Plants for Every Room of Your Home

By Melinda Myers   Gardeners know the benefits of digging in the soil. It elevates a person’s mood, improves mental and physical well-being and the outcome is always good – added beauty or tasty nutritional food. But many of us are stuck indoors for the winter, have a lack of space to garden outdoors or just

Plant Based Essential Oils
Boost the Mind, Body & Spirit

By Melinda Myers   The fragrances of plant-derived essential oils have long been used to improve the health of our mind, body and spirit. Boost your energy and increase your focus as you balance work and family life. Peppermint has long been prized for this and more. You’ll find it also helps relieve headaches and

This Year Can Be Your Best Year Ever!

By Marlene Caraballo   When I was a kid people said anyone over thirty was over the hill. Now, at fifty-four I call B.S. The “hill” is not any particular age and when we reach the peak is different for everyone. Being over the hill is a choice. Our choice. Midlife can be a time

An Optimal Life:
Reaching Your Goals

My quest to unlock the mystery to permanent weight loss has been a lifetime journey. My team and I have narrowed the secrets of weight loss to 5 groups: Food, Exercise, Hormones, Medications and the Desire to make real change in your life! Food is the most complex of the 4 so while it’s number

YOGA FOR LIFE:
Yes, It’s Anti-Aging!

“The idea is to die young… as late as possible.” ~Anthropologist Ashley Montagu We can’t change our chronological age, but we can definitely slow down some age-related events. Yoga’s astonishing ability to moderate and even reverse the pace of aging is proven through multiple clinical studies. Several studies have shown that a yoga- and meditation-based

The Holidays & Caregivers

The holiday season is a wonderful time of year. But it can also be full of stress — multiple events, family visits, work obligations, and the list goes on. So how to manage it all? First of all, recognize that you are one person and can only be in one place at a time. Try

‘Tis the Season…
Give of Yourself

During this season of giving and joy, we are furiously working on holiday shopping, social events, and spending time with family and friends. Many of us in the throes of all the preparations, we rack our minds for gift giving ideas for those in our lives. Many seniors, who may be on fixed incomes, also

Midlife Liberation — It’s Time to Go for It!

We spent our first twenty years growing up. Most of it we don’t even recall and much of what we experienced was not in our control. We spent the next twenty years traveling at light speed – marriage, kids, divorce, careers, pets, homes, disease – through more major life experiences than we could count. Now,

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