Life's Too Short

Life's Too Short

Life's Too Short... so make the most of it! Try something new, eat something healthy, grow something beautiful, hug someone you love, move around a lot, and be kind to yourself.

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May 7, 2019
Life sometimes takes us down an unpredictable path. Find your financial footing once your primary earning years have passed.Millions of people in their 50s and 60s find themselves facing job and financial insecurity.

Financial wellness can be defined as the amount that makes you feel grounded and content. You have to find a textured and meaningful life on a modest income.

As you age, you may not be considered for jobs that pay as m...
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Yoga is a fantastic way to improve mobility while taking it easy on your joints.When you reach a certain age, finding the right low-impact fitness can be a challenge. Yoga is a great option for middle-aged individuals to strengthen muscles and maintain mobility.

Mid-life is roughly defined as ages 45 to 65. It’s a peak time for career-minded individuals, and the hustle and bustle of running a household is also a challenge. Yoga enc...
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Men face specific challenges as they grow older.Men 50 and over have a lot of opportunity ahead of them. The trick is to be healthy to enjoy them.

Older men often become more sedentary and neglect their health. Oftentimes, partners have to motivate them to get necessary screenings and make lifestyle changes to live longer.

Tips for Men in Middle Years
  • Get to know what’s most important in your life. Work to enhance those relationship...
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    What's the deal with perimenopause?Menopause ends the female reproduction window. Perimenopause is like adult puberty, the transition from regular menstrual cycles to one year without periods.

    Perimenopause is tough to define. Symptoms can occur for three to five years or longer. Menopause occurs when the ovaries have fully retired. Heavy or light periods, irregular bleeding, vaginal dryness, hot flashes and night sweats may po...
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    Celebrate the joys of diverse cultures through Americanized food.Different cultures contribute to our culinary melting pot. The flavors of American foods alter with these new contributions, influencing generations to come.

    What was once known as “foreign” food eventually becomes adopted and Americanized. It’s inevitable that food changes as it mixes with American cultures. Lack of unique ingredients and brushing up against other cu...
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    It can be tough when your children move away. You're not alone.Parents can feel an emotional upheaval when their children venture off to find their fortunes. Empty nest syndrome is legitimate.

    From the moment the child is born, the focus of a parent becomes the best survival of that child. While watching out for the next milestone, personal activities and relationships can fall away.

    Start asking yourself what you’d like to be ...
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    Find out how to endure difficult and toxic people in time for the holidays.It’s not uncommon to have at least one person in your life who stresses you out. Holidays can force interactions with toxic family members.

    First, don’t take their toxicity personally. It’s often not about you. They may misdirect upset from other aspects of their own lives. You don’t have to have this person in your life regularly.

    If you are upset with some...
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    March 19, 2019
    Aside from personal safety, a significant concern when leaving an abuser is financial well-being.Victims of abuse (physical, sexual, verbal) are often fearful of leaving the abuser for a number of reasons. Aside from personal safety, a significant concern is financial well-being. Many times, the "bread winner" of the household is the abuser, making it problematic for the abused to leave the relationship. 

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    Find out why warming up and cooling down are so important.Warming up and cooling down are both important parts of any workout. People want to get to the meat of the workout, skipping these necessary parts.

    The warmup gets the muscles warm and pliable, making them ready for a complete workout. It also helps focus the mind on the work that’s to come. Blood flow is increased to the muscles and other parts of the body. 

    Tailor the warm...
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    Make the most of your dates to find your mate.What conversations should you have with your potential mate to know your love will last a lifetime?

    If conversations start out harsh, the relationship will often break down into loneliness and unhappiness for both parties.

    Conversations where each partner discusses the positive things they need tend to go smoother.

    You don’t have to hook up with your clone. In fact, someone a little dif...
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    February 26, 2019
    Men can navigate the modern landscape of relationships.The modern man can redefine himself. “Man up” no longer applies, because men’s roles have changed over the past century.

    Men need to create safe spaces in their relationships. Communication is key. They also need to practice self-care and express their feelings to their partners.

    The journey of manhood doesn’t end. You can be any man you want as long as you stick to your truth.

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    February 19, 2019
    What happens when you enter menopause?Women of a certain age go through a transition from child-bearing possibilities to menopause. Menopause is declared when one has gone a full year without a period.

    Menstrual irregularity is common, but when related to perimenopause it kicks in between age 35 and 60. Hot flashes, night sweats and sleeping disturbances are normal American female complaints during perimenopause.

    If it’s been a yea...
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    Find out how to help yourself heal from trauma.Trauma is subjective. It’s hard to measure and understand. Its effects can be physical or mental.

    Yoga has been proven to assist in healing from trauma. It promotes mindfulness and can help people let go.

    A simple start you can do anywhere is focusing on your breath. Put your hand on your belly and concentrate on your breath.

    Your diet impacts your mental health and ability to heal. Ea...
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    How can you help a grieving loved one?Losing someone is incredibly tough. However, we tend to run away from grief situations. It’s easier for things to be happy and light.

    We need to process our own sadness instead of running from it. Don’t push friends to move past that grief. Feelings can build up from traumatic losses that aren’t discharged.

    Helping Your Mourning Friend

  • Don’t say “I know how you feel.” Everyone has a unique grie...
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    Life sometimes takes us down an unpredictable path. Find your financial footing once your primary earning years have passed.Millions of people in their 50s and 60s find themselves facing job and financial insecurity.

    Financial wellness can be defined as the amount that makes you feel grounded and content. You have to find a textured and meaningful life on a modest income.

    As you age, you may not be considered for jobs that pay as m...
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    January 22, 2019
    Yoga is a fantastic way to improve mobility while taking it easy on your joints.When you reach a certain age, finding the right low-impact fitness can be a challenge. Yoga is a great option for middle-aged individuals to strengthen muscles and maintain mobility.

    Mid-life is roughly defined as ages 45 to 65. It’s a peak time for career-minded individuals, and the hustle and bustle of running a household is also a challenge. Yoga enc...
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    What's the deal with perimenopause?Menopause ends the female reproduction window. Perimenopause is like adult puberty, the transition from regular menstrual cycles to one year without periods.

    Perimenopause is tough to define. Symptoms can occur for three to five years or longer. Menopause occurs when the ovaries have fully retired. Heavy or light periods, irregular bleeding, vaginal dryness, hot flashes and night sweats may po...
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    January 8, 2019
    Seniors want the independence of aging in their own homes. What steps can be taken to ensure their safety?Aging in place is a way for seniors to live in a familiar environment while growing older. While it’s an ideal option, it can be very stressful for the loved ones of these seniors.

    Striking a balance between their independence and familial confidence in senior safety is the trick.

    Reasonable Risks

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    December 25, 2018
    Learn some tips for writing a great holiday letter.For those who still participate in snail mail, holiday letters are a fantastic way to keep in touch and update loved ones.

    No need to fret over your own holiday letter. Here are some tips for your own:

  • Keep it short, about one page.
  • Keep it real—not too cutesy or boastful.
  • It should sound like you wrote it.
  • Share specifics about activities and life happenings.
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    Protect yourself and loved ones from the flu.On the hundred year anniversary of the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic, flu prevention is top of mind. With the close quarters of the holidays at hand, it’s important to protect yourself and your loved ones from contracting the flu.

    Each season’s vaccine is based on an educated guess of the four most likely strains of flu to hit that season. As the predictions are made six months ahead of time...
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