Women’s Hormones: A Delicate Balancing Act

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This is the first of a two-part series on Women’s Hormones, for Part 2, click here.

Show me a woman who sleeps soundly eight hours every night, has a high libido, hasn’t gained weight in years (with proper diet), is emotionally stable 24/7/365, doesn’t experience bloating or any mild depression and whose brain is as sharp as a tack, and I’ll show you a woman with perfectly balanced hormones. (And, I’ll sell you some swampland in Florida!)

Okay, so none of us ...

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Blooming Beauty All Around!

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We’ve all heard this saying, “You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.” Today’s post, Flowers!

It’s mid-summer and aren’t many of us surrounded by beautiful flowers either where we live, where we work or where we are traveling? I think most of us would be hard pressed to say there isn’t a beautiful garden to enjoy somewhere near us. What is it about flowers that make us ...

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Two Books I Read from Everyday!

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Yep, I look at these two books every morning! And when I say “read” I mean I turn to a random page each day and am beautifully reminded of the abundance of living simply and with gratitude. I’ve had these books for three years and never tire of reading these gems of wisdom from the author, Mina Parker. She interjects her thoughts with quotes including Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Gertrude Stein and others. Not only do I pause with each ...

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Eight Awesome Anti-Aging Tips for Summer

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One – Eat Well

Olive oil, yogurt, fish, chocolate, nuts, red wine and blueberries. These foods, many or which are part of the Mediterranean diet, all offer heart health benefits along with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Click here to read my blog post on the Mediterranean diet.

Two – Dry Brush

  • Helps stimulate the lymphatic system, ridding the body of toxins
  • Increases blood flow and circulation, creating firmer skin and reducing the appearance of cellulite
  • Helps exfoliate dead skin cells, thus ...
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On Pins and Needles – Acupuncture 101

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After decades of being prescribed antibiotics by my doctor for my chronic and frequent sinus infections, I tried my first acupuncture treatment 25 years ago. It was time to to try something different, and I was delighted that I could breathe so much better after my first treatment! I learned that regular treatments could help me manage my allergies and build and maintain my immune system.

Eleven years ago, after months of cancer treatment, my immune system was shot. Surgery, chemo ...

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Snowshoeing – The Top Winter Calorie Burn!

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It’s March! The days are warming up and we’ve just turned the clocks forward so what to do with this extra daylight and Vitamin D? I know I’m looking forward to our annual trek to the mountains for some pre-Spring skiing and snowshoeing. What I love in particular about snowshoeing is that it’s a healthy, inexpensive workout. You can rent the equipment and all you need is a large flat or hilly area. Public golf courses, school grounds, parks often ...

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Happy Feet: The Health Benefits of Foot Reflexology!

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Did you know that the human foot and ankle contains 26 bones, 33 joints, more than 100 ligaments, muscles and tendons? The bones in both of your feet added together make up about 25 percent of all the bones in your body. Our feet carry an incredible load everyday and yet are typically the least pampered parts of our bodies. Many cultures have practiced foot massages for years as an alternative to medicine in promoting good health and wellness. And ...

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The “Power of Two” for 2015!

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I believe that the reason most New Year’s resolutions have failed for me have been because my goals have been unrealistic. I too have been caught up in the fast and furious New Year’s endeavors of joining the health club with lofty goals of weight management along with the overachievers club regarding the overwhelming all day projects that surround many of us.

I’ve also been an active member of the avoidance and procrastination clubs. They just don’t work. But I have ...

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Top Ten Reasons to Love Celestial Seasonings Teas!

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Last week I had the privilege of touring the Celestial Seasonings facility in Boulder, Colorado with my friend, Susan!

This remarkable company has been dedicated to providing health, wellness and delicious teas and other products to the consumer for more than 40 years.

Founded by Mo Siegel, Peggy Clute and Wyck Hay in 1969, they are the largest herbal tea company in North American, producing 1.2 billion cups of tea per year. Their first tea was Mo’s 36 Herb Tea and they ...

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What I Would Tell My Younger Self about Stress

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Ellen Galinsky, the head of the Families and Work Institute and author of “Mind in the Making” asked children in 1,000 U.S. families, “If you were granted one wish about your parents, what would it be?” Most parents predicted their kids would say spending more time with them. The results of the survey may come as a surprise for many of you. They were an eye opener for me.

The number one wish was that their parents be ...

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