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What Exactly Is a Heart Healthy Diet?

By Karen | February 23, 2022 |

Have you ever been told to eat more healthy? Do you know what that means? Many don’t and it really isn’t their fault. We are bombarded every day with conflicting information and people are confused. I firmly believe that we shouldn’t consume as much animal flesh as the Standard American Diet (SAD) contains. It isn’t…

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‘Take It To Heart’ Really Means Something

By Karen | February 21, 2022 |

It’s becoming more and more apparent that it’s not only the physiological measures that impact the health of your heart. There’s also a strong correlation between your emotional/mental health and your heart health. There are some new fields of study making their way into the area of heart health. Neurocardiology looks at the intersection of…

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Do You Practice Mindfulness?

By Karen | February 20, 2022 |

You might be saying…practice it, I don’t even know what it is! According to this article, Mindfulness is a type of meditation in which you focus on being intensely aware of what you are sensing and feeling in the moment, without interpretation or judgment. Practicing mindfulness involves breathing methods, guided imagery, and other practices to…

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What Do You Know About AFib?

By Karen | February 19, 2022 |

What is AFib? AFib is short for atrial fibrillation, a condition that can cause an irregular and very rapid heart beat. While AFib itself may not be life threatening, it can lead to other conditions. It can cause blood clots in the heart, stroke, contribute to heart failure and other forms of heart disease. How…

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Have You Heard of SCAD?

By Karen | February 18, 2022 |

In 2017, I was sitting in a meeting in the local hospital when I felt an unusual sensation in my chest. IT was a burning/tingling sensation and not really painful. As it began to radiate out to my shoulders, I started to think I might have a problem. I asked for help, got to the…

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“Do What You Love And You’ll Never Work a Day In Your Life” – Marc Anthony

By Karen | February 17, 2022 |

Do you love what you do? I do. I didn’t always love what I did for a living. In my previous career, I made a very lice living but I was never passionate about it. It was a means to an end. I was able to pay the bills, support our family and amass a…

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More About Women and Heart Health

By Karen | February 16, 2022 |

In case I haven’t driven it home enough this month, I want to share some more important information that may save your life, or the life of someone you love.  Some not so well known facts heart disease kills more people than all cancers combined more women than men die from a first heart attack…

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Something Near and Dear to My Heart…WomenHeart

By Karen | February 15, 2022 |

If you know me or my work, you probably know that I’m a proud WomenHeart Champion Community Educator. I received my training at the Mayo Clinic in their 2018 Science and Leadership Symposium to go into the community and educate everyone about women and heart health. What is WomenHeart? WomenHeart is the National Coalition for…

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