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Stop Snoring Women!

STOP Snoring Women!stop snoring women

This is not just a man’s problem (as you already know)! Stop snoring women caught your eye because YOU snore and want to stop, or someone right next to you snores and you want to stop them! And no matter who, your sleep is affected and it’s time to do something about it. Right?!? OK!

I remember going on a few women’s retreats and there were always stories flying the very first morning… “You can’t believe how loud So-and-So snores!” “I didn’t sleep a wink because Whoosie snored all night!” Continue reading…

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The Early Symptoms of Fibromyalgia


Although men and children can suffer and show the early symptoms of fibromyalgia, the disorder is most common among women. Eighty to ninety percent of those affected are women, and most are diagnosed sometime during middle age. You are more likely to develop fibromyalgia if you have a close relative with the disorder.

The Early Symptoms of Fibromyalgia?

One of the reasons that fibromyalgia is so difficult to diagnose is that it mimics so many symptoms of other diseases and disorders. It can parallel them to such an extent that it’s difficult to acquire a diagnosis without undertaking medical tests to rule out other conditions. Continue reading…

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Natural Relief For Hot Flashes –

Hot flashes are experienced by 3/4 of all women undergoing menopause, making it the number one symptom of menopause. This makes natural relief for hot flashes an extremely hot topic (pun intended). Hot flashes involve a temporary sensation of heat coming off the body, sometimes associated with sweating or flushing of the skin. They can last from 30 seconds to 10 minutes and can be extremely annoying and debilitating.

At one time, hormone replacement therapy was the go-to treatment for women experiencing severe menopausal symptoms. Further studies through the years showed that the risks outweighed the benefits. Because of this, many women turned to natural remedies for menopausal symptoms.

8 Ways to Find Natural Relief for Hot Flashes


You Need to Take Off Layers!

1. Simple changes in behavior. This includes learning how to dress in layers so that you can take off layers of clothing when the hot flashes become intense. It also includes having ice water handy so you can sip on it when the hot flashes start. You can also wear light pajamas that are loose-fitting and use bed linens made with cotton that breathe better and can reduce the incidence of night sweats.

2. Herbal relief. While studies of their effectiveness are mixed, many women       use herbal remedies to control symptoms of menopause, including hot flashes. Here are a few of the most popular: Continue reading…

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Depression and Fatigue – Fatigue and Depression

Depression and Fatigue 

Depression and fatigue are companions. It is hard to hear, but depression is a mental illness. It sounds so severe. But we need to call it what it is. Just like a cold is a physical illness, depression is a mental illness. And just as a cold is a common physical illness, depression іѕ a соmmоn mental illness.woman-statue-depression-and-fatigue

Fatigue is one оf іtѕ mаjоr symptoms. Pеорlе mау hаvе fatigue related tо depression thаt mаkеѕ іt dіffісult tо раrtісіраtе іn dаіlу асtіvіtіеѕ. Evеn those who hаvе bееn treated fоr depression mау hаvе оngоіng fаtіguе. Selective ѕеrоtоnіn rеuрtаkе іnhіbіtоrѕ (wow right? let’s say drugs) соmmоnlу uѕеd tо trеаt depression tend nоt tо mаkе you mоrе fаtіguеd, but іt dоеѕn’t аlwауѕ lift fatigue associated wіth this соndіtіоn. Continue reading…

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10 Keys to Healthy Aging

10 Keys to Healthy Aging


We are faced with decisions throughout our lives, and sometimes we don’t see the fruit of those decisions until later on in life. Unless we were taught or came upon healthy aging tips in our younger days, we often end up in ‘eraser’ mode. Erase those lines! … and those spots! Erase those inches and saggy skin! You get it… and if you’re noticing these things, fret not! You’re not alone… and it’s never too late to make some positive changes. Again, these keys are being presented, but it’s your decision. Choose life!

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Best Women’s Multivitamin

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Best Women’s Multivitamin

Many women our age want to know what the best women’s multivitamin is. I have studied, looked at, bought, and taken many! Because I have some experience in the journey, let me share what I’ve found. I want to say right up front that we are all different. We will all respond in different ways to different stimuli.

One thing is sure, supplements are needed to fill in the gaps that are left as we age. Our bodies become less efficient at absorbing and processing vitamins and minerals. Taking supplements can greatly increase our well-being in all areas of our lives!

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Food For Brain Health – Is Organic for Better or Worse?

Food For Brain Health

food for brain healthFood for brain health is a concept being studied by many institutions these days. As we age, we become increasingly aware of the changes in our brain function, especially memory. For me, it gets a little scary when I can’t remember what I wanted to tell someone just seconds ago. Where do these words and thoughts go? My children would say over and over, “But Mom! I JUST told you!” It’s tough for others to understand that you can forget that quickly. I try my best to laugh it off, make jokes, and get on with the show; but in reality, deep down… it bothers me a great deal, especially because my mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease before her death in 2013. I am inspired to take some action to improve my brain health and will share whatever I find with you. Today I will start with food for brain health. Continue reading…

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Holiday Stress Relievers

Holiday Stress Relievers!

Thе holiday ѕеаѕоn can be a tіmе to relax, rejuvenate and refresh OR… they can have you pulling your hair out, in a puddle of tears, and needing some holiday stress relievers! Pаrtіеѕ, ѕhорріng, entertaining, rеlіgіоuѕ holiday stress relieversоbѕеrvаnсеѕ, fаmіlу gatherings, decorating… Do you look forward to those things or dread them? With all the dеmаndѕ we place on ourselves alongside the expectations of the ѕеаѕоn, іѕ it nо wonder that mоѕt of us feel some stress durіng thе hоlіdау ѕеаѕоn. Therefore, I am offering a few holiday stress relievers for your consideration. Maybe you can enjoy the season once again…like when you were little. It really is up to you! Here’s some ideas: Continue reading…

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Why Laughter Is Important

Why Laughter Is Important

I’m sure you’ve heard it said that laughter іѕ the best mеdісіnе… well thеrе’ѕ plenty оf еvіdеnсе to back it up. Here are some of the physical health benefits and reasons why laughter is important. LAUGHTER…..

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• Lоwеrѕ ѕtrеѕѕ hоrmоnеѕ
• Dесrеаѕеѕ раіn
• Relaxes your muѕсlеѕ
• Prеvеntѕ hеаrt disease


Why Laughter Is Important for Mental Health…

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The Best Retirement Gifts for Women

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Our friends are retiring ladies! What do we get them? The best retirement gifts for women are as diverse as the women retiring! However, I am writing today to give you some possibilities.

Tops on my list is the Fitbit. It is all the rage today, and statistics are showing that wearing one is indeed contributing to the health and well-being of its wearers. If the retiree you are buying for does not have a Fitbit, then this is my number one pick! It can help in all areas of healthy aging, including sleep, exercise and socialization!

I bought my girlfriend one for Christmas. She never mentioned she wanted one, nor did I ever hear her comment on one; but she is very fit (skiing and hiking) and she’s a gadget girl too…so I thought she would probably like it. She opened it with a “Oh, this is unexpected and oh, I’ll look into it a little later.” Well, to make a long story short, within hours she was setting this and installing that. She was at first consumed, then fanatical, and then finally addicted to everything Fitbit.the best retirement gifts for women

There are Fitbit challenges going on all the time, with coworkers, friends and family. It really is a great way to get up and get going. There are a few styles with different price ranges, but be sure of this. No matter which one you choose, you will be contributing to the health and well-being of the lucky recipient! She’ll be thanking you for years to come!

The Best Retirement Gifts for Women – Gift Cards

OK! Gift cards are the go-to gift idea these days. It affords the recipient the ease of using it at a convenient time… and let’s face it! Who doesn’t like to shop, go out to eat, visit a spa etc. on someone else’s dime? Here are a few gift card ideas for the new retiree:

   Amazon gives you options on the style of your card. Take a look!   ⇓⇓⇓⇓


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Taking a Course May Be a Gift a Retiree Would Enjoy!

Check out the courses that are offered by

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There are courses to learn guitar, piano, dancing, painting, drums, photography etc.

I hope the gifts that were mentioned helped you in your search for a retirement gift. Even if you didn’t find it here, maybe a thought was triggered. If you have any ideas, please leave them in the comments section below. Until next time…

THRIVE! OK? robin2



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