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Stress-Free Travel Planning

Even during these uncertain times, planning a getaway will bring you a sense of excitement, hope and joy. Using a reputable travel professional is one of the easiest ways to reduce stress when planning a trip. They save you time and money, and often provide added benefits that you’d otherwise not see. Their expertise helps to simplify the planning process so that you can look forward to the experience instead of worrying about what needs to be done. They can also provide important insights into your best options and even work with you to customize your perfect getaway!

Book Club: Untamed by Glennon Doyle

Soulful and uproarious, forceful and tender, Untamed is both a memoir and a galvanizing wake-up call. It offers a piercing, electrifying examination of the restrictive expectations women are issued from birth; shows how hustling to meet those expectations leaves women feeling dissatisfied and lost; and reveals that when we quit abandoning ourselves and instead abandon the world’s expectations of us, we become women who can finally look at ourselves and recognize: There She Is.

Clean Eating: Turmeric Hamburgers

1 lb. of organic grass-fed ground beef, 1 egg, ½ cup of oatmeal or bread crumbs, 1 Tbsp. cracked black pepper, 1 Tbsp. turmeric, 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce, 1 Tbsp. organic BBQ sauce, 1 chopped onion, 1 minced head of garlic. Mix together lightly. Form patties. Brush lightly with oil. Grill on low/med heat, 5 min. per side.

Flattened Curve- NOW What?

NOW is the perfect time to strengthen your immune system and increase your body’s ability to fight off infection. Medical experts fear that Fall will bring a double whammy of the flu virus and Covid-19. NOW is the time to get prepared. Just as you need to stock up on essentials such as, food, sanitizer and masks, your body needs to stock up on the immune boosting essentials it requires to fight these viruses. Specific nutrients for the adrenals, spleen, lungs, and lymph nodes are vital to boost your immunity. NOW is the time to give your body what it needs to prepare for the months ahead.

Thank you, Live Life Alarms

My husband is in the early stages of Alzheimers. He continues to enjoy riding his bike and I used to get very worried as he would sometimes have difficulty finding his way home. Getting him a Live Life mobile alert was the best thing we have done as now I can readily find out quickly where he is. He recently went out cycling and was gone for some time so I called him on his alert pendant. Not only could I talk with him but the Mobile Alert sent me an automatic return text showing his exact location on Google Maps. This has given me so much confidence now and allows him to continue doing what he loves. ~ Vicki Ogston.

Spinal Manipulative Therapy

Spinal manipulation is a treatment technique that involves a high velocity, low amplitude thrust, which is performed by the practitioner on a joint segment of the patient’s spine. The treatment is often accompanied by an audible ‘pop’, which is a change in pressure within the synovial joint. Manipulations can be very helpful in providing pain relief to a specific injury, but the effects are short-lived. The long-term rehab plan for your pain/injury should focus on active-based programming such as exercise. The combination of manual therapy followed by exercise provides more permanent results and better patient outcomes. Ask your practitioner if this is right for you!

Vision Problems or Learning Difficulties?

When your child struggles with schoolwork, despite all best efforts to help, it can be very difficult to figure out what is needed. When an eye coordination or eye tracking problem is at the root of a child’s struggles with learning, the signs are very easy to see – when you know what to look for. Unfortunately, these signs can easily be mistaken for learning difficulties or attention problems. One of the signs that a vision problem may be contributing to learning challenges is a short attention span when it comes to reading and near work. This behavior could easily be mistaken for ADHD and/or Dyslexia. A developmental vision evaluation could open the door to your child’s success.

Beauty Benefits of Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is well known for its healing properties when it comes to sunburns, bug bites and other skin abrasions, but that is only the beginning. Did you know that Aloe Vera is a fantastic skincare ingredient? Aloe Vera is rich in vitamin C, E and beta carotene which gives it its nourishing and anti-ageing qualities. It can moisturize the skin without making it greasy, which makes it great for those with oily skin. Its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties also give it the ability to work wonders in reducing acne. Aloe Vera treats the cells on the epithelial level of the skin which is why it’s recommended by dermatologists to treat your problematic skin.

Mind Exercises for Seniors

It’s important for people of all ages to keep their brains healthy with regular workouts, but especially so for seniors. Here are five ways you can keep your mind sharp as you age: 1) Play a game. Try a sudoku, crossword, or jigsaw puzzle, or play a game of cards with friends. 2) Get moving. Regular exercise increases blood flow to your brain and increases neurons. 3) Listen to or play music. Science shows that music is a great brain booster. 4) Eat right. A healthy diet is crucial for cognitive health. 5) Learn something new. Keep your mind engaged!

Calm Your Nerves with Aromatherapy

Pure Joy Naturals’ Ang.zi.e.dee (ANXIETY) Essential Oil Blend helps evoke peace and calm with a mix of Sweet Orange, Clary Sage, Vetiver, Grapefruit, Ylang Ylang, and Blue Chamomile essential oils. Add 4-5 drops to your aromatherapy diffuser and breathe deeply or add a drop to your aromatherapy necklace or bracelet and have it with you wherever you go. You can also make a ready-to-use roll-on by using 3 ml (60 drops) of Ang.zi.e.dee and topping up the roll-on bottle with fractionated coconut oil. Roll it onto your wrists and enjoy instant peace and calm anytime and anywhere!

Is Your Indoor Air Healthy?

We all care about our family’s health, but have you considered the quality of the air inside of our homes? Allergies, illness, and long-term health can all be affected either in a positive or negative fashion depending on the quality of the air inside your home. According to the Environmental Protection Agency the air inside your home can be 2 to 10 times more polluted than the outside air. It is difficult for our immune system to keep up with the abundance of pollen, dander, smoke, mold, bacteria, and chemical gases that are locked inside. Consider investing in an air purifier to keep your home, and your family, healthy.