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Third Time is a Charm

Billings woman is proof a VBAC is possible, even after multiple c-sections   Before 26-year-old Krischel Moran even felt the flutters of her third child inside the womb, she knew she and her husband, Luis, wanted this baby to come into the world differently. With two prior Caesarian section births, she did her research, hoping…

Healing to the Beat

Brooke Wagner brings the sounds of music to Billings pediatric patients On a quiet morning in St. Vincent Healthcare’s neo-natal intensive care unit, monitors beep, keeping a digital eye on some of Billings’ tiniest residents. In a peaceful corner, Kim Strand sits, cuddling her 19-day-old granddaughter, Freya. The tiny little girl had a rough entry…

The Unstoppable Rebecca Douglas

Changing minds, bodies & lives one workout at a time Fit Body Boot Camp isn’t your typical gym. For starters, it’s not even called a gym. It’s a fitness studio, and newcomers will notice that it’s smaller. Instead of a room full of treadmills and stationary equipment, Fit Body Boot Camp has an array of…

100 Ways to Change your Wellness Today!

power packed promises for a healthier you When it comes to health, many times, it’s the smallest steps that deliver the biggest results. Adopt some of these small but mighty promises to your body. In time, you might just experience lower levels of stress, higher doses of happiness and better progress reports when you hit…

Moving from Illness to Wellness

The whole body approach of Functional Medicine Consider the last time you visited a doctor. If you are like most people in the United States, you spent between 13 and 16 minutes with your doctor. That’s the industry average according to a 2016 study. You were also probably one of about 25 patients your doctor…

New Weapons in the Fight against Depression

The Struggle to Survive Dark, overwhelming and heavy doesn’t even begin to describe the depths of despair that seemed to shackle 45-year-old Gretchen Ulrickson for stretches at a time. She would spend days in bed, unable to crawl out to face the world. Depression would settle in and its choke hold on her mood brought…

6 Surefire Ways to Stay Safe This Summer

Tips to protect your family when you hit the great outdoors Ahhhh, summer. It’s a time when the daylight hours last a little longer and the sun’s rays are a little hotter. While these precious, sun-kissed months make for great family memories, there’s no question you have to think about safety along the way. From…

The Healing Power of Yoga

Building a body of strength Watching Yoga Therapist Pam Havig lead students in her Slow & Gentle Yoga class, you’d think that she’s been fit and flexible her whole life. As she calmly guides those present through each stretching and bending motion, breathing deeply along the way, her movements are fluid and graceful. She bends…

Training Your Brain to Take a Break

Stepping off the emotional treadmill I’m not a runner. I view people who run as a bit mad. I can’t imagine being driven to run from one place to another, pounding pavement as your ankles crack and your knees creak, all while pitting out expensive, specially-designed clothing. It’s just not for me. But there is…

Be a Lean, Mean Machine in ’16!

Launching resolutions that stick It never seems to fail. As the New Year approaches, you mentally try to prepare yourself for a change in the landscape of your life. Sure, it’s just 24 hours after the previous year spent its last minute, but suddenly, you feel that life can and will be different as you…

A Natural Line of Defense

Helping your skin, hair and nails battle the elements When the chill of winter delivers its sting, you don’t have to just cross off the days on the calendar, knowing you’ll suffer dry skin, brittle nails and damaged hair. If you ask some of the natural beauty experts, there are ingredients born from nature that…

The Secrets Behind a Great Snooze….

An eye-opening look at sleep We all know the symptoms of a lousy night’s sleep – heavy eyelids, a cranky attitude, a lack of motivation, and an inability to focus on everyday tasks.  As you order that second triple-shot latte, maybe it’s time to consider sleep and the impact it has on your life. We…

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