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5 Helpful Dietery Changes That Relieve Anxiety Symptoms

5 Helpful Dietery Changes That Relieve Anxiety Symptoms

It has become a well known fact these days that the Standard American Diet is horrible … causing many illnesses such as diabetes, obesity and heart disease just to name a few. All the chemicals and toxins in processed foods can also be a detriment to one who suffers from any anxiety symptoms. I have always been a healthy eater but when menopause and anxiety presented themselves I got serious about what I put in my body. A whole food,...

Anxiety Series: Can Exercise Alleviate Your Anxiety Symptoms? This Is Interesting

Anxiety Series: Can Exercise Alleviate Your Anxiety Symptoms? This Is Interesting

If you have been diagnosed with having anxiety in one or more of its forms your doctor will almost certainly prescribe drug therapies that aim or claim to reduce your symptoms. Even if you haven’t been formally diagnosed, if you are suffering the symptoms of anxiety you may be led to ask your doctor for something to help you. However, before you undertake a course of prescription anti-anxiety medication, consider natural remedies, including physical exercise. Exercise can be just as...

Anxiety Series: 6 Anxiety Disorders You Need To Know

Anxiety Series: 6 Anxiety Disorders You Need To Know

I have suffered from anxiety my whole life. There are spaces in time when I actually think it has vanished into thin air but only returns with a vengeance. It’s an awful feeling and an awful way to have to live your life. You make it a point to stay away from places and people who trigger your symptoms, you plan every step of your day so there are no unexpected circumstances to trigger an attack, you walk through your...

Does Caregiver To Your Ex Sound Scary? This Will Blow Your Mind

Does Caregivier To Your Ex Sound Scary? This Will Blow Your Mind

Last week I encountered something I never, ever thought I would encounter in a million years … my ex-husband was ill and on the verge of being homeless. I had come to learn about this through my son who was adopted by my ex-husband after we were married. I have had very little contact with my ex since our divorce in 1989 … he wasn’t present in my son’s life after that. But did start reaching out to him later in my 36 year old son’s...

Ageism In The Workplace, Are You Really Prepared?

Ageism In The Workplace, Are You Really Prepared?

The holidays are officially over and life is getting back to full swing. That means a lot of you will be returning to work hopefully refreshed after the long holiday weekends. This brings me to a topic that I feel really needs to be discussed and that is ageism. Ageism is real and it’s made even more real when you wake up to find that you are on the brink of losing everything you have worked for your entire life. You once...

Are You Aging Healthfully? Helpful Tips To A Better Life

Are You Aging Healthfully? Helpful Tips To A Better Life

Here we are, once again, bringing in a new year … I always find this to be an exciting time for me, a time to reflect on the previous year and determine how I can make this new year better than the last. This year I’m going to make healthy aging my mantra and you should too no matter what your age. There are two things I want to work on this year … First, I want to get moving again:...

Midlife Marriage Problems? Practical Questions To Think About

Midlife Marriage Problems? Practical Questions To Think About

I think every man and woman going through midlife asks the question “Will my marriage survive this midlife transition?’ I know I have asked myself that question at least once daily. While there are many variables that can factor in to the answer, statistics show that 60% percent of divorces are initiated by women between the age of 40 through 60 and even beyond. Now that doesn’t look very promising does it? Most of us have spent 15, 20, 25, 30...

Menopause, Are Men Really The Victims? The Astonishing Answer

Menopause, Are Men Really The Victims? The Astonishing Answer

We all know that entering Midlife can be a difficult experience for women. It can also be difficult for men as well. Men really don’t comprehend the term menopause so when his spouse begins to demonstrate symptoms they immediately think the worst … he doesn’t realize that her actions are reactions to hormonal changes brought on by menopause. Well, at least not at first. As history goes, men tend to age with grace. Their salt and pepper hair can be attractive...

Does Your Man Feel Invincible? A Simple Men’s Healthcare Guide

Does Your Man Feel Invincible? A Simple Men's Healthcare Guide

I write so much about women and midlife that today I want to address men’s healthcare during midlife. Our men are aging and from the recent studies that I have read they have a tendency of having a shorter lifespan than women. Why is that do you think? We look at our men as the family provider. Many of our men are electricians, plumbers, carpenters and engineers. These men are responsible for the very infrastructure you drive on, walk on and even...

Do You Think The Words Sleep & Husband Make You A Midlife Mess?

Do You Think The Words Sleep & Husband Make You A Midlife Mess?

Dear Mrs. R – An Advice Series for Women of All Ages I am so excited to bring you another installment of Dear Mrs. R. This week I address a Reader’s question about peri-menopause and sleep. In an effort to protect my readers privacy, I will refer to only a First Name and Last Initial when posting to Dear Mrs. R. So, please do not worry about your confidentiality as it will be protected. That’s my promise to you! Also,...