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10 Characteristics of a Healthy Relationship

10 Characteristics of a Healthy Relationship

What is a healthy relationship? We are excited to have Dr. Suzanne Nixon, a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, share her thoughts on the topic. As a marriage and relationship therapist for over twenty years, I have worked with hundreds of couples who are either...

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Lose Your Headache or Migraine using Functional Medicine –Getting to the Root Cause

Lose Your Headache or Migraine using Functional Medicine –Getting to the Root Cause

If you suffer from headaches or migraines, you are not alone. 1 in 7 Americans (38 million Americans suffer from migraines) affecting 3x as many women as men. In this post, we explore how Functional Medicine helps get to the root cause with Dr. Martha Calihan of Five...

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Menopause & Weight Gain – Insights from Christiane Northrup, MD

Menopause & Weight Gain – Insights from Christiane Northrup, MD

I’m hearing from many women who are struggling with weight gain in Menopause. I am too. This is my second blog post based on Dr. Christiane Northrup’s Menopause & Beyond presentation that addresses the midlife metabolic shift – often known as the muffin top. Dr....

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Menopause Wisdom from Christiane Northrup, MD

Menopause Wisdom from Christiane Northrup, MD

I came across an entertaining and thought-provoking presentation by Dr. Christiane Northrup entitled Menopause and Beyond that I want to pass along. Dr. Northrup is a pioneer in mind-body medicine. I love her work. She covers a lot of ground in this presentation. In...

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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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