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Mental Health Awareness Week: Anxiety/Depression and Women’s Health

If you’re anything like me (and let’s hope for your sakes you’re not), being aware really takes a lot out of you. With ‘aware’ having synonyms like ‘cognizant,’ ‘mindful,’ ‘wide-awake,’ ‘vigilant,’ and ‘wary’ (I took ‘conscious’ alright–I’m pretty sure I’ve got that pegged), expecting me to be ‘aware’ for any length of time seems to […]

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And it pays to be aware and increase awareness, since breast cancer occurs with staggering frequency, leaving almost no one in the country without some connection it. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention notes: Not counting some kinds of skin cancer, breast cancer in the United States is— […]

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October is “Talk About Prescriptions” Month

When seeing the “Talk About Prescriptions” title of the month, some people (translation: almost anyone who knows me) get a little nervous. Talking about MY prescriptions with me could be a rather lengthy and uninteresting conversation. However, having to listen to your treatment-resistant mood – disordered spouse’s or sibling’s cocktails is not at all what […]

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A Lotus, A Triangle: Yoga and Cancer

I’m a yoga junkie. I practice every day, and never miss my class on Wednesday nights–ever. Had one of my children chosen a Wednesday night for their wedding, I just would have begged off from 7-8:30, manipulated my body into odd configurations, and, returned, none the worse for wear. I even love the Sanskrit names […]

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