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It's Sinus and Migraine Season!

This time of year as others, allergy season seems to go on forever!!! That means the battle with sinus and headache pain is an almost daily fight, in spite of my allergy meds and trying to hide inside. As I'm nursing my allergies with all the remedies in the book, I loved finding this article from Everyday Health suggesting 9 Natural ways to Relieve Sinus Pain. My favorite? Well, I gotta love #4, alternating hot and cold compresses. I know how well this one works - and we have some great ways you can try it (without the drippy washcloths or bags of ice). If the issue is migraines, the Sinus and Migraine Cap shown in the photo will do both hot...

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The Warmth of Summer

I'm savoring every day as the start of school nears - incredible weather and long walks outside are just perfect as August has begun with an unusually cool weather week. We're all pushing hard to fit in one more day trip, one more family weekend, one more fun run, one more weekend of outdoor sports. We're seeing that you need that extra help to push through the strains and aches that follow all that summer fun, with our sports wraps moving to the front of the line in interest for those of you visiting the site. We're going to feature some of those over the coming weeks as, clearly, they are great solutions for this time of the year! Live...

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Each New Day

Summer is here - new days of soft warm air and nights of fireflies and late sunsets. Mixed in, of course, are the tumultuous thunderstorms and heavy rains, and storm warnings of every kind. But each storm makes way for a new day - where the air has cleared and the sun comes back again. Whatever stresses or pain you're facing or recovering from, take care of yourself, and remember that each day brings that promise with it! Live Well  - Diana More from the Hot and Cold Co blog

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The Door Which Has Been Opened for Us

It's hard when we can't enjoy something we have loved for many years. For me it was swimming when the "swimmers shoulder" bursitis kicked in. It seemed like everything else I tried to do at the gym also irritated it. Except for the treadmill, elliptical, and walking.   Walking. That's the new door that opened for me. Finding the time for the quick drive to the gym to do laps in the pool, packing up stuff for the locker, the locker room sauna - all replaced by walks through the hills near my house. Through the seasons, with the neighbors and their great dogs, down to the park where the kids play, around the pond filled with geese, and back home...

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The Kind of World You Carry...

A pretty wonderful thought from James Russell Lowell. Somedays it is easier than others to remember to think positively. On those days when I catch myself failing to do that, and I turn it around deliberately, it always surprises me how much more beautiful the world becomes...it's May. It's beautiful outside (even when it's raining!) Go enjoy it. Live Well - Diana More from the Hot and Cold Co blog

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