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Stress Free Holiday Fitness

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Do you remember that television commercial from a few years ago where a woman, dressed in a thick, fluffy red robe with white furry trim, is bent over, fussing with the Christmas tree? Her young daughter comes into the room, catches a glimpse of her mom from behind and shouts, “Santa!” Mom’s cheerful holiday humming stops cold as she straightens her stanc[...]

Health: Addressing the Stigma of Mental Illness

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ental illness affects 1 in 5 Americans, a fact that may surprise you. You may hear that a friend, neighbor or family member is ill, but it likely will be discussed in hushed tones as if this kind of illness could have been avoided or perhaps indicates a serious aberration in a person’s constitutional or genetic properties. Mental illness isn’t something to b[...]

Living: It’s More Than Physical

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I was a newbie therapist eons ago, I had difficulty asking a couple, who were in the office for marital therapy, about their sex life. Raised way before the sexual revolution and when bras were never mentioned, much less burned, sex had always been a somewhat taboo subject and certainly not a topic one spoke about openly. I had some maturing to do before I [...]

Health: Communication is Key

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A healthy sex life is all about communication.   Many times, even in the most secure relationships, sex can be a difficult subject to discuss. But to facilitate a healthy sex life, communication and mutual respect are crucial. “Both partners’ needs should be met in a respectful way,” said Fred Wyand, director of communications at American Sexual [...]

Here's Why Outdoor Play is the Best Way to Keep Your Kids Focused

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How many times have you watched your kids become frustrated with their homework? I can certainly relate to their frustration of finding it difficult to focus on homework at the end of a long school day. Parents have long thought of outdoor play as the reward for finishing homework, but we might want to start reversing that trend. A growing body of research s[...]

Health: Combating Hunger During the Holidays

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With today’s super-sized mentality, it’s hard to think of food as scarce. But for many Arkansas families, food is, indeed, in short supply. Photographs courtesy of the organizations   ranks No. 2 among states for its percentage of “food insecure” residents — a whopping 19.9 percent of our neighbors struggle to obtain adequate food on a regular bas[...]

Health: The New Pharmacy - Your Kitchen

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When colds strike, it’s tempting to stock up on cold meds at the neighborhood pharmacy or run straight to the doctor. However, before making an appointment, take inventory of your pantry and spice rack.   foods and spices have natural healing properties — you may have the ingredients for a home remedy that will alleviate symptoms without leaving yo[...]