Don’t Retire, ReFire: Are you an Influencer?

By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times Does the concept of being an Influencer sound like it means controlling someone’s thoughts or having power over them? It may, but there is another, better, more positive direction I’m taking you in. It’s a direction that you may or may not have considered until now. We must abandon the antiquated way of thinking about the act of influencing. We must...

The winds of change in dentistry

By Dr. Stephanie McGann, DMD FAGD, Columnist, The Times Each fall dentists from around our nation gather to attend the Annual Meeting of the American Dental Association.  Most years the meeting centers around improving the quality of our care.  Hundreds of continuing education seminars along with tremendous displays of new products, equipment and techniques keep the average dentist busy for the...

Don’t Retire, ReFire: The art of moving on

A new year means an opportunity for positive change  By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times As we go through our lives, from even before we can remember, we are faced with trials and tribulations, as well as joy and accomplishments. We are faced with change and choices, from a baby, to cry when our diaper is wet, to an adult, to choose the right people to be around, who will encourage us and...

Mastering the art of resilience

We can learn to treat change as a gift instead of a setback By Matthew Lapp, MS, D, Columnist, The Times Each day we encounter new challenges and opportunities, and have the ability to make new discoveries about ourselves and the world we live in.  More and more often, people are finding both their personal and professional lives in a state of flux.  The truth is, we can never be absolutely certain...

Spring into Wellness

A change in seasons can mean a change in our lives By Dr. Matthew Lapp, MS DC, Columnist, The Times Spring is in the air!  Winter has been cold, wet, and biting and now it seems that warm, sunny days are just around the corner.  Similarly, just as nature responds to the seasons of the year, our lives are also influenced by our season of life. In the song Turn! Turn! Turn! (adapted from The Bible,...

Using a holistic approach to create sustainable changes

While New Year’s Resolutions are nice, sometimes, you need a bigger plan By Dr. Matthew Lapp, Columnist, The Times At this time of year, many people begin to contemplate their health.  Some of us may even choose to make resolutions to lose weight, exercise more, or give up unhealthy habits.  However, the truth is that only about 46% of people who actually make resolutions follow through with...