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Tagged With: health

How to Squeeze in Post-partum Exercise to Beat the Blues

Frustrated with New England weather, I decided to use my house as a gym. I turned on the microwave timer, turned up the tunes and began doing stairs. I started in my basement, baby cradled in my arms, and climbed all the way to the second floor. I took it slow at first and then sped things up. My goal was to sweat and be left breathing heavily. It worked! I can’t tell you what a difference it made to lift my spirits. And I slept more deeply!
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Sleep Hygiene the Secret to Happiness

When I was single I’d stay up until midnight or 1am. This felt natural to me. The times I attempted to go to bed earlier were filled with tossing, turning, and circular thoughts – like a dog chasing it’s tail endlessly without satisfaction. Continue reading »

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EAT THE SUN – A film about Sun Gazing

Solar Gazing phenomenon. During my last eye exam I discussed this film and the notion that people were purposely gazing at the sun for “health benefits”. I haven’t seen the film yet and I’m not questioning said benefits. However, my eye doctor did caution me that gazing at the sun this way can cause “solar retinopathy”. So, keep that in mind if you’re inclined to try this out. Continue reading »

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