Friday, September 22, 2017
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Have You Ever Experienced Vaginal Dryness? If you have, you know exactly how painful that feels when you try to be intimate with your partner. The pain can feel like a knife or some other strange and/or sharp object is in your vagina – where it should not be! If it is not painful, it may be itchy, stinging, burning or may even bleed! So, What Do You Do? You AVOID having intimate relations or you end up experimenting with all kinds of expensive oils and commercial products just trying to get some relief! You start having doubts of whether or not you are a “good” partner. But you... (Read More ...)

What is stress? Stress is something that upsets the balance in your body. You probably live with more stress in your life than you even realize. You may even think it is normal to have as much stress on a daily basis as you do. What are signs of stress? There is good stress and bad stress.  Happy events can be stressful like falling in love and getting married. Stress can be helpful for you when there is an emergency and your life is in danger.  Your body goes into the stress mode and does what it can to keep you safe.  Your body was not designed to live under stressful conditions from day... (Read More ...)

Do you love your morning coffee but it doesn’t love you?  They say coffee is the most popular beverage world wide. Have you seen a difference since you have gotten older with how coffee reacts in your body? Has your doctor told you to cut down on your coffee or only drink decaf? Does it upset your stomach or just not agree with you in some way? Is coffee healthy?  Can that be a possibility? After spending ten years of my life working with my family, helping them build an espresso bar business in the Virginia and D.C. area, you can bet your booties I love my morning coffee! I have noticed... (Read More ...)

 Do you remember the movie “The Secret?”  “The Secret”  teaches certain universal laws, specifically the law of attraction.  By focusing on what you want, you can attract it into your life.  Or put this way, what you think about, is what you bring about. I have read different interpretations of  “The Secret” but I really like this one by Owen Waters.  He goes a little beyond which seems to be what you need to know – the how part of it and he shares his secret with you. [jbox color=”pink” title=”Beyond The Secret by Owen Waters“]   The... (Read More ...)

What is a troche and how can it help you?   In case you are curious, it is pronounced (troh-key.) Being in perimenopause or menopause, you may be experiencing symptoms such as  not being able to sleep at night.  You wake up grouchy and have no energy because you are totally exhausted! You have night sweats and wake up drenched!   You have to get up and actually put another night gown on, change the sheets and try to go back to sleep!   But now you are wide awake! What about hot flashes?  You are with a group of workers from your job and all of a sudden, everyone is staring at you –... (Read More ...)

Do you know what you can do to have more energy during menopause?  It is not a secret that you would love to have more energy to be able to accomplish everything you want to do.  I have created a list of which you can choose one, a few or all of the ideas below. 1-  Drink A Lot of water – Dehydration is a cause of fatigue because it slowly creeps up on you.  If you consistently drink less than 8 cups of water a day, you may be sluggish all the time.  Get a 32 oz (1 quart, 4 cups) water bottle.  Your goal is to polish off 2 of those a day.  Try it for a week and see if your general... (Read More ...)

Is There a Connection Between Lack of Sleep and Weight Gain? Sleep is essential. It is the time when our bodies replenish, repairing the mental and physical wear-and-tear we suffer during the day. However, our “always-on” culture has created a sleep-deprived generation. Cell phones, computers, PDAs and 24-hour cable television keep our brains stimulated. The result is fatigue, poor health and, surprisingly, weight gain. The Stages of Sleep In order to understand the link between sleep deprivation and weight gain it is important to know how much quality sleep we need. Experts believe... (Read More ...)