Salt plays a role in high blood pressure. Everyone, including children, should reduce their sodium intake to less than 2,300 milligrams of sodium a day (about one teaspoon of salt). Adults age 51 and older, African Americans of any age and individuals with high blood pressure, diabetes or chronic kidney disease should further reduce their … Continue reading 10 Tips for Cutting Back on Salt
Dear Daughters, Low self-esteem is a topic I have struggled with. I had to learn to appreciate my self worth. It took some time but I can honestly say I love myself and my self -esteem is growing daily. So what is self-esteem? Self-esteem is a condition of awareness, an attitude, an appreciation of yourself … Continue reading How can I improve my self-esteem?
Dear Daughters, The holidays are synonymous with family, so spending a holiday alone can seem depressing. If you’re a person who will be spending this holiday season all alone, know that it doesn’t have to be too bad. Your holiday by yourself can really be whatever you make it. Do you want to spend the … Continue reading How to Cope with Being Alone During the Holidays
Dear Daughters, With the holidays approaching domestic abuse tends to rise.When it comes to domestic violence, it can be difficult to separate fact from myth. Because each victim's situation is unique, the solution to one person's circumstances may put another victim at greater risk. Well-meaning friends and family members may have misconceptions that can confuse … Continue reading Domestic Abuse Myths and Facts
Dear Daughters, The key to having better communications with family members is improving your listening skills. Studies show that 70 percent of our communicating time is spent listening. However, not enough of that listening time is spent really hearing and understanding what the other person is saying. By concentrating better and trying harder to relate … Continue reading Becoming a Better Listener
Dear Daughters, Stress takes a physical toll on the body. It causes fatigue, tension, nervousness and loss of appetite. But you can control the affects of stress on your body through simple changes in your diet, exercise regimen and general outlook on your daily activities. Diet Exercise Positive Outlook Resources Diet Stress affects people's diets … Continue reading How to reduce stress through diet and exercise
Dear Daughters, Marrying or dating someone with a child from a previous relationship can be an exciting and challenging experience. Patience, understanding and open communication can help make the transition smoother for everyone. Here are a few things to remember: • Understanding Your Role • Laying the Foundation • Agreeing on Your Boundaries • Step-parenting … Continue reading Becoming a Stepparent