Celebrate World Sleep Day March 14th! @PhilipsHealth #WorldSleepDay #Ad

*This is a sponsored post with Philips Health, however, as always my posts are based on my opinions and experiences.     It's no secret that I am spread very thin when it comes to my career, my blog and my family obligations.  There just never seems to be enough time in the day to get everything done.  As a result, I don't always get as much sleep as I should and, some days, it affects me more than others.  I'm starting to realize that my body needs its sleep and I would love to know how I can get more rest in my life.     Philips Healthcare wants to help raise awareness about how important sleep is and how sleep, or lack thereof, plays a part in everything that we do. On March 14th, World Sleep Day will celebrate sleep and highlight the important issues that are related to sleep.  Philips is proud to be a part of helping to improve the lives of patients that are suffering from sleep disorders by encouraging us to make positive changes in our lives that will improve our mental … [Read more...]

Early Detection Saves Lives! #PhilipsBCA @PhilipsHealth #Giveaway #Ad

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Philips Healthcare. However, all opinions expressed are my own. My Mammography Story:     Many of you have virtually held my hand recently when I went through my first mammogram screening and callback scare.  Although it was terrifying to worry about possibly being told I have breast cancer, I am aware that early detection saves lives and the earlier, the better.  That is why Philips is taking action to fight breast cancer by raising awareness through education, empowerment, and encouragement.     I never imagined that I would be getting my first mammogram at age 36 but, this summer when I had my yearly gynecological appointment, I shared on my health screening form that my paternal great-grandmother had died of breast cancer.  As a result, my gynecologist gave me the option of having an initial mammogram screening before age 40 due to the family history.  Believe me, I was very scared but I knew that it was better to be … [Read more...]