How To Talk To Your Doctor: Statins, Side Effects, and Heart Attacks

This post was sponsored by Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc. Personal opinions and thoughts are my own. As a heart attack survivor, a good relationship with my doctors has been very important. Over the years I’ve had challenges with medication side effects, worried about interactions with other medications, and had other frank conversations about what it…

How Does Cholesterol Medication Work? Reducing Your Risk of Heart Disease

This post was sponsored by Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc. Personal opinions and thoughts are my own. More than 100 million Americans have high cholesterol and are at high risk of developing heart disease or having a heart attack. Statins are prescription treatments that are proven to be effective in lowering cholesterol and reducing the risk…

Fear And Stress: Coping with media coverage of tragedy

Dealing fear and stress triggers in the wake of 3 hurricanes and the Las Vegas Shooting. Television coverage is designed to enagage the viewer and can trigger unwelcome emotions, stress and fear. I understand those triggers and watching the coverage of three hurricanes and the shooting last night in Las Vegas brings back a cold,…

Stress Management and Atrial Fibrillation

Eliz presented a stress management program for patients with Atrial Fibrillation at the Get In Rhythm. Stay In Rhythm Conference. She shared strategies to protect yourself from stress during periods or high stress, crisis, or in the case of Afib, chronic uncertainty. The program is based on her research on job stress.

Chaos In My Home Office: Women’s Stress Management

How do you stay productive and manage stress when your office is in chaos? A home office has its challenges: Interruptions are frequent.  Work hours are fluid.  The line between work and home is blurred. Working next to a construction site… well, that is my life and work for the next eight weeks. How do…

Do Fundraising Emails Work?

How many emails does it take to get a donation? According to a new study from M+R Benchmarks it takes 2000 emails to land one donation.  For every 1000 emails, non-profits receive $36. The pace of change in online marketing, advocacy, and fundraising is taxing.  Non-profits and associations are finding it harder and harder to have…

Stop Feeling Guilty About Food

Book Review: Food Truths From Farm To Table Ever feel guilty about what you eat or buy? Ever judge what other people put in their grocery carts?  Ever feel confused by food labels or what you see in the media? Me too. I love this new book by Michele Payn.  It’s easy to read, packed…

What Is Missing In Your Employee Wellness Program?

Employee Wellness Program Challenges Recently Eliz keynoted the Biz Times Wellness Summit and facilitated roundtable discussions about “What’s Missing In Your Wellness Program” with HR professionals, CEOs, and wellness providers.  These discussions resulted in insights on challenges facing employers and best practices beneficial to anyone managing an employee wellness program. Employer Challenge: Overcome Stigma To…

How To Recover From Stress

Are you an iguana or a border collie? Recently my husband and I spent a glorious ten days on vacation in Mexico in celebration of his 50th birthday.  We traveled with five other adults to a resort which caters to scuba divers.  I don’t dive, but Clay is enthusiastic about the sport, as were our…

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