Health

9 Mental Health Tactics for COVID-19

We are living in unprecedented times.  Globally, this is the “perfect storm” to financially cripple, or at least dramatically affect, all of us in some way. Is your industry sustainable during a long-term shutdown? Could you lose your job, your small business? What can you do about your retirement savings shriveling away? Add to that …

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Laser Vision Correction: What I Wished My Doctor Told Me

LASIK corrective eye surgery is a common elective surgery to correct myopia (nearsightedness). Millions of people go under the proverbial knife (or laser, in this case) annually.  The procedure amazingly takes only a few minutes for both eyes.  In simple terms, successful surgery looks like this: The laser (or blade) cuts a small flap on …

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Top 10 Tips to Avoid Job Burnout

I worked for “the man” in Corporate America for over a quarter of a century both in commission-only media sales and, for a short time, in middle management.  I eventually left an ample paying position with health care benefits, a nice expense account, and 401k matching to pursue a different dream – releasing myself of …

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Top 10 Ways to Reinvent Yourself

Most people, at some point in life, think of reinventing themselves.  Whether it is tweaking your style or a complete life overhaul, we often strive to make ourselves better – or at least different – than before.  But the age-old question is; How does one go about this metamorphosis?  Change is a frightening exercise. When …

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Top 10 Bedroom Tips for Ladies

***Disclaimer: I am not a trained psychologist, psychiatrist, sex therapist or any other type of licensed professional health care giver.  Nonetheless, this is not my first rodeo! Ladies, I have come to find men are basically the less complicated gender of the Homo sapiens.  Simplicities like sports, food, sex, hunting/fishing and building things (not necessarily …

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Advice to my 19-year-old Self: Monday Musings

As I look down at the skin discoloration and new freckles on my sun-damaged arms and hands, I silently berate myself for not having stayed out of the sun or, at the very least, worn some serious sunscreen when I was younger.  The harsh reality is, once you cross over that proverbial middle-aged number (I …

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Is Life Near the Equator Spinning Out of Control? Monday Musings

The coffee conversation naturally steered itself towards the odd dating situation for an over-40-year-old expat woman in small town Costa Rica. Carla is not the first to lament this issue. I have had several strong, independent and attractive single girlfriends permanently depart this lovely region to find more depth in the dating pool.