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3 Ways to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes


Reduce-Diabetes-Risk-ExerciseFrom the Summer 2011 Healthy Woman publication

A shocking 10.8 percent of American women have diabetes, increasing their risk factors for heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, blindness, and more. But before they’re diagnosed with diabetes, many of these women develop prediabetes – higher than normal blood sugar, which can already be damaging to the body.

Here’s the good news: “Type 2 diabetes (the most common kind) can be prevented or delayed,” according to Maria Stamp, MD, who has recently joined Lake Porter Medical Group in...

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Self Esteem 101


ListPeople write me every day and they put themselves down!!! I don’t like it.

How does someone expect to develop high self esteem if they repeat negative phrases about themselves and their abilities? This has to stop…FIRST in our Self Esteem 101 Class.

Next, I will ask my readers to stop comparing themselves to other people, including me.

I am just a person just like you that works everyday to make the right choices. It is not easy…never has been and never will be.

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Saying I’m Sorry Can Be Good for the Soul


Hug-SilhouetteDon’t be afraid to set an example to your co-workers, friends, spouses or children by just being yourself rather than trying to be perfect. In the larger picture, everything does not have to be perfect in order to be effective. We have all lost our temper and reacted verbally or physically. No one is in control all of the time.

People learn from people. Children learn from adults. Adults can learn from anyone if they keep an open heart and open mind.

After the heat of a moment has passed, we can apologize for something we did or said that was inappropriate. It’s good discipline for us, as well as for...

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