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Tips and Tricks to Talk With Your Teen

October 21, 2016 NH Women Magazine

Many parents finding talking with their preteen/teen frustrating and difficult and moreover they fear and dread the time when they have to have The Talk. Some of us remember our own parents or loved ones fumbling through only to cause frustration all around. During the teen years, as they develop more independence, teens will often challenge their parent’s rules and views. Despite the inherent challenges it’s incredibly important for families to talk with their teens. Talking with your teen is one of the most important things you can do to keep them safe. Studies show that teens who talk with their parents about sex, drugs and rock and roll are more responsible with their behaviors. If parents delay or hesitate, children often learn their first lessons through other sources such as friends, media or school. Parents are the best people to inform their children about their family’s values and beliefs as well as their stance on topics such as relationships, love, alcohol, tobacco and drugs. While this might sound overwhelming, keep these tips in mind to make things a bit easier. […]

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Men in Labor – History and High Expectations

October 21, 2016 NH Women Magazine

When we consider human history and the participation of men in labor, it has really only been occurring for a blip of time, and does not happen in all cultures around the world. In fact, it is a very western phenomenon. So what happened to welcome men into the team of labor support today? Early in the 1900’s most births were still happening in the home, attended by midwives, women friends, and family members. Fathers were supporting the home in farms and through other labor. As medicine made its way into the birth process, women began delivering babies in the hospital. In the 1930’s, ½ of American babies were born in the hospital and by the late 1950’s it had reached 95%. […]

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Seven Simple Exercises to Achieve Fulfillment

October 21, 2016 NH Women Magazine

If you are not feeling totally fulfilled, you are not alone. Nearly 80% of people interviewed for our long term study of fulfillment did not feel totally fulfilled, despite many being successful in their careers or private lives. Many of those who were fulfilled did not necessarily start that way. Fulfillment requires actions on your part that are not always obvious or baked into our habits. Many require training ourselves to learn new skills and develop fulfilling habits. Here are some tips that will help you become more fulfilled: […]

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Do We Have Vaccination Amnesia?

October 19, 2016 NH Women Magazine

It is natural to dismiss dangers that are rarely seen. That has become our present circumstance with respect to many devastating infectious diseases. Since medicine has made significant progress against its former greatest adversaries, complacent beliefs have flourished. Surprisingly, a new malady has arisen and we are now suffering from a growing amnesia regarding the calamitous effects of infectious disease throughout human history. […]

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Kids' Corner

Mixing Energy Drinks, Alcohol Tied to Abusive Drinking in Teens

October 10, 2016 NH Women Magazine

“Abusive alcohol use among adolescents is a dangerous behavior that can lead to injury, chronic alcohol use and abuse, and even death,” said Emond. “Identifying those most at risk for alcohol use is critical. Given that this is a sensitive issue, it’s possible that clinicians, parents, and educators might open dialogues about alcohol use with adolescents by starting the discussion on the topic of energy drinks.” […]

Natural Medicine

CMC Exclusive: Exploring Plant Medicine for Pregnancy and Birth

October 10, 2016 NH Women Magazine

More and more women are exploring plant healing. Often, pregnancy and parenting are times in a women’s life when she begins to explore the use of herbs for herself and her family. Women sometimes find these remedies to be more helpful than the western medicine alternative, or have fewer side effects. Some women like the idea that they can make the remedies themselves at home. Preparing her own food or medicine can be a very empowering act for a woman as she prepares to bring new life into the world. […]

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