Each of us has a secret source of energy. You can’t hold it in your hand or see it in a book. Most mysteriously, it can boost your energy, mood and motivation without you even knowing it.
It’s a smell. Not just any smell, but a... Read more
In the 1920's, French chemist Rene Maurice Gattefosse accidentally lit his arm on fire in his laboratory. The nearest cold liquid was a vat of lavender oil, into which he thrust his arm in an act of desperation. To his surprise, the pain subsided... Read more
Many of the same wholesome foods that you eat to help your skin glow from the inside-out can also be used externally, as cleansers, moisturizers, and skin masks. These vitamins, minerals, and oils that nourish your body also nourish your skin. Below... Read more
Although people with depression may exhibit many of the same symptoms, thoughts and feelings, there are actually several different types of depression. Your doctor can evaluate your symptoms to make a proper diagnosis. Each type of depression has dif... Read more
If you live with chronic pain, whether from pounding headaches, an autoimmune disorder or an old injury gone awry, you know how difficult it can be to get to sleep. And when you can’t rest, pain increases, making it harder and harder to break t... Read more
I will continue to track all food and exercise to reach my goal. Only 4 lbs to go! I weighed in at age 22 at 182.5 lbs and at 66 years old I'm at 140 and very fit. I completed my first sprint triathlon this June with my husband. We did a sprint le... Read more
Hi all! I spent some time checking the nutrition information tonight looking for a fat-free main course for a BBQ later this month. I checked chicken breasts, tilapia and haddock and was surprised to find fat in all of them.
I have an elderly re... Read more
Ok so I gained some weight last week after working out hard and not eating so great, but today the scales say I am back to my former weight, I have lost many inches 6 inches from my chest!, and cut back on the excessive amounts of salt I was eating.... Read more
Sometimes when I run I feel so drained. When I get this way I tell myself "just make it to the end of the block" or the end of this song, or the next street sign, or anything that represents a small mark. 9 times out of 10 I make it to my marker and... Read more
After a long, tough workout, an equally long, hot bath is just what I crave. If I'm feeling particularly sore, I add Epsom salts, which help reduce inflammation. You can buy expensive aromatherapy bath salts at department stores, but I don't like to... Read more
I've written about the miracles of the rice sock. This handy low-tech gadget eased an excruciating sinus headache I had a few weeks back. Since I made mine, it had soothed sore knees after yoga, loosened a tight lower back and even warmed cold feet a... Read more
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