wellness

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Taking the time to create is taking time to get you know You… the Authentic You. When I refer to the Authentic You, I mean ALL parts of you: the light, the dark, and everything in between. Yes, that can be scary. It can feel very uncomfortable as you expose your raw and naked heart. For years, I would admire others’ work of creativity and think to myself “I’m not creative.” Sound familiar? It was...
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The “most wonderful time of the year” can actually be overwhelming for many of us! Juggling the shopping, wrapping, baking, and celebrating can leave you feeling exhausted and unfulfilled. Throw a few kids into the mix and it’s easy to find difficulty in feeling “holly jolly!” The holidays, filled with all of the celebrations, can also be filled with many indulgences. The delicious baked goods and...
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When we think about taking care of our whole selves – body, mind and spirit – and the chronic conditions that are affecting our society today, there is no “one size fits all” approach, nor is there a silver bullet solution or fix to living well . It is a combination of factors – activities, practitioners and people – that support us in living well. Along these lines, we need to consider who is on...
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The Environmental Working Group recently announced new research that shows a connection between pesticide use in and around the home and childhood illnesses, including leukemia. (Link to EWG article: http://www.ewg.org/release/study-links-childhood-cancer-and-home-pesticide-use ) The article discussed in the study, done by Harvard researchers, points to “evidence that children’s exposure to...
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Should you be concerned about the aluminum in your deodorant? There have been numerous deodorant scares over the years as researchers find connections between chemicals in deodorants and cancer; however, most scientists will tell you that deodorant and antiperspirant are safe. If you are still concerned about chemicals and want to make sure you are putting the safest product possible on your pits,...
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Living well may mean different things to different people. And, there is no right or wrong. There is no one-size-fits-all. It’s personal. And, just like so many things we do, like learning a new skill, a task, or even a sport, caring for ourselves is a practice . It ebbs and flows and changes during different phases of life, different seasons, and even on different days. With that, self-awareness...