Posts tagged with "community"

Celebrating my Healthy Communities Leadership Award!!

Posted June 25, 2015 in celebrate, frozen yogurt, CHI Health Good Samaritan and 6 more

I wanted to take a moment to celebrate a little personal accomplishment.

CHI Health Good Samaritan, my local hospital, awarded me with the Healthy Communities Leadership Award! The award is presented to a group or individual who has shown outstanding leadership in the community by preventing, promoting or protecting health issues.


My received this beautiful glass piece of art. It's hard to see in this photo, but my name is on the bottom right side.

There was an awards luncheon last Friday, but the BF and I were in Yellowstone so I couldn't be there to accept my award. I did, however, write a little speech. Apparently, none of the other award recipients addressed the audience but since I had sent a speech, someone read it. Eek! That's a little embarrassing.

Other Healthy Community awards were given out in the categories - partnership, prevention, education, advocacy and recreation.

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The benefits of yoga for children + Community Building Block Party

Posted June 30, 2015 in yoga, family, kids yoga and 10 more


On Sunday, I got to be a part of the Community Building Block Party, which is organized by Buffalo County Community Partners.

It was a cute family event at Harmon Park. Kids went around to different stations, completed activities and got coloring pages after completing the activity. Some of the activities were Kids CrossFit with Kearney CrossFit, backyard hockey with the Tri-City Storm, tug of war with the Kearney Family YMCA and a bike blender with Activate Buffalo County. At the end, the kids could put their coloring pages together to form a book, and they got prizes.

When Buffalo County Community Partners asked me if I would like to have a station, I immediately said yes. Then I realized that I didn't have a great kids activity (Kids CrossFit was going to be there, so a workout was out). So I asked Trudi Flaherty of Just Breathe Yoga to partner with me and lead kids yoga. Luckily, she said yes!

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