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Chances are you’ve heard about “core engagement” or “strengthening your core” in the last 20 years but may have questions about what this means and how to do it effectively. Proper core engagement is fairly technical, so it takes some coaching and practice to do it well. But, when you do, ev…

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“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by…

Following the results-reporting debacle during the Iowa Democratic Caucus, my office has been asked numerous times about Vermont’s Presidential primary process, and if the problems that occurr…

At the March 3 Town Meeting, voters will be asked to approve a request by the Charlotte Trails Committee to fund the next section of the Town Link Trail. As an all-volunteer committee of local…

I strongly support H.688, Vermont’s Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA). The climate crisis is real. It’s already affecting our state and is expected to get worse. We’re having milder winters,…

Names have power! Remembering someone’s name can give you an edge; forgetting a name I should know always makes me feel at a disadvantage. In my first week back at the Statehouse I experienced…

I can hear Laura singing as she walks down the hall. Her office is diagonally across from mine. Occasionally, I can hear her on the phone. Her voice is calm. The person on the other end of the…

January rolls around and I always find it necessary to write a column that encourages and inspires families to get outside and embrace the cold and the snow including getting the winter gear o…

January is a time when many of us think about making changes in our lives. Enrollments at gyms and in diet programs increase as we try to our implement our New Year’s resolutions. For many of …

Happy New Year. I hope the year is off to a great start, and that you are feeling a boost of mental energy that comes with 365 fresh calendar pages not yet marred by appointments inked, then c…

Memories. They not only light the corners of my mind, they’re stacked so high back there, it’s like an episode of “Hoarders.”

Magic and kindness during the holiday season are extra special. Learning to be kind is a trait we carry throughout our lives. Finding ways to instill goodness in our young children to make the…

The call came into our Crisis Fuel Office after hours. We could tell it was an elderly gentleman. He stated he “really needed help with emergency fuel.” He left his name and phone number. This…

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