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American Indian activists converge on Bay Area to champion stay-active lifestyle

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — For the second decade, American Indian health activists from South Dakota, Washington and California will trek to the Bay Area in pursuit of healthy lifestyle changes at the annual PATHSTAR Alcatraz Swim Week (October 5-13). The eight day event is a culmination of PATHSTAR’s year-round program to educate about and encourage […]


Race Walk your way to a family weekend fitness routine

By Lenzy Krehbiel-Burton / WBS Blogger TULSA, Okla. — Thump thump thump thump thump thump. Hard poke to the arm. “Mommy, you’ve got to get up,” a little voice whispers. “You’ve gotta do miles so I can get pancakes!” The footsteps work around the bed, narrowly avoiding the dozing dog, then repeat the lecture at […]


Berries instead of ice cream help to build healthy memories

By Kevin R. Kemper / WBS Blogger One his first birthday late last spring, I wanted to take my grandson Lane to get some ice cream, like my grandfather had done with me. Lane’s mother, however, didn’t want him to have too much sugar.  She’s a great mother! But I wanted to have that little […]


World Suicide Prevention Day: How raising awareness helps one tribal member heal

By Rhonda LeValdo / WBS Blogger Affected by the suicide of his sister,  Dirk Whitebreast of the Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa (Meskwaki Nation) found healing not just through exercise but spreading his message to raise awareness of suicide prevention. Realizing he had to transform his life to become a role model, […]

When providing feedback or advice, speaking with someone, not at them, will result in a much sweeter payoff. Lemonade, anyone?

Handling criticism: Reacting to life’s lemons

By Mallory Black / WBS Blogger Getting my writing slammed by an editor at a national newspaper isn’t exactly a heartwarming experience. Needless to say: ouch. However the experience did make me stop and think for a minute. OK, what was missing from my story? Where were the holes? Did it make sense? Yep, it […]

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Living life: Timing out to reflect, regroup and recharge

By Mallory Black / WBS Blogger Today the only time I left my room was to get coffee and a bagel. My original plan was to get coffee and pancakes, but somehow I talked myself out of that. The past two and a half months have been a blur – a rush of excitement, uncertainty […]


Hit the ground running but have some fun on the way

By Rhonda LeValdo / WBS Blogger LAWRENCE, KS– I am one of those runners who sees each race as an opportunity to test my running capabilities. So I try to run races competitively, but this 5k was different. There would be no official times, only someone telling us when to start and there was no […]