Self Care

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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12 Jul 2012

Whispers, Taps and 2x4s

Sometimes, it starts as a whisper from the little voice in your head…”psst…psst…ya know, with your family history, you’re gonna need to pay attention to the choices you make.” Or, it could be a not-so-gentle tap on your shoulder….”Mrs. Jones, you have diabetes.” Or, the 2 x 4 might smack you squarely on the head (from the back of an ambulance) as you find yourself...

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06 Jul 2012

Keep Your Best Thinking Train on the Tracks: 3 Easy Ways to Avoid Travel Trip-Ups

Your body is the baggage you must carry through life. The more excess the baggage, the shorter the trip. -Arnold H. Glasgow Picture this. You’re making some excellent life choices using your very best thinking. You’re feeling stronger, healthier and you are totally on the right track. You’re super-proud of yourself! And it’s time for your vacation. You have visions of fruity drinks, palm trees...

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14 Jun 2012

5 Tips for the Care and Maintenance of Friendships

Social and emotional support is very effective in helping us handle stress. A strong sense of community can be just the thing that anchors us and helps us feel connected when the going gets rough. Emotional support buffers us against the extremes of emotions that cause increases in adrenaline and cortisol (both of which can contribute to chronic disease and weight gain). Recent studies have...

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07 Jun 2012

I Do What I Do Because I Believe Everyone Deserves to Live A Happy, Healthy Life

At my recent Mastermind meeting, I had an opportunity to do an exercise that blew me away. My coach, Christine Kane, had us write 5-7 guiding principles for our businesses. Quite honestly, I had never thought about this And here’s what I discovered. There are many days when I get lost in the “to-do’s” and feel like I am doing nothing but putting out fires....

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22 Feb 2012

Don’t Become a Statistic: 5 Ways to Manage Your Risk of Heart Disease

February is American Heart Month. Posts this month will focus on creating awareness about women and heart disease. An estimated 42 million American women live with cardiovascular disease, but too many are unaware of the threat they face. Every year, 400,ooo women die of cardiovascular disease, making it the top cause of death. And many of these deaths are preventable. Fortunately, there are ways to...

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15 Jan 2012

5 Simple Steps to Tame Everday Stress

We’ve all heard that too much stress is bad for your health.  Chronic stress can lead to depression and set off dangerous inflammation in the body, increasing your risk for heart disease, obesity, insomnia and breast cancer. We talk about cutting the stress from our lives, but we actually need those powerful fight-or-flight hormones our bodies produce when we’re about to be run over by...

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