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Self-CareGiving Matters!

caregiving for you

Are You an Automatic CareGiver? If you are in a caregiving role, taking care of your children, your pets, or your parents, this role is sometimes all consuming. Especially if you are caregiving for multiple people! So are you giving the most important person some care as well? This blog is about caregiving for YOU.… read more

CareGiving Joys and Challenges: Your Pets

Caregiving for pets

Some People Are Pet People. Cat people. Dog people. Horse people. I know people who love their pet chickens, too! Our daughter would like to have goats. If you love pets, you can’t imagine life without them! Dr.Jessica Vogelsang (aka Dr. V) has a blog post I particularly like, where she talks about the kid-gene… read more

CareGiving Joys and Challenges: Your Parents

caregiving parents

Flipping the Coin: Parenting Your Parents Some families joke about it: I changed your diaper, you’ll change mine. It’s good for a laugh…until it becomes true. Caregiving for your parents is often uncharted territory, and can develop slowly, or instantly. Serious illness or dementia aside, even relatively normal aging presents challenges to both the parents… read more

CareGiving Joys and Challenges: Your Children

caregiving your children

Parenting is a Special Journey The Joys of Your Children Parenting is not for everyone. But if you have jumped into the ring of parenting (yes, a bit like the ring of fire!) you have probably found the sweet spots…sometimes. As with most CareGiving, it’s about remembering to notice and hold onto those special moments… read more

7 Key Nutrients for Special Diets

key nutrients for special diets

Essential Nutrients Are Not Optional If you follow a special diet of some sort you may be lacking in some key nutrients. If you follow the Standard American Diet, or the SAD diet, you are most certainly lacking some essential nutrients. Essential nutrients are those nutrients your body needs to stay healthy. If you don’t… read more

7 Proven Reasons to Sleep 8 Hours a Night

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Staying Up Late Seemed So Cool When I was a little kid, staying up late was was something I always wanted to do. Adults did, so I figured that was when all the fun stuff happened. Saturday Night Live was on late at night, as well as other late night television my teenage friends seemed… read more

Injured or Ill? 7 Tips to Get Back In The Game

#BackInTheGame injury illness

No matter what your “game” is: Your sport Your family Your work illness or injury can knock you out. I’d know. As a mom, wife, business owner, and athlete, tearing my ACL affected everything. Now I am back to almost 100% and life is more fun, more fulfilling, and much much more active. Here are… read more

aVivoPur Eye Mask Makes National Television Debut

aVivoPur Sleep Mask on Fox & Friends

This Just In: aVivoPur’s Eye, Sleep & Sinus Mask on National Television This Morning!! Ingrid Prueher, whom we often feature when we discuss the importance of #8HoursANight of sleep, brought our eye mask with her on set. You can see the segment here, called: Why You Should Get Rid of That Alarm Clock The eye… read more

Movement Matters in 7 Surprising Ways

7 Suprising ways #MovementMatters

We spend a lot of time with people talking about Nutrition but Movement Matters too. Many people are focused on their diets when they think about healthy and wellness, especially if they are trying to lose weight. This is a good thing! Results in weight loss and fitness will come 70% from diet (what you… read more