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Policosanol - A Natural Way to Lower Cholesterol
Policosanol is a natural supplement made from sugar cane that has been shown in scientific studies to lower cholesterol levels as well as, or better than statin drugs without the side effects. Policosanol can also lower LDL cholesterol by as much as 20%, and raise HDL cholesterol by 10%.

Nutritional Support for SARS, A Review of Scientific Studies
SARS has been identified as a new form of coronovirus. Currently there is no clear treatment for SARS. Antibiotics are ineffective and patients are not being helped with standard antiviral drugs. What nutritional supplements can prevent SARS?

Is Nutrition The Missing Link to Your Child's Well-Being?
I heard example after example of young people becoming more focused and better students after integrating high quality nutrition into their daily routine. I then went back to my school and noticed a few things.

Fresh Oil for Good Health
Fresh oil is one of the most beneficial foods for your health. Fresh oil is a source of essential fatty acids, which help keep the skin healthy and the hair shiny. The human brain is almost entirely composed of unsaturated fatty acids. Fats add taste to meals and give one a feeling of fullness when eaten. 

Avoiding The Common Cold with Herbs
Cold and flu season is coming soon. It seems odd in a warmer climate to get a cold, but they happen. There are several theories of health that try to explain why we get colds and flu. This article covers a few of them and discusses natural methods for avoiding the common cold.

Achieving Optimum Health
Optimum health is not just the absence of disease but the presence of wellness in mental, emotional, physical, spiritual and social areas. Some would also include financial health.

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How to Be Healthier, Live Longer, and Enjoy It More
One of the most important things you can do for your health and success is to learn optimism. High scores in optimism are predictive of a longer, healthier life, and excellence in everything from sports to life-insurance sales.

Hidden Benefits of Stress-Managing
We all know about stress, but few work to manage it in the "moments", where it is needed most. This "moment" of stress release can also be utilized to program the mind for high level creativity & goal achievement.

Influence of Attitude of Mind on Health, Health and Lifestyle
Attitude of mind can greatly influence our health. Mind is like a magnet. Each word and each thought attracts associated events, functions, and circumstances.

Discovering Your Passion and Purpose
Discovering our passion and purpose is vital to our joy and well-being. The problem is that many people have lost touch with any sense of their passion and purpose and have no idea how to access this information.

Secrets to A Flat Stomach
In order to be successful at thinning your waistline you must have a basic under standing of how the ab muscles function and how your body burns fat. The first thing that needs to be understood is the difference between fat and muscle.

A Loving Relationship is Good for Your Health
Does your relationship stress you out or keep you feeling great? The type of relationship you are in can affect your health. Make sure your relationship is a healthy one.

Conquering Anxiety
Anxiety can produce many negative consequences that can interfere with optimal performance on the job or with life in general. As you confront your fears using these suggestions, your fears will become smaller.

Commit To Your Wellness
If you don’t make time for your health, you will have to make time for illness. And, illness, we all know throws a curve ball at our balance.

Subtle Addictions
Many people are not aware of the more subtle addictions, the addictions that are often so covert and pervasive that they are as invisible to us as the air we breathe. Yet these addictions may be impacting us negatively as much as the overt addictions.

Healing Children's Ear Infections Naturally
Using natural healing techniques to cope with one of the most common childhood ailments.

Top 10 Tips for a Great Relationship
A relationship involves three essential components. You, your partner and the truth. Every time you hold something back from your partner, a piece of your passion dies.

10 Strategies to Transform your Relationship with Overwhelm
Overwhelm is the opposite of peace. Use these strategies to transform your relationship to overwhelm and you will be more effective and will project a more peaceful energy out into the world.

Here's Your Calm During The Storm Of Discouragement
Have you ever known someone like this? "A person who knows how to start well, but finds it difficult to keep going"? A person whose successes are dependent on the quality of someone else's encouragement and motivation?

Hormonal Heaven
Why is it that some women prefer chocolate to sex? How can you improve your relationship with this knowledge? And no, it's not about buying more chocolate.

It’s Never About the Sex
A relationship isn’t purely about the sex but it does tend to be the first thing to give way when a couple starts to struggle. The mistake that most of us make is then to get fixated on the sex being the issue. It rarely is.

The Perfect Reason For More Sex
Satisfaction with your relationship leads to you making more opportunities for sex. More frequent sex leads to happier couples and happier couples have sex more than unhappy couples.

Journaling For Life
This article explains the importance of journaling and gives you some valuable pointers on using this incredible tool.

Looking into Yourself: The power of Introspection
Why is it easier to examine others rather than ourselves? Read on to find out.

Rut Busting: How You Got Into a Rut and How to Get Out
How did I get into this rut? What can I do to get out? Read on to find out.

Stuck in the middle of….the middle
Every time you try to meet a goal or make a life change, you inevitably come to the middle. You've made a bit of progress but all of the sudden you seem to loose your momentum. You may decide you don't really need to lose the weight, get more organized, start exercising, or taking the next step in your business plan. You seem to lose the energy and enthusiasm you had when you started the project.

Prepared People Provide the Competitive Edge!
Most of us know that there is something wrong with the way they work today. Yet we keep doing the same things naively expecting different results. Getting out of this rut and moving forward requires a new focus and new ideas.

How Can Sports Psychology Help Athletes?
Do you perform up to your ability? Dr. Cohn helps you to identify when you need sports psychology to help you get beyond mental blocks and reach your potential.

The Keys to Emotional Toughness
With the steps in this article, you will learn how to build your emotional toughness in a healthy and productive manner.

You Are In Control!
You can control others. You can control the situation. It is your choice.

You Are What You Eat
Our general state of health is partially driven by the types of foods we consume.

Why Marital Sex Often Dies
Research indicates that over 55% of married women are not interested in having sex with their husbands. Many men also are not interested in sex with their wives. The problem is generally not a lack of sexual desire - it's that they are not interested in sex with their partners.

Common pitfalls wives should avoid when their husbands are out of work
As a career coach, I’ve observed how some couples handle the stress of downsizing successfully, and how other couples are torn apart from the pressure. Here are some common pitfalls wives want to avoid when their husband is out of work:

Acceptance: The Answer to Your Relationships
Accepting the thing you fear the most -- which is not having the thing you want the most -- often has a transformative quality.

Anne, A Success Story
When it comes to relationships, most people don't live their potential. Instead, they settle for unhealthy and mediocre relationships. You can achieve your true potential in love if do your part, follow the right advice and accept a little personal support from others.

Hair Nutrition
When we think of nutrition, the hair is not something that quickly comes to mind. The hair needs special treatment too, just like the rest of our body does.

Exercising With Kids
A parent needs to exercise not only for themselves, but also for their kids benefit. It’s important to set a good example. If your children never see you engage in fitness or if they hear you complain about working out, then they are going to have a negative image of exercise.

Why Be EXTREME About Your Self-Care?
What “extreme” is really all about is trying something new, doing what you’ve never done in order to have what you’ve never had, pushing your own personal limits in order to experience the fullness of life.

There's No Glory In Being The Richest Man In The Graveyard!
It is very important that you condition your mind and body together. There's not much benefit in having a body full of muscles if your mind is full of Jello. And, there's certainly no benefit in having an extremely conditioned mind with no physical energy.

The Four Keys to Balancing Your Life
A holistic approach, that balances body-mind-spirit, optimizes your relationships. By achieving balance on an emotional, mental and spiritual level (your essential nature), you can relate more deeply to others and be in the moment. Ignoring any part of your essential nature, leaves you open to conflict and stress.

Quit Smoking
I want to quit smoking; it is something I've done for 25 years of my life. I've looked all over the web for help and tips and come up with quite a few resources. I'm going to share these with you plus some tips of my own I've learned from past attempts to quit.

Omega-3's and the benefits of high-dose Fish oil
Medical Research is focusing more and more on the health benefits of high dose fish oil, which has long been considered by doctors around the world to be one of the most effective remedies for improving physical performance, treating depression and arthritis, and improving concentration and memory.

Melanin: Aging of the Skin and Skin Cancer
Why are most dark-skinned blacks protected from harmful UV rays? Because compared to whites, blacks possess more melanin, the pigment that gives skin its color.

Canadian Medical Association Names Coaching as One of Treatments for Adult ADHD Sufferers
“Coaching is the most effective tool today in the management of ADD,” says Ed Hallowell, author of "Driven to Distraction," who, having ADD himself, is quick to point out the positive side of ADD. 

A Get Healthy and Fit Plan
By using moderation in type and amounts of foods and by eating foods in their natural state, the way they were made from the earth you will feel better, work harder with less effort and look better in the process.

A Lesson of Life From A Friend
Most of us will not budge from our comfort zone unless something very dramatic happens to us: loss of loved ones, divorce, loss of job, or sickness. How many of us dream of being our own boss but no action taken?

“Don’t Make Me Start Counting!” Five Ideas to Use Verbal Warnings Effectively
Do you warn your child to behave and yet they continue to do what they please? Verbal warnings can be an effective tool in disciplining children but they are often used incorrectly, frustrating parents and children. Here are some  points to consider to help parents use verbal warnings effectively.

Feeling Anger? Your Power is On
Sadness, depression and grief can be danger signals. They can paralyze. Recognize, welcome and manage your anger. You are almost certainly ready to take action and experience your own power once again.

Where Do Your Eyes Gaze?
The type of gaze you use in face to face encounters have powerful results. Use the appropriate gaze for this situation.

Strategies for Eliminating and Managing Stress
To combat modern day stressors, you need to realize that things are going to go the way they are going to go, so you may as well just relax.

Are You Too Busy?
The Chinese symbol for the word “busy” consists of two symbols which translate to the words “kill” and “heart.” Excessive busyness kills the heart; I believe this is why so many busyholics have heart disease.

Accepting the Truth
Meditation on love. Helps us to accept our greatness. Love is Power, Happiness, Peace, Joy, Truth, Abundance and Faith. Love is the answer to all.

Aromatherapy : A scent away for great relationships
Is it possible that a scent can make you more mellow and increase dramatically the relation with you and your mate? Can you calm the kids down instantly? Do you wish that you would feel and look more in control for the big meeting? Thousands of people around the world have discovered the powerful benefits of Aromatherapy. And you can do it too.

Are Weight Loss Supplements Worth It?
What do you think of the hundreds of weight loss supplements out there on the shelves today? Are they worth the money? Will they actually help you lose weight? How do you know which ones are going to work for you? Is there any proof that these products work?

Coral Calcium: Wonder Cure Or Scam?
There’s no reason to believe that coral calcium is anything magical, let alone better than other calcium sources, or worth the extra expense.

Dealing with the backdrop of fear and confusion.
We are at war. Whether you are for it or against it, it is now a horse that can’t be put back in the barn. With it comes hopelessness, helplessness and the ever-bounding mysteries of life and mind. What can we do?

Do's and Don'ts of Relationship
If you want relationship that works, if you want to find your soulmate, you must make choices that will lead you to what you are looking for. Your choice of thoughts and actions will achieve their appropriate results.

Face Your Fears
Fear can be broken down into three categories: real (healthy), imagined (thought-based) and worry. Fear is not always a bad thing. Admitting you’re afraid of something can be quite enlightening. It gives you a chance to assess what is holding you back.

What Is Genuine Control?
An anxiety educator looks at the meaning of control. Genuine control does not mean controlling all of life's events. It means interpreting life's events in a way that promotes the growth, happiness, and well-being.

Pet Allergies
Animals have allergies just like people. Only the animals have trouble telling us they are suffering. An allergic reaction can be triggered by pollen, dust, mold, food, insect venom to name a few.

Get Energized: Beat the Winter Blues
The seasons truly affect our emotions and energy levels. The cold and grey sky of winter contributes to low motivation, low energy, and low moods. 

Face Your Fears
Although fear can get in your way by interfering with your hopes, dreams and desires, fear is not always a bad thing. Admitting you’re afraid of something can be quite enlightening. It gives you a chance to assess what is holding you back.

Can Music Make Your Child Smarter?
Music can make your child smarter. It is important for parents to expose their children to all kinds of music as earlier as possible. If a child is exposed to music the first ten years of his life, his musical aptitude will increase. By doing so, you are actually nurturing a smarter kid.

Mental Anchors
When you are in a highly emotional state of mental thoughts and feelings your mind creates “links” or “anchors” to things that you may see, hear, feel, touch or any other sense you can imagine. You can use these anchors to control or change your emotional state. For example, get in a funny mood, get in a self confident mood, get in an energetic mood, etc.

The # 1 Factor in Weight Loss and Fitness
What is the #1 "Most Important Factor" in determining how fit you became? Proper nutrition, cardio exercise, and weight training are all important factors, but it is your attitude that determines how hard you focus on each of those three areas. If you approach your fitness with a positive attitude, you ARE going to take the necessary steps to get in shape, even when it would be so much easier to stay in and watch TV.

Using pain to institute change in your life!
When something seems so difficult, you need adequate motivation to make a drastic change of your life. There are many schools of thought on how this can be done. However the best way to force yourself to change is to create a huge list of reasons why if you wait any longer to change what will happen to you!

So what happens now? Part 1: Dealing with the emotional stress of illness
Getting sick and then spending years of money and time fighting for a diagnosis and treatment is enough to knock the wind out of anyone's sail. Disability is stressful. Emotional stress. Physical stress. Financial stress. You name it. You got it.

So what happens now? Part 2: Dealing with the physical stress of illness
The problem of physical stress during illness is explored.

So what happens now? Part 3: Dealing with the financial stress of illness
Financial stress can be present in our lives no matter what our health status is, but the fact remains that “health is wealth”. Being sick or disabled is expensive. 

Could Your Loved One Be Getting Alzheimer's? 5 Early Warning Signals
There are advance warning signals that point to potential Alzheimer's which can be detected months, or even years before clinical symptoms appear. The five early warning signals to watch for are given here.

Letting Go – In my own words!
The average human is most likely to have already spent much of their life denying, suppressing or perhaps not even acknowledging the fact that he/she does have issues which are causing problems. Many of these problems are likely to have risen from the experiences they have passed through in their life until now because they haven't been handled or understood well.

Brainpower For The Overwhelmed: SADD-Situational Attention Deficit Disorder
SADD-Situational Attention Deficit Disorder, is a term coined by Anderson Consulting Institute for Strategic Change. Most of us are now in situations in which we are bombarded by so many demands for our attention that our brains close down.

Hostage to Ego or Host To God?
The mind can either become host to love and create a context in which miracles occur, or become hostage to the fear based thinking of the ego, project that thinking onto the world and have it reflect back to us in the experience of our lives.

Coping When Someone You Love is Deployed
Having someone you love deployed, whether child, partner, relative or close friend, is extremely stressful. 

A Trail of Tears and Broken Relationships Maybe Symptomatic of Depression
A trail of tears and broken relationships may be symptomatic of underlying depression. Depression is a clinical pathological disease process.

Eight simple anger management tips
Eight anger management tips and one "Do not do this!" are given for people needing help to control their anger.

From Spouses to Lovers *again* (just in time for Valentine's!)
Tune-up a stale relationship in 3 easy steps.

Helping Children with the Columbia Tragedy
Children are sponges absorbing information even when it seems like they aren't paying any attention. Children see and hear the television. They see and hear our sadness. 

Cluster Migraines: A Pain That Defies Description
A description of symptoms and a short case history of one woman's search for something to stop the pain.

Balance: Are you moving towards or away from it?
The Chinese word for ‘busy’ consists of two symbols: one is the human heart - the other, death. I take this to mean that when one is excessively busy, the heart is insensible, frozen. In a world where busyness is held up almost as a virtue, especially in business, I’d like to take a look at coming back into balance.

Truth Can't Be Hidden: Fluoride Causes Cancer
In 1977, epidemiological studies by Dr. Dean Burk, former head of the U.S. National Cancer Institute's cell chemistry section, and Yiamouyiannis showed that fluoridation is linked to about 10,000 cancer deaths yearly.

Are SHOCKING Ingredients Lurking In Your Home?
Have you Read the Warning Labels on your Personal Care Products? Check for these potentially harmful ingredients - this is a very short list but ingredients that are commonly used in many personal care products.

Natural Solutions for Breathing Problems
Breathing difficulties can seriously handicap our ability to function and enjoy life. Air is our most vital source of energy and vitality. When we suffer from asthma, bronchitis, allergies, frequent colds or simply insufficient oxygen intake, we are prone to a lack of energy, vitality and /or mental clarity.

Natural Solutions For Frequent Colds
Some causes and treatments for frequent occurrences of cold and flu.

Natural Solutions for High Blood Pressure
Now let us examine some possible measures we can take in order to overcome the problem of high blood pressure. 

Effective Natural Solutions for Headaches
You Can do Much to Get Free from Headaches. The best cure is prevention. Let us look at some of the ways in which we can free ourselves from the discomfort and burden of headaches.

Hormones - Creating Harmony
Many of our physical problems may have their origin in the imbalanced functioning of the endocrine system. The symptoms of such hormonal disorders may take the form of headaches, allergies, insomnia, cysts, cancer, osteoporosis, inflammation of the joints and muscles, rheumatism, arthritis, menstrual irregularities, emotional imbalance, mental disorders, lack of energy and an excessive tendency to gain or lose weight. These are only a few of many possible problems, which may result from imbalances in the hormonal secretions of the endocrine system.

Herbal Combination Proves Helpful With Heart Disease
It has now been established that more than 60 human diseases involve free-radical damage, including heart disease, cancer, and the acceleration of the aging process. All that you really need to know is that your body is under constant free radical attack, and that you need to keep your antioxidant defenses strong.

The New Epidemic: Anxiety, Panic & Depression
The number of people suffering from panic, anxiety, agoraphobia, and the like has reached more than epidemic proportions. If we add to this number, those people suffering additional anxiety due to a specific disease process such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, circulatory disturbances, and pain-related disorders such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, & the like, one wonders if anyone is left anxiety-free.

Looks to Die For
A look at how the ingredients in everyday personal care items can affect your health.

Hair Care: Save Your Hair and Your Life
Complaints about shampoos are among the most frequent made to the FDA. Reports include eye irritation, scalp irritation, tangled hair, swelling of hands, face and arms, and split and fuzzy hair.

Skin Care: Protect Your Face
Your face is part of your body's largest organ--your skin and the skin is a living, breathing organ that is constantly renewing itself. You wouldn't expose an organ like your heart to harsh chemicals, right? Why expose your face? You probably didn't even know that many of the skin care products you use on your face every day have harsh chemicals that erode your skin.

Tips for Red Lips
Wearing red today? Maybe you'd like to wear ravishing red lips too, but you don't know how to pick the right shade. Here are some tips for red, lush lips!

The Pure Truth About ‘All Natural’ Products and Other Beauty Myths
Author demystifies several myths associated with natural beauty products.

You Can Have Silky Shiny Hair
The winter is so hard on your hair. When that cold wind hits it, it can dry out your hair, and damage it beyond repair. Then the only hope is to trim your hair to "cut off" the damaged ends. Here are some tips to get through the winter with the least possible damage to your hair. Maybe this year you won't have to cut it.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
With greater demands being placed on people in the work place to work longer hours and produce faster results, there is also an increasing number of reports of wrist problems relating to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

The Sound Of Music
Sound and music can have a very powerful effect on an individual's health. It is an effective treatment to reduce stress, alleviate pain, and lower blood pressure, among many other ailments.

Doctor's Worry: Is Your Baby Safe?
Your children may be in danger from baby shampoos, skin lotions, baby wipes and toothpaste. According to doctors and medical researchers in the United States, Japan, Switzerland and German; two common ingredients found in ordinary shampoos and skin products may be lined to cataracts, cancer, eye damage and even blindness in young children.

Guidelines for Performing Yoga Exercises
Without doubt one needs to learn yoga from an experienced teacher. On the other hand, because some attempt to perform exercises guided only from a book, these general guidelines might be useful.

A Nature Meditation
Meditation is the sinking dance into our sea of consciousness, releasing the submerged stresses and coming to the point of inner stillness where there is no object of consciousness - but consciousness itself. Done regularly, this inward dance leaves us fresh, more alert, relaxed, creative, healthy, and more in tune with ourselves and our environment.

Keeping Our Energy High and Harmonious
The quantity and quality of our energy flow deeply affect our emotions, thoughts and reactions. The quality of our relationships, productivity, creativity and health all depend upon creating a high level of harmoniously flowing energy. The following techniques and ways of life will aid us in building a freer and more positive energy flow.

Optimizing Weight Loss by Optimizing Hormones: A New Strategy for Maintaining Lean Body Mass Past Middle Age
An ideal integrated strategy for obtaining and maintaining a desirable lean body mass past middle age would aim to: 1. Control calories ingested/digested, 2. Optimize calories burned as energy.
and 3. Optimize tissue repair, rebuilding and growth. Understanding the role of hormones and brain messengers called "neurotransmitters" in this integrated strategy will be the emphasis of this article.

Greens First: Vibrant Health Made Easy!
Most of us have heard that diets high in fruits and vegetables can help us lose weight, reduce our risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, cataracts, macular degeneration, osteoporosis, arthritis and even wrinkles. As a matter of fact, 8 to 10 servings a day can cut our cancer risk in half!

Human Growth Hormone: Fountain of Youth or The Same Old Hype?
A Brief Guide to Hgh Enhancement Supplements Current Rage in Anti-Aging, Longevity, Building Lean Body Mass, and Rejuvenating Sexual Potency.

Ulcers Are No Laughing Matter
Literally speaking, an ulcer is an open sore, often infected. Frequently this sore is in the stomach or the duodenum, the part of the intestines which connects with the stomach. These are referred to as Peptic Ulcers, and there is nothing pleasant about this experience.

No Butt's About It ! It's Time to Stop Smoking. Holistic & Hypnotic Tools Work!
It helps the smoker to understand that there are several physical components to this addiction besides the nicotine, and when these are managed holistically, the smoker can be in charge of his health and well-being once again! 

Accepting Ourselves and Others
Part 2: Creating a Positive Life Outlook

Differing Sexual Needs
Series on Life Situations and Lessons
Fanny lost her desire for sexual contact early in her marriage. This has become a serious problem for her husband Dennis.  Although he tries not to take it personally, he cannot help  feeling rejected and demeaned as a man. Also, his biological  needs cause him to suffer, especially at night.

Fear that He is Having an Affair
Life Story no. 3
Wendy is sure that her husband Mark is having an affair. She has no concrete proof but she just knows it in her heart. She is afraid, disappointed and deeply hurt. She also feels rejected, demeaned, betrayed, and quite insecure, not to mention angry.

What is Love?
Love is our greatest need. Is it our highest most fulfilling state. Do we really love or are we simply attached to, identified with or dependent upon the persons we "love"? Is our love free and unconditional, or is it mixed with various needs, conditions and demands?

Purifying Gold - Love
Love is a word used in many contexts. It can mean anything from lust, desire or attachment to romantic love or the highest Spiritual Love. The purity of our love can be measured by the happiness it brings us. When we suffer because of our so called 'Love,' this means that it is not yet pure. It is mixed with ignorance, need, attachment, fear, lust, expectation, dependency or other mental states. These are always the real causes of our suffering when we 'love.'

Bill is very jealous of Efi and does not want her to ever leave the house without him. He is afraid that some man might approach her, and he cannot stand the idea of another man even looking at her. Although she has given him no concrete reason to fear, for some reason, he does not trust her. He feels intense fear, self-rejection and anger.

Create a Harmonious Relationship
Harmonious relationships are the result of inner work, love and deep respect for ourselves and the other. Below are some simple basic guidelines for that process.

What we can Learn From the Death of a Loved One
The death of a loved one is considered to be our most painful life experience. Many of us would prefer to die ourselves rather than face life without someone who meant so much to us. If, however, we accept that life is a school, and that every experience is an opportunity to move forward on our evolutionary path, there will be some very useful lessons to be gained even in this most unpleasant experience.

Learning From a Relationship Breakdown
A divorce, separation or, in general, any loss of an important relationship is a painful experience. . Such pain can seriously diminish our peace and happiness. We can, however, use this inner discomfort for our spiritual benefit. 

Relationships and Life's Lessons
When we do not get what we want from our relationships, we  often feel hurt, abused, rejected, disappointed, bitter and  angry. We then have a choice to remain in our negativity or seek to use  this as an opportunity for learning more about ourselves and  contacting a deeper source of security, self-worth, inner  fulfillment and love within ourselves.

Sincere Trust
Face it, all relationships require work ... an effort to listen, understand and respond accordingly, appropriately to build and reinforce more trust. So many times, people let others down relative to what they say (their word) and what their actual actions are.

Women's Complaints about Men and Men's Complaints about Women
Throughout 30 years of working with couples and groups, I have observed that women have the following complaints about men.

Why Your Needs Do Not Get Fulfilled
The one greatest source of tension in relationships is our need-conflicts. When the other does not behave in a way, which allows our needs to be fulfilled, we develop negative feelings toward that person.

Understanding the Sexes
The effort towards attunement with the other sex brings stability, joy, security and affirmation but is not without problems and challenges. One main challenge is being able to understand, respond to and find solutions for the need differences when they occur.

The Relationship Basics: Connecting Mind, Body & Spirit
Is it realistic to believe that we can be fully connected ~ mind, body and spirit ~ to our significant other? And if there is a basic connection missing in the beginning, can it develop over time? What really makes people feel fulfilled in their relationships? These are questions I have asked myself over and over.

Your Heart is Your Center
Our bodies can exist “brain dead” but they cannot exist “heart dead.” The heart beats in the fetus before the brain is even formed; it initiates the beating itself. Essentially, the heart does not need the brain to function; it even has its own nervous system!

Watch Out for the Water!
Two Wall Street Journal reporters have blown the lid off a little noticed health concern of airline travel: the quality of water aboard aircraft. Samples of water from lavatory and galley taps on 14 different airlines flights revealed everything from E. Coli, salmonella, and Staphylococcus to the germ that causes Legionnaire's disease, proving that contamination is the rule, not the exception. "Almost all of the bacteria levels were tens, sometimes hundreds, of times above U.S. government limits," say the authors.

The Cure for Obesity
Currently, obesity is killing 300,000 individuals per year. Clearly, FDA approved drugs are not working and fad diets and workout routines are failing! As a result, pharmaceutical companies make fortunes from unassuming victims who suffer from obesity related illnesses. Fortunately, scientists have found a safe and natural cure. Due to its inexpensive nature and unheard of effectiveness, few people are aware of the "true" thermogen!

The Center of Our Existence!
Most of us have heard something about the seven centers of energies that we refer to as Chakras. I do believe these are very important centers of our being in terms of our energy field, our aura, and most of all our own balance that can manifest into our physical body.

Strattera - The New ADHD Medication
Strattera, the first non-stimulant ADHD medication, hit the shelves in January to much ado. Although Strattera does offer an alternate treatment of Attention Deficit, it still poses similar side effects to other ADHD medications.

PMS: Pre-Misery Symptoms
Pre-Menstrual Syndrome, yes it is real and exists in varying degrees in a large percent of women. We will talk about the symptoms, causes and treatment of this strange burden that women get to carry.

Omega Fatty Acids: Getting down to the Grass Roots
We will look at why some meat is better than others for you and why some fats are better than others for you. What are these Omega fats, anyway? We will also look at why the fat ratio of meat and eggs can be affected by the animal’s feed and living conditions. We’ll also touch on the fact that, just because an animal was raised on organic feed it still may not have the nutrients needed to make their meat healthy.

Lets Get Heart Smart: Risk Factors of Heart Related Illness
There is new evidence that shows dietary intake of fat and cholesterol, such as fat meat and eggs, may not be the culprit to heart related illness. Carbohydrates and Homocysteine levels may be some of the important culprits. We’ll also look at some other factor to lower your risk of heart attack, stroke and high blood pressure.

Grief is the raw, ragged, painful response, experienced when someone or something of value is taken away. It is intensely painful and uniquely personal. It is more than sadness, sorrow, anger and tears. Grief is a deep- seated pain that engulfs the total being; the emotions, the mind and the body. 

Are You Ready to Live a Fulfilled Life?
Are you ready to live a satisfying and fulfilled life? What would such a life look and feel like for you? Obviously, such a life will be different for each of us, so what would your fulfilled life look like? What would your daily experience of such a life be like?

America’s Perfect Body Syndrome
Why do young women put themselves through the body beat-up agony? I hear young girls "ooh" and "ahh" over the Millenium’s top teen pop stars such as Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera.

All About Love: What IS A Healthy Relationship?
How do you know whether the current romantic relationship, love affair, or even marriage is the 'right' one for you? For starters, ask yourself how you feel about 75% of the time. Be brutally honest. Would you describe your mood as predominantly happy or sad, your basic outlook as mostly positive or negative?

10 Successful Tips for Weight Loss the Holistic Way
The Holistic Approach to Eating includes the whole person - with physical, emotional, mental and spiritual needs. Its unique value is that it creates lasting results, because it gives you an opportunity to meet all of your needs in an appropriate way. After over 20 years of dieting, I was finally able to achieve and maintain my ideal weight permanently using this approach.

Affirmations to Improve Your Life
An affirmation is a positive assertion, a solemn declaration, a way to change your way of thinking. You can use affirmations to improve performance and results in all areas of your life. The "positive action" self-talk of specific affirmations is beneficial to achieving desired outcomes.

Three Cheers for Heart Healthy Oils
You may have noticed an ever-expanding choice of oils at your local grocery store over the past few years. While once your options were limited to corn, canola, safflower and maybe olive oil, now your choices include walnut, almond, grapeseed and other types of oil as well.

Looking for Love
Is there one true love for everyone? Yes, says a majority of Americans. In a recent national survey about matters of the heart, 60 percent of those surveyed believe everyone has a soul mate.

Keep the Beauty of Valentine’s Day All Year Long
Tips for drying your flowers and making the love last long past the Valentine's Day holiday are offered in this article.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Heart-Healthy Recipes
Valentine's Day is synonymous with hearts, flowers, candy, and extravagant meals with family members and loved ones. This year, try a new approach with healthy recipes and nutritious meals that will not only warm your heart, but help keep it healthy as well.

Seven Simple Ideas for a Romantic Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day serves as a yearly wake-up call to couples: “Don’t forget you are lovers.” Keep the spark alive in your relationship with these tips.

Valentine's Day Craft Fun

Throw a love-ly Valentine’s Day party
Valentine’s Day doesn’t just have to be celebrated for two. Have a romantic party and invite all your friends to enjoy this love-ly day.

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and Health Issues
Our emotions can create a wide variety of psychosomatic illnesses and symptoms. Unresolved disruptions in our body's energy field cause malfunctioning in our organs and systems. This usually occurs when the negative emotion's energy field affects the pituitary gland and hypothalamus, which in turn control all the other systems of the body through hormonal and electronic messages.

Feng Shui with Style! Working with Your Element Type
When you begin to study feng shui, you quickly realize the importance of the qualities and characteristics of the five feng shui elements: wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. This knowledge is essential to selecting appropriate colors, furnishings, and accessories for your home.

What You Eat Can Protect Your Skin from the Sun
Recently, researchers from Harvard University have announced that lutein -- a potent antioxidant found in such dark green, leafy vegetables as spinach and kale -- may protect the skin from sun damage.

Nurses Offer Helpful Tips to Patients Prior to Undergoing Surgery- Advice for patients about correct site surgery:
A report published by the Institute of Medicine in 2000 estimated that up to 98,000 people each year die due to preventable medical errors. That report also estimated the cost of these errors totals between $17 billion and $38 billion annually. Tips to avoid becoming one of these stats is provided in this article.

AMA Foundation Battles the Effects of Violence: Fund For Better Health helps provide crisis intervention for children
Witnessing violence can cause any number of short- and long-term effects on kids -- both emotionally and physically -- from clinical depression and violent behavior, to declining grades in school. Children Who Witness Violence provides on-site crisis intervention and follow-up visits for youths exposed to violence in their homes, plus ongoing trauma support services when necessary.

My Father’s Story: A Daughter Helps Her Father To Combat Hearing Loss
I have devoted my entire life to helping those with hearing loss and educating the general public about hearing care. Now, the man who inspired me was in need of my help, and I felt helpless.

Finding Love
Relationships are very important to us. They make us feel special. They make us feel whole - not just spousal relationships, any healthy relationships between two people. We value relationships with parents, siblings, children, friends, and lovers. We value them not only because they make us feel good, but because they can be difficult to maintain and easy to lose.

10 Simple Relationship Resolutions Tips
Happy couples know that persistence is one of the primary secrets to a successful relationship. Happy couples don’t give up. If their relationship isn’t working, they get resourceful; they try different ways, techniques and strategies until it begins to work. Here are 10 simple tips to help you keep your relationship resolutions this year.

How to Improve Your Love Life with the Power of Feng Shui
Feng shui is the art of creating a home environment that supports the life you want to live. A key element of feng shui is creating a smooth flow of chi (positive energy) through your space. Chi likes to move through your home as though it were a gentle breeze or a meandering stream. Where it is blocked, the energy becomes stagnant, like a pond choked with algae and fallen leaves.

About Women's Sexual Expression
Have you ever wondered whether other women have problems with sex? Do you worry that you're the only one who makes passionate love at the beginning of a relationship and then withdraws? Or perhaps you enjoy making love to your partner, but feel uncomfortable receiving sexual pleasure? If any of these sound familiar, you are not alone.

7 Benefits of Getting Your Mind & Body in the Same Place at the Same Time
Do you ever feel that your mind is about 5 miles ahead of the rest of your body? By the time you catch up you are standing there dazed and confused wondering what exactly you are suppose to do next. Then you remember the one other thing you were suppose to take care of at the last stop...now that you are on the other side of town...and you only have 20 minutes left. You know the feeling? Or maybe you are stuck in the past? STOP! Get back in the moment.

The Inner Critic: Learning to Accept Ourselves
Do you feel like you’re your worst critic? Do you find yourself criticizing your body, intelligence, clothes, ability to do your job, and just about anything about yourself? We all have that voice inside, the one that can take anything about ourselves or something that we did and make it into something terribly wrong or bad.

Getting Past the Arguments: An article about resolving conflict in relationships
One of the hardest things to handle in a relationship is conflict. While a good and fair fight can clear the air and help you to feel closer to your lover, many fights are just hurtful and destructive. Fights that never go anywhere, that are repeated year after year, or that leave you feeling awful about yourself are not going to help your relationship.

Living Pure in an Impure World: Avoiding Allergy-causing Substances
Since chemicals are often the cause of problems, try to stay away from as many as possible. Note your reaction when you get exposed to them.

Ten Ways To Deal With Being Hurt
Change in your life is inevitable; sometimes it is easy, sometimes it is not. Some of it is gentle, and some of up is an upheaval that leaves you dazed and confused. If you have been hurt by someone or something, how you deal with it and react to it determines how long you will be in pain from it.

Four Ways To Reduce Stress Now!

Affirm-Actions ... Stop Lying To Your Soul And Make It Real!
Positive words alone cannot change a world - your world. But, words combined with action can materialize a future of which, at one time, you could only dream. Full article.

Letting Go - Simple tips to staying in balance By Petrene Soames
An important part of becoming healthy and staying in balance is letting go of tension, stress and deeply buried or surface negative emotions such as anger, frustration, fear, hurt, pain and hate. I mentioned these so-called negative emotions because I have not yet found anyone who was ill or out of balance because he or she was living in or holding onto an abundance of joy and love. However, people are often ill because of the loss of joy and love from their lives; some have never known either of these emotions. Full article.

Changing Destinations ... Universal Detours for a Better Life by Edward B. Toupin
I recently worked with several people who are in the lowest points in their lives. It seems that everywhere they turn and everything they do creates a new avalanche of loss. Some of these people were, at one time, wealthy individuals, but, because of changes around them, they suddenly lost everything. The others were living comfortable lives and it seemed like everything just stopped working for them. In all cases, they were slowly sinking into despair because they couldn't see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Positive Attitude
Jerry was the kind of guy you love to hate. He was always in a good mood and always had something positive to say. He was a unique manager because he had several waiters who had followed him around from restaurant to restaurant. The reason the waiters followed Jerry was because of his attitude. He was a natural motivator.

What You Think Upon Grows by Stephanie West Allen, JD
Our thoughts are very powerful; they are our mental magic wands. What we dwell upon becomes our reality. This simple fact is what makes our thoughts so powerful.

Keeping Your Heart Healthy by Robin Hoogshagen, RPH
The American Heart Association says heart disease is our country's No. 1 killer, and 63 million Americans face some form of cardiovascular illness. Why do so many of us suffer from heart-related problems? And what should you do to keep your own heart healthy?

Allergies: Nothing to Sneeze At by Robin Hoogshagen, RPH
Strategies to manage the allergy season from a registered pharmacist.

Eat Your Way To Better Health by Monique N. Gilbert
What we eat can profoundly affect our health. Poor diets contribute to many health problems. A few simple changes in your diet can make the difference between being healthy and unhealthy. So, you may ask, what kind of diet do researchers recommend for promoting and maintaining good health? The article also includes a recipe for "Potato Tofu Hash"


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