Self Care

22 Nov 2012

The Power of an Attitude of Gratitude

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice. -Meister Eckhart Gratitude is an instant happiness booster and is a quick and easy solution to changing moods…and there’s a whole body of science to back this up. Here are some of the goodies you get when you take the time to cultivate an attitude of gratitude! People who...

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01 Nov 2012

Don’t Just Do Something, Stand There!

Where do you get your best ideas? In the shower? On vacation? When you’re doing nothing? What….NOTHING???? Who DOES that? Our society does not encourage doing “nothingness”. We work too much, eat too quickly, socialize too little, drive and sit in traffic for too many hours, don’t get enough sleep and feel harried too much of the time. We wear our overwhelm and crazy-busyness like Girl Scout...

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25 Oct 2012

Can You Pick Your Girls out of a Line-Up?

Breast self-exam (BSE) has been widely hailed as a practice that helps women find breast cancer early—with the idea that finding it early will save lives. There’s just one problem: No study ever has found that BSE reduces breast cancer deaths. That’s why after years of supporting BSE, the American Cancer Society revised its breast cancer screening guidelines in 2003 and now calls BSE “optional”....

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18 Oct 2012

Just This

“Just this.” “Just this” is the mantra I use to bring me back to the present so I can actually be where I am. I tend to live my life about 5 miles ahead of where I am.  This works in some situations where advance planning is important…but I tend to miss a lot of what is going on around me. I need a strategy...

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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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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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