Minimize the Messes

From the editor: It's time to get creative

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With the holidays and a brand-new year right around the corner, it's time to get creative. This issue of InHealth is bursting with ideas on moving beyond habits that may have served us well in the past, but could use a little freshening up.

For our cover story, I had the pleasure of asking local experts for their advice on tackling some of the common causes of our discontent. If frustration over a messy house, messy family relations or an endless to-do list have troubled you, read on.

Meanwhile, our health care system seems to be a perpetual and constantly changing puzzle for those of us on the care-receiving side. For those on the front lines, the challenge is more immediate. The situation in rural areas is especially tenuous, and Samantha Wohlfeil looks at how the isolated hospitals scattered over the Inland Northwest — facilities critically important not only to health care, but also to local economies — are finding innovative ways to succeed in an unpredictable medical marketplace.

On a much lighter note, I know you'll enjoy learning about all the seemingly incongruous activities — drinking and sleeping, for example — that are being combined with yoga. It's all in service of a good workout — and the healthy pleasure of spending time with others.

To your health!

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