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First Mammogram: What to Expect

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Getting ready to schedule your first mammogram? Looking for information on what you should know before you go or ways in which to prepare? Look no further!
Just 2 weeks ago, I was scrambling to gather whatever information I could find to prepare for my first mammogram. And only this…

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Mammogram Age: The Importance of Getting Screened

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Are you in the mammogram age range? Doctors say that women should start getting screened as early as 40 years old and possibly earlier, depending on their history and environment.
Whether you are preparing for a mammogram in celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month or anticipating one in the next…

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How to Set Boundaries That Balance Your Life

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As a full time working, small business-owning mother to twin toddlers and a teenager, I’m often asked about how I achieve balance in my life. To be honest, many days I don’t. I crash and burn like the best of them and find myself collapsing into bed exhausted and terrified…

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5 Tips to Get and Stay Active

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When people find out that I work part time as a fitness instructor, they often ask me about the best activity to lose weight and get fit. The truth is, anyone can start an exercise program…, even really grueling programs that will help you drop weight quickly.  Sticking

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Relaxation Techniques

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If you are like me you are always on the move and feeling like they are not enough hours in the day for you to complete everything. Many times this builds up to stress in all of us.
I know a few years ago I was told that my stress…

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Pets: 5 Ways to Keep Your Dog Happy and Healthy

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She is your best friend and confidant as she jumps onto you the minute you walk through the door. Her tail sweeps the floor as she anxiously waits for a treat…. What would we do without our best friends? Probably go a little bonkers, especially if that best friend

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8 Tips For Treating Dry Skin

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This last weekend I think I changed a million diapers.  I washed my hands a kazillion times.  I gave my 2 kiddos 3 baths.  I cleaned them up time and time again after playing outside.  I washed faces and hands after meals.  I scrubbed the kitchen floor and cleaned the…

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3 Tips to Improve Your Wellness

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Mother’s Day is just around the corner, so you can ask for most anything! This year I challenge you to ask of yourself the gift of FLOWERS…a Focused Life of Wellness whose Example Raises Strength, of course!





Let me explain. I care about

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Benefits Of Yoga

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This Spring I decided to add a new workout to help me get in shape for the summer…. I am already an avid gym class attendee 3 times a week. I have been known to do a 5k or a 10k every now and then as well. After hearing

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Choosing a Health Care Plan: 5 Tips for Making the Best Choice

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Choosing a health care plan isn’t easy. With Obama Care coming on the scene, ever changing health care provider and requirement information, and the paperwork alone required to sign up, choosing the health care plan that’s right for you can be a daunting task, if not paralyzing!

But while figuring

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