Winter is knocking on our door. The outdoor activities have dwindled down to a slow drip from the faucet. "Its cold out." Its raining." "Its dark out." "I'm tired." "I have to bring the kids to their activities." "I...
Dogs are often referred to as “man’s best friend” because they possess the qualities we look for in friendship – loving, loyal, trustworthy, dependable and consistent. For all they give us, they depend on us to take care of...
Recently, I’ve become incredibly interested in self-care for busy moms on a budget. I’ve been reaching out to people I know, mostly busy moms on a budget. As I ask them about self-care, I’ve been greeted by variations of...
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Ask Me if I’m Anxious

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Ask me if I'm anxious... Apparently, most of us from all different age groups will respond yes to this question at some point in our lives, with about 18% of the general population being diagnosed with a specific anxiety disorder...
Human beings have evolved in a perfect symbiotic relationship with millions of micro-organisms (a.k.a. friendly bacteria or probiotics) living in our bodies and on our skin. In fact, it is believed that at least 3-5 lbs. of our body...
Ever have a girls' weekend? If it's coming up, I know you can't wait. If it passed, you wish you could go back. Can fun, fit, and sexy be rolled all into one fabulous weekend? Of course it can....
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Spirituality in a Pandemic

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Growing up, I was religious. I went to church weekly and regularly participated in Sunday School, youth groups, choir, and church activities. In fact, my closest childhood friends to this day are from my childhood church. I loved the experience...
Every month is a “national something” month. Pair that fact with the onslaught of increasingly meaningless Facebook holidays – “National Donut Day,” “Give Your BFF a High Five Day” – and you have what adds up to just a...
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Building Healthy Bones

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Many nutrients work together to provide the framework for healthy bones. These include calcium, vitamin D, magnesium, and vitamin K. Another important component is regular physical activity. Think of bone health as a savings account. Bone is living tissue...
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Women’s Heart Health

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February is National Heart Health Month. As parents, we are constantly taking care of our children, our homes and our financial obligations. Often, we overlook taking care of ourselves. Taking care of our health is something that must be...

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A Guide to Beauty & Pampering in Westchester County

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Moms do it all, and that often leaves us feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. Carving out me-time seems impossible, but we not only deserve it,...