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Our health and wellness blog is a great way to stay informed and be inspired when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle. Blog posts are added regularly.

Working Together

Working Together

One Stop Shop It’s the ideal situation that makes our lives easier. Wouldn't you like to get everything you need at one place - yes please! It’s a popular concept but why doesn't this seem to apply to health care? At Ampersand we believe in just that, one place for...

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Support Team of Professionals Advocating for YOUR Wellness

Support Team of Professionals Advocating for YOUR Wellness

Understanding Clients and Their Body Needs As a personal trainer, my duty and responsibility to my clients is to empower them to achieve their physical fitness goals and beyond. I accomplish this by getting to know my clients: their wants, their needs, their goals,...

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Wellness in Harmony

Wellness in Harmony

Music Therapy and Integrative Health I have been passionate about integrative wellness since before I knew what “integrative wellness” meant. Three years ago, I was lucky enough to develop a music therapy program in a hospital setting. As I was exploring my own...

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Integrative Wellness from a Personal Trainers Perspective

Integrative Wellness from a Personal Trainers Perspective

In 2016 I worked as a personal trainer at a gym. I was hopeful in growing my business and the gym’s business. Trying to climb the corporate ladder, I thought I might have an influence over a bigger pool of people. My previous experience has led me to value an...

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Integration as a Healing Tool: Trauma Touch Therapy

Integration as a Healing Tool: Trauma Touch Therapy

This months blog topic is integration. While this word holds many meanings, I am choosing to discuss it as a healing tool used in TTT.  Integration is one of the most important pieces of our work because it pivots to change and transformation. A traumatic event is...

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The Importance of Integration from a Mental Health Professional

The Importance of Integration from a Mental Health Professional

For those of you who may have read our professional introduction blogs, some of this may be a review.  For those who have not dug into our blog archive this story will help you understand why I believe integration is so important and how I ended up at Ampersand....

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Feeling Gratitude during a Trying Time

Feeling Gratitude during a Trying Time

It’s December 2020 and there are plenty of memes out there talking about what a train wreck this year has been. Some of them are very true and others very funny, but one thing that is certain is that it's been very different from what we are used to. In my opinion, I...

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Shit or Manure? The Art of Resiliency

Shit or Manure? The Art of Resiliency

Last month we talked about the real and comprehensible struggles that the holidays can bring; coupled with the stress COVID has weaved and the layers it has added, the gravity of havoc is serious. And also ripe with opportunity. Before I go on, let me preface this by...

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Recovering After the Loss of My Father

Recovering After the Loss of My Father

On November 14, 2018, my father, Joseph Sarge, passed away. During the last 6 years of his life, my dad suffered through strokes, comas, was taken on and off ventilators, and when he was not staying at his nursing home, he was in the hospital. While he had some...

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Stress & Trauma Response During the Holiday Season

Stress & Trauma Response During the Holiday Season

This year has certainly brought a lot of challenges with it. Many have lost jobs or lost businesses that they may have worked their entire lives to build or that they had just started to build.  Some may have lost a loved one or some may have lost relationships with a...

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Golden Squash Drop Biscuits

Golden Squash Drop Biscuits

Golden Squash Drop Biscuits Recipe Adapted from https://fieldnotesonhealing.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/golden-squash-drop-biscuits/ Servings: Makes 6-8 small biscuits.   Ingredients 1 cup roasted squash, mashed 2 Tbsp tapioca starch
 1/4  tsp baking soda
 1/2 tsp...

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