Paisley Prescriptions - March 2022

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Follow Your Heart to Good Health: Heart Disease & Stroke

Paisley Prescriptions - March 2022

At some point everyone experiences digestive problems such as abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, heartburn, nausea or vomiting. This is often a temporary inconvenience caused by too much ice cream, beer or chicken wings. However, when symptoms persist, it may be a sign of an underlying problem that needs serious medical attention. Most of us know when we’ve gone too far with excessive food and drink, waddling to the couch to assume a horizontal position soon after dinner for relief from overeating. But when are stomach issues, which may be caused by more than a stomach-revolting, self-induced food binge, a concern? We had a gut feeling it was time to ask our local expert to tell us more about the importance of gut health and the perils we may experience.

Kelly's Comments - March 2022

Kelly Hunter

Kelly's Comments - March 2022

Do you ever feel like you’ve spent the last two years inside your home? I know it isn’t literally true, but I certainly started to feel that way recently. I’m grateful to Lynda Dalton Gallagher for calling me up and getting me out of the house! For the first time since before COVID hit, I was back on stage last month, and it felt great. There’s just nothing like sharing a space with people and making them laugh.

Single File - February 2022

Susan Deitz

All The Single Ladies: Here’s the Answers to a Few of Your Questions

DEAR SUSAN:
I finally ended a long marriage that was filled with lies, cheating and mental and verbal abuse. (It took years for the divorce to become final.) My therapist, children, family and friends all are encouraging me to start dating again and begin a new life with a new man who deserves and respects me. I shudder at the thought. Whenever the topic is even mentioned I begin to shake and sometimes even cry. I’ve been so scarred by my past relationship that the issue of trust is more than a hurdle; it’s like breaking through a brick wall. I’m very happy surrounded by family and friends—and happy to finally be on my own. I know I have many good years ahead (I’m approaching the age of 50), but why must they be with a partner? Must I start dating again to “heal” and make my life “complete”?

Parenting February 2022: Danger: Information Overload

John Rosemond

Living With Children by John Rosemond

Parenting February 2022: Danger: Information Overload

My 3-year-old is fearful of trying anything new, including things that other kids his age love to do such as swinging on a swing, sliding down a slide, and splashing in a pool. I feel like I should begin talking to him about what to do in case of a fire in our house and “stranger danger,” but how can I make him aware of how serious these dangers are without scaring him?

Paisley Prescriptions - February 2022

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Follow Your Heart to Good Health: Heart Disease & Stroke

Paisley Prescriptions - February 2022

February is American Heart Month: a good time to focus on your cardiovascular health. Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability in the United States. Nearly 800,000 Americans have a stroke every year. Heart Disease is the number one cause of death in this country, killing about 600,000 Americans annually. Both are serious health issues that can affect women, as well as men, so we asked local health experts to answer our questions about heart disease and stroke.
(Above statistics from cdc.gov)

Single File - January 2022

Susan Deitz

Never Too Late to Find Love

Single File - January 2022

DEAR SUSAN:
I was quite saddened to read in ‘Single File’ that unmarried households (solo) outnumber married families. But as I think about it, it’s somewhat true. Even in my life I know of several people between the ages of 30 and 55 who live alone. Those divorced are trying desperately to meet someone so as not to continue their journey alone. I think that’s because they have experienced marriage and motherhood and want to experience part (if not all) of it again.

Kelly's Comments - January 2022

Kelly Hunter

Kelly's Comments - January 2022

Happy New Year! Are you ready to #StartFresh? I know I am! Every year has its ups and downs, but I am ready to leave 2021 behind and start 2022 with a clean slate! The inspiring stories and features in this month’s magazine have motivated me to hit the ground running (or maybe just a brisk walk)!

Parenting January 2022: It’s Not Your Job to Make Your Child Happy

John Rosemond

Living With Children by John Rosemond

Parenting January 2022:  It’s Not Your Job to Make Your Child Happy

Making children happy became a parenting goal in the early 1970s. The paradox, as everyone with a modicum of common sense knows, is that the more effort parents put into making a child happy, the more unhappy the child becomes.

Underneath the cute appearance of an infant lurks a tyrant. I would have been expelled from graduate school for writing that sentence, but as loathe as many of today’s parents are to accept it, that is the truth. Another paradox: Parents who are unwilling to accept it are the ones most likely to give the tyrant permission to step out of hiding and begin his reign of terror.

Paisley Prescriptions - January 2022

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Struggling in Silence: Stress, Depression, Anxiety & Panic

Paisley Prescriptions - January 2022

Too often, the stigma that still surrounds mental health has caused people to struggle in silence. We at Pink want to help put an end to that stigma by shining a light on Stress, Depression, Anxiety, and Panic. These are all real health issues, not character flaws or weaknesses. The strongest thing we can do is seek help. Here is advice from experts for dealing with these serious issues.

Kelly's Comments - December 2021

Kelly Hunter

Kelly's Comments - December 2021

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas; Grown Up Christmas List; The Christmas Waltz; White Christmas (with the rarely-recorded intro); Mele Kelikimaka—I have many favorite Christmas songs, but the one on my mind the most this year is Put A Little Love In Your Heart. “That’s not a Christmas song,” you say. Thanks to the Bill Murray movie Scrooged, it most certainly is.

Parenting December 2021: Give Your Child the Gift of Grit

John Rosemond

Living With Children by John Rosemond

Parenting December 2021: Give Your Child the Gift of Grit

It’s all over the web, that “grit” thing. Seems like every day, I get some promo for a webinar on how to get more grit, project more grit, or get in touch with your inner grit. So, allow me to enlighten the reader on how to help your child acquire grit.

First, what is grit? Grit is equal parts determination, tenacity, and emotional resilience, which is the ability to withstand setbacks and even failure. Grit is nothing new. Marco Polo had it. Edmund Hillary had it. Navy Seals have it. I know that leaves lots of people out, but this is a magazine column, not a history book. You get the picture. Grit is hanging in there and getting the job done when failure is a looming possibility. Grit is in short supply today, as I and many folks of my generation fear.

Paisley Prescriptions - December 2021

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Oh, Holy Night Sweats Is it Perimenopause?

Paisley Prescriptions - December 2021

Women often think of menopause, or “the change”, as something that happens to older women, but the signs and symptoms of perimenopause can begin to affect women in their 30s. It’s important to pay attention to what your body might be telling you about your hormone levels. That’s why we asked local wellness experts to tell us more about this in-between time in women’s lives.

Kelly's Comments - November 2021

Kelly Hunter

Kelly's Comments - November 2021

Thank you for being a Friend!

I am grateful for all the new friends I have made since joining the Paisley family. This #FriendshipGoals issue has been especially helpful in connecting with new friends and getting to know old friends better. Between our features and the Savvy Senior Special Section, I have learned so much this month. Thank you to everyone I interviewed and all the new members of our fabulous family.

Parenting November 2021: Be the Adult in the Room and Stop the Madness

John Rosemond

Living With Children by John Rosemond

Parenting November 2021: Be the Adult in the Room and Stop the Madness

I often find myself telling parents that they need to stop
doing something that is counterproductive and, in most cases,
contributing significantly to whatever parenting problem is bedeviling them.


“How do I stop?” is the typical response, which brings to mind “The Bob Newhart Show” which ran on CBS from 1972 to 1978. Newhart, a truly gifted comic (i.e., one who does not need to resort to vulgarity to get laughs), played Dr. Robert Hartley, a Chicago psychologist who was known for his unusual therapeutic techniques, one of which consisted of two simple words.
After listening to a client describe a mental problem, such as an obsessive fear of being buried alive in a box (my personal favorite), Dr. Hartley would lean forward and yell, “Stop it!” (Readers interested in watching a brilliant demonstration of authentic comedy can access re-runs of TBNS online.)

Paisley Prescriptions - November 2021

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November to Remember: Dementia & Memory Issues

Paisley Prescriptions - November 2021

Memory problems can be scary! Many of us have experienced a “senior moment”,
but for one in ten older Americans, memory issues are much more serious than that.
Dementia is more prevalent in women, so we thought it was time to ask local wellness experts
to help us understand what could happen to us or someone we love.

Kelly's Comments - October 2021

Kelly Hunter

Kelly's Comments - October 2021

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Autumn (or what passes for it in Coastal Georgia) has arrived! It’s time to get out the sweaters and jackets, sip something pumpkin-flavored, and enjoy every breath of cool air we can get! October is also a month when we celebrate and honor many things, from breast cancer awareness to Halloween. Paisley is here to help you take it all in.

Parenting October 2021: The Life Direction Dilemma

John Rosemond

Living With Children by John Rosemond

Parenting October 2021: The Life Direction Dilemma

“We should, like, what? Give him a year to figure out his life and move out?”
I’m talking to the parents of a 21-one-year-old male who instead of
going to college or into the military, delivers pizzas, eats pizzas
(he gets an employee discount), and plays video games.

I’m having a déjà vu experience. I’ve had this conversation before, many, many times.

“Why a year?”

“Um, well, that’s enough time for him to figure things out, isn’t it?”

 

Paisley Prescriptions - October 2021

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Urinary Tract Health: From UTIs to Kidney Stones

Paisley Prescriptions - October 2021

When is the last time you thanked your kidneys? Those two, small bean-shaped organs in your lower back are incessant workhorses for your health. Here’s what these superstars are doing while you go about your day: They are regulating your body’s fluid levels, filtering waste and toxins from your blood, releasing hormones that regulate your blood pressure and direct production of red blood cells. If that is not enough, they also activate vitamin D to maintain healthy bones and keep blood minerals, such as sodium, phosphorus, and potassium, in balance. We all experience malfunctions occasionally, and unfortunately, one in three Americans is at risk for developing kidney disease.

Read on to get more in touch with your kidneys and urinary tract. Here’s what we asked our local health experts:

Kelly's Comments - September 2021

Kelly Hunter

Kelly's Comments - September 2021

Happy Fall, Y’all! I am so inspired by all the amazing Girl Bosses in our community! From the women featured in this issue to our ad partners and many of you I met at last month’s Partini! The women I see around me are making a positive impact on their communities and the world.

Parenting September 2021: Let's Talk Tantrums

John Rosemond

Living With Children by John Rosemond

Parenting September 2021: Let's Talk Tantrums

Q: Our four-year-old, an only child, is giving us fits. As a toddler, he began ignoring us. That evolved into downright refusing to do what we ask, as in, “I’m not going to” and just plain “No.” It seems like the nicer we are to him, the meaner he is to us. In addition, his tantrums when he doesn’t get his way have become Class 5 hurricanes that last until we give in. We know we shouldn’t—give in, that is—but his fits just wear us out. There is no doubt that he’s in complete control of our home. Is it too late to turn things around?

Paisley Prescriptions - August 2021

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Vascular Health: It's In Your Blood

Paisley Prescriptions - August 2021

If anything should go with the flow, it’s your blood. You might not think about it very often, but the blood flowing through your veins plays a vital role in your overall health. From minor cosmetic issues to life-threatening conditions, vascular health should not be neglected. We asked local medical specialists how to identify and treat issues affecting the vascular system.

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