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Everything passes....even Time.


 This morning the sun rose and so it will every day. Time, the great healer, waits for no one.  Photos copyright SvD. Original link
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© Words and photos copyright Samantha van Dalen

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Simple health tips for busy moms

(BPT) - Mothers are the CEO of the home. Organizing schedules, paying the bills, doing food shopping, managing pick-ups and drop-offs, and making sure everyone is healthy is just part of the job. Unfortunately, because they are so busy taking care of others, many moms often put off taking care of themselves or scheduling their own health appointments. Making your health a priority can help you stay healthy and keep illnesses at bay. Here are a few tips to help: Sleep consistency You harp on the kids about the importance of a good night's sleep, but when it comes to your own sleep, it's often the first thing that's sacrificed. Sleep deprivation is common among moms for a variety of reasons. M...
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How women business owners cracked the glass ceiling

(BPT) - Today there are nearly 12 million women-owned small businesses in the United States that generate almost $1.7 trillion in revenues. But 30 years ago, it wasn't the same story - these business owners' financial futures could have been out of their hands due to sexist lending practices, incomplete government data and limited advocacy on their behalf. In 1988, women owned just 4.1 million businesses in the U.S - which may have been partially because acquiring financing was so difficult. Up until 1988, lenders could require women business owners seeking financing to have a male cosigner. This shocking and unfair practice made it difficult for women business owners to get the funding they...
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Supporting Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

(BPT) - Within the sea of pink for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, there is a wealth of information about early diagnosis, the newest treatments, and how to find support for a loved one who might be affected by the disease. While this information is critical, it is equally important that we recognize the 155,000 people living with metastatic breast cancer (MBC), the most advanced form of the disease. MBC is when the cancer has spread beyond the breast and nearby lymph nodes to other parts of the body such as the brain or the bones. It is important that MBC patients receive information relevant to them and that they are empowered to take an active role in their treatment in order to r...
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Know Thrombosis: Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms of Dangerous Blood Clots

(BPT) - You might be shocked to learn that one of the leading causes of preventable death is something many people have never heard of - and often don't know they have. One in four people worldwide are dying from conditions caused by thrombosis, making it a leading global cause of death and disability. When a blood clot forms in an artery or vein, it can lead to heart attack, stroke, or a life-threatening clot in the lungs or leg, causing venous thromboembolism (VTE). In fact, VTE-related events cause more deaths each year in the U.S. and Europe than breast cancer, AIDS and motor vehicle crashes - combined. Yet public awareness of the condition is extremely low: according to a 2018 survey of...
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Financial Planning Month: 5 things you can do to take the fear out of your finances

(BPT) - October is Financial Planning Month, so there is no better time to face your financial fears and make actionable changes to get yourself on track when it comes to managing your money. While nearly half of Americans (47 percent) find the prospect of financial planning scary, it doesn't have to be. If you find yourself constantly postponing a review of your finances and feel your current money situation is more out of order than ever, turns out you are not alone. In fact, according to a new survey by Marcus by Goldman Sachs(R), the overwhelming majority of Americans (82 percent) wish they felt more in control of their finances. By following a simple checklist and exploring options that...
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Beyond Calcium: 5 Proven Supplements for Women over 40

(BPT) - Aging is one of life's inevitabilities. We don't have a choice in the matter; it happens to everyone. But how we age is a choice people make every day. While it's true that there is no fountain of youth, the choices we make in diet, exercise, and lifestyle can and do affect the quality of our health and ultimately, the quality of our lives. Women over a certain age know they should be eating right, exercising, getting enough sleep, and doing all they can to reduce stress. Calcium and vitamin D supplements? Those are a given. But there are a whole host of other supplements women should think about taking after age 40. Here are five supplements that can enhance and improve women's heal...
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One woman's struggle with sickle cell disease and 3 things she wishes you knew

(BPT) - When Tosin Ola was a baby, she cried a lot. It wasn't because she was hungry or cold. Tosin cried a lot because of something much worse, and her parents had no idea what it was. They thought she was simply a cranky toddler. But Tosin was not a cranky toddler. Instead she was a child with sickle cell disease (SCD). A grim diagnosis Tosin was born in Nigeria, a country without infant screening for the disease at the time. SCD, a lifelong, inherited blood disorder, impacts the flow of blood and oxygen to the body due to a genetic mutation that leads to the damage and destruction of red blood cells. This causes chronic anemia, leading to fatigue, and inflammation, leading to severe pain....
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Safe and effective: Choose physical therapy for your back pain

(BPT) - If you're living with low back pain (LBP), you're not alone. The condition is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. Studies show 80 percent of American adults will experience LBP at some point in their lives. If LBP turns from short-­term to chronic (lasting three months or longer), it can impact your overall quality of life. Modern society craves quick-­fix solutions to even complex problems, but this mindset can be particularly counterproductive when it comes to LBP. Studies show that LBP is often over treated, particularly when it comes to the use of opioids, imaging scans (such as MRIs and X­-rays), and surgery. Guidelines recommend first trying exercise and other conservat...
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Simple steps to stay healthy during cold and flu season

Simple steps to a clean bathroom - no elbow grease required (BPT) - With cold and flu season just around the corner you might think there isn't much you can do to prepare for the inevitable aches and achoos. A few small changes in your routine and at home can go a long way toward keeping you and your family healthy all season long. Tidy toilet bowls The toilet can be a breeding ground for bacteria, but instead of slipping on the rubber gloves and scrubbing with a grimy brush, consider ContinuousClean from Kohler. This factory-installed system housed in the toilet tank dispenses a consistent dose of cleaner during each flush. Simply place your preferred cleaning tablet in a compartment, choos...
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5 Real-life Examples of Ordinary People Who Made an Extraordinary Difference

(BPT) - The idea of making a difference in our communities may sound impossible to many of us. With busy schedules, family demands and homes to care for, it can be hard to find the time and energy. To motivate you to challenge yourself and give back, here are five everyday people who will inspire you. To recognize their selflessness, bravery and commitment to doing good in their communities, Hardee's - known for real food, made right, served proud - is honoring these five All Stars, individuals who could have done things the easy way, but instead chose to do them the right way. Here are the 2018 Hardee's All Stars' stories, along with key takeaways that can help you do good in your own commu...
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Eve Sightings! Opportunities to Meet


October 10th-Anniversary dinner at Tresino’s Restaurant—26 years!!Whoops, sorry that was yesterday, but you might have seen us walking along busy Catt Road on our way to deliciousness. I wore navy blue lace and he had on a Quicksilver Hawaiian shirt and golf shorts. You'd think we were married in Hawaii! 😂 October 20thI’ll be at the Diamond Valley Arts Council Festival of the Arts from 10 until 4pm on Harvard Street in Hemet. As far as I know, I'm handing out brochures at the Diamond Valley Author’s table. Stop by and say hello! October 27thIs our regularly scheduled Diamond Valley Writer’s Guild Meeting from 9 am to 12 noon. It's held at the Hemet Library on Latham. It’s our last meeting of...
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Misty Autumn morning.


The sun rises this morning over fields covered in a magical mist. I think I spied Sir Lancelot. The hound and I enjoyed every minute of our morning meditation saunter and with such gratitude! Photos copyright SvD. Original link
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A Message To America

Congressional Medal Of Honor Recipient Master Sergeant Roy P. Benavidez shares the true meaning of our flag. The post A Message To America appeared first on ChrisBent . Original link
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How to be happy...


Stop in your tracks and take in the view. Photo copyright  SvD. Original link
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Crunchy, crispy, juicy: 5 warm comfort foods featuring apples

(BPT) - As the leaves change and the nighttime air takes on a chill, our thoughts naturally turn to warm, delicious foods that offer an element of comfort on a chilly autumn night. Some comfort foods are hugely rooted in nostalgia. Others are just so enjoyably crispy, crunchy, chewy, sweet or savory, they bring a smile as soon as we tuck in. This time of year, the ultimate comfort food is any warm dish featuring the flavorful, crunchy apples that are among the best parts of autumn. Pick up a bushel of your favorite variety at Meijer stores this fall, then slice 'em and dice 'em to create one of these tasty (yet easy) autumn favorites. Apple and cheddar pasta bake: For a main-entrée version o...
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7 savvy ways to save on your next trip

(BPT) - Looking to spend time away without spending a ton of money? Your wanderlust doesn't have to directly compete with your desire to save. With a few smart tips and tricks, you can cut costs and make the most out of your trip. These seven savings strategies make travel more accessible, enjoyable and affordable than ever before. 1. Pre-pay your hotel stay and save: Plan ahead to get the best rates at hotels. For example, at Extended Stay America hotels, guests who pre-pay their stay more than seven days before their arrival date can receive 5 percent off their nightly rate and guests who pre-pay more than 21 days in advance can receive 10 percent off their nightly rate. 2. Shop and purcha...
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What parents need to know about bullying

(BPT) - Unfortunately, bullying in schools is all too common. According to StopBullying.gov, between 1 in 4 and 1 in 3 U.S. students say they have been bullied at school. While the term "bullying" has certainly become a buzz word, it's also important to understand what it means. The Centers for Disease Control and Department of Education define it as a pattern of unwanted aggressive behavior that causes physical or psychological harm. "As a high school counselor for over 10 years, I've witnessed bullying and its impacts in different ways - from working with administrators and teachers to put a stop to it in classrooms, to supporting parents and students as they attempt to heal and find the b...
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How to spot and treat 4 common children's health Issues

(BPT) - From a cough that won't go away to a sore throat they caught from the classroom, children and their vulnerable immune systems can fall victim to common illnesses quicker and more often than adults. However, while these health issues are typical, it is not always easy to identify what they are when symptoms strike. According to pediatric doctor Dr. Nina Shapiro, an important part in understanding a child's symptoms is also being prepared to help fight back with the right tools at home and to know when it's time to bring them to see a doctor. Alleviating some of the uncomfortable symptoms at the first signs of sickness or discomfort will help your child get back to being a kid faster a...
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9 savvy traveler hacks that will save time, money and headaches

(BPT) - Are you a savvy traveler? Do you shop around to get the best deals? How about knowing the ins and outs of saving money when planning a trip? Chase and the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) asked folks across the U.S. travel-related questions to find out just how savvy they are, and here's what they found: 73 percent of millennials consider themselves to be savvy travelers. Even if you think you know it all about getting from Point A to Point B, there are some secrets from travel gurus that might take your vacation travel to a new level. From streamlining check-in to getting the most out of your hotel stay, and even a few packing tips, here are 9 genius travel hacks that will save ...
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