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nurture yourself and care for your family
I recently traveled through Costa Rica, a small Central American country where peace of mind is a natural commodity. Visiting felt like a breath of fresh air with the slow pace of living and ecological mindfulness. The country has no need for a military presence and family life is a top priority. Meanwhile, high unemployment in the US continues to contribute to family stress. Boomers who have lost retirement funds are worried about their future. Millennials are moving back in with their parents.  Those parents are also caring for their aging parents.  As you face your challenges head-on, try to delay...
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make a good marriage better
You know what they say if something is moving along without any major hurdles - ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.’ But your marriage may not yet have reached its full potential. Believe it or not, you can change boring routines and improve your relationship. According to the field of interpersonal neurobiology, our brains are constantly changing. And that is impacted by how we interact daily. Loving relationships can alter the brain circuits that shape memories and emotions. Think about the immediate attraction when you first fell in love. This alchemy continues throughout life, and how we treat each other matters....
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I'm sure it's happened to you: You're in a tense team meeting trying to defend your position on a big project and start to feel yourself losing ground. Your voice gets louder. You talk over one of your colleagues and correct his point of view. He pushes back, so you go into overdrive to convince everyone you're right. It feels like an out of body experience — and in many ways it is. In terms of its neurochemistry, your brain has been hijacked. In situations of high stress, fear or distrust, the hormone and neurotransmitter cortisol floods the brain. Executive...

Angela Cortez had an eye-opening experience when she shared with her sixteen-year-old daughter that she had lived on food stamps and sacrificed to achieve her career as a newspaper journalist. Prior to that discussion, Angela felt her daughter really did not understand the depth of their poverty because the child had been too young to remember.

Mother's courage with daughters

Angela came to realize it was an important part of her life that she should share with her daughter, especially at a time when the teen was becoming very materialistic. The girl enjoyed a very nice life and was unaware of the significant sacrifices that had helped provide her comfortable lifestyle.
 
Many mothers forget to share their stories of courage with their children. In this case, Angela’s story demonstrated several aspects of a mother’s courage:
 
quickening the ability to heal tendons
Want to speed up healing from tennis elbow or any sports or overuse injury? That day may be here. Recently, a form of injection therapy has been introduced to people dealing with tendon or ligament injuries. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a type of regenerative injection therapy that concentrates platelets from your own blood. Amazingly this procedure only takes about 15 minutes because the blood is taken from the body, immediately put into a centrifuge, and re-injected back into the damaged area. Spinning the blood in the centrifuge increases the concentration of platelets and growth factor, which are essential in accelerating...