Author Archives: Nancy Mitchell

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Personal Growth

The Importance of Role Models

Are you a mentor? Have you benefitted from a mentor or role model? Often the mentors and role models in our lives go unrecognized. We are not always able to see who or what influences us. Here are three people who have made an impact on my life. You won’t… Read More
  • Nancy Mitchell |
  • July 11, 2020

The Gradual Vegetarian

Eating less meat is difficult, and I don’t recommend you become a vegetarian overnight. What I do recommend is that you become a gradual vegetarian and incorporate aspects of the vegetarian diet. Here are a few ways to help your mind do what is right for your body. Tip #1… Read More
  • Nancy Mitchell |
  • June 24, 2020
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Finding Balance

The Emotional Challenges of Social Distancing

For the immediate future, social distancing is the norm, at least for those of us who want to stay healthy. But “social distancing” is an inexact term. What does “social distancing” really mean in relation to our behaviors and emotional needs? Let’s break it down into two components – physical… Read More
  • Nancy Mitchell |
  • May 24, 2020
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House & Home

Easy Ways to Train Your Cat

Sorry. I lied. There is no easy trick to training your cat. On the contrary, your cat needs to train you. Here are some suggestions to ensure that you and your cat are living “on the same page,” written by Fluffy the Cat. Dear Prime Women readers, Here are a… Read More
  • Nancy Mitchell |
  • April 15, 2020
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House & Home

Self-Reliance: Preparing for the Next Time

I was raised in a suburb of Denver, Colorado. Every day, as we looked west toward the towering Rocky Mountains, we were reminded of who the Boss is. Nature is the Boss! From the vibrant colors of the fall foliage to the uncertainty of the yearly snow depth on our… Read More
  • Nancy Mitchell |
  • April 13, 2020
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How to Treat Migraines: My 35-Year Journey

A migraine is a powerful headache lasting from 4 hours to 3 days that is often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light. Doctors don’t know the exact cause of migraines, but the headaches seem to be related to changes in the brain that cause blood vessels to swell.… Read More
  • Nancy Mitchell |
  • April 8, 2020
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Anti Aging

Coolsculpting: Is it Right for You?

My self-image was “tall and thin.” But my clothing told me otherwise. Here is the experience I had a couple of years ago with Coolsculpting on my stomach.  Coolsculpting is the near-freezing of (and thus killing) fat cells in a part of the body where they are not wanted. The… Read More
  • Nancy Mitchell |
  • March 24, 2020
Spring Cleaning
Finding Balance

Are You a Secret Hoarder?

I am not a hoarder – my house is neat and clean. But a closer look might reveal a few areas that could use improvement and help kickstart organizing my home. Here are a few traits that I recognize in myself. I Might Need That Some Day! Most of us… Read More
  • Nancy Mitchell |
  • March 18, 2020
Benefits of Martial Arts

Martial Arts Training At Any Age: 5 Long Lasting Benefits

At age 49, I began martial arts training. This was my first experience with this kind of physical training. Here is what I learned. What Are Martial Arts Exactly? The term “martial arts” includes different methods and styles of combat. People practice martial arts for lots of reasons: self-defense; competition;… Read More
  • Nancy Mitchell |
  • March 8, 2020

Handling the Hard Work of the Grieving Process

When my husband of 42 years passed away in 2017, I did not grieve. I wondered what was wrong with me. I pretended to be sad, and I was to some degree. But I was not depressed and I was not grieving. Eventually, friends and family saw that I was… Read More
  • Nancy Mitchell |
  • February 22, 2020
Family & Friends

3 Things Your Grandchildren Will Always Cherish

I asked my daughter what she remembered of her grandparents. She doesn’t remember much of the older grandmother, who passed away when she was 4 years old. Her older grandfather lived to be 99, and she remembers his hobbies, his tall tales, and most importantly, his presence at family gatherings.… Read More
  • Nancy Mitchell |
  • February 5, 2020
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Personal Growth

Grow Older, Be Younger

Although I don’t mind becoming older, I mind being old. I want to stay young at heart and keep a vivacious spirit. I'm not alone in this. In a recent study, 60% of people 65 and over said they felt younger than they were. Compare that to the 25% of… Read More
  • Nancy Mitchell |
  • January 28, 2020

About Nancy Mitchell

The author flew for Pan American World Airways for ten years, then married a pilot and became a stepmother of 5 and then a mother of a daughter with physical disabilities. She enjoys family, travel and consciousness studies.