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Renovate Your Relationship: Replace Unsafe Couple Dynamics

Regardless of how new or old your relationship, most couples can benefit from changing relationship dynamics that cause marital deterioration.

In a recent study in The Journal of Family Psychology, researchers, Lavner, Bradbury and Karney found in surveying 251 couples every six months for the first four years of their marriage, that despite the wish for marital fulfillment those whose marriages deteriorated…


Added by Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips on July 19, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Are pills our only way out?

In the past few weeks, the Food and Drug Administration has approved two new medicines to help with weight-loss.  The FDA said…


Added by Purple on July 19, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Wanted: Fibromyalgia



For Official Use

Plaintiff: Melissa Swanson -vs- Defendant(s) : Fibromyalgia, Sad, GAD, Degenerative disc disease,

                       TMJ, ADD,…


Added by Lissa J on July 18, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

10 Tips for Enjoying Summer Without the Burn of Acid Reflux

I seem to have been blessed with a cast iron stomach: I can eat and drink almost anything and it doesn't bother me. Not so for my husband and…


Added by Marcia on July 17, 2012 at 1:06pm — 5 Comments

This is my life ~ Surviving Fibromyalgia

This is my life...


I have been blogging for about a year and 1/2.  The above link is my blog site.  I even find myself going back to the first post to read how I felt when I first was struggling with the acceptance of  what was going to be a hurdle in my life. 

I will post the future posts on this site as well.

I hope you enjoy reading the journey as much as I enjoy writing about it.

Lissa J…


Added by Lissa J on July 13, 2012 at 1:56pm — 2 Comments

Our Do(s) and Don’t(s)

Our HealthyWomen Community is the place where you can meet new friends, have your questions answered and share with women who could benefit from your personal experiences.  We want a community that is warm and welcoming to everyone who stops by for a visit.

Please take a moment to review Our Do(s) and Don't(s).  Let these be a helpful reminder of how to keep this is the fun and informative place we all want…


Added by Purple on July 13, 2012 at 12:26pm — No Comments

How to Find Reliable Menopause Information Online

Seventy-two percent of women have not received any treatment for menopausal symptoms, according to recent study conducted by Lake Research Partners for the Endocrine Society.

Of those…


Added by staness on July 11, 2012 at 1:21pm — 1 Comment

National Blueberry Month … Who Knew?

There are some foods I eat a million ways and eat almost daily—tomatoes, onions and garlic come to mind. There are other foods I like, but I only eat them in season, and there don't seem to be many ways to eat them—blueberries, raspberries and melons fall in that category for me. But, I received a press release…


Added by Marcia on July 9, 2012 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

Is A Sexless Marriage Something to Worry About?

People often raise the question as to whether there can be happiness in a sexless marriage.  Professionals wonder about and research the same question.

Robert Epstein, a psychologist studying this area, reports that 10 to 20% of the romantic relationships in the U.S. are sexless. According to Epstein, a sexless relationship is defined as one in which the partners have had sex less than once a month or less than 10 times a year. Others writing in the field take the word more literally…


Added by Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips on July 9, 2012 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

Neurofeedback for effective Weight Loss Management


Have you heard the story behind Wynonna Judd's weight loss? How would you like to have a weight loss without going starvation mode? Rapid weight loss based on starvation code will not work because you cannot go on starving yourself all your life!


Then what is the right Weight loss program for me?


Failure to let go of weight is more than fat loss. It is emotional, mental and spritual. Culprit…


Added by brainfitnesshawaii on July 7, 2012 at 5:42pm — No Comments

Anniversary of Accident Helps Me Appreciate My Children

I spent last Fourth of July at the hospital with my younger daughter, two days after her serious car accident. I'm…


Added by Marcia on July 3, 2012 at 5:30pm — 5 Comments

Relax in 5…a guide to relaxation

If you’re just about ready to grab chunks of your hair and throw a fit in frustration, you’re probably not the only one.  In this fast-paced world of ours, it’s not difficult to find something that triggers…


Added by Tameera Kemp on July 3, 2012 at 11:17am — 2 Comments

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome - What Is It Really?

The name seems to be self-explanatory, but it isn't. Yes, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) does involve the ovaries, but it is in fact a complicated disorder involving many systems of the body. Let's take a closer look.

What is PCOS?

PCOS is a common hormonal disorder among women of reproductive age. The name of the condition comes from the appearance of the ovaries in most, but not all, women with the disorder — enlarged and containing numerous small cysts located along the…


Added by Brett Badgley Snodgrass, MSN FNP on July 2, 2012 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Do You Need to Be or Have the Perfect Partner?

If you are looking for the perfect partner or trying to be one – think twice. Perfection is painfully unrealistic for individuals and emotionally costly for couples.

While there is no doubt that striving to be your personal best and feeling good about your efforts is healthy as well as relationship enhancing – perfectionism is something else.

Perfectionism is the belief that a state of completeness and flawlessness can and should be attained. The literature on…


Added by Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips on July 1, 2012 at 11:21pm — No Comments

Can People Really Be Happy?

On May 8th, 2012, award-winning author and illustrator of the children’s book, Where The Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak, died. He was 83. In a postscript written about him in The New Yorker, Mariana Cook revisited some of what he had offered in a 2009 interview. In that interview, Sendak shared his feeling that it is hard to be happy and that some people find it easier than others. He ended with the question,

“Do you believe it when people say they are happy?”



Added by Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips on June 26, 2012 at 11:00pm — 4 Comments

Conquer Menopausal Belly Fat

Most women will agree that going through “the change” can pack on the pounds.

According to the North American Menopause Society, more than 70% of women ages 55 to 75, and 65% of women ages 45 to 55 are overweight (BMI greater than 25).  More than 40% are obese (BMI greater or equal to 30). With the average age of natural menopause in the Western world being 51, it is no surprise many blame the menopause transition on weight gain and extra belly…


Added by staness on June 25, 2012 at 9:33pm — 1 Comment

Menopause Makeover High-Protein Snacks

Eating high-protein snacks can help you lose weight.

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that skipping high-protein foods may lead to overeating and is often one of the biggest causes of excess weight gain especially during the menopause years.

Take away the water in your body and about 75 percent of your weight is protein. This chemical family is found throughout the body – in…


Added by staness on June 25, 2012 at 9:31pm — 2 Comments

How to Sleep Through Menopause

We have all had sleepless nights, but for millions of post-menopausal women it happens 61 percent of the time, affecting their quality of life and their relationships. I, too, suffered from insomnia, thanks to irritating night sweats provoked by fluctuating hormones. Being sleepless through menopause made me irritable and fatigued daily. I had difficulty concentrating and it created tension with my husband because I was cranky and impatient.

There are two types of insomnia. According…


Added by staness on June 25, 2012 at 8:33pm — No Comments

Relax in 5…a guide to relaxation

A Guide to Relaxation

If you’re just about ready to grab chunks of your hair and throw a fit in frustration, you’re probably not the only one.  In this fast-paced world of ours, it’s not difficult to find something that triggers stress.

Whether it’s an unreasonable boss, unforgiving work hours, a punishing schedule, or the malaise of our generation – multitasking – doing too many things all at the same time and constantly worrying about things…


Added by Tameera Kemp on June 23, 2012 at 4:05pm — No Comments

10 Beauty Products That Make Life Easier

Let's face it, summer is advertised as a time for relaxation, but it often turns into the busiest season of the year. Between weddings, road trips, graduations and lots of happy hours outdoors, any time-saver is welcome. These 10 products are no-brainers and will save you time, money and stress!

1. Lip Stain

Summer sun can melt lipstick right off. Skip it and go with a beautiful lip stain that will stay put for hours. No more reapplying every 15 minutes! Just…


Added by Bethany on June 21, 2012 at 11:27am — 4 Comments

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