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12 resources for giving you smarts

On Monday we talked about the importance of being lifelong learners, especially in our roles as parents. Next week we’ll be discussing topics related to making schooling goals for our children, along with our awesome responsibility of teaching the next generation. But for our own health, we grownups need continuing education, too. There’s absolutely no (read more…)

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The “headlight” method for achieving healthy change

Soon after beginning my health counseling work, I noticed that, for many women, setting goals and dreaming big (especially with health goals) was laced with feelings of inadequacy and doubt from past failures. Every time that they pumped themselves up to reach a goal but didn’t succeed, a little part of them began to doubt (read more…)

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Exploring Natural Approaches to Menopause

Written by contributor Megan of Sorta Crunchy. Hot flashes.  Mood swings.  Decreased libido. Every woman knows the symptoms of menopause, whether we have gleaned our knowledge from television shows and movies or from family members or friends who are going through The Change.  And more than likely, many of us believe that managing the symptoms (read more…)

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8 ways to pursue a lifetime of learning

I’m working up an e-book project and doing a little publicity for my upcoming book launch, so I’m posting a rerun today. This month’s theme in Simple Living Media is education and lifelong learning, so I thought this topic was well-fitting. This post was first written on September 28, 2009. Sure, most of us want (read more…)

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The Risks of Eating Soy Foods: 3 Reasons to Say No

This was originally published at Keeper of the Home on June 28, 2010. I know it goes against everything we hear these days about healthy eating, but I’m here today to tell you that I don’t eat soy food products, and I don’t really think you should eat soy food products, either. There.  I came (read more…)

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