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What Do You Get From Giving?

By Margaret Wachholz Why do people give?  Compassion, love, duty, guilt?  What are the motivators that prompt us to give of our time, our money & our energy?  A 2010 study found “people experienced happier moods, when they gave more money away—but only if they had a choice about how much to give.” It is […]

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Grace in an Age of Rudeness

By Margaret Wachholz Are we in tumultuous times? Have you experienced a lack of empathy from a supervisor, an employee, been passed over for promotion; experiencing behaviors from your church or community that are less than stellar—that it leaves you feeling isolated, angry, depressed, anxious—people are feeling the strain. It’s not a great feeling when […]

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Be You and the World Will Adjust

By Margaret Wachholz Does anyone ever want to socialize with negative people? Complaining and criticizing works for many folks. I hear teachers say many children have turned to anger as their “go-to” in order to get needs met. (Get called out for questionable behavior and scream or holler, and maybe folks will back off.) This […]

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Moxie In Aging

By Margaret Wachholz Stinky cheese, scotch, some wine and my old shed all seem to improve with age. Delightful encounters await you in your golden years, according to our elders—and they have lived long enough to know. Fashion No more fashion police when you’re older. Some want to keep things looking like they did in […]

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Woodbury Senior Living staff members receive awards

Two Woodbury Senior Living staff members, Sherri Lage and Katie Cookfjelstad, will receive awards this fall from the Care Providers of Minnesota association. The awards will be presented at the Care Provider’s November 2019 convention.  Expertise in aging and dementia Our memory care director Sherri Lage will be given the 2019 Dedicated Service Award, recognizing […]

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