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Health

Why You’re Doing Kegels Incorrectly and Why There’s a Chance You Shouldn’t Be Doing Them At All

The word “Kegel,” probably sounds familiar to you. Countless blogs, magazines and TV shows recommend Kegels for a variety of reasons—everything from improving bladder and bowel function to having better sex—but it’s important to know that there’s a time and a place for Kegels and they almost certainly shouldn’t be universally prescribed. It is also […]

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Suicide Prevention and the Quest for Happiness

September is National Suicide Prevention & Awareness Month. All month long, the National Alliance on Mental Illness is publishing submissions. The Quest For Happiness  I knew I needed to make a change in my life. I no longer wanted to live behind the mask that portrayed an infrangible false happiness. I wanted the smile on […]

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A letter to my OCD

September is National Suicide Prevention & Awareness Month. All month long, the National Alliance on Mental Illness is publishing submissions. A letter to my OCD, You changed me, you took me prisoner in my own body. You were power hungry, and I was powerless. You affected me from the age of 8 on; you would […]

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One mom's journey with her bipolar daughter

September is National Suicide Prevention & Awareness Month, and this week was World Suicide Prevention Day. My 19-year-old daughter has had a fairly uneventful year. Held down her first job. Began feeling more independent. Made some solid friendships and was socializing more. We are so proud of her. As is the case with bipolar disorder […]

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Honoring Mother’s Day by Taking Action

As moms we are often overwhelmed by the day to day minutia: school activities, birthday parties, and the oh my goodness I forgot we scheduled a dentist appointment day. Then there is the big picture stuff, making sure our kids stay healthy and strong for a bright future. We have the expectation that our kids […]

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