Category «self-care»

What is Wellness?

Wellness is a way of being in the world where you can rely on your inner resources to help you navigate through your life.  Wellness allows you to find yourself more a contributor to life than a taker.  Wellness for me is also a synonym for well-being, and it is more of journey than a destination. …

Research: Coronary Heart Patients With No Teeth may have Increased Risk of Death

According to research reported in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, heart patients with no teeth  have nearly double the risk of death as those with all of their teeth. The study in more than 15 000 patients from 39 countries found that levels of tooth loss were linearly associated with increasing death rates. Patients with a high …

Improve Your Mood with Natural Sounds

According to research conducted by the Acoustical Society of America listening to nature sounds at work can provide a number of benefits.  The sounds of flowing water and birds chirping provide a level of privacy in an open office floor plan and helps to improve the mood of office workers.  Happier moods lead to increased productivity and less stress.  If …

Blueberries for Better Health

Blueberries are members of the plant family Ericaeace and the genus Vaccinium.  The plant has numerous species growing throughout the world.  The berries are used as food by humans, animals and insects. Research evidence continues to verify that blueberries are good for you.  Blueberries are an excellent source of phytochemicals including anthocyanins,  a type of …

7 Ways to Reach Your Goals in 2015

   Welcome 2015:  7 Ways to Reach Your Goals Can this year be different from the year or years that preceded it?  It can be if you want it to be.  First decide that it will be and then set about to making it happen.  It is not luck that will take you there.  But …

Gratitude Can Promote Happiness

I still remember a Bugs Bunny  episode where Daffy Duck was so-o-o desperate to get his hands on a pearl that he ran roughshod over Bugs Bunny.  Daffy ran screaming up into the  hills saying, “it’s mine, it’s mine, it’s all mine!”  Daffy thought he was happy but apparently not.  He was never satisfied. According …

Acupressure for Relief of Migraines

Efficacy of acupressure to relieve migraine and nausea presented at International Headache Congress Boston poster presentation demonstrates stimulation of the PC6 antiemetic point with Sea-Band® acupressure wristbands controls migraine nausea   Boston, MA, June 26, 2013 – Nausea is one of the most debilitating symptoms of migraine and affects 80 percent of migraine suffers in …

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