Are You Stuck in First Gear?

March 8, 2012

Imagine you are driving down the road with your gas pedal to the floor. Your car runs great and gets you to where you need to be. All is good. But then you look around and notice that everyone else is whizzing right by you. Determined to keep up with those around you, you take […]

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The Escapades of a Mad Hatter

January 11, 2012

As women, we’re expected to be natural multitaskers. Just ask any mother about her average evening – helping the kids with their homework while she cooks dinner, exchanging news of the day with her partner, caring for an aging parent, feeding the pets, refusing telephone solicitations, opening the mail, and getting notes ready for her […]

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Are You Wound Up Like a Too-Tight Spring?

September 22, 2011

Once upon a time, life was very uncomplicated. Humans were hunter-gatherers in a primal, natural environment, and depending on what sort of animal we encountered, we could be either predator or prey. Stress served a simple purpose then: to help us find food, or to help us avoid becoming food ourselves. Our bodies evolved to […]

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How Healthy Is Your Indoor Air?

September 22, 2011

As the days grow chillier, you may be feeling the call to spruce up your living space before the long winter months. However – especially if you or someone in your family has respiratory problems such as asthma, COPD or emphysema – it’s a good idea to know about the products you’ll be using to […]

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Morning Coffee – Cardio Booster or Bad Guy?

September 14, 2011

If you’ve been wrestling with heart or blood pressure problems, and feeling guilty about needing your morning java, here’s some good news: it seems some new studies are flip-flopping the verdict yet again! From being an adrenal-exhausting, blood-pressure-skyjacking, cholesterol-boosting, diuretic and dessicant (dehydrator), coffee is now getting its image refurbished… Women who drank one or […]

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What Kind of Baggage are You (and Your Kids) Carrying?

September 8, 2011

Ah, fall…the children are off to school and grown-up schedules ramp up to match. With the first cool breezes of September, business schedules snap awake from their vacation torpor and meetings cluster on every available evening and weekend. Whether you’re a solo professional, a student, or a parent safeguarding your children’s needs as well as […]

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Ask Questions, Do Your Homework, and Trust Your Gut

August 26, 2011

At first it was nothing much. A cramp or two, a passing queasiness, and “Frank” passed it off as gas. But it kept coming back, getting steadily worse, until putting any pressure on his midsection was nearly unbearable. That was when he started going to the doctors… Eleven specialists, 4 CT and PT scans, and […]

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Total Wellness – Not Just Freedom from Disease

August 18, 2011

These days, it’s tempting to say you’re financially stable if you are free from debt and can pay your bills every month. But no financial advisor would ever tell you to settle for simple subsistence on a knife-edge, where any crisis can throw you into a shortfall! Instead, they’ll tell you to build your savings […]

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“It’s All In Your Head” – Not That Far from the Truth!

August 3, 2011

For years, those words – It’s all in your head – used to be a stock response to any symptoms medicine could not explain. And patients would go away feeling shamed, blamed, dismissed and abandoned by their health care provider. So why are we saying it? Believe us, our goal is not to shame or […]

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Let Us Treat You to the Stress Release of SEVA

July 28, 2011

When was the last time you promised yourself – One day I’m going to make the time for a mental-health day. Go to a spa, get a massage, really treat myself to some serious stress relief. Yes – one day. When I’ve got the time…the money… That’s a wonderful idea – and we fully support […]

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