Lindsey Vonn's Incredible Climb and View from the Top

Written by Allison Kugel. Posted in Self Growth.

Healthy Living, Lindsey Vonn,

The new HBO documentary, Lindsey Vonn: The Final Season (premiering November 26th at 10pm ET), is anything but that for the Olympic gold medal winner and former World Alpine Ski Racer. While 2019 was her final push down the slopes as a professional ski racer, Lindsey Vonn The Brand, is coming into a new season and picking up steam. Known to some as a beautiful pop culture figure (a vison of her blonde braided hair amid piles of snow conjures Frozen's Elsa) with a famous dating history, and to others as one of the most kick-ass girls to ever put on a pair of skis, "A Mighty Girl" doesn't quite cover the drive, discipline and talent that Vonn represents in a culture overrun with vapid beauty and shallow notoriety. With eighty-two World Cup races and two Olympic gold medals under her belt, Lindsey Vonn is a testament to the power of practice and hard work; two qualities that seem to be ailing in our current Insta-fame climate.

Keep Moving: How to stay Motivated to Exercise

Written by Erin Taylor. Posted in Family Health.

Healthy Living

Finding the motivation to exercise is often a lot harder than the workout itself. But as Dr. Scott Rosenthal illustrated in his tongue-in-cheek article on why you shouldn’t bother exercising, sticking to a regular workout routine is essential to a long, healthy, and happy life. So how do you stay motivated on days when you just want to skip your routine? With these simple tips!

Start a journal

A bullet journal is the perfect companion for the health-conscious, and Very Well Fit details its many uses for monitoring your overall wellness

Deepak Chopra on the Healing Power of "Love-in-Action"

Written by Allison Kugel. Posted in Personal Growth.

Deepak Chopra's book, Metahuman: Unleashing Your Infinite Potential (Harmony Books/Random House), is available wherever books are sold.

Deepak Chopra has been a mentor of mine from the day of my first interview with him more than a decade ago. I will never forget the day in 2008 when I asked him to explain such existential concepts as the distinction between the brain, mind and soul; the concepts of space and time, and how meditation benefits our physical and mental health. His answers then were clear and precise and without hesitation; on my end it felt like waking up from a dream and setting about on a continuous path of discovery.

He and I sat down once again, this time to unpack the pressing issues of isolation, anxiety and depression

The Service Trap

Written by Suzanne Eder. Posted in Inspiration.

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”  - “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”  -                                                                    Howard Thurman


Over the years I’ve worked with many clients who are in career transition, or who are retiring from their careers and want to create a fulfilling next chapter in their lives. Not surprisingly, I tend to attract people on a spiritual path who want to deepen their understanding of creation and manifestation from the perspective of Spirit. They want to learn more about how Spirit - the vast, infinitely loving, intelligent and powerful aspect of who we are that exists in nonphysical realms - is expressed physically through the lens of our individual and collective human consciousness.

It’s All Good

Written by Suzanne Eder. Posted in Inspiration.

Healthy Living,self growth, inspiration,living well

One of the trickiest things on the journey of consciously creating lives we love, as we commit to more deeply understanding how the process of creating our reality works in this vibrational universe, is this:
When things show up in our experience that we don’t want, our knee-jerk reaction is often to ask ourselves, “How did I create that?!” On the surface it’s a perfectly logical question, especially given that our intention IS to create consciously, rather than by default. We need to understand how it all works.

Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby

Written by Liz Abel, Licensed Integrative Nutritionist, with Dr. Joanne Kakaty-Monzo, Board-Certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist. Posted in Family Health.

Healthy Living,Sexual Health,Menopause

 Those words are easier said than done according to a staggering statistic that more than 60 percent of medical practitioners don’t ask their female patients about sexual health. Within the privacy of extended appointments at the First State Health & Wellness Integrative Health Center, we’ve recognized that women not only need, but want a place to vent, talk, and find answers to their most intimate concerns—not just physically but emotionally.


Written by LWM Staff. Posted in Family Health.

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Cannabidiol– Also known as CBD, cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis plants. Because of the many endogenous cannabinoid receptors found throughout the body, many people believe CBD promotes restful sleep, supports normal cartilage and joint function, relieves occasional inflammation and nausea, enhances relaxation, and more.

BulletProof Insert for Backpacks & Laptops

Written by LWM Staff. Posted in Family Health.

Healthy Living,Living Well, Bullet Proof BackPack Back to school

A few months ago, we reviewed this Bullet proof insert for backpacks. We were not completely sure what we thought and we still do not know. But with the continuing issues of these gun relating mass shooting and our Government's continued inaction to enacted sensible Gun control laws and possibly an Assault Weapons ban. We thought we would show the backpack again. This is America, we are not a third world country and the thought that our Kids can not go to school safely is very disturbing to all of us. We believe it is time to stand up  let our voices be heard!  Because our kids need to be safe.

Watermelon Sangria

Written by brian. Posted in Adult Beverages.

watermelon sangria recipes
1 bottle red wine (preferably Spanish) 
1/2 bottle white zinfandel
1/2 bottle Beaujolais
1/4 cup brandy
1/4 cup tequila
1 quart orange juice
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 cup club soda
1 cup watermelon juice
6 pieces star anise
1 sugar cube (or sugar packet) for garnish
1 sliced orange
serving maraschino cherries
Whisk all ingredients - wine, brandy, tequila, orange juice, lemon juice, club soda, watermelon juice. Add sugar to taste.
Makes 8 servings.

Making the Best of The Empty Nest

Written by Dianna Palimere, PhD, LCSW . Posted in Sexual Health and Healing.

Healthy Living,Sexual Health and Healing

Parenthood…it’s one of the most difficult jobs any of us can hold. The people who choose to take on this monumental task are committing decades of their lives, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year—to being parents. Regardless of all of the other roles and responsibilities in their lives, being a parent becomes a large part of their identity. Through all of the trials and tribulations that come with raising children, their parent’s lives become less focused on their marriage and more focused on the lives of their children.

Spiked Watermelon Balls

Written by brian. Posted in Adult Beverages.

Spiked Watermelon Balls recipe1/4 small and ripe watermelon
1/3 cup water
1/2 cup light rum
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
1 teaspoon grated lime peel

Bring the water to a boil. Stir in sugar and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool somewhat before adding the rum, lime juice and the grated lime peel. Cut melons into balls with a melon baller. Pour the syrup over the fruit, mix gently, cover and chill for several hours before serving

Summer Date Inspirations

Written by Dianna Palimere, PhD, LCSW . Posted in Sexual Health and Healing.

Sexual Health and Healing

One of the most common issues I come across in my work with couples is a lack of quality time together. In today’s world, it’s easy to get caught up in everything that has to get done at work and at home: long hours at work; home maintenance; running errands; shuttling kids or loved ones from place to place…endless “to-do” lists. Too frequently, I hear couples say that their quality time happens at the end of a long day, when they’re able to just collapse on the couch together

Barbecue Baby Back Ribs

Written by brian. Posted in On the grill.

Barbecued Baby Back Ribs, New cookbook, Summer BBQ Barbecue baby back of ribs
Serves 4–6 as a main course, or more as part of a barbecue
3 baby backs of ribs (about 400–450g/13–14½oz each)
3 celery sticks, cut in half
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon crushed coriander seeds

Can Mindfulness Impact Sleep Quality?

Written by Lisa Smalls. Posted in Integrative Health.

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Feeling alert and restored upon waking after a good night’s sleep is experienced regularly by only 32% of Americans. At least once a week, the rest of us struggle to get both the quantity and quality of sleep we need. If you fall into this majority, chances are you’re on the lookout for ways you can get a little more shut-eye and wake up feeling refreshed rather than drained. Instead of reaching for the sleeping pills, mindfulness meditation can give you the rest you need without the grogginess on waking.

What is Mindfulness Meditation?

Madeline Dobbs

Written by LWM Staff. Posted in Contributors.

Healthy Living

Madeline Dobbs is the Founder of More Brandywine Valley Homes, a concierge real estate business, serving friends in the Brandywine Valley of DE & PA.  Self-described as the love-child of legendary Interior Designer Dorothy Draper and Mad Men character Don Draper, she is also the biological child of two Realtors. Check out Madeline's Home for Sale! Madeline can help you Buy or Sell your Home Today! She is the author of  "21 Tips to Sell Your Home and “How to Sell a House in 30 Days!

Why are you treating back pain with a pill?

Written by Dr Scott Rosenthal. Posted in Family Health.

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I once heard a comedian say, “I’m sooo upset! My muffler just fell off my car and now I have to go buy a louder stereo.” The joke makes a point that can be well applied to American health care. We spend the majority of our resources trying to mask (ignore) symptoms instead of fixing the underlying problem.

The issues arising from the misdirected focus of treating symptoms is best illustrated when it comes to back pain. The standard medical approach consists of pain medication

A Woman's Guide to Cannabis

Written by Nikki Furrer. Posted in Family Health.

Living Healthy, Living With Cannabis, Women's Health

A Woman's Guide to Cannabis
Using Marijuana to Feel Better, Look Better, Sleep Better–and Get High Like a Lady  

A woman’s handbook to demystifying the world of weed, whether it’s being used for pain relief, a moment of calm, or a fit of giggles. FEB19cannabis leaf

Women of all ages are using cannabis to feel and look better. For rookies and experienced marijuana users alike, this lively, information-filled book is just the supportive guide you need to find the right dose to relieve anxiety, depression, and inflammation, and mitigate the onset of dementia and other signs of aging. Plus boost moods, ease aches, even lose weight, and get restful sleep. And a dose just for fun?

Disconnecting to Connect…..the Joys of Unplugging

Written by Linda Cooper. Posted in Family Health.

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As connected as we are in the age of social media, we as humans are completely disconnected. I love that travel presents an opportunity for people to put their fast-paced, “connected” world behind them and build true, deep connections to themselves in experiencing new landscapes and make life-changing memories. Serving as a brand ambassador to fulfilling your wanderlust as the Host of my luxury lifestyle show ‘Travel Time with Linda’, I recognize travel as the ultimate platform to make meaning happen in your life.

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