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Becky Campos
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Crisis

In July of 1989 I was a thirty year old young military wife, a stay at home mother raising two daughters and a son. I was doing what stay at home mothers do; I was busy with my children’s lives, supporting my husband’s military career and involved in church life, community, neighborhood and building relationships with other military families. Click here for the full article.
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Diabetes What you Need to Know

Years ago I was at an evening social function when a woman came in with her two young grandchildren. She sat at the table with her plate of food but seemed dazed. She fumbled around trying to cut her food and acted as though she could not see in front of her. I went over to assist and found out that she was diabetic and had not eaten all day! Her grandchildren sat and watched in fear as we quickly got her to drink some orange juice. She explained that she “just didn’t have time to eat”. Click here for the full article.
Becky Campos
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Simple Surrender

Reclaiming any part of your life whether it is health related, financial, marital, parental, spiritual or relational demands more than cooperation; it demands complete surrender. Cooperation deems that just simply knowing what to do and what not to do should help you to achieve reversing your problem. Becoming a critical health thinker’s first rule of order is to recognize the difference between a cooperative spirit and a surrendered life. They are not one in the same. Click here for the full article.
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Can Deaf People Drive

Did I peak your curiosity with this question…or get you enraged? I’m amazed at how many times I’ve been asked this question over the years but it’s from people who really just don’t know. So, let me answer by saying that hearing loss does not affect a person’s ability to drive. The next question I usually get is, “But how do they hear when a siren is coming?” I might ask us the same thing? How do we hear a siren coming when we have our stereos cranked up or are jabbering on our cell phones, etc.? Click here for the full article.
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Tunneling or Guided Persuasion

Fogg’s Principle of Tunneling: “Using computing technology to guide users through a process or experience provides opportunities to persuade along the way.” This month we take a journey to tunneling in our series on B. J. Fogg’s seven tools of persuasion from his book Persuasive Technology: Using Computers to Change What We Think and Do. Fogg cites software installation as a tunnel. That frequently involves staying near the computer and answering questions every so often. You are a captive audience as the installation proceeds. As such, you may experience promotions for other products or about the benefits of your new purchase. You and the company share a journey of software installation, with the company selecting the sights along the route. Click here for the full article.
Dr Peggy Marshall
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What Matters Most

I was talking with a friend today who has survived five bouts of cancer (more on that in my September blog). We were talking about how priorities change when one is faced with life changing circumstances. He related a story about a woman who when she found out she had cancer quit her job because her job was making her sick. Our conversation made me think about Cheryl Richardson’s book, “Take Time for Your Life”. (www.cherylrichardson.com) She believes that people face seven common obstacles that seem to prevent them from living their best life. The list includes; difficulty putting self first, a schedule that does not reflect priorities, feeling drained by people or situations, living on adrenalin, lack of a support community, and putting their spiritual well-being last. Click here for the full article.
Dr Bret Wilson
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Posture Tips for Back to School

It is the time of year when our children are either starting back to school, or soon will be. Along with new school clothes, notebooks, pencils, lunch boxes and book bags, there are also potential stresses added to growing spines from postures and activities at school. So here are some tips to help kids maintain and improve posture as they improve their minds. Back Packs Click here for the full article.
Becky Campos
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Omega 9 Fatty Acids

I have dedicated my April, May and June blogs to writing about what I call the Omega Factor. Understanding the differences between Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids will make all the difference in your personal pursuit of reclaiming your health and preventing disease. I have covered Omega 6 and 3 fatty acids in my April and May blogs. We know Omega 6 fatty acids are dangerously over consumed by Americans leading to inflammation in the body and a host of other ill consequences. Therefore we must lower our intake of Omega 6 fatty acids. We also know that Americans are not consuming enough of Omega 3 fatty acids which are healthy fats the body needs. Therefore we must increase Omega 3 fatty acids. Click here for the full article.
Boomer and the Babe
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Albert’s Hair

Do you remember that picture of Albert Einstein? You know the one that is a close-up with his wild hair all askew? The caption was “a bad haircut can make you look really dumb.” That’s the way it is with Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter or any other short missive you publish, no matter how you distribute it. Click here for the full article.
Dr Bret Wilson
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Housework, if done right, will kill you

Housework, if done right, will kill you. Erma Bombeck It is said that if you want something done right do it yourself. In part due to the pride and diligence of many people, they do their own chores around the house. They move through the house and yard cleaning, bending, pushing, pulling, squatting, reaching, lifting, and carrying. Repetitious motions, prolonged postures and persistence to fatigue. The result: a tidy home and yard, and a tired and sore body. Perhaps if we re-define the idea of “done right” we can get the work done and save some of the ache and pain. Click here for the full article.