When a loved one passes on, it can feel as though life will never be the same. You naturally go through a period of grief and loss where you might not be able to imagine living without them. While this time is painful, it helps to know that your loved one is still watching over you, and you can use these five strategies to feel connected even though they have passed on to the other side.
You might be tempted to stop going to your weekly lunch…Continue
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Dealing with chronic or constant pain can really difficult. Especially every day stiffness and muscle soreness. If you have a lot of neck pain, knowing how to identify and deal with it is important to heal and feel better. Here are some ideas:
Having neck pain is always a frustrating experience. Every slight turn of the head can trigger pain and people with neck pain often constantly worry about making their pain worse. Neck pain can also cause…Continue
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Oils are more and more becoming a staple in homes for added fragrance as well as health and mental benefits. Using a diffuser is a common way to spread these oil scents around an area, but how do you know your diffuser is safe to use in your home? Here are some tips.
Essential oils have many health-friendly uses within the body and home. When the aromatic properties of oils are used, they are usually done so through a diffuser. You’ve probably seen diffusers everywhere, from…Continue
These days, instead of a home office, more and more people are creating personal sanctuaries in their living spaces. Personal sanctuaries can become a vital oasis away from the hustle and bustle of a busy daily life. This can be especially important in homes with multiple children, multi-generational families living under the same roof or for individuals with high-stress jobs. Here are 4 tranquil additions to your…Continue
Do you have a personal sanctuary in or around your home? So many people have started practicing yoga and sometimes we need a break from the crowded studios. Many turn to a sanctuary in their own home for their practice. When we enter these spaces we invite peace, deep thought, and energy into our lives. We strive to rejuvenate our spirits.In this article, we will talk about additions that will help you invite positive energy and help you relax.
After reaching the golden years, most of us really start to appreciate our health. General health is not usually a major concern in younger years, but staying healthy should always be a priority as we get older. After years of bad habits, it might be difficult breaking a lifetime of excuses. Fortunately, starting new healthy habits does not have to be a huge task. It is easy to start a fitness routine at any age, and we can always eat healthier foods. Whether downsizing a home, cutting back…Continue
Meditation is a way of training the mind to reach a more relaxed state of consciousness. Sometimes it is used to direct or manifest goals or intentions that you hope to achieve. It is also a simple and effective way to reduce stress and improve emotional and physical well-being. Meditation is used in homes, hospitals, and even Malibu drug rehab centers because of its overwhelming effectiveness. It takes time to learn to do it…Continue
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Proper running form involves studying everything from arm swing phase, flexibility, stance, and foot strikes. Maintaining a proper form during your runs reduces the risk of injury caused by overuse, and also allows runners to increase speed. If you are looking to make your jogs a little more effective and prevent injury, check out a few ways you can look at and correct your form.…
Added by Brooke Chaplan on August 1, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Overall, a vast majority of regular exercises are safe for pregnant women. What matters more than the action itself, is the health of the mother-to-be and the state of the pregnancy. Expecting mothers should always speak with a medical professional or trained therapist with experience in the matter if they have questions. If you were physically active before pregnancy, you should be able to maintain most of your regimen. Never attempt to manage your average level of exertion, though. Do…Continue
Fortunately, age spots are usually harmless, but nobody actually wants to have them. Luckily there are ways to prevent, fade, and even remove those annoying age spots.
What are age spots and who can get them?
Age spots, also known as liver spots, are identically colored, randomly occurring dark spots, typically more common as you age. These spots are…
Withdrawal is a difficult process no matter what chemicals your body is missing. Be it nicotine, alcohol, methamphetamine, or another substance, detoxifying your body is a necessary but difficult step on the path to sobriety. If you're ready to overcome your addiction, here are some tips for getting through the withdrawal period as easily and as gracefully as possible.…
Added by Brooke Chaplan on March 29, 2016 at 4:27pm — No Comments
Being 60 in the 21st century is completely different than what elders of the past may have experienced. The list of individuals living well into their 80s and even 90s continues to grow. In fact, there is even an expanding demographic of centenarians. This is a result of breakthroughs in medicine and naturopathy offering a longer lease on life. Here are six tips for keeping your health well after the age of 60 and how to feel your best well into old age.…
A medical degree can cost upwards of $170,000 and take over 10 years to complete. If you are considering a job in healthcare, you may first want to try one of these positions that does not require a degree.
A phlebotomist draws patients’ blood in hospitals and physicians’ offices. This will provide…
Added by Brooke Chaplan on February 10, 2016 at 12:06pm — No Comments
When it comes to making friends and keeping friendships alive, our daily routines seem to have a large impact on how fruitful these relationships become. For many of us, our biggest social outings are work-related, be they drinks with co-workers, or a company event.
When we retire, often many of us find these regular social interactions start to feel like they are few and far between. Just because you're no longer a part of the workday world doesn't mean you have to give up the social…
Added by Brooke Chaplan on January 4, 2016 at 11:59am — No Comments
Decorating a new home is one of the greatest pleasures of adulthood. Most of us spend our teenage and college dorm years thinking about what we would do if the freedom and resources were available for decorating our own place. However, people often feel unsure of how to proceed once the time comes to pick out their furnishings and accents. Here are some foolproof ways to make sure your home is well-coordinated, while leaving a little room for quirky personal touches. …
Added by Brooke Chaplan on December 7, 2015 at 3:48pm — No Comments
According to the Centers for Disase Control and Prevention (CDC), almost 20 percent of American adults smoke, which translates to over 40 million people. The CDC also states that smoking is the leading cause of preventable death. Smokers should follow these easy tricks to help beat their addiction, and get help and support if they decide to quit.…
Added by Brooke Chaplan on December 4, 2015 at 10:48am — No Comments
The winter season is around the corner and it is imperative to take extra measures to maintain the health of your heart. Storing heart-healthy snacks in your kitchen is a powerful way of making your heart happy during the colder months of the year. Let’s take a close look at six snacks that are good for your heart.
Popcorn is well-known for…
Added by Brooke Chaplan on December 2, 2015 at 6:02pm — No Comments
With the new year just around the corner, so come the New Years Resolutions and the promise of diets changed for the better. Of course, it is never too early to get a head start on your health. An underrated aspect of a good diet is the presence of whole grains rather than refined grains. Studies agree that whole grains offer many benefits including reducing the risk of chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease. So here are five great whole grain snack foods that you can place into…Continue
Added by Brooke Chaplan on November 16, 2015 at 4:41pm — No Comments
While exercise is integral to a healthy body and spirit, doing the same workout over and over again can get boring. Before you know it, you start to slack on effort or even skip entire sessions. If you're feeling unmotivated with your current exercise program and are looking for a new activity to quiet your mind, and reignite your passion for fitness, here are some ideas to entertain.…
Added by Brooke Chaplan on November 12, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments
According to Fannin Litigation Group, P.S., car accidents are one of the leading causes of injury. Whiplash is one of the most common injuries resulting from a car accident and whether you got rear-ended or T-boned, your neck takes the brunt of a high impact accidents as you tense for the crash. If you've been diagnosed with whiplash and are still hurting, you should seriously consider massage to treat the worst symptoms. …
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