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Misreading your blood pressure: 6 ways we go wrong

Once we’ve established that you’re breathing and you have a pulse, your blood pressure is a crucial vital sign. Even when you’re feeling well, that number can determine if you’re at risk for a stroke, heart attack, heart and kidney … Continue reading

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What you should know about blood pressure

Have you checked your blood pressure in the past year? Do you know your numbers? High blood pressure – or hypertension – is an extremely common condition. When unrecognized or untreated it can cause catastrophic effects in your body. To … Continue reading

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#32 Happiness is being in the presence of friends

I could be totally healthy, physically fit, wealthy and successful, but if I did not have one true friend, I would not be happy. My friends have helped me through the darkest times in my life – with illness and accidents, … Continue reading

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A Hundred Days to Happiness #31: Tough Times and Difficult People

The dark and dull areas of my life enhance the parts that sparkle. My natural reaction to my greatest failures, lousy luck and rude people was to be miserable myself. I might give up, withdraw or react with anger myself. But somewhere … Continue reading

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#28 Laugh Out Loud

Though we frequently text LOL (laughing out loud), I suspect that we use this acronym more often than we actually do the real thing. That’s pretty sad, and since my blog is all about happiness – in your life and … Continue reading

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A Hundred Days to Happiness #27: Am I moving closer or further?

“Happiness,” said Gandhi, “is when what you say and what you do are aligned with what you believe in.” To be truly happy we must know our deepest values, discover our life’s purpose, and live accordingly. We are all imperfectly … Continue reading

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A Hundred Days to Happiness #21: Happiness in the Face of Stress

  Stress is an essential part of everyday life. In fact, we need positive stress, or what Hans Selye called eustress, to move forward, grow and achieve our potentials. My son needs that little extra help to get out of … Continue reading

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