A Veggie Thanksgiving?

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I love the Well Blog at The New York Times.  They always have great recipe ideas and the photographs they post make my mouth water.  There are many things to love about the Well Blog, but I especially love that each year they feature vegetarian Thanksgiving ideas. Think about it: is turkey really the best part of Thanksgiving?  I think …

Pumpkin Everything

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From time to time, I get obsessed with something.  Each October, I become obsessed with Pumpkins.  I can’t help but collect the small varieties.  They multiply in my house like orange rabbits or dust bunnies, occupying window ledges and taking up counter space.  I love their smooth skin, the creases that gently slope up to the funny, curling stems they …

Consistent Yoga Practice: Flavor for Life

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I used to think yoga was stretching.  But I also used to think mayonnaise was animal fat in a jar.  I had much to learn. Merriam-Webster defines Yoga with a capitol Y as “a Hindu theistic philosophy teaching the suppression of all activity of body, mind, and will in order that the self may realize its distinction from them and …

Daily Downward Dogs Can Make Me 60% More Creative?

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As if it wasn’t enough that regular exercise keeps your heart happy and body strong, Fast Company resurrects the ancient hypothesis guided by the great scholars, writers, thinkers of Grecian times that physical exercise and the consistent discipline of it actually plays a key role as ‘muse’ for creators, artists and inventors of all kinds. The key take from the …

Water Bottles Are Your Friends

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Everyone knows it’s important to drink water.  8 glasses a day, some say.  Others say you should take your weight in pounds, divide by two, and drink that many ounces.  And others have other opinions.  It’s great for your skin, your cells, and your ability to keep yourself cleansed. I encourage you to keep water with you at all times.  …

Yoga for a Good Swim

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A good long swim is officially (at least in my book) the best way to start a day.  Especially when you can do it outside under the sun.  This year, I decided to take a few lessons to brush up on my strokes.  Those YouTube videos are great, but there’s nothing like a real life human instructor to offer critique …

This Summer’s Hottest Trend: Mindful Sunbathing

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This month, I’ve been thinking about skin.  I’ve been learning about how to care for it, especially now that the sun is shining and I spend as much time soaking it in as possible.  On the east coast, I had to take extreme measures to stay cool.  I used my freezer to chill all plates, bowls, and utensils before eating …

Healthy Back Clinic with Dr. Herold and Pam Blair

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Back Pain.  We all suffer from it now and then.  We can’t get comfortable in bed at night.  We bend over–something feels wrong.  We stand up–something doesn’t feel right.  And so many of us sit at computers all day typing away.  By lunch time, the muscles in our mid-back are whispering, “ouchbackpain ouchbackpain.”  By 5 ‘o clock, it’s more like …