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27 Sep 2012

Menopause 101: Turn Foggy, Frazzled and Frustrated into FABULOUS! (Part 4)

When lifestyle changes and alternative therapies aren’t enough to relieve menopause symptoms, it may be necessary to go a step further. Hormone therapy has been around since the 1950s. Classic replacement used Premarin® and Provera® as the go-to drugs and millions of women were sold this regimen as a way to stay young forever. But in 2001, the hormone train came to a screeching halt....

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20 Sep 2012

Menopause 101: Turn Foggy, Frazzled and Frustrated into FABULOUS! (Part 3)

In last week’s Tip of the Week, we focused on lifestyle changes that can positively impact 7 of the most common menopause/perimenopausal symptoms: hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, loss of libido, weight gain, foggy thinking and mood swings. Today, we’ll take a look at alternative medicine practices that are used to combat these symptoms.  There’s a TON of info out there in the ethers about...

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13 Sep 2012

Menopause 101: Turn Foggy, Frazzled and Frustrated into FABULOUS! (Part 2)

There are 34 symptoms (more or less) that go along with perimenopause and menopause and none of them are things any of us are anxious to experience! This article will focus on the “Big 7”. These are the most common complaints that women mention and include: night sweats, hot flashes, insomnia, weight gain, loss of libido, foggy thinking and mood swings. The good news is...

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06 Sep 2012

Menopause 101: Turn Foggy, Frazzled and Frustrated into FABULOUS! (Part 1)

What IS menopause? Menopause is the permanent end of menstruation and fertility and a natural biological process, not a medical illness. Even so, menopause symptoms can rear their ugly heads and make you feel like Invasion of the Body Snatchers is going on inside you! The average age of women when they have their last period is 51.  But it’s not uncommon to have menopause...

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30 Aug 2012

How to Hire the Perfect Coach

Hiring a coach is a big step!  You’ll be investing your time and your money in this relationship, so it’s important to know what you’re getting.  Given that the industry is largely unregulated, it’s vital that you do your homework prior to making a commitment to work with a particular coach. Here are some questions to ask yourself as you begin the process of looking...

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23 Aug 2012

6 Ways to Take Charge of Your Financial Future

My client, Jackie, is anxious. She and her husband are divorcing and they are in the process of trying to figure out how to divide the assets they have.  Jackie is perilously close to doing herself a HUGE financial disservice (for the second time) by giving her soon-to-be-ex husband more than his share of equity in their home. Why? Because she doesn’t know what she...

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16 Aug 2012

15 Ways to Stretch Summer’s Glory Days

Cut fresh flowers from your garden Make homemade ice cream with fresh fruit Have a tomato sandwich (white bread, German Johnson tomato, full-fat mayo, salt and pepper) Take a hike after dinner Go to bed when it’s light outside Grill out every night for a week Take advantage of a local lake or river and go boating or tubing. Go camping. Get a brightly colored...

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09 Aug 2012

What Michael Phelps Taught Us About Redeciding

As of this week, Michael Phelps now has 22 Olympic medals to polish and is heading into the swimming sunset.  This is nothing short of total, brilliant, pure athletic awesomeness. I am impressed by this. But I am even more impressed by something else. You see, last week, he almost didn’t qualify for one of the races he entered.  It looked like he had the...

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26 Jul 2012

5 Simple Ways to Protect Your Brain as You Age

Development of dementia is a process. Part of this process may be genetic and part may be due to lifestyle and exposures to toxins over the lifespan of a person. Some of these factors can becontrolled. Here are 5 easy tips that will help you protect YOUR Best Thinking as the years go by. Exercise.Moving stimulates formation of new blood vessels in the brain AND...

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19 Jul 2012

The Joy of Feasting

A feast is a ritual that sets an activity apart from ordinary life in a way that emphasizes beauty and pleasure for those that participate. Feasts touch all the senses of taste, smell, sight, touch and sound. It gives you true nourishment by feeding your true self physically, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually. How to Build Your Own Feast Create a ritual to put parentheses around...

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