Fall Vacation Spots

Hey Friends!

If you’re like me, you love making memories. Even though times are uncertain in our world, a great socially distanced road trip is still good for the soul. So, on this first day of fall, I am sharing with you a guest article that suggests many beautiful places to visit during this time of the year. I hope you enjoy it! Please let me know if you visit any of these places or plan to visit them soon.

Crisp cool air, colorful foliage, and fewer travelers clogging up the highways makes fall the perfect time to take a vacation. Whether you are driving an RV across the country, exploring a national park, playing cowboy at a dude ranch, or leaf peeping by bicycle, we have rounded up six of the best autumn vacations for every type of traveler.

  1. Fall Under the Big Sky: Fall in Big Sky, Montana, brings golden aspen and cottonwood trees, fly fishing for feisty trout and bugling elk. Hike a local trail, wade a world-class river or go on a wildlife safari in nearby Yellowstone National Park, then enjoy the hospitality and comfort of suite accommodations at The Wilson Hotel in Big Sky’s Town Center. https://thewilsonhotel.com/
  2. Leaf Peeping by Bike: Take a two-wheeled tour beneath canopies of gold, orange and red leaves in the Green Mountains with Adventure Cycling Association. Plan your own trip on the Green Mountains Loop, riding from Burlington, Vermont, into New Hampshire and along the Connecticut River, then back across to New York and the shores of Lake Champlain. An organized tour is also available in 2021. https://www.adventurecycling.org/
  3. RV Fall Foliage Road Trip: Blacksford is a new recreational vehicle rental business offering fully stocked Mercedes-Benz Sprinter overland adventure vehicles from Winnebago with an all-inclusive pricing model that includes unlimited miles, no generator fees, bedding, bath and kitchen supplies, free Wi-Fi, a free annual pass to national parks and 24-hour roadside assistance. https://www.blacksford.com/
  4. Glamp Near a National Park: Just minutes from Jackson Hole, Fireside Resort offers 25 pint-sized, luxuriously outfitted tiny house rental units designed by Wheelhaus. The resort is located a stone’s throw from Grand Teton National Park and the Jackson Hole ski slopes. It is a great place to post up for a fall getaway.https://www.firesidejacksonhole.com
  5. Play Cowboy at a Dude Ranch: Red Reflet Ranch is a 28,000-acre luxury resort and working ranch on the west slope of the Bighorn Mountains, just three hours from Yellowstone National Park. Guests stay in private chalets and enjoy family-friendly activities like horseback riding, ATVing, ziplining, swimming, hiking, fishing, shooting and feasting on farm-to-table cuisine. http://redrefletranch.com/
  6. National Park Bicycle Tour:  Escape Adventures has been leading cycling vacations through some of the most awe-inspiring natural destinations in the world since 1992. From road cyclists and mountain bikers to electric bikers, Escape Adventures offers an array of bicycle tours in iconic destinations like Yellowstone National Park, Zion National Park, the Oregon Coast, and the Grand Canyon. https://escapeadventures.com/

Mental Health Matters

As many of you know I’m a therapist. I have a Masters Degree in Counseling and Psychology. I love sharing about my field, but most of all I am blessed and humbled to be able to serve in a field where I have an opportunity to give people the tools to make their lives better. I figured there’s no better time than now to kick off a Thursday series about mental health called, Mental Health Matters. Today I’m going to be sharing with you 5 tips on how to improve your self esteem. Instagram is great, but you only see perfectly curated feeds and you never see the raw, messy versions of people. Adversity is truly what makes or breaks a person. And, this leads me to my first tip… 1) Comparison is the thief of joy. Stop comparing your life to other people’s lives. You never know what someone has to walk through on a daily basis to become who they are. 2) Know your worth. Now this is tricky sometimes because we live in a world that defines people by their marital status, careers, wealth, fame and looks. So, even though the world may say one thing… It’s important you always remember there is value found inside of you. You were created by a God who makes no mistakes. 3) Let go of the past. Yes, you read that correctly. You can never move forward in life if you continuously playback all of the mistakes you’ve made or revisit all of the bad breaks you’ve had. Your brain can only hold on to so much information. It’s time you realize that your future is in front of you, not behind you. 4) Surround yourself with people who bring out the best in you. Let go of anyone that doesn’t bring peace in your life. If your friends don’t support you and pray for you, it’s time to get new friends. Don’t spend your time convincing people to believe in you. I’m a firm believer that your squad will eventually find you. 5) Be a supportive person. Love is a verb, friends. And, the more you willingly serve and support others, you will begin to realize that the only competion you have is the person you see in the mirror. Jealousy and hate have no place in the life of a person who has a healthy self worth. Beautiful people cultivate an attitude of gratitude and choose to see the good even when their worlds are crashing down. -Anita Ford

July Ellie Activewear

Stylish, functional and comfortable.

Whether you’re on the go or you’re headed to the gym, @EllieActiveWear has so many cute options for you. I’ve been teaming up @EllieActivewear for quite some time now and July’s box totally knocked it out of the park. I mean… Give me all the leopard print! @EllieActivewear is a subscription box that’s useful and loved by many who wear athletic gear. A new collection launches the first of every month. Choose 1 of 3 pre-styled fitness

looks, designed by women for women. That’s an entire 3-piece outfit to keep for just $39.95—plus free shipping. Or add 2 fitness accessories for just $10 more!

Try this on for size. You don’t have time for complicated. Ellie understands this. You can log in to adjust your sizing preferences for each item before it ships. If the fit or feel of an item doesn’t excite you, we’ll replace it at no extra charge.

On your terms. Commitment shy? Don’t sweat it. No long-term contracts to sign here. You can skip a month or cancel at any time.“

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June Ellie Activewear Collaboration

Stylish, functional and comfortable.

Whether you’re on the go or you’re headed to the gym, @EllieActiveWear has so many cute options for you. I’ve been teaming up @EllieActivewear for quite some time now and June’s box totally knocked it out of the park. I mean… Give me all the polka dot prints! @EllieActivewear is a subscription box that’s useful and loved by many who wear athletic gear.  A new collection launches the first of every month. Choose 1 of 3 pre-styled fitness

looks, designed by women for women. That’s an entire 3-piece outfit to keep for just $39.95—plus free shipping. Or add 2 fitness accessories for just $10 more!

Try this on for size. You don’t have time for complicated. Ellie understands this. You can log in to adjust your sizing preferences for each item before it ships. If the fit or feel of an item doesn’t excite you, we’ll replace it at no extra charge.

On your terms. Commitment shy? Don’t sweat it. No long-term contracts to sign here. You can skip a month or cancel at

any time.“

#loveellie #ellieactivewear #fitness #lifestyle #vacation #activewear #outdoors #gym #elliepartner #fitnessmotivation #fitnessgirl @ellieactivewear #LoveEllie #juneellie #ElliePartner #sponsored #collaboration #savedclassyandchic #destinfl #florida

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Trendy Tuesday

Hey Friends!
It’s just me today sharing Jumpsuit Style, but more importantly, I wanted to take a minute to tell you about a challenge I’m starting called the Stand By Me challenge. I want to be transparent, I’ve seen messages talking about influencers only being able to influence people with their shopping needs and it’s disappointing because this influencer cares about people’s hearts. I’m not confined to only fashion content. I spread inspiration and encouragement. Fashion is something that I enjoy, but my main goal in this life is to be a blessing to others. My voice is loud alone, but with a group of people who stand for love, light and positivity we can be a change factor in our world. I’m opening up this challenge to bloggers and our follower friends. So, if you’re a person who stands for love and positivity, I want to see you participating in this challenge. I will share your pictures on Instastories and collages, so don’t forget to be creative. It’s a pivotal time in our world, so let’s take a few minutes to show others we are praying for change.
If you would like to be a part of my challenge:
1. Take a picture of yourself holding up this sign in your picture—-🤟🏾-LOVE
3. Tag @savedclassyandchic and @classyandchicgems
4. Be sure to use the hashtag #savedclassyandchicstandbymechallenge.
5. My goal is to get 100 people to participate. Share this message in your stories and let your friends know. We want to make a difference by spreading LOVE in a time of uncertainty.
If you love seeing our style challenges, please be sure to follow our hashtag #ClassyandchicGems or follow our page @classyandchicgems. We love seeing your looks as well, so tag us in your photos! We are looking for more fashion and beauty bloggers to join us. If you’re interested, please send us a DM. Have a great week!
@savedclassyandchic
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Tie Dye-Woman Crush Wednesday!

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On Wednesday’s we will share our hearts AND amazing outfit ideas through our Woman Crush Wednesday loop. Each week, we will have a power color or patten that represents our theme. This week our power pattern is TIE DYE and our theme is LOVE.
Tie dye is all the rage here lately, but when you think about it… Tie dye was a symbol of peace and love during the Vietnam War. Fast forward to 2020, and our world needs a reminder of what love, peace, hope and diversity looks like. When you look at our world, we have a variation of skin tones that make our world beautiful. Every single person is created by a God who makes no mistakes and we are His most prized possessions. We have a choice to spread love or hate, but there is one constant in our lives that will always remain the same and that’s LOVE.
We at @Classyandchicgems plan to share our stories and continue spreading love and light during this time. How are you sharing love during this time? We enjoy hearing from you. As always, you can connect with us by using the hashtag #classyandchicgems or by following our new Instagram page-@classyandchicgems.

Be sure to head over to @nawaterman and k_colburn14 to see their great looks!

The Lord Will Fight For You…

 

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When you experience racism, hate, and spiritual warfare, it’s an attack from the enemy. We all know, when you become a Christian you will walk through trials and tribulations. This past year, I experienced constant racism and bullying, but I chose to use the weapon that was formed against me for my good. I could’ve walked through life being mad at everyone because of the way a certain race treated me, but instead I chose to pray. I want to be very clear when I say this, You do not have to become like the people who are discriminating against you. You can choose to be a better person. It’s hard to speak out about the pain people have tried to inflict on you about something that’s beyond your control, but at the same time there is so much power found in knowing your worth. The devil only fights people who have a purpose on their lives and unfortunately, he will use anyone he can to come against you. But, I’m here to say the glow up from God hits different when you never question your worth. Every smiling face in this world has experienced situations that shook them to the core and pointed them to the cross. Listen to other people’s stories during this time. Be a part of the solution, not the problem. As for me, I choose to love and spread love. I choose to believe this world can change. Hate will never have a place in my heart and I will never allow pain from the past to rob me of my future. @inspirationalspeakeranitaford

For such a time as this…

God has shown me there will be times when I speak words that are hard to convey at the moment. As a speaker,writer and blogger, I treasure this beautiful space. We laugh, we cry, we share our hearts, but most of all…We embrace each other when times get tough. The events that have happened in the last couple of days are absolutely heartbreaking. I see a world filled with so much hate and division. I see people the fear and pain in people’s eyes as they navigate through our new normal. I want to be completely transparent with you when I talk about this topic because I want you to know where my heart is. I am disappointed in people who don’t think diversity is beautiful. I am disappointed in people who hate other races for no reason. I want to openly discuss the pain that has hit our nation yet again.

My family heritage is diverse, but at the end of the day we are a black family in the United States of America. I can’t tell you the amount of times that I’ve heard, “You’re so pretty, for a black woman.” Or the shock and awe I’ve seen on some people’s faces when they find out I’m a Therapist and have a Master’s Degree. It breaks my heart to admit that I’ve faced racism several times in my life and in some cases, racism was found in places where it shouldn’t exist at all. I’m incredibly comfortable in this skin of mine. I own who I am and I love who God has called me to be.

I grew up in a military family. My family moved to different duty stations, but for a long time, we were the only black family in the neighborhoods we lived in. We never experienced racism in our neighborhood. My parents raised us to love people for who they are. We have friends of all races. Does it hurt my heart to see this world in such an uproar? Yes! God created us because He has a purpose and plan for our lives. We all deserve a chance to live without being racially profiled or discriminated against. I look at the next person as my brother or sister in Christ regardless of their skin color. We do have a race problem in our world, but the bigger problem is a heart problem. You can not hate anyone and claim to love Jesus. You can not discriminate against people and think you are following God. Right now God is allowing the scales to fall off our eyes and He wants us to bring attention to the problem at hand. We have to keep conversations going.

As influencers, we can use our platform for good and not only shine a light on the current situation but the situation that has been happening for the longest time. We need to encourage brands and media to broaden their views and show the world what diversity looks like. Brands that tend to represent one outlook aren’t showing what our world looks like and this needs to change. Change often begins with understanding another person’s point of view. My heart breaks knowing yet another black person has lost his life for no reason. I stand tall when I say George Floyd’s death is a tragedy and my heart breaks for his family. As Christians its time for us to stand and call attention to the things that matter most and that’s love. Martin Luther King once said,

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” What the world needs right now is God’s love. Will you join me in spreading His light? We are stronger standing together, not apart. -Inspirational Speaker Anita Ford

Oral Essentials

If you’re like me, you’re always looking for products to improve your smile. I mean, let’s face it…When you’re someone who smiles a lot, your teeth are the first thing people will see. So, I was so excited to team up with Oral Essentials and try their natural teeth whitening kit. I have seen various advertisements and I’ve been wondering if it would make a difference in my teeth, so 3 weeks later…I’m here to say that I love my results and my teeth are NOT sensitive! So, if you’re looking for a product that fits your budget and your on the go lifestyle, give Oral Essentials a try. Everyone’s results will be different, but I can honestly say this is a product that will remain in my arsenal for months to come.

Water 101: Guidance from the CDC, USDA, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and other top-tier experts and physicians on proper hydration, dehydration avoidance.

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Hi Friends!
Today, I’m teaming up with the experts to bring you information about staying hydrated during this period of sheltering in place.

Stay safe. Stay home. Save lives.

As the Executive Editor and Producer of “The Luxe List,” Merilee Kern, MBA is an internationally-regarded brand analyst, strategist and futurist. As prolific consumer trends, lifestyle and leisure industry voice of authority and tastemaker, Merilee keeps her finger on the pulse of the marketplace in search of new and innovative must-haves and exemplary experiences at all price points, from the affordable to the extreme. The best-of-the-best across all product, service and travel categories—as well as noteworthy marketplace change makers, movers and shakers—are spotlighted in her prolific cross-media platform work that reaches multi-millions each month via broadcast TV (her own major market/network TV show “Savvy Living” and copious other shows on which she appears) as well as print and online publications. Connect with her at www.TheLuxeList.com / Instagram www.Instagram.com/LuxeListReports / Twitter www.Twitter.com/LuxeListReports / Facebook www.Facebook.com/LuxeListReports / LinkedIN www.LinkedIn.com/in/MerileeKern.

***Some or all of the accommodations(s), experience(s), item(s) and/or service(s) detailed above may have been provided or arranged at no cost to accommodate this review, but all opinions expressed are entirely those of Merilee Kern and have not been influenced in any way.***

Water 101: Guidance from the CDC, USDA, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and other top-tier experts and physicians on proper hydration, dehydration avoidance

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Water. We all need it—and know we need it—for optimum health and wellness, but a shocking few live daily life in a properly hydrated state and certainly not with appropriate consistency. One doctor-driven report revealed that fully 75 percent, a staggering three-fourths majority, of Americans may suffer from chronic dehydration. It went on to underscore that, “Over time, failure to drink enough water can contribute to a wide array of medical complications, from fatigue, joint pain and weight gain to headaches, ulcers, high blood pressure and kidney disease.” Apparently, this is the tip of the proverbial dehydration-induced illness iceberg.

 

“During a normal day, we lose about two liters of water just through breathing, sweat and other bodily functions,” notes board certified internist Dr. Blanca Lizaola-Mayo. “Even while asleep, we can lose over one kilogram (2.2 pounds) of water-weight not just through sweating, but respiration as well. Even air conditioning has drying effects on our body. The health implications of dehydration are vast and can range from mild to severe, including problems with the heart, blood pressure and breathing, headaches and cognitive issues like concentration … just to name a few. Those who’ve felt that ‘afternoon slump’ should know that dehydration is the number one cause of daytime fatigue. And, it’s important to understand that when we first start to sense thirst, we are already close to two percent dehydrated.”

For all of its importance, proper hydration is a delicate balance to uphold. An Institute of Medicine report cited the fragility of keeping the body duly hydrated, noting, “Over the course of a few hours, body water deficits can occur due to reduced intake or increased water losses from physical activity and environmental (e.g., heat) exposure.” So, a perfectly hydrated body can tip the scales into a dehydrated state in a fairly short amount of time, whether actively (as with exercising), or passively (as with breathing).

Understanding there are commonplace facets of our collective lifestyles that put us at a higher risk of developing mild to severe dehydration, here are some insights and tips from preeminent health experts help you stay happily hydrated:

How Much Water Do You Need? 
According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, “Many factors impact how much water you need, including your age, gender, activity level and overall health … For women, the amount of total water is about 11.5 cups per day and for men about 15.5 cups. These estimates, however, include fluids consumed from both foods and beverages, including water. You typically get about 20 percent of the water you need from the food you eat. Taking that into account, women need about nine cups of fluid per day and men about 12.5 cups in order to help replenish the amount of water that is lost.”

What Are Common Causes of Dehydration?
According to the Mayo Clinic, “Sometimes dehydration occurs for simple reasons: You don’t drink enough because you’re sick or busy, or because you lack access to safe drinking water when you’re traveling, hiking or camping.” While certainly not all-inclusive, known causes for dehydration can encompass sweating from exercise and playing a sport; air travel; traversing in overly hot, humid, cold or windy weather conditions; drinking too much coffee and other diuretic beverages; recovering from a hangover; and a litany of other relatively commonplace daily activities.

Do All Fluids Hydrate the Body?
No. The Cleveland Clinic is very clear with its advisory that “Some beverages are better than others at preventing dehydration,” and that “alcoholic and caffeinated beverages, such as coffee, teas and colas, are not recommended for optimal hydration. These fluids tend to pull water from the body and promote dehydration. Fruit juice and fruit drinks may have too many carbohydrates, too little sodium, and may upset the stomach. Adequate hydration will keep your summer activities safer and much more enjoyable.”

What Are Some Benefits of Proper Hydration?
While the benefits of a properly hydrated body are copious, the CDC points to a few top-line health advantages, including keeping your temperature normal; lubricating and cushioning joints, protecting your spinal cord and other sensitive tissues; and getting rid of wastes through urination, perspiration and bowel movements. Healthline also offers a number of evidence-based health benefits of drinking plenty of water, which include maximizing physical performance; optimized energy levels and mood; and aiding digestion and elimination. Be mindful of water intake, however, as Dr. Lizaola-Mayo warns, “Drinking too much water or fluid can lead to hyponatremia, which causes sodium in the cells to become diluted and too low and can be dangerous—and even life threatening—if untreated.”

What Are Signs of Early or Mild Dehydration?
The Rehydration Project non-profit organization says that “the degree of dehydration is graded according to signs and symptoms that reflect the amount of fluid lost. In the early stages of dehydration, there are no signs or symptoms. Early features are difficult to detect, but include dryness of mouth and thirst. As dehydration increases, signs and symptoms develop.” According to the organization, symptoms of early or mild dehydration include the following: flushed face; extreme thirst; consuming more than normal or the inability to drink; dry, warm skin; the inability to pass urine or reduced amounts (dark, yellow); dizziness made worse when standing; weakness; cramping in the arms and legs; crying with few or no tears; sleepiness or irritableness; sickness; headaches; dry mouth or dry tongue with thick saliva.

What Are Signs of Moderate to Severe Dehydration?
The Rehydration Project also denotes that symptoms of moderate to severe dehydration include low blood pressure; fainting; severe muscle contractions in the arms, legs, stomach, and back; convulsions; a bloated stomach; heart failure; sunken fontanelle—soft spot on a infants head; sunken dry eyes with few or no tears; skin loses its firmness and looks wrinkled; lack of elasticity of the skin (when a bit of skin lifted up stays folded and takes a long time to go back to its normal position); rapid and deep breathing (faster than normal); and a fast, weak pulse. They say that, “In severe dehydration, these effects become more pronounced and the patient may develop evidence of hypovolemic shock, including diminished consciousness; lack of urine output; cool moist extremities; a rapid and feeble pulse (the radial pulse may be undetectable); low or undetectable blood pressure; and peripheral cyanosis. Death follows soon if rehydration is not started quickly.”

Who is At Greatest Risk of Dehydration?
No one is immune to a dehydrated condition, but certain populations are at greater risk. The Mayo Clinic indicates that these vulnerable groups include infants and children, older adults, those with chronic illnesses and people who work or exercise outside. Serious complications can ensue, which they point out can include heat injury (ranging in severity from mild cramps to heat exhaustion or potentially life-threatening heatstroke); urinary tract infections, kidney stones and even kidney failure; seizures due to electrolyte imbalance, sometimes with a loss of consciousness; and low blood volume (hypovolemic) shock.  They say it’s time to call your doctor if you or a loved one “has had diarrhea for 24 hours or more; is irritable or disoriented and much sleepier or less active than usual; can’t keep down fluids; and/or has bloody or black stool.”

How Can You Be a Water-Wise Shopper?
The USDA recommends consumers shop smartly, advising us toUse the Nutrition Facts label to choose beverages at the grocery store. The food label and ingredients list contain information about added sugars, saturated fat, sodium and calories to help you make better choices.”  There are also highly efficacious and economical dehydration avoidance and treatment innovations that can be integrated into one’s lifestyle and used on a daily basis. The experts at SOS Hydration explain that their medically-formulated drink-mix powder accelerates hydration equivalent to an I.V. drip, rehydrating the body fully three-times faster than by drinking water alone. This unique product’s heightened hydration process leverages the body’s digestive “sodium/glucose co-transport system”—an Oral Rehydration Therapy (ORT) endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF.

Can Foods Help You Stay Hydrated?
Yes, the body intakes hydration not only from water and other liquids, but foodstuffs as well—some boasting as much 90 percent water content. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, those in the 90-100 percent water content range include fruits like cantaloupe, strawberries and watermelon; as well as vegetables like lettuce, cabbage, celery, spinach and cooked squash. The organization further states that options with a 70 to 89 percent water content include fruits like bananas, grapes, oranges, pears and pineapples; vegetables such as carrots, cooked broccoli and avocados; and dairy products like yogurt, cottage cheese and ricotta cheese. For drinks, the good folks at EatRight.org advise we focus on unsweetened beverages, like water, in order to limit calories from added sugars, and to use strategies to increase water intake—like adding a flavor enhancer. For this, a fruit-flavored rehydration accelerant like the SOS Hydration drink mix can do tasty double duty.

Can Sports Drinks Actually Undermine Hydration?
Yes. Why pay extra money for excess sugar when what you really need are electrolytes?  Dr. Lizaola-Mayo says that, “in truth, only a very small amount of sugar is required to help transport electrolytes and water into the cells as part of the sodium glucose co-transport system. In fact, this system is mosteffective when it utilizes one molecule of sugar and one molecule of sodium in combination, which helps create the fastest and most effective way to transport water into the cells for hydration. Even water rehydration and other drinks that do actually claim to utilize the sodium glucose co-transport system have been shown to contain excess sugar to enhance taste, apparently discounting the fact that that this added sugar commensurately increases calorie count and actually undermines cellular H2O absorption. If there is excess sugar in a drink, even one engineered as a rehydration solution, then you can trigger reverse osmosis. This process occurs when there is an incorrect balance of sugar to sodium. Sodium always follows sugar and water always follows sodium. In a drink that is correctly balanced (utilizing the sodium glucose co-transport system) then the water and electrolytes optimally flow into the cells.  In high sugar “rehydration” drinks there is too much sugar for the quantity of sodium and, as such, sodium and then water is actually leeched from the cells and passed out of the body as urine.  This can actually cause dehydration—the opposite effect for a rehydration or sports beverage one has spent their hard-earned dollars to purchase.”

So whether indoors or out, active or at rest, suffering illness or perfectly healthy, one thing is clear: Keeping your water sources well at hand and ingesting with regularity (and consistency) can have a profoundly beneficial effect on your health and well-being. It’s one easy and highly accessible assist for a multitude of maladies.

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***Some or all of the accommodations(s), experience(s), item(s) and/or service(s) detailed above may have been provided or arranged at no cost to accommodate this review, but all opinions expressed are entirely those of Merilee Kern and have not been influenced in any way.***