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Understanding Deep Vein Thrombosis: Risk Factors, Signs, and Management

Recently I heard that a family member in her early 50s was being seen by a doctor for DVT and that she was hoping that there was a more natural way of dealing with it than the medications her doctor was prescribing. When I had digested this scrap of family ''information,'' I thought about my own lax position (denial, really) and how it would make sense for me to make some changes in my life while I still have some shreds of health and potential fitness. And, of course, I have inherited my mother's compulsive pop reading habit (in my case, the Internet mostly). So, I decided to research and write an article that would incorporate some preventative and alternative health principles into my life that might make DVT somewhat less likely to catch up with me than is likely the case now. I would also like to see our family member above and others benefit from these principles if they decide that they want to. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a critical health concern that af

Wisdom's Sisterly Embrace: How Older Women Can Guide the Next Generation

  Older women are instructed in the Bible  to disciple younger women, to teach them what is good  and about God's Love. As an older woman with years of walking the path of faith, I feel a deep calling to come alongside younger women and share insights gleaned from my journey. Too often, antiquated traditions have silenced mature female voices or relegated their wisdom to subservient roles. But our faith teaches that we are all equal heirs of grace, gifted to build up the body of Christ through our diverse experiences. With an egalitarian spirit, I believe older women have a powerful mentorship role to play in empowering and equipping younger sisters for the path ahead. Here are five caring, practical ways we can guide the next generation: 1. Listen Without Judgment   One of the greatest gifts we can offer is the sage listening ear of one who has cautiously navigated challenging terrain. Younger women today face immense societal pressures and complex realities many of us did not enc