Procurement Compliance in Our New Reality 2020

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This article was previously published in the AASBO Edge By Bill Munch, CPPO, CPPB   Our new reality includes an emphasis on living in the online world as we cope with trying to remain compliant with the School District Procurement Rules which demand transparency. Procurement Challenges that Impact Public Entities As the Stay-At-Home order came down in mid-March and many … Read More

Sweet Dreams Are Made of Sweet Cherries and Timing Your Activities

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The benefits of sweet cherries and sleep schedules FUEL: Tart cherry juice and whole sweet cherries  According to agricultural research studies, sweet cherries are one of the only natural food sources of melatonin, the chemical that controls the body’s internal clock to regulate sleep. During the ten months of the year when cherries are out of season, dried cherries and … Read More

Your Overall Health Matters in Defense against COVID-19

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“We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations”. -Charles R. Swindoll The COVID-19 Data Unfolds Despite the novelty of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, many of the complications that arise from COVID-19 are far from novel. As data unfolds, it is apparent that many of the challenges faced during this crisis are related to problems that … Read More

Restore Your Body and Mind – Sleep: Not Optional

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“The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night’s sleep.” – E.J. Cossman The Importance of Sleep Are you getting enough sleep? Is it the right type of sleep? Is the quality of sleep affecting your health? Many important functions occur during sleep that affects your health. Firstly, sleep restores cellular function and repair, synaptic plasticity, and memory … Read More

Adjusting to A Virtual Work Environment

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Change in a Virtual Work Environment It’s hard to keep up with the myriad of changes to daily living over the last three months. One of the most pressing is how to adjust to, create, and support our work teams in this virtual environment.  Below are tips to help support our collective efforts.  Managing Remotely When your work environment goes … Read More

4 Tips to Manage, Engage, and Motivate Your Team While Working Remotely

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Managing Remotely When your work environment goes remote, team management, engagement and motivation can be difficult obstacles to overcome with any organization. The usual work day, filled with in-person meetings, classes, and check-ins, audio and visual announcements, casual water cooler conversations, is no longer — the usual. Team leaders and members are not in the same location when working remotely … Read More

Digestive Health Facts

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Go With Your Gut You might think that your brain is controlling what happens in your gut to keep your body in rhythm, but a community of microbes greatly influences your digestive health. The microbes and nerves in your body work together like musicians in an orchestra and our gut microbes play a big role in your overall health of … Read More

Kindness RX

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“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”. – Maya Angelou Prescribe Kindness for Better Connections With the negativity infiltrating our media sources right now, it is clear our world can use a little more kindness. Whether you are struggling to offer yourself … Read More