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5 Early Warning Signs Of Dementia

The thought of someone close to you developing dementia is something no one wants to experience.  However, as people are living longer, it has become ...

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4 Crucial Ways To Support A Loved One During A Mental Illness Crisis

Seeing someone you love cope with addiction, depression, bipolar disorder or any mental illness can be heart-breaking. There are times when you feel hopeless and ...

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Aging Well: 4 Vital Actions Every Woman Needs To Take

Aging well is something every woman desires. Unfortunately, it's not as easy as just wanting it. Staying healthy, looking young, and having energy takes work and perseverance. And, while there is nothing wrong with getting older, I find it necessary to stay vigilant to get the kind of results I'm talking about. It's not just about looking good either. I want to be active, viable, and fully there for my family for a long time to come. That said, here are 4 vital actions every woman needs to take.

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4 Healthy Ways To Cope With Mental Illness

Anyone who has struggled with mental illness knows it's not easy. It can also be very difficult to talk about because of the stigma and shaming that can often come with it. Most people don't understand what can happen or how their loved ones really feel. That is unless they have experienced it themselves. This is one reason why so many try to hide their affliction and even completely turn away from everyone they love. Obviously, that is not the best course of action for relief and true help. Here are 4 important actions when mental illness strikes.

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6 Smart Ways To Prioritize Your Health

Being healthy is the number one way to encourage happiness and life fulfillment. If this is true, why do so many place such a low level of importance on how healthy they are? Health is about being well enough to live a lifestyle that serves you and those you love. I don't know about you but I want to do everything possible to live that life. Here are some smart ways to prioritize your health

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5 Top Stress-Busting Actions You Can Do Today

How do we take back control of our lives and put stress behind us? I just had an 1.5 hour conversation with my integrative doctor about this very topic. Stress is a killer...literally. Managing stress levels goes a long way to help your life, specifically, your physical and mental health. The fortunate thing is that simply making a few small changes to your lifestyle will help curb stress and the body's response to it. Though I could talk about this topic for much longer, here are 5 top stress-busting actions.

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3 Solid Ways To Expand Your Mind

Whenever you expand your mind and open up to new opportunities, you are on your way to becoming an improved person. I'm not saying that something is wrong with you, me or the next woman. I'm saying that we all can grow, change, and develop as we see the need and have the desire. The fact is, when you improve your mind, you improve the world.

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Be Healthier With A Chronic Illness

In this busy and polluted world, it’s getting harder and harder to take care of ourselves. It's not just the flu or common ailments to worry about. Chronic, autoimmune diseases like Lupus, MS, RA, and Fibromyalgia are floating to the top of the list of health enemies to look out for. If you suffer from a chronic or long term illness like asthma or arthritis, it’s important to make sure you’re as healthy as possible. Do all that you can to bring balance to your body, mind, and spirit. Here are some of my top ways to be healthier with a chronic illness.

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Harness The Power Of Positive Thinking For A Happier Life

It has been scientifically proven that when you are focused on happy, positive thoughts you feel and perform better. When you’re happy, you feel positive and as though you can overcome anything. And, though, positive thinking is not all you need to have to change your life, it certainly is a good place to start.

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6 Steps To Better Mind-Body Health

Our brains and our bodies are intrinsically connected. As someone who has lived with chronic illness, I understand this connection very well. When the body hurts and cannot handle normal daily functions, the mental state can diminish. Ironically, as well, the body cannot heal when the mind is not functioning properly. Body-mind connection is imperative to life as well as healing.

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Beat Stress With These 6 Mood-Boosting Measures

Stress is a part of human life, but it affects each of us differently. It's important to know what triggers stress in your life and whether you deal with it effectively or not. In most cases, a little stress won't harm you, as your mind and body have reservoirs to handle it. However, if it's creating illness, relationship issues, and work problems, beat stress with these 5 mood-boosting measures.

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5 Health Conditions Women Need To Talk About

Unfortunately, men and women aren’t created equally in a biological sense. And, as a result, there are some health conditions that affect women more than men. But, surprisingly, we women rarely speak to each other about these serious conditions. That all needs to change. By talking to each other about our health, we raise awareness. And then more and more women will know to get important tests and checkups, so they can catch potentially dangerous conditions early. So, which health conditions are women at most risk for? Here are some of the main ones.

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The Dos And Don’ts Of Getting Older

Ahhh...the aging process. It's happening. And, it's happening for us all whether we like it or not. Unfortunately, some women panic and make bad decisions that have a negative impact on their lives, while others choose to lay down and give up on many of the things they embraced in their youth. But the aging process doesn't have to be bad. Instead, embrace it! Find what helps you to be yourself and live the most rebellicious life you can! Here are my best dos and don’ts of getting older!

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9 Tips To Safe Guard Your Future Health

When it comes to our health and our lives, we can be extreme on either end of the spectrum. Some focus on their health with all of their strength and will, or some choose not to think about those things until it’s too late. Not many people strike a balance, which is surprising. There are many things we can do to ensure our future health, and we can do it sensibly. Sometimes, just changing little things, here and there, can make the biggest difference. So Here are nine of those things. I believe taking charge of your present and future health is empowering and may inspire you to go even further.

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Why Am I Feeling Down? 3 Common Culprits You May Not Have Thought Of

We all have periods in our life when we feel down and have less energy. If there is no obvious or specific cause, it can be frustrating and confusing. Outwardly things can be going well or at the very least have remained unchanged. Yet, inwardly, we can feel down and out of sorts. If it has become chronic or is interfering with your life you should, of course, seek professional advice and eliminate any serious causes. However, more often than not, it is something that we ourselves can address with simple but effective steps. Read on to discover some of the most common causes of the blues and how to address them.

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