Remember to Take Care of Your Health by Scheduling Annual Exams Early

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Visits with your medical team are important for continued well being. (Photo courtesy Canva)

Have you scheduled your health and wellness appointments for the new year? Remember to do so now to ensure you stay healthy and nip any problems or ailments you might face in the bud early before they become a bigger problem. Not sure which doctors to schedule appointments with? Check out the list below. Read more of this post

Six Ways to Chill Out on National Relaxation Day

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Take time to chill out and relax. Your heart deserves it. (Photo courtesy Canva)

If you’re like us, you like to get things done. Whether we’re managing people on the job site, delegating tasks, streamlining processes, and plowing through our email inbox or at home cleaning the house, organizing the closets, bathing the dog and ironing the clothes, we all have those check lists of chores we feel compelled to accomplish before we fall in bed utterly exhausted. And while there is satisfaction to be gained from those accomplishments, finding time to relax, unwind, and chill out is actually still quite productive. Read more of this post

‘The Psychobiotic Revolution’ Scientifically Reveals Why Food Changes Our Mood [REVIEW]

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Discover why we need to eat with purpose in National Geographic’s The Psychobiotic Revolution: Mood, Food, and the New Science of the Gut-Brain Connection by Scott C. Anderson with John F. Cryan, Ph.D.. and Ted Dinan, M.D., Ph.D. (Photo by Joshua Rappeneker, Flickr)

Most of us realize that when we eat well, we feel better. But if the food we eat is too rich or sugary, it can make us feel sick to our stomachs. National Geographic’s new book, The Psychobiotic Revolution, helps us make sense of this gut-brain connection and shows us how to use it to our advantage.  Read more of this post

♦ ‘My Glory Was I Had Such Friends’ Is A Love Letter to the Power of Friendship [REVIEW]

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Amy Silverstein and friends at her book launch party for My Glory Was I Had Such Friends.
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Amy Silverstein knows a thing or two about hearts. She is on her third one! But her second heart transplant almost didn’t happen. She’d almost given up on life when she got sick again, some 26 years after her first transplant. What she hadn’t counted on, however, was the immense power of friendship.  Read more of this post

5 High-Fiber Foods To Keep You Full

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If you’re always hungry, put down the cookies and reach for these filling foods instead. (Photo by Pete Markham, Flickr)

Are you always hungry? Then you might not be getting enough fiber in your diet. According to Everyday Health, men should get between 30 to 38 grams of fiber per day. Women between 18 and 50 should get 25 grams per day, and 21 grams per day if she is 51 and older. So what should you eat to banish that growling, demanding monster residing in your stomach? Here are 5 suggestions to keep you full. Read more of this post