Health

Got Restless Legs? Try Foam Rolling!

Are you one of the millions of Americans kept awake at night by restless legs? I feel your pain. I, too, am one of these people. Restless leg syndrome is a medical condition in which you have an uncontrollable urge to move your legs. It’s a frustrating, terribly uncomfortable sensation that makes you feel as if something in your lower extremities is wrong. Your legs won’t stay still. They want to move and jerk. Moving is the only thing that helps to get rid of the uncomfortable, jittery feeling, but the relief is only temporary (in…

Overcoming a Fear of Flying

Does the idea of taking to the skies make you break out in a cold sweat? Do you envision a catastrophe before you’re even airborne? You’re not alone. More than a quarter of Americans suffer some degree of flight anxiety or aerophobia, the fear of flying. Overcoming a fear of flying takes courage and practice, but it is possible. Once you conquer your fear of flying, you’ll have the confidence to jet anywhere your heart desires, filling your life with adventures and memories — and your passport with stamps. Second-guessing or canceling vacations due to your fear…

Why Do Women Hesitate to Learn Self-Defense?

A few months ago, my daughters and I took a two hour class on self-defense. I wanted my eldest daughter to take the class since she’s going to college next year. I’m not sure why, but she was incredibly upset we pushed her into taking this class. I didn’t want to take the class either, but my husband pushed me, explaining that I should learn the skills and set a good example for our girls.  Fortunately, our youngest daughter is already a black belt in karate. Not surprisingly, she was the only one…

5 Sleeping Tips for Travelers

Whether you are traveling for business or heading on a vacation, traveling can play havoc with your sleep schedule, making it difficult to get a good night’s rest. If you are having problems getting sleep while traveling, I compiled a short list of five sleeping tips that you can utilize the next time you’re away from home…