Category Archives: Michele

Michele Dubel is a Wellness Educator and author; certified Arthritis Foundation exercise and self-help trainer with nearly two decades of experience as a geriatric and stress management specialist. She is has a Master’s of Science in Organizational Leadership, Geneva College; a Master’s in Holistic Nutrition from Clayton College of Natural Health; and a bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation from Slippery Rock University.

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Conversations with God

It’s 6am.  The coffee is brewed and the house is silent. The words fly onto the page with a fury that barely makes sense.  For me, this is prayer.  My best conversations with God have always involved a pen and a notebook.  Over the years, these notebooks have captured the stories of my life: lost loves, financial turmoil, lost babies, arguments, frustration, fear, determination, and Read More →

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The Need to Eat an Airplane

What? That’s Impossible! Exactly. The desire to do the impossible burns within each of us. Over last summer, I had the pleasure of reading a fictional story of a man who proved his unrequited love to his high school sweetheart by eating an airplane that had crashed in his cornfield.  Laughed at, negated, and maligned, he continued, believing that if he ate the entire airplane, Read More →

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Beyond Social Media, Validating the Self

In a world full of likes, instant postings, and selfies, it has become ever challenging to identify the true self.  Personal talents and skills are lost because there is a constant need for others to determine our true worth.  Material worth is accumulated; judgments are passed;  and boundary lines are constantly drawn to identify a perpetual validation of worth. There is a perpetual void that Read More →

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Spicing Up the Season

Flavoring the season is age old wisdom, designed to ease digestion, promote health, and spread love.  Spices form holiday memories centered on the candy cane, gingerbread man, and seasoned entrees.  Perfectly blended, the memories are timeless. Beyond taste, these kitchen standards add a healthy zest.  The following was found in several herbal research books and is meant for informational purposes only.       Licorice flavored Anise Read More →

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Epilepsy Awareness

  November is Epilepsy Awareness month. When it personally affected my family, it turned my world upside down, rearranged priorities, and established the fragility between life and death. A condition without a specific cause or cure, it affects over 50 million people worldwide. One in 26 Americans will be diagnosed. Treatment is primarily with medications. For 30% the symptoms are uncontrolled, leading to brain damage Read More →

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Stress- Free Car Buying Tips

Welcome to our newest contributor Michele Dubel. Once a month she will be sharing some great advice and tips to help you live a stress free life. Check her out….. Years ago when I first purchased my first car, a salesman was quick to approach me and ask what my favorite color was. I promptly left the lot. Often compared to painful surgeries without the Read More →

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