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How to Stay Emotionally Connected During Social Isolation

Social isolation can have a negative impact on your emotional and physical well-being. Here are tips to cope and maintain calm.

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How adding 20 pounds helped improve my sleep

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailYummlyDiggPinterestRedditBeing overweight can disrupt your sleep. But a weighted blanket may help you sleep more soundly. Weighted blankets are the latest buzz in sleep technology. They are designed to facilitate restful sleep by placing gentle pressure on the body. It has similar benefits to swaddling an infant to encourage calm and rest. A weighted blanked is a big body cuddle, and who doesn’t feel cozy and relaxed being cuddled? Is all the buzz a big snooze? Maybe not! According to the National Sleep Foundation, there are  benefits to a weighted blanket such as: Increased serotonin. We all want more […]

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S/heroes Among Us

In my new series S/Heroes Among Us, I spotlight women making a difference. Meet Becca Stevens, Founder of Thistle Farms.

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There Is Nothing Wrong With You

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailYummlyDiggPinterestRedditMy Dad used to say with a wink, “there is nothing like a good shtupping to make you feel better.” Well (cringe) he said many inappropriate things with his dirty sense of humor and we just rolled our eyes and groaned. But a little intimacy and pleasure seem like a much better choice than many of the self-help remedies being marketed to people these days, not to mention all the pills and supplements that promise cures and then mention- in small type- dozens of potential side effects. It all starts with the premise: Something is not right in your […]

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My Husband Has Another Woman. It’s OK.

My husband has a new gal-pal to chat with, Amazon’s Alexa. Should I be worried?

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Exploring Pause-Abilities

Sometimes no news is good news compared to bad news!

Sometimes pushing the “pause” button can be a good thing.

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Lessons from a 10-Year Breast Cancer Survivor to Her Younger Self

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailYummlyDiggPinterestReddit– and to those facing the breast cancer journey You’ve just been diagnosed with breast cancer and you are numb and scared. Your world just turned upside-down. Let me help you set it right. I am 10-year survivor, diagnosed August 6, 2009. I was in your shoes that day, shocked, freaked and little ashamed that I’d allowed my health to get away from me. You see, I am a control freak in so many parts of my life. Yet, my world then felt spiraled and out of control. But not for long. The few people I told at first all […]

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Are Antibiotics Making You Sick?

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailYummlyDiggPinterestRedditRecent news reports indicate that diagnosis of colon cancer among individuals under the age of 50 has been steadily increasing. While one’s diet may be a contributing factor (among others), overuse of antibiotics may also be a problem. The American Cancer Society recommends that individuals at average risk for colon cancer have their first colonoscopy starting at age 45. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the U.S. If colon cancer is not detected early, it can pose a greater health risk. That’s one reason an increase among young people being diagnosed who have not yet been screened is concerning. Medical and nutrition experts both […]

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Food Safety Tips To Protect Your Health This Summer

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailYummlyDiggPinterestRedditNo one wants to be sick in the summer, especially from tainted food. Food left out in the heat or improperly cooked is a breeding ground for dangerous bacteria like Staphylococcus aureus, Campylobacter, E. coli O157:H7, and Salmonella. If you can’t pronounce it, you probably don’t want it in your body, whether it’s chemicals, preservatives or harmful bacteria (good bacteria for a healthy gut is OK). If you are as concerned about the foods you buy to eat, be equally mindful on handling them safely. Keep the sizzle in your summer with these food safety tips from the nonprofit Stop Foodborne Illness ( […]

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The Lost Kitchen-Fearless Fabulous You June 19

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailYummlyDiggPinterestRedditIn “The Lost Kitchen,” a daughter writes a memoir of caring for her mother with advanced #Alzheimers. The more than two dozen recipes she shares capture memories of her mother and remind us that writing and cooking can be therapeutic. Meet poet and author, Miriam Green, on #FearlessFabulousYou June 19th 12 oon EST W4WN Radio – The Women 4 Women Network Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailYummlyDiggPinterestReddit

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