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    Soul Retrieval: Reclaiming Personal Power Through Shamanic Healing

    “It is our birthright to fully express our Souls. Life without meaning equals despair. It is time for all to collect back our lost pieces and remember why we were born into this world. Then, we are truly healed and can live our lives in harmony and help others do the same.” - Sandra Ingerman, Soul Retrieval: Mending the Fragmented Self Shamanic healing is the oldest form of holistic healing, practiced for thousands of years amongst various cultures. It focuses on working with the invisible – the spiritual and energetic world – to create a bridge of balance and...

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    Nurturing Your Relationship While Being a Working Mom

    One of the most challenging jobs in the world is being a mom. Factor in being a working mom and that job just got a little harder. It’s easy to lose yourself when you are spread thin between motherhood and your career. Relationships with your partner can take a backseat to these two roles. Relationships should be a priority, as they provide mental and emotional support that can help you successfully manage your other important roles. Nurturing oneself oftentimes is as important as nurturing your relationship, so that you can optimally balance being a mom and a wife, and...

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    Sex, Money, and…Retirement: How to Thrive in the Second Half of Your Marriage

    One day we wake up and say, “Where did the time go?” The kids are off and we are retired. Waking up and entering the stage of retirement in a conscious way can make the difference between surviving and thriving for couples during the second half of your life. We have all heard it before, and perhaps even experienced firsthand the two top killers of a marriage… sex and money. But what does retirement have to do with healthy relationships? It turns out that moving into the stage of retirement can have a significant effect on your relationship. The...

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    Creating a Conscious Relationship with Your Partner

    Is there a formula for success in relationships? Have you ever wondered how some couples sustain healthy, happy, loving relationships while others seem to struggle? When two individuals agree to specific conscious-minded practices, their relationship can thrive. Imagine this: Two people begin a relationship. They are dancing in the ‘honeymoon’ state of new love. Since they both experienced a few breakups in the past, they decide to work on creating a conscious-minded relationship this time. What this means is that they will make an effort to listen to one another, focus on solutions instead of problems, see opportunities during...

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    Why Have I Lost Interest in Sex?

    I sat down with Dr. Deanna Cherrone, founder of Natural Health & Healing in West Hartford, who has been studying and practicing functional medicine for over 9 years. I wanted to have a frank conversation on a topic all too familiar for many of us…SEX…or more specifically, the lack of it! Dr. H: Dr. Cherrone, why is it that so many women lose interest in sex after they have been married for awhile, have children, and hit midlife? Dr. C: I am not sure we are meant to be monogamous (laughs). Dr. H: You may be onto something! Dr....

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    Bored or Unfulfilled by Your Current Job or Career?

    How do you define fulfillment in a career? Are you happy climbing the corporate ladder? Are you fulfilled by income, benefits, opportunities to travel, or the ability to work from home? For most of us, feeling a sense of fulfillment through work involves following a path that utilizes our strengths, which are in line with our passions, holds purpose, and often provides some sort of contribution to others or to the world as a whole. If you’re bored or unfulfilled, please know that you’re not alone, and know that you are not as trapped as your fear-based mind wants...

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    Libido – Beyond Hormones

    Sexual health is often overlooked in medical settings. While many doctors and patients realize the importance of discussing mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing, sexuality is frequently neglected. However, studies show that up to 43% of people have unsatisfactory sex lives. One of the most common reasons for this, for both men and women, is a low sex drive, aka low libido. Because sex hormones such as estrogen and testosterone are key components of sexual health and reproduction, it can be easy to blame them as the cause of libido issues. While this can be the case, hormones are not...

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    Do you Feel Like a Train Wreck?

    When was the last time you went out with your friends or your partner to do something fun? Did the experience cause you any pain? Were you feeling the repercussions for days? Unfortunately, growing old is often synonymous with our health breaking down. The anti-aging movement may help you appear beautiful well into your later years, but do you actually feel good on the inside? Do you have ample energy to do all the things you want to do in your day? Growing old does not have to equate to degeneration. But to make any grand change, you need...