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Obstacles to Joy

Obstacles to Joy

If you have been wondering how to find more joy in your life, you are not alone. Have you also been wondering, what is stopping you from experiencing more joy? I have too. I spent time over the weekend looking through The Book of Joy, a 2016 New York Times Bestseller,...

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Is Self-Care Selfish?

Is Self-Care Selfish?

Years ago, I wondered this myself and sometimes still wonder how much is too much. But Yesterday, I picked up the Washington Post Outlook section about Spring Cleaning. I’m thinking at first glance, great! I need some tips for getting rid of clutter. But instead, the...

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Healthy Heart, Healthy You – Part 5

Healthy Heart, Healthy You – Part 5

Healthy Heart, Healthy You  Q & A Women often can't tell the difference between an anxiety attack and a heart attack. This is the last article from our Healthy Heart, Healthy You (women) blog post series that includes questions & answers from the Loudoun...

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Healthy Heart, Healthy You – Part 4

Healthy Heart, Healthy You – Part 4

Do You Know the Signs For Heart Trouble in Women? There were so many good questions and answers after the Healthy Heart, Healthy You panel presentations, that I want to pass the information along. This post includes info about the signs to be aware of for heart attack...

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Why We Desperately Need Digital Downtime

Why We Desperately Need Digital Downtime

According to the 2017 Stress in America survey from the American Psychological Association, almost two-thirds of Americans agree that periodically “unplugging” or taking a “digital detox” is important for their mental health. However, only 28 percent of those who say...

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Can’t Sleep? Maybe Check Your Metabolic Rate

Can’t Sleep? Maybe Check Your Metabolic Rate

Is your sleep not what you want it to be? Maybe you lie awake every night? You wonder if this is the night that you can finally sleep? Are your days filled with anxiety, awaiting the night with dread? Have you spent hundreds or even thousands on supplements like...

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Ford Explorer Carbon Monoxide Alert

Ford Explorer Carbon Monoxide Alert

If you or a loved one drives a Ford Explorer and haven’t been feeling well, and don’t known why, read on… My brother, Michael, recently discovered that he had carbon monoxide poisoning from driving his 2013 Ford Explorer. We want to share his story to help others who...

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Healthy Heart, Healthy You – Part 2

Healthy Heart, Healthy You – Part 2

This is a real story of how an accomplished, “healthy”, wife, mother of 2 boys became a three-time stroke survivor at the age of 39. Carolyn is the Vice President of Marketing for a local Sportsplex, a board member of the local YMCA, a noted patient advocacy board...

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Strengths as a Superpower

Strengths as a Superpower

Imagine what a harmonious world it could be if every single person, both young and old, shared a little of what he is good at doing.  -Quincy Jones. Play to your strengths.  New research from the field of positive psychology and beyond has been providing the...

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Feeling Stressed? Pause, Take a Breath

Feeling Stressed? Pause, Take a Breath

The American Psychological Association conducts surveys to determine sources of stress and its impact on Americans in the US. While reported stress levels, overall, were gradually decreasing over the past decade, recent polls in August 2016 and January 2017 found an...

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Healthy Heart, Healthy You (Women)– Part 1

Healthy Heart, Healthy You (Women)– Part 1

I recently attended the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce Healthy Heart, Healthy You panel discussion that focused on Women and Heart Health. This session blew me away –not your usual boring heart health talk. So much good information shared that I feel compelled to...

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Blueberry Veggie Smoothie

Blueberry Veggie Smoothie

How do you make kale taste like a blueberry pie? Proof that healthy plants taste amazing. The most dense green vegetable is overshadowed by skin glowing blueberries, creamy cashews and sweet honey. This smoothie recipe is creamy, delicious and filling. Ingredients 1...

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Bad Posture? A Yoga Sequence That Improves Posture

Bad Posture? A Yoga Sequence That Improves Posture

First impressions do make a difference, but posture is so much more than just looking good. A person’s appearance is like a business card in many ways, and posture manifests not just physical health, but psychological well-being as well. Whether we are conscious of it...

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Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Avocado Chocolate Mousse

If you have a few extra ripe avocados on hand and wonder what to do with them, here is a delicious and quick healthy chocolate mousse/pudding recipe for Valentine’s Day. Lara shared this recipe from Wellplated.com in a workshop she did on Anti-Inflammatory Diets for...

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