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The Fitbug - Motivation in my Pocket



I do enjoy my workouts… the second they are over. Granted, there is a definite sense of pride and “I did good for my body today” feeling that follows a good workout. But somehow, that sense of achievement holds no reserve to motivate me for any subsequent workout. I’m on my own. Left to my own device, I would probably never exercise. And really, I only workout because I have to. I wish that I were one of those that could get lost in the endorphin…

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Added by Audreyvp on February 24, 2011 at 1:12pm — No Comments

Love Your Heart

Love Your Heart. Boss Mom on Heart Disease.
What is the number one killer of women? You may be surprised to know that it's not cancer but heart disease. The American Heart Association estimates that nearly 500,000 women die of heart disease each year. Frankly, I never gave much thought to this disease until my dearly beloved mother-in-law died suddenly and unexpectedly of a heart attack last month.…
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Added by Portia Mount on February 14, 2011 at 7:41pm — No Comments

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A CURE FOR ALLERGIES?

I'm so excited.  My son is allergic to so many things and we've been through the wringer with him but he's doing so well.  So, I wrote Little Patient Big Doctor: One Mother's Journey to share what we did that helped him so that other families can be helped also.  I never imagined that writing the book would lead to radio interviews and interacting with so many wonderful people with such a wealth of knowledge.  Here is a…

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Added by Haleh Rabizadeh Resnick on February 14, 2011 at 2:41pm — No Comments

A Heart to Heart Discussion About Chocolate

By Mrs/Dr. T, Snarky PhD Scientist and Guest Contributor

The media has done a pretty good job making sure EVERYONE knows that chocolate might be good for you. It’s hard to find a women’s magazine that hasn’t promoted this message, particularly this time of year when Valentine’s Day sends chocolate sales…

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Added by Audreyvp on February 10, 2011 at 11:57am — No Comments

4 Things I Learned From Being a Sex Columnist

By Marjie Killeen, Guest Contributor

Although my 17 year-old son calls me a “Sexpert”, I’m definitely not one. I have no special sex training or credentials. But, during the last year of writing my column, “Sex & the Suburbs ” for MakeItBetter.net, I’ve interviewed many people…

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Added by Audreyvp on February 8, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Do You Think You Have a Preset Time to Live? And . . . Who's the Nut When it Comes to Allergies?

Ready for this?  I don't think that it is a school's responsibility to be nut free.  I don't think airlines should be mandated to keep peanuts off a plane.  I don't think it should be mandatory for restaurants to provide nut-free options or for that matter, egg free, dairy free, soy free or anything else- to which all my son is allergic.  It's my issue and my responsibility.

 

It's certainly greatly appreciated and an act of goodwill when schools, airlines, restaurants and…

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Added by Haleh Rabizadeh Resnick on February 7, 2011 at 10:31am — No Comments

Would you sue a doctor you like, if he made a mistake?

Okay, so I encourage the importance of a partnership between doctors and patients.  I figure if we can talk to our doctors, he'll know better what's going on with us and we'll better understand what he wants from us.  We'll also be able to work together if we have all kinds of other ideas we're thinking of trying that he may not suggest- like using olive oil for that dry scalp instead of a medicated shampoo.

 

But could this closeness hurt the doctor?  Go with me for a second.…

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Added by Haleh Rabizadeh Resnick on February 3, 2011 at 10:15am — No Comments

How do you calm a panicked kid?

Okay, this has to be one of the most important skills parents have up their sleeve.  I have a child with asthma.  In my case it's vital.  If a kid panics, things just escalate out of control.  So, any tricks we teach our children to stay calm can be life saving.  You can read all about that in my book Little Patient Big Doctor.

 

Even if you are not dealing with asthma but have a child who is stuck on top of…

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Added by Haleh Rabizadeh Resnick on February 1, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Light Therapy - The "Prozac" to Winter Blues

My family was in for a major shock when we moved away from 16 years of living in the sunny Southwest to the Midwest with its grey winters.  People were warning us that winters would be hard. Yeah, right. I was born in Montreal, I remember winters. Pfffft.

As we were visiting Chicago area homes in planning for our move, we scoffed at the particular homeowners that featured a closet with a standing tanning booth in it. “You’ll need this in the winter” they said. Yeah, right.…

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Added by Audreyvp on January 31, 2011 at 1:16pm — No Comments

Winds of Change



I feel that when I came to this realization, it brought me mental wellness, it made me see life, my life, in a whole new light.

Recent interactions that lead me to writing this post

My girlfriend Wendy recently said to me, "V, I've got to wonder, how much more does God expect you to take? Is God waiting to see how much it will take to break you or trying to make you stronger?"



A post by my friend Christal:… Continue

Added by Vanita on January 28, 2011 at 11:36am — No Comments

Fish Oild Versus Flax Seed

Fish Oil Versus Flax Seed Oil The health benefits of incorporating Omega-3 fatty acids into our diet is nothing new.  We have learned from other cultures that these fats are healthy.  Some of these cultures such as the Inuit in Greenland eat as much as 40% of their diets in fat.  However, these people have low rates of diabetes, heart disease and degenerative joint disease. The reason for this is their fatty diets are…

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Added by Jana Hartley on January 27, 2011 at 10:31am — No Comments

Triggers in Women that Can Lead to a Mental Breakdown

Many years ago, I watched Alfred Hitchcock's The Wrong Man based on a true story about a man, Manny Balestrero, falsely accused of armed robbery in the early part of the 1950s. While the story in itself is terrifying to think about, what struck me and stays with me to this day is Manny's wife's reaction… Continue

Added by Kathy Scott on January 27, 2011 at 8:36am — No Comments

What's Your Favorite Question to Ask Your Doctor?

It's about the questions, as I share in Little Patient Big Doctor.  If you want to stand up for yourself, if you want to give voice to your doubts, you have to ask a question.  It starts and ends with questions.  The answers to our questions open doors for us to that which we need.  That's why the question is brewing within. 

 

So, what's your favorite question when you walk into a doctor's office?  Some…

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Added by Haleh Rabizadeh Resnick on January 25, 2011 at 10:02pm — No Comments

Do you trust your instincts?

What does it take for us to trust our own instincts?  Does having the confidence to pose a question mean that we have the guts to advocate for what we believe is right?  Asking questions is probably the first step in trusting ourselves.  It shows we value what we think. 

But what does it take to trust ourselves?  Experience.  There's two ways to get that- the hard way- actually go through it or the easy way- learn from someone else.  I think that's why stories can inspire us.  To the…

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Added by Haleh Rabizadeh Resnick on January 24, 2011 at 7:53pm — No Comments

Mother's Instinct v. Worrisome Nut

Okay, so before my kids put me through the wringer and taught me a thing or two, I always thought that some moms were just nutty.  They just worried themselves for no reason whatsoever.  Now, I think maybe there was something to it- I now believe in mother's instinct.  So much so, I wrote a book, Little Patient Big Doctor.  But I still have my question- how do we know when it's instinct speaking and when it's just us being overly… Continue

Added by Haleh Rabizadeh Resnick on January 21, 2011 at 10:15am — No Comments

Can you partner with your doctor? (Get your minds out of the gutter gals)

So, I just wrote a book, Little Patient Big Doctor: One Mother's Journey.  I open the book with a letter to doctors to partner with their patients in their care.  Look, we all do it. . . we seek out "alternative remedies".  Wouldn't it be nice if our doctors would actually listen to us and work with us as we tried out all this… Continue

Added by Haleh Rabizadeh Resnick on January 20, 2011 at 2:38pm — 2 Comments

Allergies- To Live or To Fear?

Approximately 100-200 people die from food allergies a year.  Here's my question, does that mean that all those over protective, over the top moms are making a difference?  Or does that mean that people should just relax and not go nuts over their child's food allergies? 

 

To be honest, I'm not sure exactly what I think about this but I wrote a book,…

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Added by Haleh Rabizadeh Resnick on January 19, 2011 at 2:57pm — No Comments

MAN FLU: What Every Woman Needs to Know



My husband is currently under the weather.  It's not just a cold - it's MAN FLU!

Here are 5…

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Added by LocalFunForKids on January 12, 2011 at 10:04am — No Comments

Natural Consequences

I would bet that for those of you reading this, you would agree that teaching children to be responsible can be difficult. In fact, sometimes 'teaching moments' present themselves and you have to capitalize on them. Like the time when I drove all the way to Lakeville (from Victoria) to Jack's soccer game only to hear, as I get out of the car, "Mom! I forgot my cleats!" And I must confess, my first reaction was to turn around and drive all the way home to get those cleats because otherwise I…

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Added by Amy Foley on January 4, 2011 at 9:21pm — No Comments

Anyone Starting a Diet or Fitness Program?

I just started the Cinch! program by Cynthia Sass to be able to really give my readers my view of the program. I like to do more then just read the book and actually try out the program and give my readers a day by day progress report.

 

I'm really trying to up the fitness content on my site this year. I really enjoy reading about bloggers fitness and health post.

 

I would love…

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Added by Colleen Shibley on January 2, 2011 at 5:15pm — No Comments

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