14 Feb 2013

Be Your Own Valentine (BYOV): Write a Love Letter to Yourself

Cupid’s back again. The cynics are crabbing about jacked-up flower prices. The newly-in-love are going all out with cards and teddy bears and expensive dinners.  And if you’re not in a love relationship, it’s hard to give Valentine’s Day anything more than an eye-roll. But what if we all looked at it differently this year? Why not write a love letter to yourself? Use this...

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07 Feb 2013

Time is Heart, Time is Brain

In women, it’s easy to miss heart attack symptoms at the initial stages because symptoms show up differently than in men. Immediate intervention can mean life or death, so it’s a good idea for all women to be aware of the warning signs of heart attacks. Heart Attack A heart attack occurs when the blood flow to a part of the heart is blocked, usually...

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31 Jan 2013

Treat Your Brain as Well as You Treat Your Dog: 5 Tips to Maintain Your Brain’s Mojo

The human brain is an incredibly complex system of 100 million miles of axons, dendrites and cell bodies.  But maintaining it is relatively simple. We need to look no further than how we treat our furry friends to learn everything we need to know about keeping this 3 lb. processor in tip-top shape. These 5 steps from the pooch maintenance playbook will keep your brain...

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24 Jan 2013

Just Because You Can Doesn’t Mean You Should

There’s a whole smorgasbord of over-the-counter products available at your local pharmacy, health food store or online that can be beneficial to hormone balance. These products don’t require a prescription…but that doesn’t mean they are always safe. Here’s a perfect example of this. One of my clients recently completed her salivary hormone analysis. When the results came back to me, her DHEA and testosterone levels...

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17 Jan 2013

8 Ways to Uplevel Your Menopause Mindset

~ Thoughts are not facts, even the ones that tell you they are. One of my clients e-mailed me this week in quite a state. She was overwhelmed with what she needed to do, wasn’t sleeping and just flat out couldn’t find the juice to get herself going. She’s just spent 2 months away from home caring for her elderly mother-in-law and helping her husband’s...

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10 Jan 2013

What to Do When Your Hormone Orchestra’s Out of Tune

There’s a delicate balance between the hormones in a woman’s body, and if the orchestra’s out of tune, a whole host of unpleasant symptoms can surface. Common signs of imbalance may include: fatigue, weight gain, brain fog, night sweats, insomnia, hot flashes, big-time crankiness and about 27 other things you’d rather not deal with. Most of us chalk these problems up to falling estrogen levels....

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03 Jan 2013

The Number 1 Way to Have the Best Day Ever… Every Day

Ever feel like your life is a great-big ping-pong match ( and you’re the ball)? You know what I’m talking about…living in reactive mode 24/7 just trying to keep the ball in play. It’s exhausting! I get it. Believe me. If you’d rather create your life instead of reacting, you need to be clear on one thing. How you want to feel every day. I...

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27 Dec 2012

How to Start a Resolution Revolution

It’s that time again. The wrapping paper and bows are put away…and next up on the to-do list is New Year’s resolutions. Right? And so it starts. “I have to lose 10 lbs.” “I should go the gym more often.” “I ought to become vegan.” The parade of “shoulds”, “musts” and “oughts” gets longer and longer as the beginning of January gets closer. At the...

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20 Dec 2012

Give Yourself the Gift of Good Health

I was talking to a prospective client a couple of weeks ago and she made a comment that has really stuck with me. I asked her what was motivating her to start taking good care of herself. She replied, “What better gift could I give my family?” And that is so true. When we give ourselves the gift of health (mental and physical), we offer...

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13 Dec 2012

Hello Tradition! Meet Transition…

So, here we are again. Surrounded by family and friends during a time of year that is loaded with tradition, high expectations, anxiety, overwhelm, and the potential for enough drama to fill the theaters in Times Square. Fun, huh? I’ve been tap dancing with my own expectations this week…trying to keep myself at an objective, safe 30,000 foot level, but finding myself face-planted in the...

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