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by Have you ever felt like your energy was low? Have you not been at 100 percent without any clear cause? If you think that you might be ill or just off your game, you might be surprised to hear that your workplace could be responsible.Of course, the fact that office buildings are breeding grounds for disease won’t be too surprising — after all, many of us probably catch our seasonal colds from touching...
by Are you using a moisturizer? It not only keeps skin smooth, but also prevents it from drying and cracking --- not to mention, it reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles. The challenge can be finding the right type of moisturizer for your age and skin type --- especially when it comes to your face. Not just any brand off the shelf will do once you reach a certain age. Women over 35 are in particular...
by Melanoma: It’s notorious for its low survival rate. It is considered a skin cancer, but it is really a cancer of pigment cells, which is why it can travel quickly all over the body, including the brain. Once considered a death sentence, advances have been made in recent years to extend the lives of those stricken with it. Early detection is vital. However, it is still one of the most deadly cancers...
by People face painful realizations and life changes on a daily basis. For individuals diagnosed with ADHD, acknowledging and owning their specific challenges and strengths are truly important steps in understanding their own ADHD and how to live successfully with it.This move is often easier said than done, as ADHD can quickly take a toll on self-esteem and self-efficacy. ADHD can lend itself to snap...
by Are you being bombarded with reminders to get a flu shot? Welcome to fall and winter. Whether you decide to get a flu shot or not is a personal decision that depends on your risk of complications from influenza, but regardless of that decision, there are other strategies to employ that will offer protection against illness.Achoo!Whether it is at your doctor’s office, visiting your grandkids, or at...
by With increasing knowledge about sun tanning being a major cause of skin cancer, the use of tanning beds has been on a decline. However, a decent size of our population is still putting themselves at risk, and many of them might actually be addicted. Yes, you read that right...A recent study showed over 20 percent of white women who use tanning beds become addicted to them. Depression and low self-esteem...
by Have you ever had a really rough moment with your child, and then someone else - maybe an older person - will tell you how absolutely delicious and delightful your child is? And then you respond with a, “Yeah, you may think so but…”Have you ever had a friend who is admiring your house, and you can’t help but show them the terrible bathroom, or the crumbling ceiling or….Here’s the thing. If we’re a...
by An interview with mindfulness expert and creator of Hot Mess to Mindful Mom, Ali Katz.Q: In your newest book “Get the Most Out of Motherhood: a Hot Mess to Mindful Mom Parenting Guide” you talk about Digital Detoxing and why this is so important. Can you give us some insight into this topic which seems to be on everyone’s mind? A: I love this topic so much. Many of my clients began asking me for help...
by Schizoaffective disorder is a complex combination of schizophrenia and mood disorders, and difficult to diagnose because of overlapping symptoms. Each child’s symptoms are unique and morph over time. A parent must recognize the symptoms and discover how to reduce their impact… and distinguish them from typical troubled teen behavior.I raised a teen with schizoaffective disorder who began hallucinating...
by Of all the many side effects of having your period, one of many women’s least favorite is bloating. It can make you feel uncomfortable and even look like you’ve gained weight. For some women it’s even painful. While this PMS symptom is largely hormones causing water retention, what you eat can either help or make it worse. Here are some cool food tips to take down bloating before it starts. Watch Your...
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