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Irene Ross, CHHC, AADP, is a writer, editor, public relations/ social media executive. Also a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, she works primarily in the health and wellness space.

Her work has appeared in MindBodyGreen.Com; Wellness Today and NAFE, the National Association for Female Executives, among others.

She is author of the e-book, Sugar's Sour Story. Her websites are: www.ifrmarketingcommunications.com and www.irenefross.com

Entries by Irene Ross

Let's Get Real: 5 Traits of Authentic People

(0) Comments | Posted March 25, 2015 | 4:00 PM

"To live with integrity a person must first know oneself and then act in a consistently honest and open way," Fr. Richard E. Simpson, rector, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, recently told me, adding: "Some might say they have a strong moral compass or guiding ethical principles, but I think that...

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Smile! Surprisingly Easy Ways to Boost Immunity

(2) Comments | Posted March 10, 2015 | 12:07 PM

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To be healthy, you need a strong immune system.

The immune system is not a single entity but, rather, a structure that works with all the other systems in your body. If one's not working optimally, your immunity will plummet, and you...

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Are You Making the #1 Mistake That Keeps Your Career From Skyrocketing?

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2015 | 2:25 PM

2015-02-24-success.jpg Recently, my friend Jane (not her real name) told me she thought better about starting a parenting blog, because "there are already a lot parenting blogs out there, so what's the point?"

"That's nuts!" I replied. "Just look for a different way to...

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Do You Have an Angry Liver?

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2014 | 10:16 AM

Most of us don't even think about our livers until we're in pain, but it's so important we can only live a day or two if it shuts down.

Located in the lower right quadrant of the abdomen, the liver is where health begins. It supports every system. It is...

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Yes, You Can Get Your Child to Eat Healthfully

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2014 | 10:31 AM

We know the statistics: Childhood obesity is out of control; the Centers for Disease Control says it's doubled in the past 30 years, and that puts kids at risk for diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol. We're also aware that healthy...

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Sleep Deprivation: Here's What Can Happen

(5) Comments | Posted December 9, 2013 | 7:15 AM

According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults should get between seven and nine hours of shut-eye per night, with that number going up or down depending on age.

The foundation cites an increased risk of accident and injury as a main result of sleep deprivation, and investigation of...

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Are You Healed or Whole? How to Tell the Difference

(1) Comments | Posted November 27, 2013 | 12:06 PM

Ever hear the saying that says you can be financially rich but still poor?

Well, the same holds true for well-being. You can be HEALED -- say, from a cold, flu, surgery or broken limb -- but it's possible to still NOT be whole.

There are many kinds of well-being;...

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7 Things to Keep in Mind When Setting Intentions

(0) Comments | Posted October 4, 2013 | 7:36 AM

I was recently having coffee with a friend who, laid off from his big corporate job, is now receiving "just a paycheck," to make ends meet. He constantly told me how unsatisfying and unrewarding the job is, and his eyes actually sparkled when he told me about his last position,...

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5 Things to Ask Yourself About Your Job

(6) Comments | Posted September 12, 2013 | 6:52 AM

Time and again clients will come to me, initially wanting to eliminate some excessive craving, like the woman who told me she devoured a bag of potato chips every night before dinner. After several sessions, it came out that there were massive layoffs at her company and she worried every...

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Tap Into Your Joy -- And Become Happier, Healthier and Smarter

(9) Comments | Posted August 14, 2013 | 10:47 AM

When I was a little kid, my best friend had a pool. We'd swim from early morning until dusk, and it was almost impossible to get us to come in for lunch or dinner. I'm especially water-driven, so splashing around brought me hours of happiness. I also loved the constant...

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Rituals and Mindful Eating Can Help You Control Your Weight

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2013 | 2:27 PM

There's scientific proof that even the smallest rituals can ultimately help us eat mindfully, resulting in portion control and possible weight loss.

A recent study published in Psychological Science shows that something as simple as singing happy birthday, wrapping or unwrapping an item or even cutting it in...

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What Is Abundance -- And How Can I Bring It Into My Life?

(2) Comments | Posted July 24, 2013 | 5:17 PM

I meditate every morning, and one of my favorite mantras is from Deepak Chopra and it goes like this, "Today I behold all the abundance that surrounds me."

This came from one of Deepak Chopra and Opera's 21-day meditation challenges.

It makes me remember that there are treasures...

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