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Healthy Cooking Techniques: Should You Bake or Broil?

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Compared to other cooking techniques, both baking and broiling are considered to be healthier. Both methods employ the dry heat of an oven, but each yields different results. Specific types of foods also taste better by using either technique. In this article, we look into the differences between baking and broiling. We also answer the question of whether you should bake or broil your food.

Baking and broiling are both considered healthy cooking methods.

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Why Celebrating Ampuversaries is Important

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Celebrating or simply remembering specific dates and milestones hold significant power. It allows us to look back and see how far we have come. Celebrating your amputation anniversary (which we will refer to in this article as “ampuversary”) is no different. Doing so can help improve your mental health and prepare you to be at your best for future challenges and lessons.

Ampuversaries serve as a way to celebrate, reflect, and exercise gratitude.

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This 60-Second Hack Can Help Put You in A Much Better Mood Every Morning

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Waking up on the wrong side of the bed is normal. We’re only human. However, you don’t have to be stuck feeling pissed for the rest of the day. The most liberating concept I’ve encountered is that you can choose to be in a bad mood.

Woman having her morning coffee out on the balcony while practicing the 60 second habit for a better mood.

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Prevent Your Prosthesis From Destroying Your Pants With This Trick

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

No matter what you do, your prosthetic socket always leaves small holes in your pants. It seems as if there’s no winning, right? Some people add some covering over their socket trimelines or stitch a durable material to their pants. Others wear slick yoga pants underneath their jeans, but inevitably, the prosthetic socket wins. We’ve been experimenting with a few ideas to prevent your socket from destroying your favorite pair of jeans or pants. Here’s what we have so far. 

A tear in denim pants due to wearing a prosthesis.

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Dealing With Sex and Intimacy After an Amputation 

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

As humans, it’s natural for us to crave intimacy, and sex plays a huge role in cultivating it. However, sex can also present additional challenges and fears, especially after an amputation. In this article, we explore why sex and intimacy can be challenging post-amputation and how to overcome it. We’ll also talk about other forms of intimacy that can help break barriers between you and your partner.

Dealing with sex and intimacy after an amputation.

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