Tag Archives: Self Care

Can You Keep Your Cool During the Dog Days of August?

Can You Keep Your Cool During the Dog Days of August?

Although Americans still refer to the warmest part of summer as “the dog days,” we’ve mostly forgotten the meaning of that phrase. Many assume it’s because the summer heat either makes dogs lazy or drives them mad. Summer is, after all, peak rabies season. But the true meaning of dog…

10 Lifestyle Factors to Maximize for Optimum Health

10 Lifestyle Factors to Maximize for Optimum Health

June is Men’s Health Month, so it’s a good time to reflect on your health regimen and whether there are any changes you might make to improve your wellbeing. All across the globe, men have a shorter average lifespan than the women in their communities. While there are no simple…

10 Self-Care Tips to Support Your Angina Treatment Plan

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Angina can be scary because for many people who experience it, they feel like they’re having a heart attack. This isn’t surprising since angina is defined as chest pain or discomfort that happens when the heart muscle doesn’t get as much blood and oxygen as it needs to work at…

10 Self-Care Tips to Manage Your Pain

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Did you know that pain affects more people in the United States than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined? An estimated 75 million Americans have chronic or recurrent pain making it one of the most common reasons people seek medical care. For employers, chronic pain costs over $1 billion per…

Taking Care of Family Caregivers

According to a study from AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving, Caregiving in the U.S. 2015, 43.5 million adults in the United States provide unpaid care to an adult or a child and 39.8% provide unpaid care to an adult only. The majority of caregivers are women (60%), and…

The Truth Takes Courage

We started our ‘speak your truth’ conversation by examining self-inquiry and confidence.  Another cornerstone of truth telling is courage.  Courage to stand up to a critic or make a different choice than what others wanted for us can be challenging.  Our beliefs about how we should react during difficult situations…