Positive Thinking Did Not Heal My Postpartum Anxiety and Depression. Treatment Did.

  • Posted on: 21 January 2019
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Hope and positivity did not treat my PMAD. Instead, treatment restored my hope and positivity.

Ashley Abeles is a #teamHealthyWomen Contributor and this post is part of HealthyWomen's Real Women, Real Stories series.

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Everything in Moderation, Including Moderation

  • Posted on: 16 January 2019
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Is there a right time to go all in or is moderation always the answer?

By Jen Weiss

I admit that I often have an inner conflict. I preach the benefits of moderation as well as simple habits and how they can lead to big results. However sometimes, I want to forget all this and go all in on SOMETHING. I want to drop the moderation and attack a goal with everything I have.

Is there a right time to go all in or is moderation always the answer?

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I'm Letting Myself Shed Tears for My Pain, and That's Okay

  • Posted on: 14 January 2019
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It's been six years since my suicide attempt. And I'm letting myself shed tears about it now.

Jaime Sanders is a #teamHealthyWomen Contributor and this post is part of HealthyWomen's Real Women, Real Stories series.

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5 Ways to Rock Your New Year's Resolutions

  • Posted on: 2 January 2019
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Although many New Year's resolutions fail, we are drawn to setting intentions and striving to be better. Try these tips to help you set attainable goals.
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Whether it's to save money, eat healthier or get more exercise, many of us are vowing—hoping—to do better next year.

My number one New Year's resolution? It's not to make any New Year's resolutions. Because after so many years, the repetition completely bores me. And the fact that they get repetitive is a pretty obvious sign that these resolutions went unfulfilled (again) last year.

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Create Your Own Spa Sanctuary at Home

  • Posted on: 18 December 2018
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We can't all go to a spa whenever we'd like, but there are things we can do at home to create the spa experience and transform our own personal space into a sanctuary.

Not everyone is a fan of spas or they can't afford to go to one, but most would agree that spas have a special way of transporting you and relaxing your body, soul and senses.

My love affair with spas began 30 years ago. About one month after completing grueling chemotherapy treatments for breast cancer, my then-boss surprised me with a party and a gift certificate for a day of beauty at the famed Elizabeth Arden Red Door Salon & Spa.

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12 Ways to Stay on Track With Your Health Goals During the Holidays

  • Posted on: 11 December 2018
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Some of the good things about the holidays—like good food and family gatherings—can go bad when you go overboard. Try these tricks for keeping your health on track.
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Ah, the holidays.

Gotta love them—gotta hate (fear?) them.

There are so many positives about the holidays, but it's those same positives that can quickly heat up and turn stressful. You know what I mean—family obligations, tempting treats, traveling, buying, spending, rushing … and trying to be cheerful when instead you're anything but.

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Don't Wish for That Gift—Buy It Yourself!

  • Posted on: 29 November 2018
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Many women have some secret wishes on their holiday wish-list, often related to self-care or health pampering. Consider giving yourself one of these gifts this season.

With holiday season approaching, let's talk about gifts.

In the spirit of you, I hereby advocate treating yourself and buying what you really want.

Don't misunderstand—I love a surprise as much as the next person. The mystery of what's inside the box, the allure behind the beautiful wrapping and ribbons, the happiness on the face of the gift giver.

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It's Time for My 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

  • Posted on: 26 November 2018
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Blogger Judy Freedman recommends holiday gifts for women from the NY NOW Home and Lifestyle Show.
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Is it that time already? How could it be that time already?

Wow-o-wow!  

It's time for my 2018 Holiday Gift Guide.

Brimming with suggestions for seasonal shopping, I've put together a selection of gift ideas from my favorite things at this year's NY NOW Home and Lifestyle Show. Each August, I put on my media badge and walk the aisles of NY NOW held at the Javits Center in NYC to see what's new and what items would make nice gifts for the holidays. I tend to gravitate to products made by women, including mature female makers.

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12 Easy Ways to Avoid the Thanksgiving Faux Pas

  • Posted on: 13 November 2018
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Whatever else you bring to the Thanksgiving gathering, remember to bring your manners and civility to avoid a Thanksgiving Faux Pas.

I'm all for Thanksgiving and celebrations, but I'm a realist, too: The combination of food, festivities, family and friends is ripe with prospects of things-gone-haywire. I'm not talking about the occasional burned turkey or the oven or refrigerator that suddenly quits. Instead, I'm referring to more urgent matters like manners and civility (and things to do/not do if you'd like to be invited back next year).

Here's how to avoid a Thanksgiving disaster. Feel free to add your own to the list (maybe you know something I don't!):

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