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March 30, 2022
Protect Dem Bones: Better Bone Health

Most women are aware that weight-bearing exercise is essential to build strong bones and ward off osteoporosis. While that’s true, the Standard American Diet (SAD) and other modern unhealthy habits are like Russian roulette for the bones. You can be a gym rat and lift weights like a bodybuilder. But improper diet and lifestyle habits […]

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February 3, 2022
Walking Meditation: Steps to Take You Inward

Walking Takes You Inward  Walking is my meditation. Walking is my convening with nature. It is my nature boost. And my mental rest. It is eye- and ear-opening, every time. My mind and soul are at ease And thereby open to soak up the beauty inside this world. Walking detaches me from any worries. Those […]

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July 23, 2021
Build Back Self-Worth and Unconditional Self-Love

I Am Something. That’s an expression I have heard to instill self-esteem and self-worth among young kids.  When babies are born, everyone gazes at them in wonder. People are enthralled with the slightest action from the little ones. Cooing. Gurgling. Smiling. Wiggling. Even burping is deemed adorable. “How precious” is a common remark, as are […]

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March 15, 2021
Laughter Yoga: A Daily Dose Feeds the Body/Mind/Soul

Laughter Yoga© is relatively new. I typically turn my nose up at new-fangled yoga trends. But Laughter Yoga is therapy. Medicine. Skip the coffee and take your daily dose of laughter first thing in the morning. Or, take a laughter break instead of a coffee break to reenergize you. We know you should never go […]

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February 18, 2021
Drumming as Therapy: An Eternal Vitalizing Ritual

Heal Your Emotional Pain with Drums Drumming as therapy is an untapped drug, according to Erica Longdon in her book, “Vibrational Sound Healing." “Drum therapy has successfully been used with patients and others suffering from emotional traumas including post-traumatic stress disorder. Specifically, drumming promotes the production of endorphins, the body’s own morphine-like pain killers, and […]

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January 17, 2021
First Love Yourself (FLY): My February Gifts to You

The American Heart Association dedicates February as a month to love and care for your heart health. I high five that. But, we need to love and care for our hearts from an emotional and spiritual aspect too. Nourish Your Heart: First Love Yourself That's why I designed my signature First Love Yourself workshops. These […]

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January 15, 2021
Tuning Forks: A Pythagorean Sound Healing Therapy

It should be no surprise that I am a major proponent of complementary and alternative medicine treatments (CAM). To me, they are neither complementary nor alternative. Most often, they are my first choice. As a holistic coach, trained in many modalities, one technique intrigues me: tuning forks. I experienced an acupuncture session with forks. Only […]

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August 5, 2020
Jai Uttal Supports the Guys Behind The Walls

Everyone is Important--Jai Uttal Month five of quarantine. Too many have lost a loved one. It’s no longer six degrees of separation. And yet, we retreat in our homes, and in our communities. We get in the car, or order pick-up or delivery, and tune in to Zoom sessions. Few of us are surrounded, daily, […]

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January 5, 2020
Cacao as Medicine. From My Heart to Yours.

Cacao: A Treat for the Heart I enjoy cacao as medicine. It’s heart-healthy, and a heart opener. Sunday afternoon. Feb. 23., I’ll be offering cacao as medicine workshops at The Namaste Getaway. Pick from Partner Play, or, First Love Yourself. All will include gluten-free, vegan low-glycemic cacao treats. Made with love. From my heart to […]

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November 6, 2019
Goat Yoga Hits Urban USA

One of the newfangled yoga trends is goat yoga. It’s not about a new style of yoga where you imitate goat poses. Rather, you practice your cat/cow or downward dog as baby goats walk around—or on top of— you. If you’re lucky, maybe a goat will cuddle next to you in your savasana. However, on […]

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October 22, 2019
A Meditation Practice IS Yoga

In the Western world, too often, yoga means physical fitness practice. People focus on mastering a pose or hope to work up a sweat in a yoga class. But, that’s not what yoga really is. Patanjali, in the Yoga Sutras wrote Sthira Sukham Asanam. To me, that means stillness in your seat or space. Sounds […]

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August 28, 2019
Yoga and Meditation Beat Stress

When Sat Bir Singh Khalsa told the chairman of the department of physiology that he wanted to focus on yoga for his grad studies, he was met with complete skepticism. That was many years ago. Today, he is one of the nation’s leading researchers on yoga and meditation. Affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Singh […]

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