Dog Companionship is Healthy – it’s a Fact!

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People who keep pets experience many wonderful health benefits: especially in terms of companionship, decreased anxiety, lower cholesterol and increased immunity, according to WebMD. For the focus of this article, however, I am only going to address having a dog in your life since I don’t have cats or other pets. I also know several friends who have family members with pet allergies, so this article is not meant to make them feel left out in any way.

I vividly remember ...

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Simple Sleep Strategies

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We are roughly two weeks away from returning to Standard Time again, which occurs Sunday, November 5 this year. While we all love that extra hour of sleep, these twice-a-year “adjustments” tend to affect many of us by disrupting our circadian rhythms. According to Psychology Today, circadian rhythm is often referred to as the “body clock.” The circadian rhythm is a 24-hour cycle that tells our bodies when to sleep and regulates many other physiological processes. This internal ...

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Cleaning Products in Your Home

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One of the first areas I explored after my cancer diagnosis was the cleaning products I was using. Years ago I thought I was being a super mom in that I was keeping a really clean house. Little did I realize that behind the “sparkle” I was exposing my family and pets to toxic fumes from most of the cleaning products I was using. One of the worst was bleach. Boy did my toilets and ceramic bowls shine but at ...

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Managing Life in a Connected World

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Don’t we live in a wonderful world where we have access to knowledge and information within seconds (at least most of the time!) Technology has provided us this incredible opportunity to reconnect with long ago friends and to stay in touch with those we love from almost anywhere in the world. This is pretty cool.

However, I know I’m not alone by any stretch when I share that technology has also created a whole new set of challenges in time management. ...

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