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My Teen’s Birthday

Posted by Adekemi Oguntala on January 01, 2000
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On your teen’s next birthday you may in addition to or even instead of the monetary gift of a gift card or present you may want to really tell them what they mean to you. Try one of these: 1. For each year You can take a photo from each year of their lives and write something on the back of each photo that really marked that time for you. You can write something that moved you about them that year or a great accomplishment. It can also be something that you noticed first appeared like their sense of humor

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4 Mental Health Issues For The Holidays

Posted by Adekemi Oguntala on January 01, 2000
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The holidays can be a stressful time. There is so much that has to be done depending on what kind of holiday you wish to make it and where you work. Everyone seems to be bustling around to get things done and sometimes this is done with the holiday spirit and sometimes not. Well when your teen  has an underlying mental health issue that can compromise how they cope, it may be easy for them to fall back into this pattern and this can further complicate the holiday season or whichever stressful time you are undergoing. Here are some mental

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Parenting Styles

Posted by Adekemi Oguntala on January 01, 2000
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This will be the first in a two part series on parenting your teen. It’s a great first step to figure out the type of parent you are so you know how your teen may or may not mesh well with your type of parenting.  There are three basic types: passive, authoritative and authoritarian, see which one you might be. The Passive Parent Passive parents are very permissive. They allow their teens to dictate the relationship between them because they’re more concerned with being liked than they are with structuring their teen’s life. They want to be their teen’s friend

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Can’t You Do That By Yourself?

Posted by Adekemi Oguntala on January 01, 2000
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Do you happen to know when your teen was last seen at the dentist? “Oh I don’t know. They’re big enough to make those appointments themselves. They should know when they were last seen and what happened there.” This parent is asking a little too much from their teen. It’s true that you want to help your teen become self-sufficient and responsible, but giving them tasks that you should be managing is no way to do that and certainly if your teen seems capable there is still no reason you can’t hover in the near distance rather than cross the

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In this day and age or all or nothing attitudes, it’s easy to swing the pendulum to one side or the other. But when it comes to our health, the best choice is to pull from all the tool boxes we have. Believe me there are times I want antibiotics or a pain reliever for a headache. But I also acknowledge that prevention and natural remedies are going to be my first choice for health care. I can show you how to combine all the choices for optimum health. Give me a call and I’ll show you how.

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What can a golf ball do for your health?

Posted by Dr. Kathy Gruver on January 01, 2000
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In my two decades of health experience, I’ve worked on a lot of stressed out people. We don’t always have time to head to the nearest spa, stretch or exercise. This is where a golfball can come in handy. Tight feet? Foot pain? Plantar Fasciitis? Take off your shoe and roll your foot on the ball. It feels fabulous. And by relaxing your feet, your entire body will relax. Knot in your back? Find the spot, lay on the floor and position the golf ball in the right spot. You can control how much pressure you exert. Try to relax

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Even Wonder Woman needs some time off!

Posted by Dr. Kathy Gruver on January 01, 2000
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We are living in a phenomenal time when women can be the breadwinners and the dinner makers, the mothers and the CEO’s. No longer are we relegated to nurses, teachers and barefoot and pregnant. What else does this come with? Pressure, anxiety, over-work and too much responsibility. We are taking on the world and its stresses as well. In this high-powered woman world, here are some low key stress busters. It’s important to take care of business, but it’s even more important to take care of ourselves. No time? Think again! Slow Food: How many times have we rushed out

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In today’s world of technology and information overload it’s paramount that research is proving that the mind can rewire itself everyday; therefore affording you the ability to train your mind with new learning paradigms. The ability to remember has never been in more demand than it is today. The ability to remember someone’s name, where you met them, what role they play in your everyday world or even their wife’s name and other such data is a bankable soft skill attainable by all. If you have experienced the embarrassment where your adrenal gland produces a stress hormone called cortisol shutting

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Ergonomics

Posted by Bryan Fass on January 01, 2000
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I just taught a class on patient handling ergonomics, we covered patient transfers, lifting, use of stretchers, and spine stiffening to protect the back.  It never ceases to amaze me how healthcare professionals have never considered simple changes in bio mechanics and adding a  primal muscular firing pattern that will make their their job easier and reduce injury.    Plus when injury prevention is at the forefront wellness is close behind in their mind.

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Awkward Ergonomics

Posted by Bryan Fass on January 01, 2000
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Life is full of situations where there is not a good way to move, lift push, pull or carry. I can teach your employees how to function in difficult ergonomic situations. I can save your company money and reduce workers compensation costs through the 5 keys to injury prevention.

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