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  • Four Leaders in Employee Wellness Earn Recognition

    By Roxane Dubay, Executive Director, Wellness Council of Maine

    The Wellness Council of Maine, a program of the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce with statewide representation, recognized these individuals/organizations for significant contributions to improving employee wellness in their regions of Maine.

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  • Surviving The Maine Summer

    By Brian Hackett, Pharm.D, Pharmacy Manager Sam's Club

    Summertime in Maine, however short it may be, offers much to be desired for those who enjoy the great outdoors. The Pine Tree State is overflowing with sites at which tourists and residents alike can enjoy outdoor activities during school vacation. Whether you are soaking up the sun at Old Orchard Beach, relaxing at Green Lake, biking the magnificent coastline of Bar Harbor, or hiking the trails of Acadia National Park there is one simple precaution you should take to ensure a safe and memorable trip to Vacationland…sunscreen!

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  • I’ll Want It If You Tell Me I Can’t Have It

    By Joanna Rosebush, PhD, University of Maine

    I vacationed in Mexico several years ago with my husband. One day at the pool I noticed a woman with a beautiful Valentino-like red patent leather handbag. I asked her where she bought it and she said, “at an exclusive boutique in New York.” Translation; you like my handbag, but you can’t have one because I’m not going to tell you where I purchased it. Well, I found the boutique online. Several days after we got home from the trip, UPS delivered a package for me. Before I even opened the box my husband looked at me and said, “it’s that bag the woman had at the resort in Mexico, isn’t it?”

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National Wellness Institute

Founded in 1977, the National Wellness Institute (NWI) was formed to realize the mission of providing health promotion and wellness professionals unparalleled resources and services that fuel professional and personal growth. NWI is well known and respected for its annual National Wellness Conference in Stevens Point, WI, and was one of the first in the country to encourage the wellness movement. They are committed to WLCME's mission and have the tools and resources to help drive good health among employees in Maine.

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