Friendships seem to be front and center throughout childhood and early adulthood, but once careers get into full swing and families start to grow, female friendships often take a back seat to other priorities. Nurturing good friendships is hugely imp... Read more
At some point in my mid-twenties, I recognized that exercise would always be an integral part of my life. I had been consistently working out for years and enjoyed the physiological and psychological benefits of my fitness routine. I couldn't ima... Read more
One of life's biggest ironies is how often people complain about their circumstances, yet rarely do anything about them. It's not that they don't have good intentions, or the desire for change isn't great. It's that change i... Read more
When you first start making room for healthy habits in your busy life, being a stickler can be beneficial—setting a workout schedule, planning your meals in advance, saying no to things that get in the way of your goals. Without giving yo... Read more
It’s easy to ignore your skin when it’s doing its job right. For most people, basic washing and a little sunscreen is all they need. But when you have a problem with your skin, it can be all-consuming. Acne can break your self-confidence,... Read more
I hate how I have let food control my life. I look to food to make me happy when I am depressed, to satisfy me when I am bored, and to make me feel better when I am hurt. Trying very hard to not let food control me but for me to control my feelings.... Read more
Well classes started. Yea, I started late in life with classes. It's hard to fit work school and homework in on a day in your 40s. I have a hard time finding anytime for anything. I really need to lose weight though so I need to do someone.... Read more
Never give up. Life is full of your own obstacles and is up to you to get through them. We all want to give up when we fail but its learning from our mistakes and wanting a healthier life that will keep us trying until we suceed.... Read more
Guilty pleasures don't have to cost you calories! I'm in Iraq, work out alone in my quarters and use Pandora.com which allows me to "create" my own radio station that streams through my laptop. My go-to workout station at age 39? "Britney Spears Ra... Read more
About an hour or so before bed, drink a cup of peppermint herbal tea, sweetened with stevia. It's relaxing and it's like Christmas in a cup! =) Great way to relax/destress after a long day or a tough workout.... Read more
Fibromyalgia is an often painful and lonely experience; and we hope that having friends makes things a little easier and life seem a little better. Please join us in encouraging one another... Read more
When the weather starts to cool, risotto is one of those dishes that pop up on menus. Creamy and rich, studded with vegetables--and usually full of cream, cheese, and butter. Traditionally, risotto, which is a slow-cooked rice dish that hails from no... Read more
Think the solution to your fatigue is an earlier bedtime? Getting enough sleep is important, but it’s also the quality that counts—and there’s more to it than just a comfy bed. Also complicating things: As you get older, your sleep... Read more
Having started this stressless journey is due to the goal that I have set for this month. This June I'm going t loss those 2 pounds that keep coming back time after time. My body has a set point of 270. I'm going to break that set point this mont... Read more
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