Hints From Heloise: Erase the stigma of mental health issues

Don’t be afraid to seek help for yourself or for someone you love.

Dear Heloise: I streamline my day onto one sheet of paper. I write down appointments, phone calls I need to make, what my kids have scheduled, work tasks I need to accomplish or what’s for dinner, on one page each day. It makes it easy to have everything laid out before me, and at the end of the day, I have a sense of accomplishment as I toss out the marked-off list.

Dear Heloise: I applaud your recent column on creating necessary bags for homeless people. A former homeless young woman said she really needed socks when she lived on the streets, especially in fall and winter. It’s just another way to bless someone.

Dear Heloise: After I dry a load of towels, I put the dryer on (while empty) for about five minutes. This blows out

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Doing Keto And Intermittent Fasting Helped Me Erase My Joint Pain

My name is Chineye Emeche (@neyslosingit), and I am a 35-year-old biomedical scientist. I wanted to become my healthiest self, so I started the keto diet and intermittent fasting and got hooked on group exercise classes. I lost 90 pounds in nine months.

Since the age of 6, my weight was a daily struggle. From the self-esteem issues it caused to how I got teased in school and at home, my weight had an impact on every aspect of my life. I remember being in grade school and not being able to participate in physical activities because of how movement would hurt or leave me out of breath. I tried to hide the pain, and eventually found comfort in food, especially sweets.

I got to a point where I was so embarrassed of my weight. I hadn’t weighed myself or visited the doctor in years. My joints hurt. It hurt

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