How Creating a Bedtime Routine Can Help You Get The Best Sleep

Written by Sleep Institute. Posted in Family Health.

In order to be your best self, you need to get a good night’s sleep. The quality of sleep that we get affects every part of our lives, from our mood to the food that we eat to the way you perform at work and in other parts of your life, as well as how you interact with people.

No matter how old you are, a bedtime routine could be the perfect thing to help you whip your sleep schedule into shape.

Why are you treating back pain with a pill?

Written by Dr Scott Rosenthal. Posted in Family Health.

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I once heard a comedian say, “I’m sooo upset! My muffler just fell off my car and now I have to go buy a louder stereo.” The joke makes a point that can be well applied to American health care. We spend the majority of our resources trying to mask (ignore) symptoms instead of fixing the underlying problem.

The issues arising from the misdirected focus of treating symptoms is best illustrated when it comes to back pain. The standard medical approach consists of pain medication

Are your pets disturbing your sleep?

Written by lwm staff. Posted in Pet Health.

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 You’re not alone. --  Rest assured, there may be a good reason you’re dog-tired.

While countless pet owners peacefully sleep with a warm pet nearby, a new Mayo Clinic study, presented this week at the 29th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, finds an increase in the number of people experiencing sleep disturbances because of their pets.

The Healing Power of Dreams

Written by Kat Samworth PT, BEE. Posted in Integrative Health.

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Perhaps you’ve experienced this scenario. There is something difficult weighing on your mind. Maybe you have a problem that needs to be addressed; a decision that needs an answer; an uncomfortable relationship issue. The difficulty often feels more and more overwhelming as nighttime approaches. And then you “sleep on it.” When you awaken in the morning you’ve got a fresh perspective. The problem that seemed so insurmountable last night does not feel so big. Why is this?

Disconnecting to Connect…..the Joys of Unplugging

Written by Linda Cooper. Posted in Family Health.

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As connected as we are in the age of social media, we as humans are completely disconnected. I love that travel presents an opportunity for people to put their fast-paced, “connected” world behind them and build true, deep connections to themselves in experiencing new landscapes and make life-changing memories. Serving as a brand ambassador to fulfilling your wanderlust as the Host of my luxury lifestyle show ‘Travel Time with Linda’, I recognize travel as the ultimate platform to make meaning happen in your life.

Eco-Sexuality: How to Go Green in the Bedroom

Written by Dianna Palimere, PhD, LCSW . Posted in Sexual Health and Healing.

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In a valiant effort to save our Mother Earth, there’s been a strong push in the media to increase our awareness about how we are impacting the environment—from oil/gas usage to recycling paper, metal and plastics. One of my favorite commercials about becoming eco-friendly is the one where they show how far around the earth all of our discarded plastic bottles could stretch, if connected from end to end. Naturally, the first thing that comes to my mind as a sexologist is, “what if we did the same thing with all the discarded condoms in landfills?”

A Woman's Guide to Cannabis

Written by Nikki Furrer. Posted in Family Health.

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A Woman's Guide to Cannabis
Using Marijuana to Feel Better, Look Better, Sleep Better–and Get High Like a Lady  

A woman’s handbook to demystifying the world of weed, whether it’s being used for pain relief, a moment of calm, or a fit of giggles. FEB19cannabis leaf

Women of all ages are using cannabis to feel and look better. For rookies and experienced marijuana users alike, this lively, information-filled book is just the supportive guide you need to find the right dose to relieve anxiety, depression, and inflammation, and mitigate the onset of dementia and other signs of aging. Plus boost moods, ease aches, even lose weight, and get restful sleep. And a dose just for fun?

A small pea size lump on the side of my breast

Written by Elizabeth Vines. Posted in Cancer.

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My name is Elizabeth Vines, and I am a 39-year-old Breast Cancer Survivor.
To this day whenever I tell people that I 'had' cancer, I know that most people think I must have a family history of cancer because it’s just impossible to think young people could get such a horrible disease. Well that could not be further from the truth. Only 20% of breast cancer is considered hereditary, the other 80% are just your average women like myself. I'm married to a wonderful man for the last 14 years, and have an amazing 8-year-old son.

Why Pay Attention to your Dreams?

Written by Kat Samworth. Posted in Self Growth.

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Dreaming is a natural process that happens just by virtue of being human. And like other natural processes such as breathing, it does its work whether or not we pay attention to it. But like with breathing, if we do pay attention, we can begin to have a different and perhaps deeper kind of relationship to it. When we learn how to purposely take deeper breaths, we begin to have new kind of living connection to our body. It can be like this and so much more when we pay attention to the natural process of dreaming. When we intentionally dive deeper into our dreams, we develop a new kind of relationship with the totality of ourselves and to the world we live in.

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