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by Paula Gallagher | October 16, 2013
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Most of you know this. But did you know that breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers? About 1 in 8 women (12%) in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. This is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer.
Exercise, diet and early detection play huge roles in reducing breast cancer risk, as well as increasing survival rates.
To learn more about what you can do to decrease your risk, check out these blogs:
And if you are donating to breast cancer causes, you may want to read this blog about where your really money goes when you give.
by Debi Silber, The Mojo Coach | September 25, 2013
Are your hanging onto your “fat clothes?”
Let’s say you lost some weight, and let’s say you’ve done this in the past where you’ve lost and then you’ve gained it back, lost and gained, lost and gained, etc. You have a variety of sizes to choose from in your closet, that you go to depending on where you are on your journey towards finding a healthy and comfortable weight.
While it’s not making you happy, this yo-yo cycling may be something that’s become unfortunately… very familiar.
Now let’s imagine that, as it’s happened before, life throws you a curveball and you let go of some of your new healthy habits. You notice that the weight starts to creep back up again. Sure, you’re not happy with the weight gain, but there’s a slight sense of relief because while the size you’ve been wearing is too tight, you know that when the weight creeps up, no worries, you have that bigger size in your closet to go back to for just this reason. (more…)
by Margo Gladding | September 23, 2013
Following a motor vehicle accident that resulted in chronic pain, Gwenn Herman felt compelled to reach out to others to provide support and treatment that she had found lacking during her own experience. She started Pain Connection in 1999 as a nonprofit, community organization that aimed to improve the quality of life of those suffering from chronic pain, decrease their sense of isolation and alienation, increase their control of their condition and treatment, and maintain their independence.
Pain Connection’s mission is to help people with chronic pain and their families by providing information and resources, professional training, psychosocial support, a peer support network, a speakers’ series, community outreach/education, support groups, therapy groups, a newsletter, and a website. (more…)
by Paula Gallagher | September 18, 2013
Do you suffer from chronic pain, or know someone who does? If so, you should consider attending this event.
Pain Connection, a nonprofit service organization, will be having its Pain Awareness Month Symposium on Friday, September 27 from 9:00am to 4:30pm in Silver Spring, MD. This year’s program is, “Format for Individualized Integrative Treatment (FIIT)©; The 21st Century Model for Chronic Pain.” The event will bring health care providers, people with chronic pain, family members and interested community residents together to learn about the latest research and clinical practices in the field of pain management.
The mission of Pain Connection is to empower people who have chronic pain to improve their quality of life, decrease their sense of isolation, and take a more active role in their treatment. They do this by providing information, psychosocial support, coping skills and training to people with chronic pain, their families and health care providers.
For more details about the symposium or to register, please click here.
by Paula Gallagher | August 14, 2013
It’s that time of year again. The days get shorter, the nights get cooler and another school year is about to start. I have a 4 year old who will be starting school this year and although he is excited, mom is a bag of nerves. Here are 5 blogs with helpful hints to make my transition, and his, a lot easier.
Inevitably kids get sick. Diet, sleep and hygiene all play roles in keeping your kids healthy.
This is for mom and dad. Find out how Pathway’s Relaxation Support can help take the edge off naturally.
The Mojo Coach, Debi Silber reminds us that there are lot of things that moms..and dads, can do to help make back to school easier for everyone.
Listen as host Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Christophe Merville discuss homeopathic solutions for stress, sleeplessness, and sports injuries as children head back to school.
A gross yet all too common reality for many parents and their kids. Learn how to get rid of those nasty pests naturally.