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February 2018

February 2018

 

Aside from the occasional sandwich, many people think turkey is solely for the Thanksgiving dinner table. However, turkey is much more than a holiday centerpiece. Anyone concerned about healthy eating would be wise to learn more about the health benefits of turkey and find ways to include it in their…
During American Heart Month, it is important to recognize two things: that heart disease is the no. 1 cause of death for both men and women in the United States — taking approximately 1 million lives each year — and that death from heart disease can often be prevented. This…
I’d like to invite you to consider what you mean when you say (or hear someone else say) you want to “be more holistic,” or “adopt a holistic lifestyle.” If we think about the meaning of holism (from ὅλος holos, a Greek word meaning “all, entire, total”) from a philosophical…
As we flip the calendar to the New Year many people turn their aspirations inward to improve their health going forward. Today we will delve into considerations for the New Year and make it great! 1. Choose foods wisely. The Environmental Working Group website has a list of the “clean…
The arrival of cooler temperatures sparks various changes. Chilly air and precipitation can be dangerous, especially to pets that are unaccustomed to extreme changes in temperature. Pet owners may be well aware of the hazards of warm weather, including the threat of leaving pets in hot cars. But cold weather…
Life insurance; everyone says it’s important but it can be a difficult topic to talk about and even more difficult to understand. However, it is a critical topic to grasp because of its importance when building a financial strategy. Eight in ten adults say their family is most important in…
In February we take a break from winter’s icy grip to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Some of the most popular gifts include cards, candy, flowers and an evening out. What do you like to receive? While most people agree it’s important to express love on Valentine’s Day, people sometimes disagree about…
I have been a dancer for many years, and in that time I have trained in many formats including ballet, modern, hip-hop and jazz. No matter what style of dance you are training in there are always certain techniques to be learned specific to that genre. In ballet, one must…
Self-confidence is a pivotal key to success in every aspect of our life. Ego, on the other hand, gets us into trouble and is the basis for all our bad habits, addictions and self-loathing. So what’s the difference between self-confidence and ego? Self-confidence comes from positive actions and positive attitudes,…
Neil Jacobson’s study of couples, two years after the end of couple’s therapy, differentiated between “maintainers” of change and “relapsers.” He found that couples who were able to decrease the stress they experienced from sources outside the relationship, were more successful in maintaining the gains they had made during couple’s…
Whether you have heard it from your doctor, from a friend or family member, or saw a late night infomercial, we all know that regular exercise is good for us. It can improve mood, lower blood pressure, ensure a good night’s sleep, help manage weight and a host of other…
Have you ever tried to break a sweet tooth addiction only to find yourself still craving cookies, soda or other refined carbohydrates? Do you want to know why it is hard to break your sweet tooth addiction? The answer is simple: because it is a real addiction. So while you…
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