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French women are known for their style, zest for life and the ability to indulge in creme filled pastries while maintaining an effortless physique. What’s their big secret? How about forgetting calorie counting, “forbidden” foods”, and hours slaving away at the gym. Dieting as we know is not always sustainable, and takes the enjoyment out …

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Coming home to piles of laundry, paperwork, and a sink of dirty dishes is anything but relaxing. Living in an environment of constant disarray while endlessly searching for misplaced items can contribute to chronic stress and anxiety. An article published by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, links clutter to feelings of hopelessness, and insomnia. …

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You find yourself tossing and turning worrying about finances, a health crisis, or what the future holds. More often than not the situations that are causing us to feel anxious are beyond our control yet we still find ourselves losing sleep trying to find a solution. Anxiety only effects your mind right? No matter how …

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Whether it’s volunteer work, or making time for family and friends, serving others can boost self-esteem, and help us lead more fulfilling lives. In turn, it’s equally important to be there for ourselves and take time each day to pause, and reflect because really how can we give others our all if we’re running on …

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Here in Oregon where I’m at the mercy of the ever changing spring forecast, I take any opportunity to get up to my elbows in potting soil and plant to my hearts’ content. On my way home from work the other night, the local nursery billboard read, “To Garden is to Have Hope for Tomorrow.” …

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“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words” ~ Victor Hugo Music is an intrinsic part of our lives, and could be considered the pathway to the soul. From the song we heard on our first date, to the soundtrack to our favorite movie, music has a way of transporting us back to a …

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Loneliness is an emotion more common than depression, and the effect has been likened to the health risks of cigarettes or alcoholism. In an age of technology, it seems like socializing on a face to face basis is a lost art, and as interactive as our society is on screen, we can’t thrive this way. …

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Have you ever watched a travel program in a country such as India or Japan and found yourself amazed that such places exist beyond the comfort of your own hometown? Most of us have yet to visit many of the landmarks within the U.S let alone the wonders that lie abroad. Many wait until retirement …

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jetty with amazing ocean view on tropical island

Perhaps you’ve dreamed of basking poolside in Maui, or sipping a glass of wine in the Loire Valley, but the expense of lodging has kept you from the vacation of a lifetime. As a baby boomer or retiree, these are the best years of your life to explore the world, so don’t let where to …

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group of friends with cocktails at party

Happy people are typically healthy people. It’s no secret that laughter, good company, and an overall positive outlook does wonders for mental and physical well-being. What does it mean to be happy? Do you sabotage your happiness thinking you’ll feel better once you get a raise, or buy a new car? The truth is that …

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