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Mindfulness

Over the past couple of years or so you may have noticed the word mindfulness getting a lot of attention.  It’s the new buzzword, a thing we are all supposed be doing to enhance every aspect of our lives.  But what does this concept actually mean? How can we teach ourselves to be mindful? And […]

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Simple Relaxation Exercises That Can Be Done Anytime and Anywhere

  Many people have found practicing relaxation techniques to be a simple and effective way of dealing with stress. When we refer to relaxation we are not talking about zoning in front of the TV but instead  practicing skills that activate our body’s relaxation response. This makes stress easier to deal with. Practicing relaxation (sometimes […]

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Upcoming Disability Conferences 2016

Attending a conference is a great way to meet and connect with people who have the same interests and similar experiences. It’s also an excellent way to gain new information and new perspectives. A disability conference can provide the opportunity to hear people speak and share their stories, network and advocate. Some of the conferences […]

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How to KEEP your Resolution of Volunteering in the New Year

New Year’s resolutions are a beautiful thing. In America, almost half (45%) of us set them each year with lofty dreams of changing and bettering ourselves. Unfortunately those great intentions are short lived as only 8% of us actually stick with them.   Resolving to do something positive may be an easier resolution to stick […]

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Why We Volunteer at Orion ISO

Of course we think we have the very best employees out there! But did you know that something that makes our organization very unique and very special is the fact that nearly 100% of our employees volunteer at the causes of their choice? Our company’s mission is built around the philosophy of volunteerism and we […]

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Follow My Dreams

Orion ISO is very excited to be able to feature a guest journalist. Kayla is a part of our Personal Supports program and we thank her for this contribution. My dream has been to be a journalist. It feels so good to be a writer. I want to tell you about myself. I am 24 […]

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Stress Less as a Caregiver this Holiday Season

The holiday season can be a time of joy, wonderment and beauty, but let’s be honest. It can also be extremely stressful. From the additional social obligations to the financial burdens of gift buying to upholding all the annual traditions of the season, it’s a lot. Add in the additional responsibilities of being a caregiver […]

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6 Really Good Reasons to Get More Sleep

There is nothing better than a good night’s sleep!  It’s relaxing, restorative, and as essential to our overall health as a good diet and exercise. Therefore, it’s surprising that almost half our population doesn’t get enough sleep. It’s so much of a problem that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) refers to our sleep problems […]

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Orion ISO… Serving People Throughout Minnesota

Orion ISO’s related company, Meridian Services, was founded in 1980, in Saint Cloud, Minnesota. Meridian focused on providing services in greater Minnesota where access to quality services were not as readily available as in the Twin Cities area. In 1993, Meridian expanded to the Twin Cities, but the heart of the company remains where it […]

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Orion ISO’s Translation Services

At Orion ISO, we understand the communities in Minnesota are diverse and strive to serve the cultural and linguistic needs of all our clients. Through our partner CQ Fluency, we are proud to provide translation services in 175 languages. We are also able to provide services in American Sign Language for those who are deaf […]

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