Author: The Libby Group

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Two Traits We Are All Being Tested On

As I am sitting here on the airplane watching the sunrise over the ocean somewhere between England, Norway, and the mainland of Europe, I am reflecting on the unusual time we find ourselves in. It sure seems strange to be traveling to race on the World Cup circuit during an uptick in the Covid-19 outbreak.…
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Plastic Around The World – A Sustainability Question

  by Holly Dougherty The wind at my back, I am driving on a motorbike in Indonesia, with my eyes greedily taking in all the stunning sights. Azure waters, idyllic sugary beaches, and lush greenery paints picturesque landscapes. However, as I fly along, breathing the balmy air, I also note a sad reality – heaps…
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Brook Conquers Hygiene School

Brook has been a dental hygiene assistant at The Libby Group for years. She decided to push herself to grow and was accepted as part of UAA’s first ever Dental Hygiene program. She talks about what it’s like going back to school, and having both real world experience and education working together.

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Traveling Tooth Tips

On The Road Checklist for Dental Health Wallet? Check. Underwear? Check. Toothbrush? Check. Oral Hygiene Health Plan? Um.. When planning for a trip, you take extra steps to make sure you have the important items you need. Your health routine shouldn’t be overlooked. It may come second nature to you, but while you’re making the…
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We Got Halfway Across The Matanuska Glacier, and Then Plans Changed

// by hygienist Taluah Pride // __ Things don’t always go as planned, but that doesn’t mean there’s any lack of adventure.  Our plan for the weekend consisted most importantly to get out of town where there wasn’t smoke from all the wildfires all over Alaska. We decided to head north, to Matanuska glacier. There…
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“Find Your Mountain”… what does that mean? It’s an inspiring mantra. It’s a reference to the view being worth the climb. It challenges us all to be better! It’s something we tell ourselves when things get tough, or when we have become complacent. A self-motivating question that fires us up! It means… Find that thing…
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The Not-So-Obvious Things We Should All Know About Brushing Our Teeth

We have all heard the same (obvious) tips repeated back to us over the years: floss everyday, don’t neglect your tongue, don’t go to bed before brushing your teeth. These will maintain a good healthy mouth, but what if you’re wanting to take your smile up a notch? Here are some not so obvious game…
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Blood Drive At The Libby Group!

What a day!! We set a goal of 15 donors, and by the end of the event, we had over 20 people donate life-saving blood!!! Alaskans have an innate desire to rise to the occasion of providing guidance and support, especially in times of need within our communities. Hosting the Blood Bank of Alaska at…
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Xtratuf Giveaway

We are hikers, campers, fishermen and fisherwomen, dog-walkers, puddle-stompers, beach rompers, travelers, cabin-goers, wood-splitters, urban errand runners, fatbike riders, and Alaskan adventure lovers just like you! We want to give away something cool, something that we would all want to win! What better than not one, but TWO pairs of Xtratuf boots from our good…
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How I Get Ready For Mountain Running Season – by David Norris

by David Norris Believe it or not, spring is my favorite time of year to train. Despite coming off a long and fatiguing ski racing season, I am always excited to get back to springtime in Alaska. The weather is generally pretty amazing at this time of year- lots of bluebird days that make for…
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