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Tuesday, Dec 06th 2016
Wondering what to buy for that special friend, family member, fellow worker or even yourself? There are tons of great products that can enhance health, wellness and fitness. Here are some of my favorite product splurges and suggestions.
And if you're interested in finding out how and why each gift ties into health, just click on the bold words for more information. That's the gift of knowledge!
Monday, Nov 28th 2016
I'm not going to beat around the bush. (OK, I realize that is a not-so-funny pun.)
Why not get right to the point? Menopause brings many changes, and one of the peskiest is a change in the way your vagina feels, which can lead to itchiness, dryness, irritation (which can even lead to bleeding) and trouble with intercourse.
Wednesday, Nov 23rd 2016
Tuesday, Nov 22nd 2016
When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1988, my two sons were very young—my oldest, just shy of three and his brother just 19 months behind him.
In a way, their young age worked in their favor, because they were blissfully unaware (like toddlers should be) of the health challenges I was facing both as a young woman with a surprise diagnosis and as a mom of two very young children.
Tuesday, Nov 22nd 2016
With Thanksgiving looming, it's a good bet all thoughts are on food, family and friends.
How that plays out is anyone's guess, but I have a hunch it could swing a few ways:
Monday, Nov 14th 2016
With winter upon us—and the election finally behind us—your health and sanity are not the only things in need of attention.
Your beauty is an important consideration, too. After all, with colder temps comes drier air—and that air, in search of moisture, starts to suck it out of your skin and hair. Dryness equals wrinkles, breakage and a reminder that being a so-called natural beauty comes at a price.
Saturday, Nov 12th 2016
Monday, Nov 07th 2016
We've all been there. You keep wondering how in the world you are going to stay motivated and keep up with your good health habits—you know, the ones you've worked so hard to learn and follow as much as possible. Routines can get boring or get sidetracked by a zillion things, like injury, illness, busy-ness—just everyday life.
Monday, Oct 31st 2016
With winter on the horizon, it's time to start thinking ahead about sprucing up around your home: cleaning out closets, tuning up your heating system, weather-proofing your garden, gathering firewood, clearing your roof and gutters of debris, caulking around windows and doors, and more.
But just as important is sprucing up your health.