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August 2018

August 2018

Have you ever been out with friends when the feeling hits you? You know the feeling — that uncontrollable urge to pee for the tenth time today — and it’s only noon? Urinary incontinence in women is a common condition that is normally treated via medication. Finally, there is a…
“I only had a handful of chips… a tiny scoop of potato salad… and just a little piece of cake.” Does this sound like you? It seems harmless enough, but if you’re trying to stay healthy, the average summer barbecue can leave you feeling less than celebratory. When you think…
As you know, we’ve been enjoying a long period of steadily rising stock prices. Of course, this bull market won’t last forever — and when it does start losing steam, you, as an investor, need to be prepared. Before we look at how you can ready yourself for a new…
The classic definition of metabolism, which you may remember from high school biology, is the sum of all chemical and physical reactions that occur in the body to maintain life. I’ve always viewed this definition as a bit mechanical. It doesn’t account for the complexity of our thoughts, feelings, beliefs,…
How many times have you said “yes” when you really wanted to say “no”? Have you ever kept your opinions and ideas to yourself because you had a differing, perhaps off-the-wall, idea? The way many people move through life and work becomes habitual, maybe even robotic. The true part of…
Recently I took a poll asking my social media friends what they wanted to learn more about. By an overwhelming response of mental health, I knew that there was a need for information. Depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, dementia, attention-deficit disorder, autism, post-traumatic stress disorder and many other mental health disorders…
All summer long you have been growing mysterious herb plants in your garden. You walk by them and admire their green growth, see a few send out some pretty flowers, bend down and rub a few leaves to take in the delicious scent that each one has to offer, and…
Back-to-school season is upon us. That means it’s time to build your child’s strong immune system so he or she is able to fight back-to-school germs and stressors! In addition to making a nutritious, balanced diet a priority, emphasizing frequent hand washing, promoting quality sleep and encouraging activities that help…
Many people have learned valuable lessons about saving money, minimizing debt and making wise financial choices. Your short personal stories shared in an encouraging way can help people facing financial challenges to have hope and make positive changes. I sometimes ask adults to share the best financial moves they have…
Most of us walk through this world on autopilot never truly aware of our emotional state in any given moment. We are lost in our thoughts and the busyness of life. All too often we believe that the thoughts we carry and the stories we write in our minds are…
Training hard for your sport is important. Being diligent and consistent in your conditioning is what will bring you success and progress. While no one wants to plateau, overtraining can also hinder your journey toward your goals. When creating a training plan we must take into consideration how to split…
Well, it is not quite that time of year, but it is just around the corner. Back to school time. A time of year filled with both excitement and apprehension. Children and parents alike benefit from active preparation for upcoming transitions. The following are tips for helping your children (and…
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