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Did you make a New Year’s Resolution for 2019?  Maybe this was your year to quit tobacco; however, you have already found yourself barely holding your head above water. YOU started out with the best of intentions, but then it bombed…  YOU ARE NOT ALONE!!! Although good intentions, they are not often backed up by well thought out plans.  Your goal… (Show more)
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A quote I keep running into when I work with individuals is “what consumes your mind controls your life.”   This quote I find rings true in many situations including smoking. If we are constantly focusing on something we want to avoid whether it be smoking, eating, drinking, and etc. we are hyper aware of our thoughts regarding those things and… (Show more)
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When I ask people why they may be thinking of quitting at this particular time, it often comes down to one of 3 things – health, money, or family.   And among those that say family – one of the biggest reasons specifically is grandchildren.   The thought of being the grandparent who needs to haul around an oxygen tank is a picture that many do… (Show more)
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The holidays are just around the corner, and as you navigate your way to a smoke-free life, sometimes this time of year can be particularly daunting for a multitude of reasons.  While the holidays are often characterized in terms of enjoyment and togetherness, the inevitable “nuts and bolts” of the holidays can be rough for many people.  The… (Show more)
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The single most effective way to reduce smoking is to increase the price of tobacco. Raising the cost of a pack of cigarettes increases the likelihood that a person will stop smoking, reduces the risk of relapse among people who have stopped, and maybe most importantly, reduces the likelihood that young people will start smoking.  Many health… (Show more)
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What?! That can’t be right. Why would someone want to lose their job? Well I will tell you why. My vision is that one day in the future (hopefully not too distant) that my services would no longer be needed because smoking is a thing of the past. We have reached the END GAME!   There are a few different schools of thought on how we might… (Show more)
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I remember that when I quit smoking it was helpful for me to have some “knowledge” of just how manipulative the tobacco industry is.  The industry manipulated me into thinking that smoking was the cool thing to do at age 15, and looking back; smoking prevented me from getting on the high school basketball team.  The industry kept me hooked on… (Show more)
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Have you heard people talk about the birth of a baby saying that the infant came into this world “kicking and screaming”?   I wonder how babies must feel being born; they have been protected and safe in their mother’s womb for nine months.  What a shock to their tiny little bodies! The world that they once knew is forever changed; no wonder they… (Show more)
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Click to view contentKids love to make snowmen when Minnesota gets hit with lots of white fluffy snow. This was the case a few weeks ago when we had our first big snowstorm.  A friend of mine sent me this picture of the snowman her neighbor’s children made.  These very young designers spent a few hours on this snowman making sure that all the details were in place.… (Show more)
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