This series is sponsored by Ghirardelli Chocolate and Josh Cellars. I’m delighted to share my original opinions and ideas as part of their #asweetpairing campaign.

Welcome to the Valentine Planner Day 4. Over the past few days we made a plan, put that plan into action and took some time to chill.Today’s theme is Bless Your Heart. Today we focus on our heart health. Did you know that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year? Scary, right? Thankfully, 80% of heart disease and stroke events may be prevented by lifestyle changes and education.

When is the last time you had your heart-health checkup? If it’s been more than a year, consider calling your doctor to make an appointment ASAP. Having your checkup close to Valentine’s Day gives you a natural reminder to keep this important date with yourself each year. This is serious business.

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On a much less serious note, I’ve heard that red wine and dark chocolate may have heart health benefits (when consumed in moderation, of course). I hope this is true because chocolate! Ghirardelli offers dark chocolate squares with higher percentages of cacao. My favorite of the darks is the Twilight Delight at 72%. It pairs well with Josh Cellars Pinot Noir.

p.s. I’m no expert and I am by no means offering medical advice. Find out more about taking good care of your heart at Go Red For Women.


Posts in this Series…

Valentine Planner – Day 1 – Plan

Valentine Planner – Day 2 – Let’s Get It Started

Valentine Planner – Day 3 – Relax & Refresh

Valentine Planner – Day 4 – Bless Your Heart

Valentine Planner – Day 5 – Protect Your Sanity

Valentine Planner – Day 6 – Bless Here Heart

Valentine Planner – Day 7 – Treat Yourself

Valentine Planner – Day 8 – Party & Shop

Valentine Planner – Day 9 – Prep & Play

Valentine Planner – Day 10 – Celebrate