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May
Jodi's Y 9-Year Member • Benton Harbor-St. Joseph YMCA I’ve never had the drive or discipline to work out on my own. I will do one plank and call it good enough! I needed someone to push me, which is...

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Apr
Major League Baseball is underway across the nation amid hype and high hopes. 26 of the 30 teams played on opening day, kicking off a full schedule of 162 regular season games. This was an especially sweet beginning for fans...

09

Mar
Imagine that an organization offered to put your name in a prize drawing, with one stipulation: you had to play for at least 30 minutes over the course of one week. That’s right, play, as in doing something with no...

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Feb
The YMCA of Greater Michiana will host YMCA Day of Giving on Tuesday, March 2. Day of Giving is a one-day event geared toward promoting an opportunity to give to your local Y in the greater Michiana area including the...

09

Feb
February is American Heart Month, and not just because of Valentine’s Day. Heart disease, which includes heart attacks, strokes, and heart failure, tops the list of killers in our nation. Five main factors increase our risk of developing cardiovascular problems:...

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Jan
The new year crept in quietly this year. In previous years, after ten solid minutes of fireworks noise, I would mutter at my neighbors to knock it off. But this time, only a few halfhearted crackles alerted me to the...

07

Dec
We all need a sign that life is going to get better. A few glimmers of hope are peeking over the horizon. This month, the FDA is scheduled to review potential COVID-19 vaccines and decide whether to grant emergency use...

10

Nov
During this pandemic, many of us have suffered from elevated levels of anxiety. Some of us have struggled with loneliness and depression during quarantine and isolation periods. Pet owners have had a home field advantage, so to speak, in coping...

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Oct
In the early days of the pandemic in Italy, quarantined children hung pictures of rainbows from apartment balconies. These bright banners bore the words “Andrà tutto bene,” which means “Everything will be alright.” Thanks to social media, this colorful message...

09

Sep
One projected meltdown per week was penciled into my calendar. I knew that either I, one of my children, or both would potentially be overwhelmed each time. Was it a blessing that the trials were spaced out, or would it...