Tag: health

6 Great Spring Ideas for Yourself

Are you ready to amp up your spring self-care? Spring is a great time to focus on just this, and also for new beginnings. It’s an excellent time to shed the old and welcome the new and refresh and renew yourself, both inside and out.

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5 Easy Ways to Fill Your Being

a special feature from Kay Ziplow & Leslie Zinberg, founders

Self-care is exactly what the word says. It’s simply about caring for oneself. In today’s day and age, our lives are so busy, and we are expected to do so much in a short period of time, that often we don’t even consider taking a moment to ourselves. Who are we and how do we want to function? And, because we don’t take the time to think about that, eventually, we burn out. But, sometimes, we can recognize that, and take some time for ourselves. Other times, however, it may lead to more serious circumstances such as mental health illness and depression.

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What’s your Boiling Point?

Have you ever asked yourself- does anger really get you anywhere? Are you able to control your own personal outburst, loose tongue, or lack of consideration by not being able to control yourself?
Let’s be honest at one time or another, we are all guilty of losing control of our emotions. There’s no denying it. No one is insulated from this behavior. And yes, at one time or another, we are all guilty of raising our voices to a level that isn’t ok and speaking in disrespectful manner to another person.

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Great Tips for Allergy Season

It’s almost that time of year for so many of us. Perhaps you suffer from seasonal allergies, need something in your home to help you along. Or maybe your family, grandchild or even friends who come over may need a little assistance in order to achieve clean air and good breathing. The biggest helper for those struggling to allergies has to be the air purifier. It can help make inhales and exhales easy-breezy! The portable appliance purges tons of irritants such as dust, pollen, and bacteria. Fewer sniffles and itchy throats aside, maintaining indoor air quality may help stave off respiratory conditions, heart disease, and even cancer long term!

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How to Fight Off Those Winter Blues!

Back by popular demand…

We all know the long, dark winter days can weigh on you physically and mentally. Just being inside can take its toll without even realizing it. Grandparents, grand friends, and parents, listen up… your health and well-being are ever so important, and we want you to take care of yourself. Here are some tips for staying on top of your health this winter!

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Tips for Eliminating the Minutia in Life

Let’s face it- we are all guilty of often times sweating and focusing on the small stuff in life. By doing so, we expend too much energy on what is really not important at the moment in the whole scheme of our lives. What are we left with when this happens? Wasted time. It’s plain and simple. Life as it goes along is a precious commodity- one that could be more fluid, and not paralyzed by all the little things that take up too much of our valuable time.

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Skip Hibernation – Find Motivation

With winter in full bloom, you may find yourself less active, eating more comfort food, and feeling overall lazier. If you’re a snowbird who spends the winters in Florida, or in the desert of California or are living at home in the cold brittle winters of the northern United States– you may be experiencing more aches and pains, fatigue, and decreased motivation to move. Just like our taste buds crave refreshing food in the summertime and soups in the winter, our bodies and brains also know there is a season change.

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Why it’s Healthy to be Kind

a special feature from Kay Ziplow & Leslie Zinberg, founders

We all know the golden rule: treat others the way you want to be treated. While this is an old adage we learn from an early age, there are a number of real-life benefits associated with the way we treat others. Science shows that as children, we’re biologically wired to be kind and we can further develop this trait with practice and repetition. Sometimes, however, due to outside influences and the stress of our day-to-day lives, we can lose this inherent ability.

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Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

We’re not sure about you, but lemons are a staple in our house. These pancakes are so light and fluffy that you’ll most likely want to make them over and over. If you like, you can substitute the lemons with any fruit you like.

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Harness the Power of Water and Your Emotions

Close your eyes and try and picture yourself as a child, jumping in the ocean or pool for a dip; what do you feel? For us, it’s a sense of happiness and therapy, even today. While enjoying a cup of coffee one morning last summer, we came across a wonderful piece in the Wall Street Journal written by Elisabeth Bernstein on the experience Marine Scientist Dr. Wallace Nicholas had on seeking the power of water.

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