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Seasonal Affective Disorder: 5 Tips to Fight Winter Blues

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It’s ​that time of year…The holidays are over, ​daylight is short, and you haven’t felt sun on your body in months. If you’ve got a sad, gloomy feeling that’s hard to shake, you may be having some symptoms of seasonal affective disorder, sometimes called winter depression. Depending on where you live, 0-10% of the population […]

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You Need More Sleep. 5 Tips to Get It

​Do you wake up tired?Do you often read the same line several times, or feel like you lack clarity of thought? Do you ​set multiple alarms, or do you snooze more than once most mornings? ​How much do you sleep?adequate ​sleep is a crucial ​part of enjoying what you love in life and work!-ReggieAdults should sleep […]

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How to Beat Laziness, Self-Doubt, and Uncertainty to Keep Your Resolutions Alive

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You’re excited about the new year!You’ve got some ​clever tagline like New Year, New Me, etc. ​You’ve implemented what you read in my post ​6 steps to setting Specific, Measurable, ​Attainable, Relevant, Time-Based goals​. You’re off to a great start! If you hadn’t set goals and become motivated, any success would just be coincidence. But we’ve seen this […]

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New Health.gov Activity Guidelines: 8 Things to Know

In November 2018, the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (health.gov) released the 2nd Edition of Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, after a decade of research since the 1st edition. Here are the 8 biggest ​takeaways​:​Health guidelines recommend 22 minutes of activity per day Even more research ​indicates adults need 150 to 300 minutes of moderate-intensity […]

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Do You Need Blue Light Blocking Glasses?

​Once you’ve heard about blue light blocking glasses, you will see them everywhere.You’ve spent hours each day sitting in front of a computer when you see an ad. Then you see them in stores. ​I recently saw them while buying new glasses. They were also featured in last week’s post about freelancer gifts. But what […]

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25 Awesome Gifts for Freelancers

​It’s the holiday season! The time for Michael Buble and gift giving, so you’ve been shopping hard for others (and probably yourself too)! But do you wonder what to tell people is on your wish list? What about investments in your home office that ​would make your job easier? ​Check out 25 Awesome Gifts for Freelancers […]

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World Diabetes Day- 5 Ways to Reduce Your Risk

Why is diabetes awareness important? (CDC)30.3 million US adults have diabetes (1 in 11). 1 in 3 people have prediabetes. Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of US death. Diabetes and high blood glucose are the ​#1 cause of adult-onset blindness, kidney failure, and loss of toes or feet, and can lead to heart disease and stroke. ​​People diagnosed […]

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6 Reasons You Should Attend Conferences in Your Field

​Last weekend, I attended the American Medical Writers’ Association (AMWA) annual national conference in Washington, D.C. I’m actually writing this blog in D.C., after touring the National Gallery of Art​ and daydreaming ​possibilities of the freelance lifestyle… First, a little personal story: My freelance writing career and this blog are based in medical writing- the professional communication […]

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What to Do Instead of Intermittent Fasting

What is intermittent fasting?By now, you’ve probably heard of intermittent fasting as a trendy way to lose weight. The ancient practice of choosing not to eat or drink during certain time periods has seen a renewal in the past few years. There are plenty of books, online programs, protocols, and real experts on intermittent fasting. […]

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