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Happy Valentine’s Day…Time To Be Your Own Valentine

By Karen | February 14, 2022 |

Happy Valentine’s Day! If no one else has said it yet, let me be the first. You are beautiful! You are loved and are worthy of love! Take up your place in this world. You matter and you have gifts to share with the world. Don’t withhold your gifts. Love yourself Today is the day…

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Forgiveness: It May Not Be What You Think It Is But It’s Good For Your Heart

By Karen | February 13, 2022 |

I’ve been thinking a lot about forgiveness and what it really means in my life. I’ll admit that I have been one to hold a grudge when I feel that someone has done me wrong. It may stem from a childhood of feeling like I was always on the outside watching everyone else be part…

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What You Should Know About Heart Failure

By Karen | February 12, 2022 |

Since becoming a member of a club I never wanted to join…people with cardiac issues…I’ve learned a lot about the subject. And I have barely scratched the surface. One of the areas I’m learning about it heart failure. What is heart failure exactly? Heart failure occurs when the heart muscle is unable to pump as…

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There Is Nothing Selfish About Self-Care

By Karen | February 11, 2022 |

  So what is self-care? The concept of self-care being a selfish act of indulgence is ludicrous. This is a myth we must bust wide open. It’s necessary to maintain optimal health, not just optimal heart health. Self-care can be interpreted widely, but in my world it means taking care of yourself so that you…

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Yes, There Really Such Thing As Broken Heart Syndrome

By Karen | February 10, 2022 |

Really? It’s a thing? Most, if not all, of us knows what it feels like to have our hearts broken. But did you know there is actually a cardiac condition called “broken heart syndrome“? It’s a temporary condition, often caused by an extreme emotional or highly stressful event.¬†Fortunately, broken heart syndrome, also known as takotsubo…

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Beginner’s Guide to Heart Disease Prevention

By Karen | February 9, 2022 |

We know that February is Heart Month because I’ve been talking about it all month. And now I think it’s time for some preventive care. How do you care for your heart? Did you know that 80% of cardiac disease is preventable through lifestyle, nutrition and education? You can mitigate a lot of risk simply…

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Straight Talk About Heart Disease

By Karen | February 8, 2022 |

Some Not So Fun Facts Women, did you know? heart disease kills more people than all cancers combined more women than men die from a first heart attack we are less likely to get the treatment we need for heart disease than men women of color are at higher risk of developing heart disease and…

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Do You Really Know The Symptoms? Maybe Not

By Karen | February 7, 2022 |

You know what it looks like…the Hollywood heart attack. It’s usually a middle-aged, or older, man clutching his chest. Maybe he’s sweating profusely and short of breath. He’s probably falling over a piece of furniture and passing out. Maybe he lives and maybe he doesn’t. But that isn’t necessarily the way it happens when you’re…

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