When my husband was diagnosed with a rare liver disease, I made an astonishing discovery: the risks I took at my job actually helped me manage the ordeal. As a professional ski patroller, I carry explosives, start avalanches, hike in chest deep snow, and haul heavy toboggans carrying gravely injured skiers. We women patrollers do this side by side with the men. While some might … [Read more...] about Risky Business: Why Women Excel In Dangerous Careers
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“As you breathe, pray for the edge that is you to be as thin as possible and only as thick as necessary.” - Mark Nepo The Book of Awakening Too many to-dos, too many items in your home that require maintenance and upkeep, too many clothes in your closet and dresser you never wear. Excess is like clouds blocking us from the sun. In our garage, we still have lots of … [Read more...] about The Dangers of Excess
Loosing weight is a worthy goal, but achieving this goal by starving yourself is not the best way to get there. Consuming less than 1,000 calories per day constitutes a low-calorie diet. Such rigid caloric restrictions can take a toll on overall health and can have lasting negative ramifications. Taken to the extreme, a low-calorie diet can be deadly and can lead to conditions … [Read more...] about What Are the Dangers of Low Calorie Diets?
Pain, discomfort and twitches are all part of normal pregnancies. Whether it's your first or your 10th pregnancy, you probably lie in bed wondering if what you are feeling is normal. If you don't want to be rushing to the hospital every day, be aware of the normal symptoms and the danger signs of pregnancy.PainsWhile lower back aches are normal in every pregnancy, be aware of … [Read more...] about Danger Signs of Pregnancy
Exercising during pregnancy is a wonderful way to cope with normal aches and pains and prepare your body for labor and delivery. Exercise is perfectly safe during a normal pregnancy, and most exercises can be done with only minor changes to adapt to the needs of a pregnant body.When is Exercise Safe During Pregnancy?Exercise is safe for the entire pregnancy provided there are … [Read more...] about What Are the Dangers of Exercising During Pregnancy?