All Blog Posts Tagged 'health' (463)

Mommy stress is different than other kinds of stress

I've spent most of my Mommyhood as a working Mom. I know the pain of leaving your baby with virtual strangers at a daycare, the difficulties in working from home with a sick child and letting go of your work self to…


Added by Lauren Markman on July 16, 2014 at 6:36am — No Comments

The influence of siblings on your weight

My son is relatively fit. He gets plenty of fresh air and exercise (way more than I do), and he likes to show me his "big muscles." As parents, we are trying to reinforce the idea of staying healthy. We are slowly winning him over - not to the point of eating vegetables - but our son definitely requests that we run around outside, go swimming, ride bikes and do other activities that are really active.…


Added by Lauren Markman on July 15, 2014 at 6:26am — No Comments

Cough, cough...I'm coming down with a case of stress

My left eye is twitching.

I didn't think that I was stressed out (because, I'm not busy anymore or anything), but my eye is twitching and that is a sure sign from my body that I am stressed. It happens whenever I have too much going on, or too much stuff on my to-do list.…


Added by Lauren Markman on June 10, 2014 at 6:33am — No Comments

Four Ways to a Happier Life

There’s no universal recipe for becoming happier. We all want to be happy, and we all have our own personal definition for what that means. Some people are happy when they have…


Added by Violette Monahan on May 14, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments



It is the force of the blood against the artery walls when the heart pumps the blood around. It has a serious affect which can cause coronary illnesses, heart insufficiency, brain damage, kidney failure and other health problems. As you can see its an important issue.

When we measure our blood pressure, we measure 2 PRESSURES

Systolic Pressure: the blood pressure when the heart beats



Added by Andrea y María Oil&Life on May 14, 2014 at 1:46am — No Comments

Inspiring Resilience, Creating Hope

May is National Mental Health Awareness month. We have come a long way as a nation over the last couple of decades in how we view mental health issues, however, we still need to continue to improve the way people with a mental illness are viewed and treated.

Mental health is simply our emotional, mental, and spiritual health. It is just as important as our physical health. In fact, the two go hand-in-hand. It is important for us to realize that people of all ages, race, ethnicity,…


Added by Stacy Hladek on May 13, 2014 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Healthy Up Your Hair

We spend hundreds of dollars on products that promise to thicken, shine, soften and control our hair. Is all of that necessary? Not really. Taking a natural supplement will promote healthy hair as well as following a nutritional diet.

Our bodies require certain vitamins to aid in…


Added by Cynthia ~ The Girlz Korner on May 1, 2014 at 11:25am — No Comments

6 Incredible Facts About Germs That Will Shock You!

WARNING: The following information is not recommended for people with weak hearts. What you are about to read can create an instant urge to run to the sink and clean your hands in anxiety.

  1. The Toilet: Did you know…

Added by Joanna Johnson on April 29, 2014 at 5:32pm — 1 Comment

The art of a good snuggle

My son is a big boy (or so he keeps telling me). But, when the pajamas are on and the bedtime books have been read, he still wants his snuggle time with Mommy. He curls his little body into mine, sticks his cold toes against me and tells me things that melt my heart ("You smell so good. Just like a Mommy." or "I can hear your heart beat and it is beautiful.")

So, yes, I…


Added by Lauren Markman on April 29, 2014 at 6:27am — No Comments

Zen and the art of sleeping alone

When I wake up in the morning, it is usually to the brief beeping of an alarm, a steady (and desperate purring) or a little face next to mine asking me for pancakes. In all of these instances, my husband is still asleep.

I've always been a light sleeper. To this day, my husband reminds me of the time I woke up to the…


Added by Lauren Markman on April 23, 2014 at 6:45am — No Comments

White Matcha Tea Review and Benefits

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Matcha White Tea. Have you heard of this. I had heard of the green matcha tea from my mom who is my go to health and everything amazing guru. But white, she even looked at me puzzled when I told her about…


Added by Hope Brissette on April 10, 2014 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Is Tap Water Safe?

Traces of at least 18 potentially, hazardous pollutants were found in more than one-third of U.S. water utilities during a nationwide sampling, as noted in a report by Environmental Health News (EHN).  So, the question to ask is, "Is tap water safe to…


Added by Cynthia ~ The Girlz Korner on April 7, 2014 at 2:58pm — No Comments

In (his) sickness and in (her) health

My husband and I have been together for a long time. I like that about us. I like having this mental database on him - things he likes, things he doesn't like, shared memories and even memories that he thinks are his but are really mine. I even like it when I learn something new about him, because it is usually such a wonderful surprise. (Seriously, honey? You like Indian food? When did that happen?)…


Added by Lauren Markman on April 2, 2014 at 6:49am — 2 Comments

Are You Stressing Your Kids Out?

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Two travel soccer leagues, piano, gymnastics, horseback, theater and various school activities.   And sometimes a lacrosse clinic. Or basketball. Or we may take a cooking class some place.

Sometimes when I write it all down, it freaks me out a bit, and I ask myself, “Are we doing too much? Do my kids have enough time to play, or breathe?”

And then I…


Added by Whitney Fleming on March 21, 2014 at 7:58am — 3 Comments

Who needs BuzzFeed when you have BuzzBrain?

I am awake and getting ready for my day.

Only, I am not just getting ready for my day. I am thinking about a project at work, and if my son has any homework he needs to bring in, and if we are out of milk, and what today's blog post will be about, and the fact I can't seem to catch up on my podcast, and did I…


Added by Lauren Markman on March 18, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

When Too Much Is Too Much

I started to let my anxiety and low self-esteem take over my mind this morning.  I really didn't want to feel that way so I fought to keep these emotions at bay and I fought hard.  It's been 3 hours now and, so far so good.  What did I do?  Let's see...

  • I…

Added by Ann Harrison on March 14, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Breastfeeding is hard. And wonderful. And hard.

I made a promise to my son when he was born: I promised that I would breastfeed him for a year. It was one of the hardest promises I've ever kept.

But I am so glad that I did it.

Before I made that promise, I read up on breastfeeding, I asked mommy friends about it and I had lengthy discussions with my…


Added by Lauren Markman on March 14, 2014 at 6:13am — No Comments

The Kidney Sellers - A Journey of Discovery in Iran by Sigrid Fry-Revere

New Release

One womans thought provoking journey of discovery.


Not long after finishing her doctorate in philosophy (specializing in patient-care ethics), the author discovered that her 10 month old son had kidney cancer, the kidney was removed, but she was warned his other kidney would have to be monitored, and he might…


Added by Susan Keefe on March 13, 2014 at 11:38am — No Comments

What are You Feeding Your Kids?

Americans are failing to read food labels properly. Today I examined some popular "healthy" foods marketed to our children and revealed the truth about what is really in them. Visit this link and share if you want to know what American children are eating today.…


Added by Cascia on March 12, 2014 at 5:25pm — No Comments

Postpartum depression is badly named

I am one of those women who tells mothers-to-be about about all the wonderful things to look forward to in their pregnancies. You won't hear any horror stories from me about childbirth. Funny? Yes. Mundane? Sure. But not scary. (There's no need to scare pregnant women, people, they have enough worries/fears already zipping through their heads.)

But there is one area where I am always serious. And that is about postpartum depression. This is because most people don't understand what it…


Added by Lauren Markman on March 12, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

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