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Billy Reed: When my high school granddaughter is playing field hockey, I won’t promise not to worry

This fall my younger granddaughter is playing field hockey at Assumption High School in Louisville. She loves the sport so much that she transferred to Assumption so she could play on one of the state’s best teams. So far, so good. Her parents, my older daughter and her husband, assure me she is happy and doing well in her new environment. That’s good enough for me because I so much admire them...

Jeff Rubin: A Mother’s Day story to say ‘have a happy day’ to all Moms as we learn to appreciate wisdom

I always felt loved by my mom. I never doubted it for a minute. Her wisdom, on the other hand, was something I didn’t learn to appreciate until much later in life. Happily married for 46 years, my mother was a woman of her time. Yet in many ways as I came to understand, she was way ahead of her time. I was the youngest in a household of three boys. Mom always reminded us that she loved each of her...

SmartHealthToday: What? Me worry? Of course you do, so here’s what to do about it

By Shelly Reese SmartHealthToday Nearly four out of every 10 of us worry every single day most frequently in the early morning or late evening, according to a new report. You name it, we worry about it. Our homes, our relationships, our jobs, the weather. We worry most late in the evening and early in the morning. What we worry about varies at different stages in our lives – finances and housing...

Coach Colene: Stop worry in its tracks by hitting it with a little truth, humility, action

  By Colene Elridge KyForward columnist   When I was a child, I worried – a lot. I was the girl who wanted to have a birthday party but then would worry no one would show up. I worried about other people in my class. I worried about my animals. I worried about my grades. I worried that I had said something wrong to others.   Guido Reni’s 17th-century painting of John the...

Wellness Matters: Hanging on to negative thoughts? Don’t, try mindfulness instead

By Jan Carden KyForward columnist   We all struggle with negative thinking – negative thinking about our work, our bodies, our financial situation, other people, the meal we just ate, politics, the future, something someone said to us, events in the past.   It’s seemingly endless.   But it’s not surprising. We are hardwired to track and to hold onto negative information...