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Traditional vs Holistic/Functional Medicine

Not too long ago, I was in the Hospital tending the needs of my soon to be 90 year old mom.  I brought her to the ER because I thought she might have an UTI, which would explain her confusion, and a possible mini stroke.  After spending some time in the ER, she was admitted into the Hospital and preceded…

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Clutter and Thoughts … Do They Correlate?

I just started reading a book by Dr. Caroline Leaf called “Think Learn Succeed … Understanding and using your mind to thrive at school, the workplace and life.” It’s quite fascinating the research she has done for over 20 years about what we put in our mind, what we keep in our mind and what we speak out.  It’s not…

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Health – It’s More Than Just Food

Our health is affected by much more than the food we eat or even the stresses in our life.  There are other areas of our lives that we need to look at to determine if they are impacting our health negatively. Cosmetics What you put on your body affects your health just as much as what you put in your…

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Is Your Disorganization Chronic or Situational?

With stress being the number one health crisis of our time, it’s a no wonder that it’s growing. We have become such a busy society/family running from one activity to another.  Never having down time as a family.  Kids are involved in a multitude of activities and sports.  Parents are serving on multiple non-profit boards, working overtime and trying to…

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The Danger of Habits

“Habit is a vain and treacherous goddess. She lets nothing disrupt her rule.  She smothers one desire after another: the desire to travel, the desire for a better job or a new love.  She stops us from living as we would like, because habit prevents us from asking ourselves whether we continue to enjoy doing what we do.”  From the…

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GOALS NOT RESOLUTIONS!

So many have been trying to come up with New Year’s Resolutions.  Are you?  I don’t and don’t encourage them.  We make them only to feel a level of frustration … especially when it only last’s a few weeks. What I like to encourage is setting a goal or goals and doing a paradigm shift in thinking.  What would you…

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Adrenal Fatigue – What to Do?

Adrenal Fatigue is something you may or may not be able to determine you have without the guidance of a physician … and preferably a Find a Functional Medicine Practitioner. Your adrenal glands are located above your kidneys and produce hormones that control your immune system, regulate your metabolic system and help maintain your blood pressure.  They also secrete cortisol…

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Tips for organizing your garage

Organizing a Garage

The weather here in New England is still nice enough to do some outside and garage work.  I’m sure by now, the outside furniture, hoses, umbrellas, etc are finding their way into the basement or garage … or soon to be.  If they go into the garage, it’s a great time to be sure your garage is organized and able…

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Are You Dealing With Depression?

Depression is so prevalent in our society with many being on anti-depressants only to find that after a while they don’t seem to help.  I am not a big proponent of medications … especially as the first line of defense.  There are other steps I would take before I ventured down that path.  The first path would be looking at…

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What Memories Are Hindering Your Organizing Progress?

“Listen – what you are talking about are memories — just memories.  You have to put them in a shoebox and retire them.  One thing I’ve learned is that everyday is a new thing; a chance to start again.  Give life a chance.  Grab a hold of it now.” From the Walton’s Show I am such a lover of the…

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