The darkness of night is coming along fast, and
The shadows of love close in the body and the mind.
Open the window to the west, and disappear into the air inside you.
Near your breastbone there is an open flower,
Drink the honey that is all around that flower.
Waves are coming in; there is so much magnificence near [...]
Meditation has been a practice for centuries in the east, and while it’s just gaining popularity in other parts of the world now, research shows that the ancient Yogis were on to something way before their time. Meditation can train the brain to feel more compassion and happiness. A new study out of UW-Madison states [...]
It takes a lot of conscious thought and life approach to maintain a strong and healthy heart. Eat a rainbow of colors. Dr. Linda Van Horn, a nutritionist and a clinical nutrition epidemiologist at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine says, “Colorful vegetables and fruits are where the majority of antioxidants, isoflavones, and other phytochemicals [...]
Heart Health and Menopause
Did you know that after menopause, women burn 500 fewer calories daily? Keep your heart healthy by watching what you eat and adding more exercise into your schedule. Keeping these two things in balance will keep the pounds off while strengthening your muscles, lungs and heart.
Green Tea and Heart Disease
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While nails seem hard and impermeable, they are actually porous and absorbent. Be aware that even water-based polishes and plant-based removers may contain potentially irritating ingredients that could be absorbed either by your nails or by the skin surrounding your nails. Use products with the following ingredients with care:
Acrylic, Styrene/acrylate polymer and acrylate copolymers: These [...]
January is a common time when people are ready for a change – winter has thoroughly set in, New Year’s resolutions are being made, and nails and hair are starting to need a little “boost.” This year, when you consider pampering yourself with a new hair color or a nice set of nails, you don’t [...]
One aspect of fitness that is often, and sadly, overlooked is flexibility training. Typically, when I tell my clients we are going to work on flexibility at the end of the session, I see many of their faces contort into positions that I have to say are quite impressive, but do not express excitement. In [...]
by Sandra Helpsmeet
Our birthright is one of free and expansive breathing and free and easy movement. Look at any baby to see this. So what happens to us? We begin to do things, and not do things, so that we are moving less. And we begin to experience emotional and physical reactions to situations that [...]
by J. Quinlan
We all love our comfort foods: bread, ice cream, mashed potatoes with lots of gravy. There is, in fact, scientific research that indicates what it is about comfort foods that can make them so, well, comforting. Many of these types of foods contain sugars and carbohydrates that give a temporary mental and physical [...]
With recession and poor economic times facing our nation, one area family has turned to worms to help their finances, and in turn, are helping the environment. Ed and Jessica Rebak of Colfax, WI started raising earthworms on a large scale. Besides the added income, Ed and Jessica are helping bring the cost of fishing [...]