EO1. The Informed Self-Care Series

Self-care is one of the most important elements for increasing health to the greatest degree. Physicians are trained to be skillful in diagnosis and the treatment of signs and symptoms. However, their decision making is based on averages and “norms”. Treatment plans are created to move abnormal findings (signs and symptoms) into a normal range. By definition, an average is a single value that represents the general significance of a set of unequal values. Those unequal values can contain extreme outliers that are far from what the norm is for you. You are the only person that experiences every second of your life. That makes you the best judge of what is normal and abnormal for you. Therefore, I encourage my clients and athletes to view health as a personal responsibility. Informed self-care is a personal commitment to take care of yourself. It can come in many forms, but medically speaking, your self-care should focus on supporting the organ systems that form your body. A good way to organize that support is by looking at the traumas, thoughts, and toxins that could damage your health (mind, body, or spirit).

As you move toward taking more responsibility for your own health, it is paramount to understand the issues that may not necessitate the immediate attention of a medical professional. This is where the daily use of essential oils really shines: as a complement to modern medicine. Essential oils can support the proper function of different body systems on a daily basis, address minor blemishes, support feelings of clear breathing, protect against environmental threats, and more.* In the following articles, learn more about the incredible benefits that can come from purposeful essential oil use.

The information in the Informed Self-care Series is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. However, it should get you started on the path to understanding how your body works and learning how to take charge of your health. The key to understanding how your body works is to know how it responds to different levels of rest, stress, exercise, and nutrition.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

The Informed Self-Care Series discusses how essentials oils can be used to reduce toxic load, to improve rest & manage stress, and support exercise and healthy eating. Furthermore, it outlines the benefits, history, and uses of essential oils.

Before we dive into the details of essential oils, I would like to share my thoughts on living a healthy lifestyle. First, essential oil use should be a part of your fitness lifestyle. Like other supplements (vitamin, mineral, or sport), they are not a replacement for healthy behaviors. In the following blog, PP1: DPSA Wellness, I outline the fitness lifestyle that my family and I follow. It has improved our overall health, fitness level, and reduced stress levels and medical visits. For me, it has been instrumental in living life with more purpose and job fulfillment. Feel free to use it.

References

1. Stephen Joel Coons PhD, William F. McGhan PharmD, PhD & J. Lyle Bootman PhD (1989) Self-Care Practices of College Students, Journal of American College Health, 37:4, 170-173, DOI: 10.1080/07448481.1989.9938411

WNBA Champions

The Houston Comets asserted themselves at the dominating force early in WNBA history. However, the Los Angeles Sparks have shown longevity, with 3 straight finals appearances from 2001 to 2003 and back to back appearances in 2016 and 2017. Still, the Minnesota Lynx have emerged as the franchise to beat.

Minnesota Lynx appeared in 6 WNBA Finals (2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, and 2017), holding a record of 4 wins and 2 loses.

Maya Moore, Seimone Augustus, Rebekkah Brunson and Lindsay Whalen are part of Minnesota’s longtime veteran core. AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill.

1990 – 1999

  • 1997: Houston Comets def. New York Liberty
  • 1998: Houston Comets def. Phoenix Mercury
  • 1999: Houston Comets def. New York Liberty

2000 – 2009

  • 2000: Houston Comets def. New York Liberty
  • 2001: Los Angeles Sparks def. Charlotte Sting
  • 2002: Los Angeles Sparks def. New York Liberty
  • 2003: Detroit Shock def. Los Angeles Sparks
  • 2004: Seattle Storm def. Connecticut Sun
  • 2005: Sacramento Monarchs def. Connecticut Sun
  • 2006: Detroit Shock def. Sacramento Monarchs
  • 2007: Phoenix Mercury def. Detroit Shock
  • 2008: Detroit Shock def. San Antonio Silver Stars
  • 2009: Phoenix Mercury def. Indiana Fever

2010 – 2019

  • 2010: Seattle Storm def Atlanta Dream
  • 2011: Minnesota Lynx def. Atlanta Dream
  • 2012: Indiana Fever def. Minnesota Lynx
  • 2013: Minnesota Lynx def. Atlanta Dream
  • 2014: Phoenix Mercury def. Chicago Sky
  • 2015: Minnesota Lynx def. Indiana Fever
  • 2016: Los Angeles Sparks def. Minnesota Lynx
  • 2017: Minnesota Lynx def. Los Angeles Sparks
  • 2018: Seattle Storm def. Washington Mystics
  • 2019: Washington Mystics def. Connecticut Sun

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NBA Champions

Taking a look at the NBA’s history decade by decade, the Boston Celtics have asserted their dominance with a league leading 17 championships, since the league’s 1946 inception.

1940 – 1949

  • 1946-47 | Finals: Philadelphia Warriors def. Chicago Stags 4-1
  • 1947-48 | Finals: Baltimore Bullets def. Philadelphia Warriors 4-2
  • 1948-49 | Finals: Minneapolis Lakers def. Washington Capitols 4-2
  • 1949-50 | Finals: Minneapolis Lakers def. Syracuse Nationals 4-2

1950 – 1959

  • 1950-51 | Finals: Rochester Royals def. New York Knicks 4-3
  • 1951-52 | Finals: Minneapolis Lakers def. New York Knicks 4-1
  • 1952-53 | Finals: Minneapolis Lakers def. New York Knicks 4-1
  • 1953-54 | Finals: Minneapolis Lakers def. Syracuse Nationals 4-3
  • 1954-55 | Finals: Syracuse Nationals def. Ft. Wayne Pistons 4-3
  • 1955-56 | Finals: Philadelphia Warriors def. Ft. Wayne Pistons 4-1 | MVP: Bob Pettit, St. Louis Hawks
  • 1956-57 | Finals: Boston Celtics def. St. Louis Hawks 4-3 | MVP: Bob Cousy, Boston Celtics
  • 1957-58 | Finals: St. Louis Hawks def. Boston Celtics 4-2 | MVP: Bill Russell, Boston Celtics
  • 1958-59 | Finals: Boston Celtics def. Minneapolis Lakers 4-0 | MVP: Bob Pettit, St. Louis Hawks 4-0
  • 1959-60 | Finals: Boston Celtics def. St. Louis Hawks 4-3 | MVP: Bill Russell, Boston Celtics

1960 – 1969

  • 1960-61 | Finals: Boston Celtics def. St. Louis Hawks 4-1 | MVP: Bill Russell, Boston Celtics
  • 1961-62 | Finals: Boston Celtics def. Los Angeles Lakers 4-3 | MVP: Bill Russell, Boston Celtics 
  • 1962-63 | Finals: Boston Celtics def. Los Angeles Lakers 4-2 | MVP: Oscar Robertson, Cincinnati Royals
  • 1963-64 | Finals: Boston Celtics def. San Francisco Warriors 4-1 | MVP: Bill Russell, Boston Celtics
  • 1964-65 | Finals: Boston Celtics def. Los Angeles Lakers 4-1 | MVP: Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia 76ers
  • 1965-66 | Finals: Boston Celtics def. Los Angeles Lakers 4-1 | MVP: Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia 76ers
  • 1966-67 | Finals: Philadelphia 76ers def. San Francisco Warriors 4-2 | MVP: Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia 76ers
  • 1967-68 | Finals: Boston Celtics def. Los Angeles Lakers 4-2 | MVP: Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia 76ers
  • 1968-69 | Finals: Boston Celtics def. Los Angeles Lakers 4-3 | MVP: Wes Unseld, Baltimore Bullets
  • 1969-70 | Finals: New York Knicks def. Los Angeles Lakers 4-3 | MVP: Willis Reed, New York Knicks

1970 – 1979

  • 1970-71 | Finals: Milwaukee Bucks def. Baltimore Bullets 4-0 | MVP: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Milwaukee Bucks
  • 1971-72 | Finals: Los Angeles Lakers def. New York Knicks 4-1 | MVP: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Milwaukee Bucks 
  • 1972-73 | Finals: New York Knicks def. Los Angeles Lakers 4-1 | MVP: Dave Cowens, Boston Celtics
  • 1973-74 | Finals: Boston Celtics def. Milwaukee Bucks 4-3 | MVP: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Milwaukee Bucks
  • 1974-75 | Finals: Golden State Warriors def. Washington Bullets 4-0 | MVP: Bob McAdoo, Buffalo Braves 
  • 1975-76 | Finals: Boston Celtics def. Phoenix Suns 4-2 | MVP: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Los Angeles Lakers 
  • 1976-77 | Finals: Portland Trail Blazers def. Philadelphia 76ers 4-2 | MVP: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Los Angeles Lakers 
  • 1977-78 | Finals: Washington Bullets def. Seattle SuperSonics 4-3 | MVP: Bill Walton, Portland Trail Blazers 
  • 1978-79 | Finals: Seattle SuperSonics def. Washington Bullets 4-1 | MVP: Moses Malone, Houston Rockets
  • 1979-80 | Finals: Los Angeles Lakers def. Philadelphia 76ers 4-2 | MVP: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Los Angeles Lakers
     

1980 – 1989

  • 1980-81 | Finals: Boston Celtics def. Houston Rockets 4-2 | MVP: Julius Erving, Philadelphia 76ers
  • 1981-82 | Finals: Los Angeles Lakers def. Philadelphia 76ers 4-2 | MVP: Moses Malone, Houston Rockets
  • 1982-83 | Finals: Philadelphia 76ers def. Los Angeles Lakers 4-0 | MVP: Moses Malone, Philadelphia 76ers
  • 1983-84 | Finals: Boston Celtics def. Los Angeles Lakers 4-3 | MVP: Larry Bird, Boston Celtics
  • 1984-85 | Finals: Los Angeles Lakers def. Boston Celtics 4-2 | MVP: Larry Bird, Boston Celtics 
  • 1985-86 | Finals: Boston Celtics def. Houston Rockets 4-2 | MVP: Larry Bird, Boston Celtics
  • 1986-87 | Finals: Los Angeles Lakers def. Boston Celtics 4-2 | MVP: Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers
  • 1987-88 | Finals: Los Angeles Lakers def. Detroit Pistons 4-3 | MVP: Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls
  • 1988-89 | Finals: Detroit Pistons def. Los Angeles Lakers 4-0 | MVP: Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers
  • 1989-90 | Finals: Detroit Pistons def. Portland Trail Blazers 4-1 | MVP: Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers

1990 – 1999

  • 1990-91 | Finals: Chicago Bulls def. Los Angeles Lakers 4-1 | MVP: Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls
  • 1991-92 | Finals: Chicago Bulls def. Portland Trail Blazers 4-2 | MVP: Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls
  • 1992-93 | Finals: Chicago Bulls def. Phoenix Suns 4-2 | MVP: Charles Barkley, Phoenix Suns
  • 1993-94 | Finals: Houston Rockets def. New York Knicks 4-3 | MVP: Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston Rockets
  • 1994-95 | Finals: Houston Rockets def. Orlando Magic 4-0 | MVP: David Robinson, San Antonio Spurs 
  • 1995-96 | Finals: Chicago Bulls def. Seattle SuperSonics 4-2 | MVP: Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls
  • 1996-97 | Finals: Chicago Bulls def. Utah Jazz 4-2 | MVP: Karl Malone, Utah Jazz 
  • 1997-98 | Finals: Chicago Bulls def. Utah Jazz 4-2 | MVP: Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls
  • 1998-99 | Finals: San Antonio Spurs def. New York Knicks 4-0 | MVP: Karl Malone, Utah Jazz
  • 1999-00 | Finals: Los Angeles Lakers def. Indiana Pacers 4-2 | MVP: Shaquille O’Neal, Los Angeles Lakers

2000 – 2009

  • 2000-01 | Finals: Los Angeles Lakers def. Philadelphia 76ers 4-1 | MVP: Allen Iverson, Philadelphia 76ers
  • 2001-02 | Finals: Los Angeles Lakers def. New Jersey Nets 4-0 | MVP: Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs
  • 2002-03 | Finals: San Antonio Spurs def. New Jersey Nets 4-2 | MVP: Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs
  • 2003-04 | Finals: Detroit Pistons def. Los Angeles Lakers 4-1 | MVP: Kevin Garnett, Minnesota Timberwolves
  • 2004-05 | Finals: San Antonio Spurs def. Detroit Pistons 4-3 | MVP: Steve Nash, Phoenix Suns
  • 2005-06 | Finals: Miami Heat def. Dallas Mavericks 4-2 | MVP: Steve Nash, Phoenix Suns
  • 2006-07 | Finals: San Antonio Spurs def. Cleveland Cavaliers 4-0 | MVP: Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks
  • 2007-08 | Finals: Boston Celtics def. Los Angeles Lakers 4-2 | MVP: Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
  • 2008-09 | Finals: Los Angeles Lakers def. Orlando Magic 4-1 | MVP: LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
  • 2009-10 | Finals: Los Angeles Lakers def. Boston Celtics 4-3 | MVP: LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers

2010 – 2019

  • 2010-11 | Finals: Dallas Mavericks def. Miami Heat 4-2 | MVP: Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls
  • 2011-12 | Finals: Miami Heat def. Oklahoma City Thunder 4-1 | MVP: LeBron James, Miami Heat
  • 2012-13 | Finals: Miami Heat def. San Antonio Spurs 4-3 | MVP: LeBron James, Miami Heat
  • 2013-14 | Finals: San Antonio Spurs def. Miami Heat 4-1 | MVP: Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder
  • 2014-15 | Finals: Golden State Warriors def. Cleveland Cavaliers 4-2 | MVP: Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
  • 2015-16 | Finals: Cleveland Cavaliers def. Golden State Warriors 4-3 | MVP: Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
  • 2016-17 | Finals: Golden State Warriors def. Cleveland Cavaliers 4-1 | MVP: Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder
  • 2017-18 | Finals: Golden State Warriors def. Cleveland Cavaliers 4-0 | MVP: James Harden, Houston Rockets
  • 2018-19 | Finals: Toronto Raptors def. Golden State Warriors 4-2 | MVP: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks

Boston Marathon Winners (Men)

1890 – 1899

1897: John McDermott (USA)

1898: Ronald MacDonald (CAN)

1899: Lawrence Brignolia (USA)

1900 – 1909

1900–01: Jack Caffery (CAN)

1902: Sammy Mellor (USA)

1903: John Lordan (USA)

1904: Michael Spring (USA)

1905: Frederick Lorz (USA)

1906: Timothy Ford (USA)

1907: Thomas Longboat (CAN)

1908: Thomas Morrissey (USA)

1909: Henri Renaud (USA)

1910 – 1919

1910: Fred Cameron (CAN)

1911: Clarence DeMar (USA)

1912: Michael Ryan (USA)

1913: Fritz Carlson (USA)

1914: James Duffy (CAN)

1915: Édouard Fabre (CAN)

1916: Arthur Roth (USA)

1917: Bill Kennedy (USA)

1918: (Military Relay)

1919: Carl Linder (USA)

1920 – 1929

1920: Peter Trivoulides (GRE)

1921: Frank Zuna (USA)

1922–24: Clarence DeMar (USA)

1925: Charles Mellor (USA)

1926: John C. Miles (CAN)

1927–28: Clarence DeMar (USA)

1929: John C. Miles (CAN)

1930 – 1939

1930: Clarence DeMar (USA)

1931: James Henigan (USA)

1932: Paul de Bruyn (GER)

1933: Leslie S. Pawson (USA)

1934: Dave Komonen (CAN)

1935: John A. Kelley (USA)

1936: Ellison Brown (USA)

1937: Walter Young (CAN)

1938: Leslie S. Pawson (USA)

1939: Ellison Brown (USA)

1940 – 1949

1940: Gérard Côté (CAN)

1941: Leslie S. Pawson (USA)

1942: Joe Smith (USA)

1943–44: Gérard Côté (CAN)

1945: John A. Kelley (USA)

1946: Stylianos Kyriakides (GRE)

1947: Suh Yun-bok (KOR)

1948: Gérard Côté (CAN)

1949: Gösta Leandersson (SWE)

1950 – 1959

1950: Ham Kee-yong (KOR)

1951: Shigeki Tanaka (JPN)

1952: Mateo Flores (GTM)

1953: Keizo Yamada (JPN)

1954: Veikko Karvonen (FIN)

1955: Hideo Hamamura (JPN)

1956: Antti Viskari (FIN)

1957: John J. Kelley (USA)

1958: Franjo Mihalić (YUG)

1959: Eino Oksanen (FIN)

1960 – 1969

1960: Paavo Kotila (FIN)

1961–62: Eino Oksanen (FIN)

1963–64: Aurèle Vandendriessche (BEL)

1965: Morio Shigematsu (JPN)

1966: Kenji Kimihara (JPN)

1967: Dave McKenzie (NZL)

1968: Amby Burfoot (USA)

1969: Yoshiaki Unetani (JPN)

1970 – 1979

1970: Ron H ill (GBR)

1971: Álvaro Mejía (COL)

1972: Olavi Suomalainen (FIN)

1973: Jon Anderson (USA)

1974: Neil Cusack (IRE)

1975: Bill Rodgers (USA)

1976: Jack Fultz (USA)

1977: Jerome Drayton (CAN)

1978–79: Bill Rodgers (USA)

1980 – 1989

1980: Bill Rodgers (USA)

1981: Toshihiko Seko (JPN)

1982: Alberto Salazar (USA)

1983: Greg Meyer (USA)

1984–85: Geoff Smith (GBR)

1986: Robert de Castella (AUS)

1987: Toshihiko Seko (JPN)

1988: Ibrahim Hussein (KEN)

1989: Abebe Mekonnen (ETH)

1990 – 1999

1990: Gelindo Bordin (ITA)

1991–92: Ibrahim Hussein (KEN)

1993–95: Cosmas Ndeti (KEN)

1996: Moses Tanui (KEN)

1997: Lameck Aguta (KEN)

1998: Moses Tanui (KEN)

1999: Joseph Chebet (KEN)

2000 – 2009

2000: Elijah Lagat (KEN)

2001: Lee Bong-ju (KOR)

2002: Rodgers Rop (KEN)

2003: Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot (KEN)

2004: Timothy Cherigat (KEN)

2005: Hailu Negussie (ETH)

2006–08: Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot (KEN)

2009: Deriba Merga (ETH)

2010 – 2019

2010: Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot (KEN)

2011: Geoffrey Mutai (KEN)

2012: Wesley Korir (KEN)

2013: Lelisa Desisa (ETH)

2014: Meb Keflezighi (USA)

2015: Lelisa Desisa (ETH)

2016: Lemi Berhanu Hayle (ETH)

2017: Geoffrey Kipkorir Kirui (KEN)

2018: Yuki Kawauchi (JPN)

2019: Lawrence Cherono (KEN)

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