Adam Williams shares thoughts about serving others, serving his country and minding our minds

Adam Williams is a friendly, easy-to-talk-to 39-year-old guy and one of 2,500 veterans living in Crook County.

As director of Crook County Veteran’s Services, he spends most of his time talking with other veterans and their families, working to connect them with the support, resources and benefits they need. That’s why […]

By |March 19th, 2021|MYM Blog|

Una Caja de Herramientas: Gregorio Delgado, Bend OR

By Nancy Ayala

Si conoces a Gregorio Delgado (mejor conocido como Greg) y si Greg te conoce, es seguro que te salude de mano, beso y apapacho.

Greg, originario de Arizona y Oregoniano por decisión, se describe como una persona que vive ¡bien feliz! Un efecto que surge cuando trabajas en la comunidad y […]

By |March 5th, 2021|MYM Blog|

I don’t know what to say today

I’m having a really hard time coming up with something to write about this month.

I think I’ve started and restarted this blog about 9 times over the past several days and I can’t seem to land on anything that feels relevant and relatable. It doesn’t feel right to stay silent about what’s […]

By |January 19th, 2021|MYM Blog|

What stress can do to our bodies

Central Oregon’s Kelly Jenkins talks about living with a stress-related chronic illness

There are a lot of things to like about Kelly Jenkins. She’s smart, kind, hard-working and an overall lovely person. As a 34-year-old who lives with Ulcerative Colitis (UC), an autoimmune disease directly tied to high stress levels, she’s become an […]

By |December 30th, 2020|MYM Blog|

The Queen’s Mindful Gambit

Last month, my husband Mark ordered a chess set. He was inspired to start playing again after we watched The Queen’s Gambit, a great Netflix series based on the life of chess prodigy Beth Harmon.

We generally are not “game people”. In fact, we’ve been known to roll our eyes when friends suggest […]

By |November 30th, 2020|MYM Blog|

Minding My Mouth

I’ve been #$%@*&! like a sailor.

I don’t know if sailors really swear more than the rest of us, but lately I’ve been swearing up a storm. Now, when I say more than usual, that means a lot. My close friends know that I’m not shy about dropping a therapeutic F-bomb on occasion. It […]

By |October 26th, 2020|MYM Blog|