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Self-Care Guilt: Why Do I Feel Guilty for Taking Care of Myself

Self-care is defined as taking an active role in protecting your well-being and happiness. When you practice self-care, you carve out time to focus on your physical and mental health. For years, I struggled with self-care guilt. If I took time for myself, I was taking time away from everything that should matter in my …

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Keeping Your Medical Records Could Save Your Life

If you’ve never experienced a major medical crisis, you’ve probably never thought or worried about your medical records. Before I got sick, I believed doctors quickly diagnosed patients, medical mistakes rarely happened, and medical professionals were the keepers of my medical history. Then I fell ill with a condition doctors couldn’t identify. The experience forever …

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Invisalign Cost: How to Find the Best Price for Invisalign

  How Much Does Invisalign Cost? How much does Invisalign cost? Oddly enough there isn’t a one-size-fits-all price for Invisalign treatment. The cost of Invisalign depends on how many adjustments your teeth will need. Some patients need minor orthodontic work. Their teeth are relatively straight and their top and bottom teeth match up when they …

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Take Control of Your Life When Life Feels Out of Control

A month or so ago our lives were coasting on autopilot. We completed our daily checklists and routines without a second thought and moved through the motions of life seamlessly. Then came the outbreak of COVID-19. Over the course of the last few weeks our lives have been radically altered. We can no longer shop, visit …

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Feeling Positive in Spite of Coronavirus

My husband calls me a catastrophist, because I always think about the worst case scenarios. “What can go wrong,” I often wonder, no matter what the situation might be. I blame my anxieties on a series of unexpected events: a pulmonary embolism, peripheral neuropathy, a flawed medical system that nearly failed me, years of infertility, …

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Invisalign Reviews (2022): The Good, Bad & Ugly Reality

Are your teeth crooked? Does your bite seem slightly off? Are your gums receding? Let me guess, you want to fix a few orthodontic issues, but you aren’t sure about plunking down thousands of dollars for Invisalign. My Invisalign Experience Well, I’m here to help. I’ll tell you everything you ever wanted to know about …

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Mammogram Call Back Anxiety: Real Stories to Relieve Fears

I walked into that examination room and up to the 3D mammogram machine without the tiniest bit of nervous energy. I chatted with the technician as she performed the test. She was a nice older woman who told me she loved her job and performed more mammograms than she could count in a day. When …

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