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Gratitude Is The Attitude

By Karen | April 26, 2019 |

Have you ever heard of a gratitude journal? It’s a place where you record what you are grateful for in your life. It doesn’t have to be anything dramatic. I add five things to my journal every night that I’m grateful for from that particular day. It helps me to go to sleep in a…

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It’s Always Better At the Beach

By Karen | April 26, 2019 |

Looking at this picture, you can almost hear the water lapping at the shoreline. It’s a warm summer evening and a feeling of calm washes over you as you listen to the rhythmic sound of the waves.  When I was going through chemo in February 2010 my sister took me to Hawaii. I had no…

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Walk With Me

By Karen | April 25, 2019 |

One of the easiest ways to be healthy and fit is to put on your walking shoes, get outside and walk. According to a study published by the University of Warwick, people who walked at least 15,000 steps per day were more likely to be in the healthy range for body mass index (BMI). People…

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What’s Your Grizzly Bear?

By Karen | April 23, 2019 |

What holds you back? Are you afraid of failure? How about success? Maybe rejection? Are you living your dreams? Or are you working at a job you don’t care much about or even dread going to every day? We all  have something we’re afraid of; something that keeps us from doing what we want to…

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Are You a Burned Out Caregiver?

By Karen | April 23, 2019 |

When someone is sick, it’s always natural to worry about the patient. But what about the caregiver? I believe the caregiver has the harder job. Now I know being sick is never a walk in the park. I have been on both sides of that situation. The people in my life were very attentive to…

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Adrenal Fatigue…is it a thing?

By Karen | April 22, 2019 |

Have you heard of adrenal fatigue? Adrenal fatigue is a relatively new term. It only came into existence in the late 1990s and was coined by James Wilson, PhD, a naturopath and alternative medicine expert. Dr. Wilson theorized that an overstimulation of the adrenal glands by chronic stress over time could lead to an inconsistent…

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Reflections in Family Health

By Karen | April 20, 2019 |

As I look back over the past several years at what my family has endured, it makes me wonder. I am one of 17 grandchildren of my maternal grandmother. Nana had five children, four of whom lived into adulthood. Nana lived into her nineties and was very healthy until she developed Alzheimer’s disease and basically…

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What Would You Have Done?

By Karen | April 19, 2019 |

Wouldn’t it be nice if someone gave us the roadmap to a perfect life? What would you have done differently? How would your life look if you knew then what you know now? I have been thinking about that a bit lately and this is what I came up with. I don’t have regrets because…

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