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Why bother to journal?
Are you taking care of your girls? I am talking about your breasts
What is the best diet?
Time for a news media holiday
Surviving the relentless Southwest heat

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Why bother to journal?

 
What is journaling?  Journaling, according to Susan Borkin, author ofThe Healing Power of Writing: A Therapist’s Guide to Using Journaling with Clients, is any type of writing or related expressive process used for the purposes of psychological healing or growth.

Remember when you were a young girl, you may have had a diary.   Your “dear diary” captured events and emotions in your life.  Now, as an adult, things happen, circumstances change, and those things are either good, bad, or ugly.

Are you taking care of your girls? I am talking about your breasts

October is Breast Cancer awareness month.  One in eight women will experience breast cancer in their lifetime.  We, as women, take much better care of our hair and face than we do our breasts.  And yet, this part of our anatomy is extremely vital to life, in nursing our children, as well as our self-image, as dictated by cultural mores.  So, what can you do to take care of your breasts?

1)       It is important to know your body.  What is normal and what is not normal?

Time for a news media holiday

My husband and I recently came back from a vacation to Colorado where the air was fresh and clean and the outdoors was invigorating.  Our location had no television, radio, or phone.  For 5 days we were media free.  I admit the first day was a bit unsettling, but after that was quite liberating.  I found myself focusing on my health, actually paying attention to the world around me, and meeting and actually engaging in conversations with complete strangers.  My husband and I found each other again.

Time to take a news vacation

Today I’d like to talk a little bit about the news.  I am first going to digress a little bit.  I am of the boomer generation.  When I grew up in the 50’s, television was new.  Yes, that’s true.  Our family had a black and white TV first, and then a color TV.  We had only a handful of stations to choose from.  Back to the stone age, I am afraid.  Local, state, and world news was presented to the public twice a day, one the 6 0’clock news or the 10 o’clock news.

Attitude

Attitude
 
Today I’d like to talk a little bit about attitude.  I recently watched the HBO special on John McCain’s life.  I was struck by the amazing positive attitude that he held while enduring horrific conditions and torture in the Hanoi Hilton.  Regardless of your political views, his fortitude and strength through all the adversity is admirable.
No matter who you are, life is not always a bowl of cherries.  We all have lessons to learn, disappointments, tragedy, and hardships throughout our lives.

Change in difficult- What is your "why"?

Another year is closing in on us and the New Year is around the corner.  One of the most common resolutions for the new year is to lose weight.  Millions of people make it a priority…… year, after year.  The failure rate is high.  Change is difficult and habits are even harder to break.
It is time to reflect on your “why”, the reason for your resolution.  Are you committed?  On a scale of 1-10, how committed are you to making changes?   On a scale of 1-10, do you feel you are capable of making those changes.

The contents of your grocery cart is a reflection of you


I was recently caught in a long line in my local grocery store waiting for checkout.  This gave me an opportunity to look around and observe my fellow shoppers and what was in their carts.

The lady in front of me had 4   two liter bottles of soda in the bottom of her cart, along with a 6 pack of Pepsi.  There were 2 bags of chips, two packs of hot dogs along with hotdog buns.  There were several frozen dinners, pizzas, boxed macaroni and cheese, a box of donuts, a loaf of white bread, and some bologna.

Why dietary supplements are necessary.

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There continues to be a great deal of controversy surrounding dietary supplements.  Many profess that supplements are not necessary if you ingest a balanced diet.  I would say that that might be correct IF one eats a balanced diet.  All one has to do is go to a grocery store and stand in line at the checkout tosee what people are eating.  It is anything but balanced!  Most have very little nutritious food in theircart.  It is, however, filled with chips, dips, sodas, frozen dinners, pastries, cakes, and junk!

Let's talk about water and hydration!

Let’s talk about water and hydration!
 
I know, this isn’t the most entertaining or fascinating topic to talk about, but is one of the most important for our health.  I am sitting here in the Southwest where heat records have been occurring on a daily basis.  To be blunt, “it’s been hotter than hell here!”  It is imperative that you get enough water daily; if you wait until you are thirsty, it’s too late!

Our bodies are comprised of about 65% water.  Keeping fully hydrated is necessary for a variety of bodily functions, physiological processes and biochemical reactions.

Habits- How to change a habit

Habits- How to change a habit
 
You have tried and tried and tried to change a habit, such as lose weight.  I would bet that you can name all the different weight loss programs and have tried just about everyone.  Frustrating, isn’t it?  You just want to give up and eat all the pizza or the entire cake, or the whole gallon of ice cream.  Please don’t give up; learn the process of change, if you truly want to change.

It’s time to realize that you can’t really truly extinguish a habit; you have to change and replace it.
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