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JourneyDance Moves, Awakens, Expresses

Monday, 02 April 2012 09:40
To add to my repertoire of offerings in yoga, movement, personal growth and wellness, I signed up for the weeklong JourneyDance training held in Boston with creator Toni Bergins. The experience was beyond a "simple training” but rather about BEing fully alive. Whether it is an hour class, or entire week, being fully alive is an incredible space to be in!   Throughout the week of restoring my mind and body health, I also came to a deeper place of trusting and accepting myself. As my body’s subtle energy systems were harmoniously flowing, my spirit was elevated into a joyful… Read more...

Under Pressure: Give Joints a Break

Monday, 26 March 2012 16:01
The number of necessary hip and knee replacements needed between 2000-2010 will double by the end of the present decade, and studies predict the number will double again by 2030. But how do women know if a dull ache in the knees or a lingering pain in the lower back are symptoms of joint strain? And what can women do to help keep knees healthy?  "Women are burning the candle at both ends these days, and we want to stay active and healthy. There are a lot of demands on our time and energy. When you have (joint) pain, that… Read more...
Most of us know to apply pressure to a cut to cease bleeding or not to move someone who may have a back injury, but would you know how to react if your tooth got knocked out, a spider bit you, or your neighbor fell off the roof and got knocked out? Better safe than sorry, as the old saying goes. Read on for proper procedures. Knocked Out Tooth: A tooth that is knocked out is not necessarily lost forever, but you should make it a point to get to the dentist as soon as possible. In the meantime, if… Read more...

Breakfast Menus for Girls on the Go

Monday, 12 March 2012 13:45
Springing forward an hour can leave you sleepy and disoriented for days, which is exactly what women don't need in the midst of trying to get ready and out the door on time every morning. Make breakfast easy using these five ideas for a meal full of healthful substance. After all, breakfast is the most important meal of the day for jump-starting your metabolism. Tuesday: Get your potassium and coffee fix too! Coffee Banana Smoothie½ cup cooled brewed coffee½ cup skim milk, almond milk, soy milk, etc.½ medium bananahandful of iceBlend until smooth Read more...

The Real Mediterranean Diet

Monday, 05 March 2012 12:53
I found myself on the Mediterranean island of Corsica. It was an amazing spring day, and my dear husband and I were walking through a flea market near a marina. Yes, there were the typical flea market vendors, lots of touristy clothes, some really nice handmade jewelry, sandals and hats… and then we got to the farmers market. Oh, if only we had something like this every day at home! Instead we have too many vendors selling the same vegetables and fruit each weekend. But here on this rather remote island we had (count them) three different kinds of artichokes!… Read more...

Sipping Your Way to Good Health

Monday, 27 February 2012 13:10
Before you turn up your nose and decide to Supersize, consider giving raw foods a try. Going green (and red, and yellow, and white, and orange) with your diet can boost the immune system and ward off illnesses from the common cold to cancer. Nutrient-rich, and easy to digest, raw foods are turning heads as of late. Jennifer Pohlman, owner of Sip Organic Juice Bar in Grand Rapids is proving that chewing is overrated. Jennifer opened Sip this month and has created an inviting, and detoxifying, environment within the walls of the cozy juice bar. With menu items like "Purple Rain"… Read more...
The crazy pace of life in today’s society can take its toll on a woman's health. Not only in the dramatic increase in stress related conditions, that range from headaches, fatigue, and digestive disorders to chronic pain and insomnia, but in the significant effects on moods, sense of purpose, and happiness levels. Many women find it hard to get motivated in the morning, and run out of energy by mid-afternoon. Often we find ourselves depending on caffeine or sweets to get through the day. And after work, we frequently run full blast taking care of the family until we fall… Read more...

Owning Your Health, the Key to Serenity

Monday, 13 February 2012 11:37
“Own your health” is the relatively new catchphrase in the natural health industry. What does it mean? Simply put, you can’t get healthy until you want to get healthy. It also means that you take an active roll in staying healthy. Here is a clear example of someone who takes ownership of her health: She goes to the doctor regularly to get simple tests to confirm that she is on the right track. She has a discussion with their doctor about some changes in her health, and the doctor may explain some possible causes. Now that she has an understanding… Read more...
Many people believe that tea is reserved for those who live in the Mother Country, the elderly or those with a seasonal illness, however, drinking tea on a regular basis has health benefits that your morning coffee or daily soda can’t provide. From herbal teas to black teas, this drink is full of antioxidants that may prevent cancer and even help increase your metabolism. Tea has been enjoyed for thousands of years and was first steeped and traded in Eastern countries. It was believed to give one happiness and wisdom, and is now believed to have health benefits with which… Read more...

Wintertime Calorie Busters

Monday, 30 January 2012 08:44
Do you look out the window at sleet and snow and instantly lose motivation to work out? Or maybe you have a treadmill that acts as more of a storage unit. Use these winter-friendly tips to keep your heart rate up this season. Shovel instead of snow blowing. Sure snow blowing requires a certain amount of exertion, but when you shovel, you use your own motor (aka your heart) to heave the snow off the sidewalk. Protect your lower back while shoveling by using your leg muscles to lift a shovel-full of snow. Put the remote away. Whether your T.V.… Read more...

 

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