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Personal Blog: My Healthy Coffee

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True Stories from a Coffee Snob To say that I was a coffee snob was dead on. I would walk out of a coffee shop if all they had was medium or light roast. It was dark roast, full flavor, add a shot of espresso all the way. I knew it was an addiction, and… read more

Best New Year’s Resolution Ever

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Best New Year’s Resolution: Change Your Coffee, Change Your Life! What if making the best health resolution of the New Year could be as simple as changing your coffee? It CAN be that simple. I’m not even going to suggest you quit coffee. Just read on. You, or people you know, are addicted to coffee.… read more

About Dietary Supplement MSM

What Is MSM? MSM is the acronym for Methylsulfonylmethane. Yeah, I don’t try to say that word out loud much either! But what is MSM? The key phrase is sulfur, which holds many important roles in health. Sulfur is the 4th most common mineral in the human body. Plants, animals, and humans all need sulfur to be our healthiest. Sulfur gives… read more

7 #CareGiving Joys and Challenges

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Being responsible for a person (or pet’s) well being is an honorable and sometimes under-appreciated endeavor. Think of all the ways we appreciate those who care for us: Servers in restaurants Flight attendants Pilots, bus drivers, and train engineers Housekeepers in hotels Teachers Nurses and doctors and many others in hospitals and clinics Some of… read more

Enough Sleep for Children & New Parents

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Best Gift I Gave Our Girls: Enough Sleep If you are a caregiver, helping your children or parents get enough sleep is an important part of the job! You need good sleep too! Both children and adults need sleep to function at their best. Adults need 7-8 hours per night. Children need more than 12… read more

CareGiving for Minor to Chronic Injury

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It’s Never Fun to Deal with Pain. Whether it is your own pain, or you are a caregiver for someone else, dealing with pain can take over your world for a time. I know. In 1997 I was told I had to have knee surgery, that it was the only way to end my knee… read more

Sick in the Summer? UGH! 7 Immune Support Habits

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Prevention is Easier than Recovery It’s YOUR Summer—Enjoy it! The golden season. The reason people take winter vacations to sunny locations. Summertime! More sunlight hours, more warmth, more chances to be outdoors and for many people more socializing! Unlike the so-called Season of Sneezing following the holidays, midwinter, summertime is practically designed to keep you… read more

Exercise Strengthens Your Lungs

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Exercise Strengthens Your Lungs Are you winded when you climb stairs quickly? Hopefully not, but if you are you can improve this, and possibly more quickly than you expect. (Read my Personal story at the end of this post!) Your body is designed to get better at what it does regularly with intention. Livestrong.com says… read more

Exercise is Important for Bone Strength

Movement Strengthens Your Bones This particular benefit of movement is most closely tied to your muscles, if you can excuse the pun. At birth humans have 270 bones, but many of these fuse together as a child becomes an adult, leaving adults with 206 bones. Good trivia you can share at the next party! But… read more

Guest Blog: “Too Old to Start” Nonsense

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“I’m too old to start…” fill in the blank. Dare You. Try that line around 72 year old 4th degree martial artist Kenny Peterson! “I started martial arts when I was 60 years old. My 10 year old grandson was preparing to test for his 1st degree black belt in taekwondo when the instructor asked… read more