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May is Mental Health Awareness Month, so we teamed up with Lanada Williams to talk about the best ways to manage our mental health. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, about 43.7 ...

How to Manage Your Mental Health

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May 10-16, 2015, was National Women's Health Week. To celebrate the occasion, Dr. Pam Peeke joined us for a discussion during #HERchat and shared her top six ways to stay healthy when you're "too ...

6 Tips to Stay Healthy When You're Too Busy

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I recently realized I was a Perfectionist. And then I realized it was causing me to beat myself up and cause me great pain. How did I realize it? I noticed NOTHING was ever good enough for ...

Amy Villarreal commented on katiekozlowski's post The Dangers of Perfectionism

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It’s Not Rejection, It’s Just Direction I use this mantra every day. It helps to diffuse not taking everything personally. I started using this mantra when I was looking for an agent and got a ...

Amy Villarreal commented on Freebird_77's post It's Not Rejection It's Simply Direction

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My latest obsession has been doing more to make my skincare routine natural. It took some thinking through, as I wanted to find a moisturizer that would work for every situation I could think of, ...

Amy Villarreal commented on Amy Villarreal's post Why Coconut Oil is My New Moisturizer

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This week was filled with llama drama and dress illusions, but we also talked a lot about health. We reflected on how women should have different treatments for substance abuse, how stress during ...

Blogs of the Week: Substance Abuse, Stress During Pregnancy, and Writing Your Obit

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Is there a scientific reason we see the dress differently? Does it have something to do with our vision?

Amy Villarreal commented on Melissa Szenda's post Why do some people see "the dress" as gold & white and some as blue & black?

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Someone in my family is trying to regain the weight he lost. Are there any tips to keep in mind or foods that would be good for him to eat?

Amy Villarreal commented on Amy Villarreal's post How can someone recovering from radiation therapy gain weight?

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In the aftermath of a "love"-ly weekend, EmpowHER's bloggers reflected on ways to love yourself and boost the bedroom action. This week also explored a new way to relieve anxiety, habits to adopt ...

Top Blogs of the Week: Love, Physical Health, and Mental Health

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I have at tickle in my chest and a deep cough that has lasted for about a week now. Is there anything I can do to cure it naturally?

Amy Villarreal commented on Amy Villarreal's post What are some natural remedies to help cure a cough?

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I suffered from Anorexia Nervosa at the age of 28. I dont think that anyone ever fully recovers from this horrible eating disorder. Every day of my life is a struggle to prevent relapse. When I ...

Amy Villarreal commented on SandyQ's post Anorexia Nervosa

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I have at tickle in my chest and a deep cough that has lasted for about a week now. Is there anything I can do to cure it naturally?

What are some natural remedies to help cure a cough?

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Sometimes an eyelash or two will fall out or get caught in my eyelash curler. Will they grow back?

Do eyelashes grow back?

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It's a mix of brown and reddish when it wipe my self. Today I woke up and seen a small stain in my underwear of brownish red discharge. of I took 2 EC pills last month and I am currently on birth ...

Amy Villarreal commented on Marrie's post I have brown discharge since Wednesday it kind of stop today.

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My latest obsession has been doing more to make my skincare routine natural. It took some thinking through, as I wanted to find a moisturizer that would work for every situation I could think of, ...

Why Coconut Oil is My New Moisturizer

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I recently bought a tinted moisturizer that has "natural spf." What does this mean and is it better for my skin?

Amy Villarreal commented on Amy Villarreal's post What are the benefits of natural spf in my makeup?

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I recently bought a tinted moisturizer that has "natural spf." What does this mean and is it better for my skin?

What are the benefits of natural spf in my makeup?

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Someone in my family is trying to regain the weight he lost. Are there any tips to keep in mind or foods that would be good for him to eat?

How can someone recovering from radiation therapy gain weight?

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An estimated 50 percent, and perhaps as many as 90 percent, of people in debt feel anxious or depressed.* Financial analyst, Steph Wagner, joined us for a Twitter chat to discuss the importance of ...

Amy Villarreal commented on Amy Villarreal's post Financial Health Tips from #HERchat

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An estimated 50 percent, and perhaps as many as 90 percent, of people in debt feel anxious or depressed.* Financial analyst, Steph Wagner, joined us for a Twitter chat to discuss the importance of ...

Financial Health Tips from #HERchat

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I am a working stay at home mom and so it seems that I am always on the go. I am answering text messages from school teachers about forgotten homework, answering emails about work assignments and ...

Amy Villarreal commented on kristincaliendo's post iPhone Separation Anxiety Disorder? Do You Have It?

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I've recently heard a lot of positive information on coconut oil, but I'm worried about using it on my skin. I'm not allergic. I have really dry skin, especially in the winter and I just fear that ...

Amy Villarreal commented on Amy Villarreal's post Is coconut oil safe for my skin?

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I've recently heard a lot of positive information on coconut oil, but I'm worried about using it on my skin. I'm not allergic. I have really dry skin, especially in the winter and I just fear that ...

Is coconut oil safe for my skin?

The #MyOCJourney campaign teamed up with EmpowHER to bring you information on ovarian cancer. During this hour-long Twitter chat, the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition and EmpowHER, along with ...

#MyOCJourney Sparks the Conversation on Ovarian Cancer

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Hi all! My name is Amy and I'm the Social Media Manager at EmpowHER. I just wanted to update you on new social media resources EmpowHER is offering for Menopause. You can now follow ...

EmpowHER's New Menopause Community

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I've been experiencing a lot of symptoms that are like an allergy attack, such as sneezing and itchy ears. Then, the itchiness went away and I had terrible post-nasal drip and a cough. What is the ...

Amy Villarreal commented on Amy Villarreal's post Allergies or Cold?

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I've been experiencing a lot of symptoms that are like an allergy attack, such as sneezing and itchy ears. Then, the itchiness went away and I had terrible post-nasal drip and a cough. What is the ...

Allergies or Cold?

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How will you give back?Each year, we celebrate the holidays by giving to others. Why not kick of this year's season of giving with "Giving Tuesday?"This year, on Dec. 2, 2014, many non-profits, ...

#GivingTuesday: A National Day of Giving

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Sammy Davis and Katie Kozlowski joined EmpowHER for a lively discussion about positive thinking, gratitude and the power of Thanksgiving. November and December are the perfect months to reflect on ...

Showing Gratitude This Thanksgiving

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We’ve all been there. Saying or letting our minds think “I’m too tired.” or “It’s too cold.” or even “I’ll do it tomorrow.” Our minds may even begin to get negative, telling us "You'll never ...

Amy Villarreal commented on Casey Zychowski's post Excuses Don't Burn Calories: Positive Minds Do

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I drink at least one cup of coffee everyday. I've noticed that I crave and need that cup each day recently. Is it bad to have a cup a day or is it healthy?

Amy Villarreal commented on Amy Villarreal's post Is Coffee Good For Me?

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I drink at least one cup of coffee everyday. I've noticed that I crave and need that cup each day recently. Is it bad to have a cup a day or is it healthy?

Is Coffee Good For Me?

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November 14 has been associated with World Diabetes Day since 1991. Created by the World Health Organization and International Diabetes Federation (IDF), it has been celebrated annually around the ...

Honor World Diabetes Day with 5 Facts and Tips

Most of the United States went through the "Fall Backwards" time change. With this affecting many sleep patters, EmpowHER teamed up with Dr. Breus, The Sleep Doctor, to answer some questions ...

8 Tips for Better Sleep

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I've heard there is a way to predict the height of a child early in their life. Is this true? If so, what's the rule?

Amy Villarreal commented on Amy Villarreal's post Can you predict how tall a child will be?

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I've heard there is a way to predict the height of a child early in their life. Is this true? If so, what's the rule?

Can you predict how tall a child will be?

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Talking Drug Free Awareness on #HERchat

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Something as simple as adding an avocado to your lunch could decrease your appetite by 40% for up to 3 hours! The Nutrition Journal recently published a study that found this to be true in ...

Amy Villarreal commented on Dr. Michele Burklund's post How Eating Avocados Can Reduce Your Appetite

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I seem to burn myself quite often when baking. Are there any natural remedies I can use to heal quickly and scar minimally?

Amy Villarreal commented on Amy Villarreal's post What are natural remedies for small burns?

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On October 16, 2014, EmpowHER teamed up with Estroven to talk Breast Cancer Awareness and #SleepPink. We threw on our pink robes and discussed the importance of understanding breast cancer with ...

Sleep Pink #HERchat

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I seem to burn myself quite often when baking. Are there any natural remedies I can use to heal quickly and scar minimally?

What are natural remedies for small burns?

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I have been looking for ways to strengthen my hair and nails. I've read biotin is a good supplement, but is it safe for everyday use?

Amy Villarreal commented on Amy Villarreal's post Is Biotin safe for everyday use?

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I have been looking for ways to strengthen my hair and nails. I've read biotin is a good supplement, but is it safe for everyday use?

Is Biotin safe for everyday use?

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Success with the Paleo diet really depends on how much effort you are willing to put into finding delicious recipes that don't get boring. My success has also relied heavily on how easy the ...

Quick and Delicious Paleo Recipes

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New diets have caught my attention since college. I've learned about them all, given them serious thought, and have gone forward with only the few I believed were right for me. When my boyfriend's ...

Amy Villarreal commented on Amy Villarreal's post Paleo with Benefits

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New diets have caught my attention since college. I've learned about them all, given them serious thought, and have gone forward with only the few I believed were right for me. When my boyfriend's ...

Amy Villarreal commented on Amy Villarreal's post Paleo with Benefits

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New diets have caught my attention since college. I've learned about them all, given them serious thought, and have gone forward with only the few I believed were right for me. When my boyfriend's ...

Paleo with Benefits

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Hello #HERchat followers, Did you know that more than 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's disease? On November 16 #HERchat will be bringing to light many unknown facts about a ...

Join #HERchat November 16!

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Thank you to all those who participated in this chat. You're answers were great and the conversation was a lot of fun! Don't miss the next #HERchat on November 2nd at 7p pst. Please comment on the ...

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