Tips for Nurturing Yourself

We asked members of our community what they do to care for themselves in order to better help others. Here are their best tips and tricks for being a little selfish.

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What Should I Eat?

by Daniele Hargenrader

It is a question that we ask ourselves on a daily basis: “What should I eat?”

It doesn’t have to be complicated. Overthinking things can often be one of the worst practices, as it often leads to inaction instead of making progress toward our goals. These simple principles will help anyone learn how to confidently make the important recurring choice of what to eat to live a healthy lifestyle.

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Keep Kids Germ-Free This Summer

by Renata Myers

Whether playing indoors or out, online or off, germs accumulate everywhere kids touch. Keep an eye on these places that carry hidden germs and take the following simple steps to keep kids healthy all summer break.
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Getting Kids Excited to Clean

by Renata Myers

With the school year ending, kids are about to be spending a lot more time at home, which often means more messes. We’ve all seen kids’ rooms that look like war zones, with toys and clothes scattered about. If the mess is not controlled, it has a tendency to spread throughout other rooms as well. These tips will help keep their rooms—and the rest of the house—in tip top shape!

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The Go-To Guy’s Guide to Staying Healthy

by L. Matthew Schwartz

The “go-to guy” has all the answers. He is in demand and he expects results. When health slips and we are no longer up to par, lacking energy or stamina, feeling stressed and unable to sleep, our work and social life is greatly affected. Often, some common-sense adjustments to lifestyle will provide surprising benefits. There are six pillars of wellness—and some attention to each can pay off in a big way.

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Choosing the Right Organic Bedding

by Dennis Hornick

After a long, stressful day, a good night of sleep helps unwind the body and decompress from the day. Sleeping on an organic mattress—with clean, natural materials versus synthetic—can provide a healthier and more comfortable night’s rest. Here’s how to convert to an organic bedroom.

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5 Better Eating Resolutions

Why It’s Good Your New Year’s Diet Failed

by Christine Marston

As the diet industry gets larger and wealthier, people struggle more than ever with eating issues and weight problems. Why do we feel so out of control and fraught with angst around food, when eating should be instinctual and natural? Reconnect eating with physiological hunger by making these better lifetime resolutions for eating.

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Spring Cleaning to Soothe Allergies

by Jamie Lober

Itchy, watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, coughing, headaches—millions are plagued by allergies each year. “Pennsylvania is a pretty bad area because it is very fertile with a lot of grass and trees,” says Dr. Susan Broderman, internal medicine physician at Doylestown Hospital. While outside triggers such as grasses, trees and weeds are hard to avoid, there are things that can be done to safeguard the home and make it a healthier place for allergy sufferers.

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Healthy Heart Care Tips for Everyone

by Jamie Lober

Good cardiovascular health starts with knowing the numbers. “You can have some control over weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and sugar through non-pharmacological means,” says Dr. James Kmetzo, a cardiologist at Doylestown Hospital. Under the guidance of a health professional, anyone can set goals for proper diet, exercise and screenings. Here are some basic guidelines to consider.
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