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What's your life's purpose? Find out at free Blue Zones workshop

Each person has an individual set of strengths and talents that can be used to lead a truly meaningful life. Knowing and using your gifts and strengths is called “living with purpose” or “doing your life’s work.” People who have “purpose,” or a sense of their gifts and strengths — and use them daily — have increased well-being and tend to live about seven years longer than those who do not. 112 more words

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Signs have been posted in the womens’ restrooms and in the break room at City Hall about the availability of rooms for breastfeeding or pumping. To schedule a private room in City Hall for this purpose, stop by the Human Resources Department or call ext. 5020.

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Where in the world?

Our photo series, “Where in the world?,” in which City staff show some of the places their City of Iowa City-Blue Zones water bottles have traveled, continues at … the pool! 104 more words

Staff Spotlights

Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield 75th Anniversary

In honors of their 75th anniversary, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield put together two brochures on fitness and healthy eating.

Wellmark Exercise                                  Wellmark Recipes


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Gratitude Week 37

1.  I am thankful for the ability to hold and read a book and get comic relief, be transported to a different place. Thankful for the power of words, sentences, and paragraphs to open up my world. 270 more words

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Take the Plant Slant

This fall, celebrate harvest season by taking the Plant Slant to live longer and feel better like Blue Zones® centenarians.

Whether you’re harvesting from your own garden, visiting a farmers market or shopping at a Blue Zones Grocery Store®, why not… 179 more words

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Gratitude Week 36

Gratitude to gratitude always gives birth ~ Sophocles

I miss blogging. I miss everything about it, reading other people’s blogs, critiquing them, gathering pictures, writing them.  363 more words

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