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Category: Body

“Yes, Hal. Anything you Say, Hal.” Why I am an obedient slave to training plans

“Yes, Hal. Anything you Say, Hal.” Why I am an obedient slave to training plans

I am kind of a control freak. I prefer to call the shots, make all my own decisions, and I cringe when anyone takes a parental tone with me. Knowing this about myself, it still surprises me to admit that when it comes to exercise, I just want someone to tell me what to do. […]

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Cleansing Foods for Spring

Cleansing Foods for Spring

Like a sigh of relief, Spring greets us with lightness and new growth each year. Every passing day brings us more hours of sunlight and there is a collective shift in the energy of things. We all seem to have a little more spunk and zest once the temperatures start rising. This energy shift makes […]

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I Can Break a Board with my Bare Hand: How I found karate thanks to my son

I Can Break a Board with my Bare Hand: How I found karate thanks to my son

I have a red belt in karate. Four years ago I never would have imagined myself with the opportunity or desire to break a board with my hands or to be able to count to twenty in Korean. I can do twenty push-ups without collapsing. I have learned hand techniques and forms for each of […]

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Treating Allergies Naturally with Essential Oils

Spring is in the air, and unfortunately, so are pollen, dust, mold and other foreign air particulates that can cause inflammation in respiratory air passages resulting in the unwanted symptoms of seasonal allergies:  runny nose, nasal congestion, post nasal drip, itchy eyes, itchy nose, watering, tearing of the eyes, and sometimes for those that have […]

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Embracing the Clean Food Challenge; One mama recenters herself with clean eating

Embracing the Clean Food Challenge; One mama recenters herself with clean eating

Like generations of women before me, I developed some less-than-stellar dietary habits in my teens. It seemed that teenage girls thrived on Diet Coke and Doritos, and I was no exception. As I stumbled from early adulthood into parenthood, though, it became increasingly clear that processed convenient foods were no longer going to work. I […]

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