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Trees Mend Us: The Unexpected Health Benefits of Trees

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Verla is a happily aging 65 year old with chronic diseases. She is a retired nurse with a Master's in Health Science. Verla shares research that shows spending time close to trees makes us happier, healthier, live longer, and feel richer. Verla gives free, fun, and effortless ways to get most of tree air compounds.

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How Trees Help Me With My Chronic  Disease

How Trees Help Me With My Chronic Disease

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I discovered in desperation one day that once I got outside and started walking in among the trees I started to feel better – a lot better.  My family of chronic illness includes: Systemic Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Raynaud’s, and Sjogren’s Syndrome. I was diagnosed two years ago. I am 65 years old.  Two years ago I […]

Winter Gifts For Raynaud’s: Turn On And Warm Up Fingers and Toes

Winter Gifts For Raynaud’s: Turn On And Warm Up Fingers and Toes

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Raynaud’s syndrome is serious business when you love winter in northern Manitoba, Canada.  Winter warm up tips like hot drinks, exercise, no caffeine, certain herbs, dressing in layers — don’t provide enough help. Raynaud’s can be an outside show stopper. This is what happens. Outside in the Freezing Cold: The Blood Vessels In Our Fingers […]

Flip The Switch On Aging And Chronically Ill Mindsets

Flip The Switch On Aging And Chronically Ill Mindsets

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 An easy and fun twist on chronic illness and aging mindset, from Ellen Langer PhD, Stanford will give you energy. It will not take it away. Langer’s  recent studies apply this mindset approach to aging and chronic illness mindsets. She says we need to know about it to set ourselves free.  Now 67 years […]

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