Kegel Exercises can help women live a more satisfying life

Kegel Exercises can help women live a more satisfying life

The Positively Living show  “Women helping Women”

by Leslie Godbold


kegel exercise diagram

Have you heard of those exercises? You know the exercises that women do to tighten down there.

It is not a secret but incase you don’t know…

Kegel exercises strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, which support your uterus, bladder, small intestine and rectum. These muscles are like a hammock that hold in your pelvic organs.

Some of the benefits of kegel exercise :

stronger pelvic muscles

Reduced urinary incontinence and “leaking urine”

Increased pleasure with sexual activity

Ladies , I can tell a difference 🙂 However I am not a medical professional. Only a woman sharing her personal experiences.

To start your kegel exercises correctly or for more information click Kegel Exercises for Women

“Dr. Ibrahim Discusses “Bio-Identical Hormones; Facts not Fears” at tonight’s event

“Dr. Ibrahim Discusses “Bio-Identical Hormones; Facts not Fears” at tonight’s event

You have heard Dr. Ibrahim of Asheville Healthspan Md on Positively Living. Dr. Ibrahim has shared information on several topics including Bio- Identical Hormones.
You can meet and get your questions answered during tonight’s event…

“Dr. Ibrahim Discusses “Bio-Identical Hormones; Facts not Fears”

I will be giving a talk TONIGHT at the Asheville Compound Pharmacy on Bio-identical Hormones: “Facts not Fears, How natural hormones improve your health and well being!”

Current patients — bring a friend with you tomorrow night. If your friend becomes a patient you will both receive $50 off of your next visit!

Time: 6 pm to 7 pm
Place: Asheville Compound Pharmacy

Don’t wait! Call today at 348-7699 to reserve a seat for Dr. Ibrahim’s discussion TONIGHT.

Where: 760 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804

6pm -7pm

Asheville HealthSpan MD | One Vanderbilt Park Drive | Suite 230 | Asheville | NC | 28803

Third and Final Valentines 2015 giveaway our “Fit to Love” package

Third and Final Valentines 2015 giveaway our “Fit to Love” package

“Positively Living with Leslie Godbold” and Rae Lee , owner of Crosstraining are excited to offer our third Valentines 2015 Giveaway Package.

“The Fit to Love” package consists of 5 seventy five minute cross training group workouts. You can join others in this exciting, biblical based cross training workout. To strengthen the body, mind and soul, this giveaway will nurture all of God’s vessels.

For more information on this fast grow workout regimen , go to their Facebook

To be entered into the drawing for this “Fit to Love” package, comment on this blog, (insure we can contact you if you win) OR email include Feel the Love in your subject line.

All entries will be placed in a drawing to be held on the afternoon of Thursday Feb. 12,2015 approx. 4:00 pm est . All winners will be awarded by Leslie Godbold .

Restrictions and qualifications do apply to this giveaway. No cash value can be expected or given. Not responsible for lost or unreceived entries.

Good Luck, you deserve to be treated like a Valentine! Love yourself or your valentine

Stand up for yourself and others with Nicole Middendorf and Shane Koyczan

We focus on the topic “Stand up for yourself and others” Host, Leslie Godbold shares her conversation “Standing up for yourself and others” explains standing for for yourself or others does not mean you are aggressive but rather balanced and fair.

Nicole Middendorf owner of Prosper well Financial joins us to share the financial black holes and hidden monies that may exist for different stages of our life. For more information go to her website at

To continue Our “Stand up for yourself and others” turns to Ted Talks for this message.
…hilarious and haunting, poet Shane Koyczan puts his finger on the pulse of what it’s like to be young and … different. “To This Day,” his spoken-word poem about bullying, captivated millions as a viral video (created, crowd-source style, by 80 animators). Here, he gives a glorious, live reprise with backstory and violin accompaniment by Hannah Epperson.

Thank you for tuning in to our show today on WSVM 1490 VRadio at 9am and WZGM 1350 at Noon. Our show is also available on your Tunein app on channel “Positively Living” at Noon.

This episode will be available by podcast after broadcasting.

Large Job Fair coming to Asheville NC on January 7th 2015

Job Fair employers announced
Job seekers with a New Year’s resolution of advancing their career in 2015 can start with the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce’s 9th Annual Homecoming Job Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, January 7, 2015. Presented by The Omni Grove Park Inn, the job fair will be held at the Davis Event Center at the WNC Agriculture Center in Fletcher.

With nearly 100 employers and job seeker resources slated to attend, Western North Carolina’s largest annual job fair will showcase regional employment opportunities in growth industries, including advanced manufacturing, health services, technology, financial services, and hospitality.

New Belgium Brewing will kick off its Asheville hiring process at the Chamber’s job fair and will be hiring for about 50 positions throughout 2015 for its new brewery in West Asheville and its distribution center in Enka-Candler. Also new in 2015, Venture Asheville and a handful of high-growth tech and startup companies, including BuildFax, RISC Networks, Hot Wax and Trunk Media, will be represented and seeking talent to hire.

In total, participating companies will be looking to fill an estimated 6,000 positions available in the region. Information on participating employers is currently listed online at

As an added benefit, the job fair will include career seminars sponsored by AARP for area job seekers at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. titled, “Life Reimagined for Work: Are you 40+ and wanting to find work or make a career change?” Job seekers are encouraged to bring resumes for distribution, as many employers will accept applications at the event.

Buncombe County has an outbreak of Pertsussis aka whooping cough per Buncombe County Health Department

Increase in Whooping Cough in WNC:
3 Steps that provide a “Shield of Protection”

Recently, there has been an increase in the number of persons sick with pertussis (whooping cough) in Western N.C., including Buncombe County and some surrounding counties. Buncombe County currently has 19 cases of pertussis.

Pertussis is an infection that affects the upper airways and is easily spread from person-to-person by coughing or sneezing. Anyone can get pertussis but it is especially dangerous and can even be deadly for babies. About 50% of all infants younger than one year of age who get pertussis are hospitalized. Most people who die from whooping cough are infants that are too young to be fully immunized.

At first, symptoms are typically like those of the common cold, including:
· Runny nose;
· Low-grade fever; and
· Mild, occasional cough.
· Infants may have a pause in their breathing, known as apnea.

After one to two weeks, symptoms can worsen to include:
· Severe coughing fits or spells, followed by a high-pitched “whoop” sound when a breath is taken;
· Vomiting (throwing-up) after coughing fits, especially in young children; and
· Exhaustion (feeling very tired) after coughing fits.
· The illness can be less severe and the typical “whoop” can be absent in teens and adults, especially those who have been immunized against pertussis.

Three simple steps can provide a shield of protection for individuals and their loved ones against pertussis and other deadly preventable diseases.

Step 1: Get Immunized
The best way to prevent pertussis is to get immunized. DTaP is the immunization given to infants and children starting at 2 months of age. Because young children are not adequately protected against pertussis until they have received at least three doses of DTaP, it is also especially important that family members, caregivers of infants, and members in our community are immunized against pertussis. Based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations, Buncombe County Medical Director Dr. Jennifer Mullendore strongly recommends a one-time Tdap booster for preteens, teens and adults. It is also recommended that all women receive a Tdap booster in the third trimester of each pregnancy, regardless of whether they were already immunized.

By staying up-to-date on immunizations, individuals provide a shield of protection not only for themselves and their loved ones but also to vulnerable populations like infants and small children, those with pre-existing health conditions, and the elderly by reducing the likelihood of spreading preventable communicable diseases like pertussis.

Step 2: Practice Good Health Habits
Practicing good health habits, like frequent handwashing or using alcohol-based hand sanitizers and covering your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, can help prevent the spread of pertussis and other illnesses.

Step 3: Sick? See your Health Care Provider
Early diagnosis and treatment of pertussis is very important to prevent spread of the infection. Anyone with symptoms of pertussis should stay home from school, work or other group activities and make an appointment with their doctor. Contact your health care provider if you or your child has symptoms of pertussis. Sometimes antibiotics are given to people who have been exposed to pertussis even if they don’t have symptoms. This is done to protect babies and other vulnerable people from pertussis.

Individuals should contact their health care provider, pharmacy or local health department to get up-to-date on Tdap and other immunizations to protect themselves and their families. Visit for more information and watch and share our Pertussis PSA below.

Blue Shirt Day® World Day Of Bullying Prevention and a Smile!

Blue Shirt Day® World Day Of Bullying Prevention and a Smile!

Today is Blue Shirt Day® World Day Of Bullying Prevention! Tell everyone you know to wear a BLUE Shirt on Monday, 10-6-14. Let’s put an end to bullying, cyberbullying, other digital abuse, hatred, racism and homophobia and STOMP Out Bullying everywhere! In schools, communities, at work, & on social media pages. It doesn’t matter what shirt you wear on October 6th as long as it’s BLUE!! #GoBlue2EndBullying2014

Let’s go a step above today’s goal and share a smile to everyone we see while wearing our blue shirt. Yes , take a stand against bullying and making everyone’s day brighter with our smiles

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World Day of Bullying Prevention stand up with a smile