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Simple rules for intuitive weight loss

September 28, 2015

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Simple rules for intuitive weight loss by Dianne Bischoff James —  Months after delivering my third child, I stood barefoot on the cold scale in my doctor’s office as the metal weights swung up and down, finally settling in at 192 pounds. I felt nauseous and embarrassed, devastated. I have struggled with obesity since childhood, […]

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Lessons from “The Sound of Music”

September 25, 2015

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Lessons from “The Sound of Music” by Scott Grace —  My daughter and I just watched “The Sound of Music.” It was the first time in decades for me, but this time I viewed it through my daughter’s eyes — through the eyes of a child — and, lo and behold, I was captivated, swept […]

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Statin drugs and CoQ10

September 22, 2015

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Statin drugs and CoQ10 by Dr. Fred Arnold —  It is a common belief of many medical professionals that statin drugs lower the incidence of cardiovascular disease by lowering LDL cholesterol. LDL cholesterol levels are considered the “bad cholesterol,” which is why many doctors prescribe statin drugs to lower it. However, a recent study in […]

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Confronting negative feelings

September 19, 2015

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Confronting negative feelings by Marc Allen —  When we acknowledge and even confront our negative feelings, we are plunging right into the heart of tantric practice. That is our meditation. And that is what I am inviting you to do — right now. Many people do not dare confront their negative feelings because they feel […]

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Be here now: how to be emotionally present to life’s challenges

September 16, 2015

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Be here now: how to be emotionally present to life’s challenges by Jennifer Kunst, Ph.D. —  There is a wish in all of us to be able to get around troubles in life rather than having to go through them. If only we could skip from the beginning to the end without having to go […]

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Action Plan for Osteoporosis: Your Guide to Stronger, Healthier Bones

September 15, 2015

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Action Plan for Osteoporosis: Your Guide to Stronger, Healthier Bones by Kerri Winters-Stone, Ph.D. — Derived from the most recent scientifically based research to illustrate how exercise can help prevent and potentially reverse bone loss, this plan allows you to take an active role in improving your musculoskeletal health. It offers a more effective way […]

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The health dangers of dental fillings

September 13, 2015

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The health dangers of dental fillings by Dr. David Villarreal —  Most people do not realize that their fillings can be highly dangerous to their overall health. As dentists, we have figuratively decapitated the patient by forgetting that what we place in a person’s mouth has a direct effect on their immune system via the […]

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Piano Meditations: Music for Relaxation and Well-Being

September 11, 2015

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Piano Meditations: Music for Relaxation and Well-Being by Tron Syversen — This improvised music was written for therapists to use while reading meditations. One piece was originally improvised on the piano, but Syversen later added a full symphonic orchestra and voice. Other compositions use piano, voices, keyboards, violin, cello, flute, English horn, oboe, French horn, […]

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The Lyme disease spirochete

September 10, 2015

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The Lyme disease spirochete by Dr. Paul Stallone —  Lyme disease (LD) can be mistaken for more than 300 other conditions. Imagine how this could impact a patient’s diagnosis and treatment. For a patient with the disease, the long road to recovery often consists of numerous tests, never-ending specialists and medications that offer little or […]

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Desert Dawn Song

September 9, 2015

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Desert Dawn Song by Dean and Dudley Evenson with Jonathan Kramer — This music was originally recorded in 1979, the first on the Soundings of the Planet label. It was also one of the first to include the sounds of nature combined with peaceful music. On the CD, the haunting vocals and harp merge with […]

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A Thousand Springs

September 8, 2015

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A Thousand Springs by Adam Andrews — This music is intended to be a source of encouragement for all listeners that captures the experience of a 24-hour retreat into nature for reflection and renewal. The songs on the CD are about enjoying nature and unwinding from day-to-day stresses. They reflect a time to relax, heal, […]

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But flip-flops are so comfortable …

September 7, 2015

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But flip-flops are so comfortable … by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  We all know that high heels are famous for inflicting foot pain, but flip-flops or those light sandals, typically made of plastic or rubber, with a thong between the big and second toe, can also create foot problems. According to a research study at […]

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Mindfulness for Teachers: Simple Skills for Peace and Productivity in the Classroom

September 6, 2015

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Mindfulness for Teachers: Simple Skills for Peace and Productivity in the Classroom by Patricia A. Jennings — Mindful awareness practices will help teachers recognize and regulate emotional reactivity in their classrooms. Although teaching is one of the most rewarding professions, it is also one of the most demanding. Jennings is an internationally recognized leader in […]

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