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by It's that time of year again: Obamacare's health insurance enrollment for 2015 coverage is now underway. During this period, consumers will be able to enroll in new health insurance plans without worrying about being turned down by insurance companies. While the focus is mostly on uninsured consumers in the US, those who enrolled last year should also know that there are additional steps they should...
by Packing healthy lunches for the kids can be downright stressful. How can you be sure that you are packing your kid's lunch box with foods that are both delicious AND nutritious? These days, food companies can be deliberately deceitful with misleading and seductive marketing. How do you know you're not just feeding your kids sugar, GMOs and chemicals dressed up in "natural" packaging? Avoid the Scary...
by Our culture is abuzz with the benefits of mindfulness meditation and the idea of “meditation for at least 20 minutes a day” as a bare minimum upon which to start your practice. For busy people with busy lives, calming, and ideally quieting your mind for even 10, let alone 20 minutes sounds like a far cry from reality. Don’t get me wrong, I wholeheartedly support meditating for 20 minutes.But, what...
by You've probably been there. You're doing everything correctly, yet you can't ditch that refuse-to-vacate excess weight, and it's driving you crazy. I coined the term "weight loss resistance" for folks who do everything correctly yet can't consistently lose two to three pounds every week. Numerous obstacles underlie weight loss resistance, from sleep deprivation to chronic stress to hormonal imbalances....
by It's a wonder some people don't get whiplash by trying to keep up with the latest findings regarding the many controversial or unsettled health issues in the news. Sometimes the uncertainty arises from changing circumstances, new findings through health studies/surveys, public appeals or demonstrations (most often carried out these days through social media and Internet discussion forums), laws or...
by As a therapist of 20 years, I am always amazed by how many people come to me anxious and depressed, yet not realizing why they are feeling that way. Maybe they have lost a loved one, or were in an accident, or were bullied or abused in some way as a child. Maybe their family doctor put them on antidepressants, or antianxiety medication, maybe they have seen a therapist, but they still don't feel really...
by I wanted to know her secret. She attributed everything to genetics, but I knew she maintained a regimen for glowing, healthy skin.Beyond a great moisturizer, fabulous skin evolves from what you eat. Beauty comes from within, and the best dermatologist and cleansers can't rescue a terrible diet's detrimental effects on your skin. My friend employed these five strategies. For a younger, healthier, more...
by If you find yourself grappling with depression, you are—for better or worse—not alone. However, if you do suffer from depression, you do feel alone.... as of 2012, diagnoses of depression are growing at an alarming rate ...Healthline reports that, as of 2012, diagnoses of depression are growing at an alarming rate and, as if depression alone weren’t enough, states that report high rates of depression...
by Exercise is most certainly essential for your body, but it’s also great for your face. Facial exercises can improve skin tone and elasticity, reduce visible lines, help enhance your smile and increase blood flow to improve muscle tone that can help you look younger and healthier.You don’t need any expensive workout gear to give these a try, just a mirror:1. The smile exercise· Start with your face...
by Most of us have been told at one point or another in our lives to “take a deep breath and relax.” Turns out, there is scientific evidence in the context of meditation to back up that advice. But what exactly is meditation anyway? There are different ways to meditate, and because it is such a personal practice, there are many ways to go about meditating. When I write about meditation, I am referring...