Aromatherapy to Relieve Anxiety and Stress

There’s nothing like a global pandemic to create the perfect storm of stress and anxiety. Because stress can significantly weaken your immune system, it’s critically important to your health and well-being to find simple ways to manage and relieve it. The following list of essential oils and blends addresses the range of emotional and psychological

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Discovering Hemp CBD

Conflicting information and policies around CBD use are confusing, sometimes frightening and often frustrating. It can be difficult to discern, process and dig through the myriad of CBD marketing jargon to get to the facts. Here are some quick guidelines to help you unravel the confusion surrounding hemp CBD. How to Find Quality Hemp CBD

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Balance Your Mood with Acupuncture

Many people nowadays are seeking alternatives to medications for mood issues such as anxiety and depression. Acupuncture is a promising option for those who are looking to treat mood issues without the side effects of medications. Acupuncture originated in China thousands of years ago and is based on the principle that mental health disorders are

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Take Control of TV Binge-Watching

Have you ever caught yourself watching a television series and repeatedly said, “Just one more episode.” I’m guilty! Nowadays, almost any movie and TV series can be streamed directly to your devices. It seems as if we were meant to consume content in a binge-watching fashion. Current events and governmental stay-at-home policies have surely increased

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Accomplishments to Reflect On

Let’s think about our days. They are made up of meetings, making phone calls, answering phone calls, checking voicemails, reading emails, responding to emails, texting, updating all our social media sites, attending events, blah, blah, blah. When was the last time you stopped…paused… and reflected on your progress? I’m reminded of Stephen Covey’s work and

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Telehealth – Technology that Keeps You Healthy

I think we can all agree that 2020 isn’t the year we thought it was going to be. We had New Year’s resolutions, goals, hopes and dreams for the new decade; we were expecting 2020 to mimic the roaring 1920s not a repeat of The Great Depression. As much as the year has been problematic,

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Fresh & Spicy – 3 Summer Perfect Arugula Recipes

While warmer temperatures are typically associated with hydrating fruits like watermelon, one overlooked summer ingredient is arugula. This leafy green known for its fresh, tart, bitter, and peppery flavor, originated in the Mediterranean and has a unique nickname: garden rocket. For those looking to lose weight and improve bone health, one cup of arugula has

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What Does Wellness Really Mean?

Is it about going to yoga classes, deep breathing, Pilates, smoothies or nature? Is it about how you feel in your own skin? Is it about the number on the scale or the results of your blood tests? There are so many articles about health and wellness that it’s easy to start “should-ing” ourselves. I

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CBD Oil for Pain Relief

What is CBD? There are two main active ingredients in cannabis (marijuana), tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). THC is the primary active ingredient in cannabis and has psychoactive properties. CBD is the second most prevalent chemical compound and active ingredientin cannabis. CBD, unlike THC, does not have psychoactive properties; it interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid

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Top 3 Bedtime Breathing Exercises to Ensure a Good Night’s Rest

We all know the importance of sleep. Lack of sleep has implications for our mental health and immune system. Not enough sleep can make us feel grumpy, groggy and puts us at risk of developing a worryingly long list of diseases. Enough sleep makes us feel energetic, positive and alert. Less is more when you

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Shaolin Kempo Fighting Techniques that Harness Mental and Physical Confidence

Watching the movie “The 36th Chamber of Shaolin” as a child inspired Greg Shraiman to study martial arts at the Shaolin Temple in China. While becoming a monk was not in the cards, Greg certainly fulfilled his dream of studying at the temple. Now he teaches the Shaolin Kempo style of martial arts at the

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San Mateo County Supervisor David Canepa Provides the Tools to Empower Community

Raised in Pacifica, San Mateo County Supervisor David Canepa is well acquainted with the Peninsula and the opportunities it offers, but also the issues that it faces. One of David’s favorite parts of living in Daly City is the diversity of the area, but he also realizes that hard work is necessary in order to

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The Essence of an Entrepreneur

The passion you have for your business idea and your belief in yourself are key to your growth and powering through difficult times. The following six elements will help you on your journey to achieving your entrepreneurial goals. GritI am very demanding of myself and push myself to the limit because each day is an

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Are Your Candles Doing More Harm Than Good?

Before the advent of electricity, candles were used primarily for illumination. Light served as a symbol of the good and the beautiful, especially in times of emotional and spiritual darkness. Today, candles are used mainly for their aesthetic value and scent to set a soft, warm, or romantic ambiance and for emergency lighting during electrical

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Family Ties

Pros and Cons of Working With Family When I was a teenager, my Realtor mom would ask me to accompany her on weekends to her open houses. In typical teenage fashion, I would reply, “No way, that’s boring!” As fate would have it, I later ended up joining the family business and became a Realtor

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Accelerate Recovery and Prevent Injuries with Sports Tape

Sports tape is meant to help your body tissues return to homeostasis and is used to prevent injury. There are many different types of sports tape and taping techniques. Tapes with elastic properties are popular today, and many different brands with similar but slightly varying properties are available. Taping is meant to be used for

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Nutrition Hacks and Myths Revealed!

Ask your questions, we have answers. Are there specific things I can eat to help firm up loose skin?Bertha Gonzalez • Baldwin Park, CAIt goes without saying that exercise and sunscreen are critically important to toning and firming one’s skin. But, thinking about skin health from the inside out is also a great place to

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Mixing Business and Politics

5 Tips to Build Important Relationships For Your Business As a new business owner, you may not realize how important politics can be to the development, growth, visibility and opportunities provided to local businesses. Having connections in political circles and good relationships with local elected officials could be a great benefit to your business. To

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Prevent Health Issues and Maintain Good Health with Moxa

When you walk into an acupuncture clinic, you may smell a strange earthy aroma in the air – this is moxa. Moxibustion, commonly known as moxa, is a type of traditional Chinese medicine often used during acupuncture treatments for a variety of health issues. It involves burning an herb called Ai Ye (mugwort or wormwood)

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Overcome Self Doubt In Your Entrepreneurial Journey

For those living the entrepren-artist, solopreneur or mompreneur life, you know that the lonely hours, the hard work, the less-than-adequate funding can cause and fuel stress, negative thoughts, self-doubt and even complete burnout if you’re not careful. You may lose your motivation and your mojo by succumbing to the “negative bias,” the natural human tendency

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A Strong Foundation For Entrepreneur and Traditional Employee Couples

For many couples, it’s hard to stay connected. The challenges are even greater when one of you is an entrepreneur and the other is an employee with a traditional workday. It’s important to communicate skillfully, discuss your ideal work/life balance and implications, set realistic expectations, take responsibility for your choices and plan quality time together.

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6 Easy Tips to Get Back to Working Out After Falling Off

There you were doing so well with your workouts and then boom. You fell off. Don’t worry. It happens to all of us. Here are six tips to help you start exercising with regularity again. Focus on Progress Not PerfectionDon’t set unrealistic expectations. Make sure your goals are attainable. If you focus on being perfect,

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The Mental and Physical Health Benefits of an Active Lifestyle

Exercise strengthens your body, but did you know exercise also fends off depression, anxiety, stress and many other psychological conditions or mood disorders? Leading an active lifestyle is an affordable and simple way to help you feel better and look your best. Learning about the importance of exercise for mental and physical health can help

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Clear Leadership Inspires and Guides

One of the most valuable lessons I am learning in my life is that I don’t need to do it alone. “It” can be defined as almost anything I do, including developing a new program for one of my clients, running my business, needing help repairing something and even walking my dog. What’s freeing about

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Write Affirmations That Work

Affirmations are one of the most powerful tools you can use to change your results, but only if you use them correctly. When used properly, affirmations retrain your subconscious mind to believe you are more like your affirmations than your old beliefs. The subconscious mind is responsible for 95% of your conscious behavior. What! That

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5 Current Social Media Trends to Grow Your Business

If there’s one constant truth about social media, it’s that it’s always changing. New user features, algorithmic updates and increased advertising have expanded the marketing potential for small businesses and entrepreneurs. Depending on your industry, there are many options for social media marketing today. The key is to find your niche platform, identify your target

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Best Food Combinations to Enjoy a Healthier Life

We are living in a time and age when we need to take extra care of our bodies because they have never been more under-nourished and over-stressed. Let’s take a look at how eating certain foods together can help you get in shape and stay healthy. Oatmeal with Orange JuiceA study by the Antioxidant Research

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Is Your Body Overdue For a Spring Cleaning?

As the first signs of spring’s arrival begin to peer through the darkness of winter, one’s thoughts often turn to spring cleaning. It’s our way of mimicking the ritual of cleansing and renewal that takes place in nature as the seasons change. But how many of us routinely ponder the importance or necessity of a

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Working Out With Intention

Wondering what exercises to do and how often? As a fitness professional, I’m often asked this question, and unfortunately, there’s not a one-size-fits-all answer. It depends on your goals, abilities and interests. No matter what you do, make sure your activity adds up to at least 150 minutes per week, and your exercises should feel

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Fall in love, get married and live happily ever after.

This is the fairy tale everyone chases after. The reality is very different, but it doesn’t have to be. According to a study conducted by YourTango.com, one of the leading causes of failing relationships is poor communication. Surprisingly, no matter how many words are exchanged, the basic message is failing to get through to the

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5 Ways to Track Your Fitness Progress

While on your fitness journey, one way to ensure frustration is to focus solely on the scale. There are nearly a dozen uncontrollable factors involved in weight fluctuation, that your day-to-day chances of seeing a decrease are fifty-fifty. No one likes losing! Think of your favorite childhood sport or game and imagine losing every single

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Getting Back to Working Out After Being Sick

When is it okay to workout if you’re feeling sick or recovering from illness? You may be anxious to continue your workout routine, but there are some things you should consider before jumping back in.  DON’T go to the gym if you’re contagious If you just started getting symptoms of a cold or flu, such

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Nutrition Q&A

We answer reader’s burning questions! I keep hearing the term “flexitarian.” What is the Flexitarian Diet and how does it differ from other diets? Brenda Rodriguez, Pleasanton, CA A Flexitarian Diet includes mostly plant-based foods (fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains) while allowing meat and other animal products in moderation. This makes it more flexible

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Strengthen Your Body With Exercises You Love

What exercise should I do? Should I do yoga? Is running bad? Will I hurt myself doing HIIT? As a physical therapist, a lot of my patients ask for advice about what exercises they should do to stay healthy. My answer is, the best exercises are the ones you like. People are more compliant with

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Best Techniques to Calculate Fitness

Is stepping on the scale the only way to measure fitness levels? Actually, it’s just one of several valid ways to track fitness progress. Each of us have different body compositions and how much we weigh isn’t the end-all measurement of fitness and health. It’s important to identify your body type and embrace it because

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What Chinese Herbs Can Do For You

Traditional Chinese medicine is a healing approach that originated in China many moons ago and is widely practiced today due to its vast benefits. Going back to ancient times, people used herbs for health benefits such as increasing energy, boosting the immune system, and regulating sleep. Today, thousands of people embrace this ancient wisdom and

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Acupuncture for Inner Body Balance

Acupuncture is a form of holistic Chinese medicine that has been in practice for more than 2000 years. Today, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is one of the most popular and preferred forms of holistic medical treatments. TCM uses many treatment protocols such as needles, herbal medicines, fire cups, massage – tui na and shiatsu, tai

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Helpful or Harmful: The Dividing Line of Compartmentalizing

What’s the difference between compartmentalizing in relationships and in business, and is it a helpful trait for both areas of life? Back in my twenties, I had a friend who had mastered the art of compartmentalizing his life. He was laser-focused in whatever scenario was presented. At first, I admired his ability, but then realized

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Turn Your Financial Resolutions Into Lasting Results

Have you given up on making New Year’s financial resolutions, because they never last? Or maybe they seem too big or impossible to accomplish? Success rates of New Year’s resolutions usually go along beautifully the first two weeks, but by February people start backsliding. By the following December, most people are back where they started

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Metabolism Boosting Practices and Recipes

Every time you eat or exercise, your metabolism, the biochemical process by which your body converts calories into energy, kicks into gear. For those looking to lose weight and improve energy levels, there are various foods and practices that can boost your metabolism on a daily basis. Depending on your age and body type, results

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Pro Athlete D’Juan Woods’ Mental Toughness

Propelled Him Through Extreme Adversity to Ultimate Success After suiting up for his first game as a football player for the New Orleans Saints, D’Juan Woods collided with an opposing player, which resulted in a career-ending spinal cord injury. D’Juan was nearly paralyzed from the neck down. His team went on to win Super Bowl

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Ashwagandha, the Indian Ginseng

Withania somnifera means “sleep inducing.” However, it’s better known as ashwagandha, a recognized sleep aid for at least 2,500 years in the Ayurvedic traditions of India. A member of the nightshade family, this herb has other beneficial effects such as reducing the effects of stress. Ashwagandha balances thyroid hormones and cortisol levels. In addition to

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Women Leading the Way in Silicon Valley – Part 5

Silicon Valley is a hot spot for talented individuals and start-ups, and it can take quite a bit to succeed and make your company stand out. We spoke with five notable women who achieved their goals and are thriving in their careers. Their industries are wide-ranging, including politics, manufacturing biodegradable materials, founding a school for

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Women Leading the Way in Silicon Valley – Part 4

Silicon Valley is a hot spot for talented individuals and start-ups, and it can take quite a bit to succeed and make your company stand out. We spoke with five notable women who achieved their goals and are thriving in their careers. Their industries are wide-ranging, including politics, manufacturing biodegradable materials, founding a school for

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Women Leading the Way in Silicon Valley – Part 3

Silicon Valley is a hot spot for talented individuals and start-ups, and it can take quite a bit to succeed and make your company stand out. We spoke with five notable women who achieved their goals and are thriving in their careers. Their industries are wide-ranging, including politics, manufacturing biodegradable materials, founding a school for

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Women Leading the Way in Silicon Valley – Part 2

Silicon Valley is a hot spot for talented individuals and start-ups, and it can take quite a bit to succeed and make your company stand out. We spoke with five notable women who achieved their goals and are thriving in their careers. Their industries are wide-ranging, including politics, manufacturing biodegradable materials, founding a school for

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Flawless Coverage

Is your type BB or CC? Finding your skin savior can be a challenge as there are so many different types of products on the market that help you achieve smooth and flawless looking skin. When natural skin treatments just aren’t enough, you can turn to other options that are healthier than the traditional thick

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