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what-causes-hair-lossPremature Hair Loss

Hair loss is a given for many men. Some fight it with a bad comb over or cheesy toupees. Others accept it gracefully and shave their heads in anticipation of going totally bald. But, what about a woman who is losing her hair? Hair loss for women is a deeply emotional issue that affects both physical and mental health. What cases hair loss, and what can you do about it?      

founding-editor-in-chief-of-organic-spa-magazineFor many women, the idea of going to a spa for relaxation is thought of as the most sublime and expensive form of extravagance. These sojourns are the realm of the wealthy and the privileged and aren’t viewed as potentially feasible when it comes to the old bank account. Sure, you could go drop hundreds of dollars on a massage and a facial and a manicure and a pedicure, but then where is Little Johnny’s shoe money going to come from? No one would likely blame the busiest Mom for taking some time to herself at the ritziest spa one could imagine, but in these dog days of the economy we seem to be in the midst of, we've got to get more creative with not only our time but how we spend that time, both physically and emotionally.

radical-self-care-a-radical-conceptSo the kids are at school. You’ve got a bit of time during the day to catch up on your to-do list from summer, but you find you’re faced with a problem: the anxious realization that the holidays are about to hit.

What may be helpful is to take care of yourself first, rather than focusing on the myriad of needs of others first. Now, I know what you’re thinking - ‘Bretton, you’re saying ‘my only job is to take care of my family and everything else takes a proverbial seat in the rear of the minivan.’ Well, you certainly get my nomination for Sainthood - a Sainthood which may arrive more quickly if you keep your stress level up!

bucket-list-goalsSetting Life Goals and Aspirations

You've heard the buzz. Everyone seems to be making bucket list goals, but what is a bucket list? The term comes from a 2007 movie called The Bucket List. Stars Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman play two terminally ill men who take a road trip to accomplish everything they've ever wanted to do before they "kick the bucket." Now people commonly use the term for setting life goals and aspirations.  

severe-headachesDifferent Kinds of Headaches

Does your head feel the way a cat sounds with a rocking chair on it's tail? Did you wake up to a hangover headache, but without the party? Does all the throbbing, stabbing, spinning, and squeezing pressure rival any of the SAW films you wish you could un-see? You might be experiencing any number of severe headaches, and while only a doctor can diagnose and prescribe treatment, below are some headache symptoms that may help identify your cranial crushers.