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Six Things We Often Forget to Clean in Our Home

  Trying to keep your home clean is no easy task. Many of us spend most of our cleaning time on routine chores like vacuuming, mopping, and wiping down the most commonly used surfaces in our homes. Often, we overlook a few things that can collect grime and germs....

Five Must Read Books for Women

It’s amazing to read about and live vicariously through the experiences of interesting women. When a book connects to our shared truths and the journey comes to its inevitable end, the time spent reading was well worth it. The characters or authors have become kindred...

Women in Television: Five TV Shows with Powerful Female Leads

  Streaming services like Hulu, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video have allowed viewers to access much more content than ever before – but alas, more options mean more choices. If you have been scouring your streaming service looking for entertaining shows with...

Balancing Your Home and Work Life

Women are busy these days. Between full-time careers and raising families, it’s easy to get stressed and overwhelmed with commitments, family activities, and dealing with the other adults in your life (you know, bosses, husbands…)Chronic stress is a huge risk factor...

Activities for Kids Stuck at Home

  Whether it is due to bad weather, school closures, or a long-term illness, just because your kids are home doesn’t mean they can’t have fun learning. Here are a few ideas to keep your time spent indoors interesting, exciting, and even educational.   Take a...

Can you Lose Weight Counting Calories? The Answer May Surprise You!

  For decades, the recommended way to lose weight was by counting calories. Popular weight loss programs required weighing and measuring your food. Even today, there are numerous tracking apps where you count your calories and keep track of how much you’re...

Natural Aphrodisiacs – Fact or Myth

For centuries, both ancient and modern civilizations have used aphrodisiacs to boost sexual arousal. An aphrodisiac is a food, drink, or drug that is used to increase sexual desire. Long before sexual dysfunction was a recognized medical condition, aphrodisiacs were...

The Link Between Dehydration and Heart Disease

 Water is the most important nutrient we can give our bodies. As adults, we’re made up of around 60-70% water, more for babies and less for older adults. Water is essential for the health of our cells, organs, and muscles to function properly. We literally can’t live...

Cervical Cancer

 January is cervical cancer awareness month (and for good reason!) – there are 13,000 women diagnosed with this disease each year.Despite the high number of diagnoses, and thanks to modern medical advances and preventative screenings, cervical cancer has become one of...

Maximizing Your “Me” Time

 Life is busy- it can be hard to find time just for yourself. When you do find a few hours to make yourself a priority, you want to get the most out of it, because who knows when you will find this time again.Get the most out of your “me time” with these fun...

Good Carbs, Bad Carbs – Fiber and The Grain Controversy

  The latest diet trends have attacked carbs, specifically grains, saying they are bad for your health and make you fat. High protein and fat diets like Paleo and Keto cut out all grains. On the other hand, the heart association stresses that whole grains are...

Make Your New Year’s Resolution a Success This Year

  The beginning of a new year is a time for birth, growth, and renewal; a chance to make a fresh new start; a time for reflection - so why are most New Year’s Resolutions “pie crust” promises: easily made, easily broken? You might have had good intentions, but...

Arthritis is Inevitable with Age, Isn’t It?

As we age, we start to notice aches and pains we didn’t have when we were younger. Creaking knees, pain or swelling in your fingers or toes, wrists, elbows, hips, or shoulders, or stiffness after getting out of bed. You may think that pain is just a normal part of...

Five Simple Steps to Help Prevent Common Women’s Health Issues

  It seems as if every day a new miracle treatment arrives on the market that can help women live longer, lose weight, or have less wrinkles. So much information and so little time to wade through it all! How can you tell what works or better yet, what should you...

Chocolate, the Good Mood Food

    If you’ve ever felt down in the dumps and dug into a bowl of dark chocolate ice cream or ripped into the nearest Hershey bar, you may have felt a little better afterwards. But, do you know why? Chocolate, in its purest form, is one of the “super foods”....

Overworked, Overextended, Overwhelmed – How to Manage Holiday Stress

You’re late for work, the kids missed the bus, and now you’re yelling at the dog because he ate your favorite pair of shoes. Your heart’s racing, you feel like crying and screaming. You are about to call in sick because you have last-minute gifts to buy and your...

How Diabetes Affects Estrogen and Progesterone

  Estrogen and Progesterone are the primary female hormones produced by the ovaries needed for optimal reproductive and sexual health. They’re also important in controlling blood sugar and how your body reacts to insulin. Women with diabetes need to pay extra...

Insulin Resistance and the Hormone Connection

 Is a Hormone Imbalance Increasing Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes?Diabetes and insulin resistance affect over 30 million Americans. Type 2 diabetes, which accounts for 90-95% of all diabetes cases can usually be prevented (or at least controlled) through proper diet,...

Don’t Make Me Laugh or I Might Pee

    35 million women in the US suffer from urinary incontinence most of whom experience stress or mixed incontinence. Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) is the accidental urine leakage during extraneous action or movement. The risk of having incontinence...

The Fundamentals of Creating a Successful Skin Care Routine

“Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.” – Coco Chanel Creating the “correct” skin care routine is overwhelming – there are so many different serums, creams, ointments, and masks to choose. Not to mention...

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