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Have You Healed From the Hurt or Merely Moved On…5 Ways to Know

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This is Dr. Bernadette, your friendly informative family medicine doctor, prescribing health, healing and happiness and guiding you to your passion and purpose. Authentic healing is more than just declaring “I am over it,” “I am done with that” or “I have moved on.” Deciding to put a stressful incident behind you is essential to your healing, but don’t confuse it with being healed––a healthy mental state which creates a safe space to live life to the fullest. Simply moving on, leaves you vulnerable to circumstances and conditions which become the impetus to circling back to your soul-aches.

The One Act I Committed To Lose 140 Pounds…Forgiveness

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It’s Dr. Bernadette, your friendly informative family medicine doctor, prescribing health, healing and happiness and awakening the real you. A profound statement by Iyanla Vanzant was a moment of true discovery for me, “Holding on to pain, anger, guilt or shame is the glue that binds us to the situation we want to escape.” It’s difficult to release hurts and disappointments we have spent a lifetime nurturing; especially, when they involve other people or events beyond our control. While forgiveness can be complicated, it was this very act that gave me the unparalleled freedom to live my destiny and drop over 140 pounds!

3 Ways To Ditch The ‘Cankles’ For Summer Ready Ankles

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It’s Dr. Bernadette, your friendly informative family medicine doctor, prescribing health, healing and happiness and guiding you to your passion and purpose. It’s time to push them to the front of the closet and buy a new pair or two––it’s sandal season! But hold on Fashionistas, your peep-toe flats, strappy sandals and stylish pumps will be a mismatch for swollen ankles better known as the dreaded ‘cankles’. To avoid a fashion faux pas, I have some tips to prevent chubby ankles from clashing with your gorgeous sandals––you are too cute for that!

The 3 Things I Did On My Day Off From Work To Lose Weight

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It’s Dr. Bernadette, your friendly informative family medicine physician, prescribing health, healing and happiness and guiding you to your passion and purpose. Who would have anticipated the aftereffect of a day off from work would be returning to work thinner? Before you anxiously skip this introduction to find which fad diet I used, I didn’t use one! Instead, I replenished my mind, body and spirit––and loss weight! For full disclosure, although I took one day off, I wasn’t scheduled to work the day before or after my vacation day; so, I was actually out of the office three days.

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