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The Compromises and the Promises, Part 2

The 60’s generation seems to be a magnanimous place in history where the conflict began. For if the ideals of the previous generation had lived on, we as women would probably be content to stay home with our children and bake bread from scratch. Not that many women still don’t live by and absolutely thrive within these ideals, but most of us have been inundated with the belief that it is our right — and therefore our responsibility — to achieve freedom for ourselves in the way of the working world. Continue reading The Compromises and the Promises, Part 2

The Compromises and the Promises, Part 1

Our own identities include, among other disasters, the 80’s. So what the heck can you expect from us?

The thirty-something Generation X women of today are a coleslaw type mix of stereotypes. We were born into the tail end generation of free love and revolution of the 60’s and 70’s. Continue reading The Compromises and the Promises, Part 1

Menopause

How much soy should you take when you have menopause? What does the soy do for the body?

You should taklk with your MD before talking soy supplements. Most health experts prefer you get the soy forom soy based foods. Continue reading Menopause

5 Tips for Beginning Distance Runners

Are you new to the world of distance running? We have some quick tips to keep you going from our running expert. Read this, and then go have a good run! Continue reading 5 Tips for Beginning Distance Runners

The Wonders of Water

By now, most of us have probably heard that drinking eight eight-ounce glasses of water every day is good for us. But many people might be unaware of just how many benefits drinking water daily can provide our bodies and our minds.
As far as beverages go, water is definitely the best bet for people interested in losing weight as well as for runners and other athletes. Continue reading The Wonders of Water

U.S. Employees Want to be Healthier

If you are trying to set up a corporate fitness program, now may be a good time. According to a survey conducted by Health Enhancement Systems (HES), a health promotion, communication and consulting firm in Midland, Mich., a significant portion of the workforce is interested in improving their health practices. Continue reading U.S. Employees Want to be Healthier

Moms Get Motivated to Work Out

For years, it’s been my favorite line — Yeah, I work out, my washer and dryer are in the basement and all our bedrooms are on the top floor. After all, I’m busy with two preschoolers. Continue reading Moms Get Motivated to Work Out

How Would you Organize Each Practice Lesson

Each practice would start off with a “chalk talk,” demonstrations or instruction of the basic skills being worked on. The amount of time and complexity of the instruction would depend on how far the athletes as a whole have progressed. Continue reading How Would you Organize Each Practice Lesson

Surviving the Terrible 2s. Part 3

Don’t hesitate to punish, when necessary. Time out and taking away privileges can send powerful messages and quickly change a child’s behavior.
The American Academy of Pediatrics stresses that parents also need to be firm and consistent in not just how they act, but in how they want their child to act. Continue reading Surviving the Terrible 2s. Part 3

Surviving the Terrible 2s. Part 2

“Expect the worst, and you’ll get the worst,” said Nelsen, who hosts an extensive parenting Web site called Positive Discipline. “People spend so much time dreading this age that they miss all the great things their child is doing. Parents need to focus on the positive things going on — not just the negatives.” Continue reading Surviving the Terrible 2s. Part 2