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One Year Later: The Pole Dancer With Breast Cancer Finds Peace Through Surrender

Last year, SheSpark featured the article “The Pole Dancer With Breast Cancer – An Instagram Chronicle” about Michelle Master’s goal of seeing her 40th birthday and the struggles she faced in her battle against cancer. One year later, we’re catching up with our tiny little dancer who hasn’t been able to dance lately as her cancer metastasized and causes […]

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Breaking Up with ED — A Middle-Aged Woman’s Story

Midlife eating disorders (ED) can often go undetected and so many women are suffering in silence. Your neighbor, best friend, or your sister. It is so easy to think you are all alone when battling this addiction. Iris Ruth Pastor is a walking example of a recovering bulimic. I must say, I am elated and […]

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5 Top-Rated, Non-Toxic SPF Products from Amazon

Remember those lazy teenage summers spent slathering on baby oil by the pool while singing “We Got The Beat” by The GoGos? Today’s kids know better– mainly because our generation is suffering the consequences.  According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70. The diagnosis and treatment of nonmelanoma […]

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Videos: 3 Ways To Relieve Joint Pain – An Holistic Approach

3 Ways to relieve joint pain when your middle-aged bod is screaming at you. Many of us experience increased joint pain when we hit the over-40 mark. It creeps into your life slowly, requiring a few modifications to your lifestyle: — Buying 2.5″ heels instead of 4″ heels — Walking, not running, the trail — Massaging […]

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Obalon’s “Balloon Pill”– A Weight Loss Solution You Can Swallow?

Is a “balloon pill” the answer for those who can’t lose the weight and keep it off? We asked Obalon’s Vice President of Marketing Lisa Metzner a number of questions; but first, let’s find out what the heck this balloon pill is all about. What is an Intragastric Balloon (IGB) and a Balloon Pill? In short, […]

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5 EASY Mental Health Action Items for 2018

It’s easy to achieve these five mental health action items. Now that we’re well into 2018 and all of those lofty goals and resolutions are starting to drift away (hey, we get it), it’s a great time to reevaluate your health and wellness. This looks different for everyone, but some consistent goals we hear at […]

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Falling In Love and Weight Loss: Science or Just a Trick?

Love and weight loss — what’s the real story? Is falling in love be the best weight loss program you can find? The ability to lose weight effortlessly while in love is not a trick but a proven biochemical reality.  In fact, the word “trick” is entirely inadequate to describe what should really be termed “an astonishingly […]

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Monthly Affirmation: I Am Supported (sponsored)

This monthly affirmation is brought to you by Jill Faulkner of Stick With It Co. Use promo code “SheSpark” to get FREE shipping on all sticky-note packages.  Feeling supported makes things easier to deal with. When you know someone has your back, their support can help alleviate anxieties, and relieve stress. What stinks is when we […]

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Holiday Meals Got You Stuffed? 7 Ways To Keep Your Pants On

Avoid Overindulging In Spite of Those Yummy Holiday Meals It’s the time of year so many people dread. Just when the last of the Halloween candy is either consumed or discarded… BAM! Thanksgiving. And the sugar binge begins anew. The holiday season is a three-month junk food marathon, but Thanksgiving is the foremost culprit. Why? The entire holiday […]

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