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How Are You Motivated To Make Change?

By Karen | March 14, 2022 |

What makes you want to change? Is it something inside that just clicks? Is it something someone says to you? According to this article, there are two ways to get your motivation. Intrinsic motivation – this involves performing a task because it’s personally rewarding to you Extrinsic motivation – this involves completing a task because…

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Let’s Talk About Something Different…What Are You Reading?

By Karen | March 12, 2022 |

I thought I might talk about a different type of nutrition today. We feed our bodies every day but do we always feed our minds with good positive messages? There is a never-ending barrage of negative imaging entering our consciousness every single day, every hour of the day. We have to make an effort to…

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Who Do I Think I Am?

By Karen | March 11, 2022 |

I haven’t really introduced myself in a while here so I thought I might take a minute to tell you who I am, what I do, why I do it  and why I think you could benefit from reading my work. Who am I? As you probably already figured out, my name is Karen Sammer.…

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Neuroplasticity – Yes, You Can Teach An Old Dog New Tricks

By Karen | March 10, 2022 |

Have you ever heard of neuroplasticity? Neuroplasticity is the brain’s ability to change throughout your life, based on your thoughts, behaviors and experiences. Your brain has an innate ability to develop new neural pathways throughout your entire life. In other words, your brain makes changes within itself in response to what is happening in your…

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International Women’s Day (A Day Late)…For My HeartSisters

By Karen | March 9, 2022 |

I know I’m a day late for International Women’s Day but I didn’t want to ignore this important day. I am going to acknowledge the occasion by talking about some of my (s)heroes. A little background In 2018, I had the honor and pleasure of an invitation to become a WomenHeart champion. I received my…

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Sleep, Sleep, Beautiful Sleep

By Karen | March 8, 2022 |

How important is sleep? Sleep has a very important role in our lives and without it our health suffers. Why do we need sleep? While we sleep, our cells repair themselves. We often think that sleep is downtime for our body when, in fact, our bodies are quite active during sleep. While there is still…

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Are You Nuts About Nuts?

By Karen | March 7, 2022 |

For many years, anyone who wanted to lose weight avoided nuts because of the fat content. Now, fifty years later, we find out that fat is actually good for you…especially fat that comes from plants. As part of a nutrient-dense diet, nuts can support reduce heart disease risk and support immune health. Here are some…

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How Is Your Vitamin D?

By Karen | March 6, 2022 |

We’ve often heard that Vitamin D is the sunshine vitamin. That’s because upon exposure to the sun, our bodies manufacture Vitamin D. But, we can also get it from food and supplements. The Importance of Vitamin D But why is Vitamin D so important? There are several reasons for us to maintain a healthy level…

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