Positive Community Norms

An outdoor yoga class, people biking, families walking together, folks carrying water bottles with them, fresh fruit or veggies at a work meeting, intentional kindness to people who pass us in the grocery store or a parking lot…these are examples of creating positive community norms. They give us a picture, examples of what is valued and how people behave in a community (town/workplace/family) …what the norm is…how we do life and work…how we do relationships. It has the power to influence how healthy a community is.

(Photo courtesy of Cedar River Watershed District)

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Refreshed Working

re – regenerate; refurbish; retrace; redo
At the beginning of every year, it’s common to hear people consider what they want to restart, redo, recover, reconsider in relation to their well-being, personal or professional. Organizations or teams within an organization that want to remain relevant are wise to pause long enough to reflect on what has been accomplished (hopefully celebrate with their team) and possibly reevaluate what next steps need to be taken based on the past year.

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Refreshed Reads: Book of Joy


Book of Joy
By Dalai Lama & Desmond Tutu

Read and shared by: Jayne

 

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Refreshed Reads: Gone


Gone (Fiction)
By Michael Grant

Read and shared by: Jazzmyn

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Refreshed Reads: How to Build a Thriving Culture at Work


How to Build a Thriving Culture at Work
by: Rosie Ward and Jon Robinson

Read and shared by: Mary P. Holtorf,  Leadership Development Resources

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Shooting Star Trail Bike Ride

Prairie Vision’s Annual Shooting Star Trail Bike Ride is in its 19th year! This is a great opportunity for family and friends to ride the trail and enjoy the wild flowers, tall prairie grass and country life.

 

 

 

 

 

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Recalibrating

re-
• Word Origin
1.
a prefix, occurring originally in loanwords from Latin, used with the meaning “again” or “again and again” to indicate repetition, or with the meaning “back” or “backward” to indicate withdrawal or backward motion:
regenerate; refurbish; retype; retrace; revert.

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Refreshed Reads: Year of No Sugar


Year of No Sugar: A Memoir
By Eve O. Schaub

Read and shared by: Julie Clinefelter

 

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Refreshed Reads-Community Event

Get inspired to pick up a new book and learn how to Live Your Legacy!

The Brownsdale Grace Gillette Public Library is hosting an Author visit on Tuesday, May 16th at 6:30pm. Drop in to the Brownsdale Community Center to hear from Author-Speaker Nate Bailey, who presented at the TEDx Horace Park event at Riverland Community College in March.

Nate Bailey is the bestselling author of Live Your Legacy and Leading a Legacy Lifestyle and Luck. He is also a speaker, coach, and entrepreneur.

Bailey will speak about his passion for helping professionals work through issues or sticking points that continue to hold them back in life as well as open them up to new possibilities in life.

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Reading for Wellness

Deb Smith is Mower Refreshed’s current intern as she continues her education at Riverland Community College. It’s through her role as library director at the Brownsdale Grace Gillette Public Library, in Brownsdale, filling in at the Austin Public Library on a regular basis, and volunteering as the Mower Refreshed Healthier Choices Team facilitator, that Deb offers some valuable connections between reading and wellness:

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