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What does it mean to LIVE LIFE BEAUTIFULLY?

 

Beauty means something different to everyone.  It may be a painting, a sunset, an amazing gown, an elderly couple walking hand-in-hand, a new hair style, laughing children, giving the gift of life or volunteering your time.  This month we are celebrating inner and outer beauty and those that LIVE LIFE BEAUTIFULLY with the Gene Juarez Fashion Show.  This amazing show will highlight heart disease and stroke survivors who are living a beautiful life, and influencers in our community who are champions in making a difference in the lives of others.

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As we honor those who are embracing life as well as those that have committed themselves to giving to others, we also celebrate the act of giving. We all know the simple act of giving our talent, time or treasure helps others, but did you know that giving can also be good for the giver?  The act of giving to others has scientifically been proven to boost both mental and physical health. Studies find these health benefits associated with giving:

  • Lower blood pressure
  • Increased self-esteem
  • Less depression
  • Lower stress levels
  • Longer life
  • Greater happiness

Feel-good hormones like serotonin, oxytocin, endorphins, and dopamine can be released when a person sees a direct positive result from their good deeds. The act of helping someone and truly making a difference in a life, whether big or small, is a psychological and emotional win-win.

As we continue our mission at The Hope, we gather our inspiration from our founder Dr. Sauvage, who was more than a premier cardiologist and pioneer of bypass surgery.  For him, fighting heart disease was all about the people and giving them a second chance at life. He would pick patients up at the airport and often times be found sitting bed-side feeding his patients jello.  His compassionate approach to heart disease is the foundation for The Hope and a path that we all strive to follow.

(Bold) “We can all make the world a better place for everyone by developing our own unique talents to the fullest, becoming the best people we can be, and sharing ourselves—and what we have to offer—with other people…”Dr. Lester Sauvage. (/Bold)

By living a life that focuses on health, wellness and altruism we achieve both inner and outer beauty, and rise as leaders and motivators for our families, friends, co-workers, and community. We are thankful for Gene Juarez Salons & Spas for celebrating survivors and influencers who are living life beautifully. When an individual’s inner beauty is strong and healthy, their outer beauty shines!

 

October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month

Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Did you know that Sudden Cardiac Arrest kills over 350,000 Americans every year?

The good news is that being prepared can help save a life!  CPR can double or triple a person’s chance of survival, and use of an AED (automated external defibrillator) within minutes of a cardiac arrest can re-establish a normal heart rhythm.  The number of AEDs placed in accessible public locations is growing.  They can be found in airports, schools, stadiums, shopping malls and other facilities.  They are often identified by a sign bearing a red heart with a lightning bolt.

If you witness a sudden cardiac arrest in an adult or teen, time is of the essence.  Here are the key steps to take:

  1. Call 9-1-1 and have someone retrieve an AED.
  2. Perform hands-only CPR by pushing hard and fast in the center of the chest.
  3. Follow the automated directions to administer the AED.
  4. Provide assistance until help arrives.

Source: The American Heart Association

 

#ITSGOODTOGIVEPour Generously

There are two activities that are proven to be good for your heart: a glass of red wine and an act of kindness. Why not do both?

We are proud to announce a new partnership with Pour Generously and 15% of every wine purchase will go to The Hope Heart Institute. Visit PourGenerously.com/HopeHeart to learn more, and when you sign up for the wine club, 90+ point wine will be delivered to your door every other month.

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