speed and potential precipitation. Top shelf whiskey is purchased for the yearly salute and offering to the river gods and goddesses.

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Lessons in listening: The diet for life

Posted on April 1, 2019 |
By Laura Wilkinson



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Just recently, I traveled to Napa for a culinary medicine conference. Culinary medicine is a relatively new field that integrates scientific principles related to nutrition, behavior and medicine. In the clinical realm, this is the practice of supporting patients to use nutrition and cooking habits to restore and maintain health. Healthcare providers, researchers, and chefs shared their knowledge and passion surrounding health and food in an inspiring week. It was also a delicious week, as we cooked together and noshed on culinary delights morning, noon and night.

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Lessons in Listening: Flexibility is the key to a healthy life

Posted on March 4, 2019 |
By Laura Wilkinson



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Lessons in listening: Deciduous decisions

Posted on February 4, 2019 |
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If I were a tree, I would most certainly be a deciduous tree. Firstly, because I find deciduous such a delightful word, with its combination of both hard and soft sounds. It has a quality of being both solid and ephemeral simultaneously. It begins with a firmly rooted “d” and ends with the luscious and echoing “s.” If I could work deciduous into my conversation regularly, I would consider my life linguistically and botanically fulfilled.

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Lessons in listening: Celebrating who we are and what we love in 2019

Posted on December 27, 2018 |
By Laura Wilkinson



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The light is slowly returning and the final days of 2018 are upon us. The festivities of December will be replaced by the quiet starkness of January. As much as I enjoy the rituals of the season, I welcome the opportunity to mirror the dormancy of the outer world with introspection. For many, this time also inspires hopefulness with the creation of New Year’s resolutions. As most resolutions tend to be grounded in health and wellness, the nurse practitioner/health coach in me feels obliged to add my two cents on this matter.

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Lessons in listening: Evaluate your values this holiday

Posted on December 3, 2018 |
By Laura Wilkinson



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Thanksgiving has passed and the drugstore aisles and radio stations have now fully committed to the impending Christmas season. Pumpkin lattes have been replaced by peppermint hot chocolate and the post office lines have tripled in length. Soon enough, neighborhood homeowners will be giving Clark Griswold a run for his money with lights and action.

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Lessons in listening: The importance of play

Posted on October 29, 2018 |
By Laura Wilkinson



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Back in the springtime, I was chatting with a custodial supervisor up on the hill. I had just given a mindful eating workshop at the yearly custodial fair and was all hyped up on adrenaline and caffeine post-presentation. This is the perfect hormonal cocktail for me to start scheming up big ideas and planning future endeavors. That particular day, I offered up my services to plan, organize, implement, present and contribute monetarily to a series of Lunch and Learns for the entire custodial staff.

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Lessons in listening: How to sustain your wellbeing in the face of change

Posted on October 1, 2018 |
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