Acupuncture – A Complementary Therapy With Promise

Acupuncture is an ancient practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) involving thin, flexible needles inserted at certain points along the body – typically called ‘meridians’. The idea being that the insertion of these needles at these predetermined points can help restore the optimal flow of energy – called ‘qi’ (pronounced: …

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7 Ways Women Can Enjoy More Energy in Winter

It’s early February, but already I’m feeling it. Are you? It’s that draggy, tired, “blah” feeling that winter can bring. Many areas of the country have experienced some pretty severe winter storms, with one coming right after the other, giving us little time to recover in between. I know I’ve …

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5 Reasons To Have an Orgasm Today

You exercise, brush your teeth and get enough sleep. You try to eat right, you take your vitamins and you manage your stress. Your health is a priority to you and you are doing all you can to keep on top of it. But have you considered having more sex? …

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7 Ways to Make Mindfulness Work for You This Year

I have a friend who believes in meditation. She’s well aware that it can help relieve stress, reduce chronic pain, improve sleep, and even calm the stomach. She also knows that it’s not complicated, and doesn’t require any special tools or techniques. “Sit still and be quiet!” she says. “What …

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The 5 Friends Every Woman Needs In Her Life

Buddies, chums, mates, pals, maybe even confidante? No matter what you call them, friends are the cherry on the sundae of life. Here are five great friends that every woman needs in her life – and a list of movies to watch with them. Because girlfriends and good movies go …

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How Women Can Enjoy Life More As They Age

I attended a special event with my mom a few weeks ago. As we were getting ready in the hotel, we were complaining about the dry air and how it affected our skin. Mom didn’t care for the itchy feel. I was bemoaning the way it made a “new” wrinkle …

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How to be a Happier, Healthier Caregiver

I met a new friend a few weeks ago who was visibly stressed. Her husband had passed away unexpectedly about six months before. Meanwhile, she was at her wit’s end caring for her 94-year-old mother, a woman who was desperate to maintain her independence while suffering from health problems that …

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Do You Have the “Holiday Stress” Personality?

The holidays can be stressful for many people, but women tend to get the brunt of it. A 2013 study by the American Psychological Association (APA) found that women experienced a much more dramatic spike in stress levels over the holidays than men did. Researchers noted that women were much …

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How is your Spouse’s Health Impacting Yours?

When Sharon Vecchiarelli’s husband was diagnosed with cancer in February 2011, their world was completely turned upside down. It quickly fell to her to manage his care, find the right doctors, try to keep their two children’s lives as normal as possible, update family and friends, and take care of …

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Celebrating the Holidays with a Loved One with Dementia

Celebrating the Holidays with a Loved One with Dementia: A Guide for Family Caregivers

When you are a caregiver for a family member with dementia, the holidays are a mixture of many things: practical organizing and preparations, as well as a jumble of feelings and emotions. It is not uncommon for family caregivers to feel overwhelmed, anxious, or sad, as they look forward to …

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