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How to Make Lifestyle Changes without Depriving Yourself

  UPDATED January 12th, 2018 Making a lifestyle change is a challenge no matter how much we want it. At first we might start with enthusiasm, wanting to make big changes in our diet or fitness routine. But after a few weeks, or…

Keeping an Eye on Children Recovering From Colds

UPDATED November 15th, 2017 Recently I had a bout with cold-induced Asthma with my daughter. Since I wasn’t previously exposed to the process of watching your child not be able to fully breathe, the episode really scared me. I’m sharing…

15 Facts About a Miscarriage Every Woman Should Know

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UPDATED November 16th, 2017 The sad bottom line is that miscarriages are a common occurrence and there’s often nothing that can be done to prevent them. The March of Dimes tells us, “As many as half of all pregnancies may end in miscarriage—we…

Understanding Kawasaki Syndrome

  UPDATED November 15th, 2017 Mother’s Day, 2009—My husband is in Maryland visiting his very ill grandmother. My toddler is with my mother.  Our plans for brunch were canceled. I’m in the emergency room of the local children’s…

Find Out Whether You Really Are Fit: 5 Components of Fitness

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UPDATED October 26th, 2017 We all know that staying healthy and fit contributes to our physical as well as mental wellbeing. And many of us are dedicated and regular exercisers. But just walking, or just running, or just lifting weights isn’t…

Breast of the Breast: 30 Facts About Women and Breast Cancer We All Should Know

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UPDATED September 19th, 2017 October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It celebrates the 2.8 million survivors of breast cancer, and emphasizes the need to continue research to cure the disease. Here are 30 facts about breast cancer we, and…

True Blood: 10 Reasons Why You Should Know Your Blood Type

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UPDATED June 17th, 2017 Just because sexy movie vampires don’t seem to care about blood typing as they guzzle, doesn't mean that you shouldn’t. If you remember testing your blood in high school (where at least one person was sure to pass…

What is a Gua Sha Treatment and Why You Should Try It

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Gua sha treatment is a traditional East Asian healing technique that's similar to cupping and acupressure. A practitioner lubricates your back then pressure-strokes it with a small, rounded tool. Gua sha is sometimes referred to as spooning…

The Newbie Guide to Using Healing Crystals

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Healing crystals have been used for centuries to ward off illness and eliminate bad energy while allowing good energy to flow in. Each stone has its own energy — you can mix and match them to achieve the balance you need for different situations.…