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How Music Can Aid With Stress Reduction

We all go through times of stress in our lives. To cope we may go for a run, lift weights, draw, paint, write, etc. As for myself no matter what activity I do there is always a constant that comes with whichever strategy I use to relieve stress,…
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How Do Pets Help Reduce Anxiety?

Do you suffer from anxiety? Anxiety can be as simple as that flutter in your chest or that pit in your stomach or you just don’t feel“right”. Anxiety can be defined as the feeling of fear, dread, or uneasiness (National Institute of…
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Exercise and Mental Health

For this blog I’m taking a more serious tone compared to my last one about a Virginia winter. At the beginning of each year many of us make resolutions to change something in our lives, whether it’s to add a new habit or modify…
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My Personal Weight Loss Journey (Twenty-seventh in a Series)

Sandwich Generation. Noun. A generation of people, typically in their thirties or forties, responsible for bringing up their own children and for the care of their aging parents.   At forty-eight, I am the father to an eight-year-old…
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My Personal Weight Loss Journey (Twenty-sixth in a Series)

It’s nice to be finally getting back on track. With being in Myrtle Beach two weeks ago and dealing with my parent’s health issues last week, this week is seeing a return to a more comfortable pace and routine for me. I try to be flexible…
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My Personal Weight Loss Journey (Twenty-second in a Series)

If last weeks blog felt flat and forced, it’s because it was. Trying to keep up with this blog after all these weeks and somehow managing to make it seem fresh is quite the arduous task. It’s also because the weeks leading up to last week…
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My Personal Weight Loss Journey (Twentieth in a Series)

Last weeks weigh in was 200.2 pounds. 0.3 away from what I wanted. I did say numerous times I wanted to be at 200 or below. I guess if you take away the clothing and sneakers, I made it. But no one needs that image burned into their minds. This…
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Winter Blues Got You Feeling Down?

Winter Blues is a type of depression that occurs during the shortest, coldest, and darkest days of the year, but dissipates come spring.  According to the NIH, 14-20% of people experience some form of seasonal mood changes, while about 9%…
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My Personal Weight Loss Journey (Thirteenth in a Series)

Ok. In last weeks blog we discussed depression and how it can affect things like trying to lose weight. I had a bout of it that lasted a little longer than normal. As a result, I gained a little over a pound and a half. So, I took my own advice.…
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My Personal Weight Loss Journey (Twelfth in a Series)

My Personal Weight Loss Journey (Twelfth in a Series) I promised that I would keep this blog honest and true. That means there will be no sugar coating of anything. This week I would rather not write this, however, I made a promise…