The Best Heart Test for Women

Which test would be more beneficial for a woman to have to detect any heart problems – the Thallium stress test or the Cardiac CT Scan? I’ve already had numerous EKGs, an echo and Holter monitor. I read it is harder to detect heart problems with women because a lot of times the blockages areContinue reading “The Best Heart Test for Women”

So You Left: Now What??? | Surviving Abuse

First and foremost, we applaud any individual who decides to end their relationship with an abuser.  We know and understand it wasn’t easy, but you made it out….the question now is: What do you do NOW… Keeping yourself safe from your abuser is just as important after you’ve left as before. To protect yourself, youContinue reading “So You Left: Now What??? | Surviving Abuse”

Suicide, Depression, and Mental Illness: Celebrities Aren’t Immune

The 15-year-old daughter of pop legend Michael Jackson was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital on June 5th after an apparent suicide attempt. Her mother, Debbie Rowe, told Entertainment Tonight that Paris had cuts on her wrists. While it’s too early to speculate exactly what led to Paris’ possible suicide attempt, she did show someContinue reading “Suicide, Depression, and Mental Illness: Celebrities Aren’t Immune”

Robin Williams: The Unforeseen Tragedy

With the recent passing of Actor/Comedian Robin Williams, many questions have been asked as to the reason why.  Why didn’t he get help?  Why didn’t someone recognize what was going on in his life? Why did this happen?  And, the list goes on…   Like many suicides, the signs were not recognized and it isContinue reading “Robin Williams: The Unforeseen Tragedy”

Need to Free Your Mind? If Only For a Moment…

Today.  Just for a moment; wouldn’t it be awesome if you could free your mind from the stress and worry of living? Are you stressed or unhappy? Do you need to calm down? Training your mind to relax can help you feel rested and prepared at any time, and is easy to do. When youContinue reading “Need to Free Your Mind? If Only For a Moment…”

How To Reduce Your Risk and Protect Your Brain from Alzheimer’s and Dementia

For many years, we’ve been told that there’s little we can do to prevent Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia but hope for the best and wait for a pharmaceutical cure. But the truth is you can reduce your risk by eating right, exercising, staying mentally and socially active, and keeping stress in check.Continue reading “How To Reduce Your Risk and Protect Your Brain from Alzheimer’s and Dementia”

There’s Always Hope

We all hope for different things throughout our lives.  Hope to one day get married.  Hope to finish school and get that degree.  Hope to one day hit the lottery.  With whatever dreams you have, it is hope that fuels it and keeps it alive, pushing us forward What is hope? I suppose that itContinue reading “There’s Always Hope”

How to Be Single and Happy

Being single is not anything to be ashamed about in our age! We live in a time when most relationships break up and there is no guarantee that even the best ones will last. In the meantime, there is much to enjoy in life, and singleness has a great many benefits that those couples youContinue reading “How to Be Single and Happy”

Five Decisions That Can Make You Happier

Recent happiness studies indicate that popularity, influence, and money do not make people happiest – even as our culture suggests otherwise. Autonomy, life purpose, and relationships are found at the top of the list. In her new book, “The Happiness Choice: The Five Decisions that Take You From Where You Are to Where You WantContinue reading “Five Decisions That Can Make You Happier”