Bikinis, Crop Tops and Core – Oh, My! Bonus: 3 Super Quick Ab/Core Workouts

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There’s a new look strutting into town this summer – crop tops. Oh, yay! Like we don’t have enough to deal with;  two-piece-terror tankinis and up-your-butt bikinis.  Media monsters and fashionistas are hoping to pull you into their mad fashion fantasy, Barbie-world. It’s their job – not yours! Yes, core exercises help develop strong, sculpted, […]

The Downside of Acceptance

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Acceptance You’ve heard a lot of good things about acceptance. About how it can help bring peace, clarity, and less pain. How people who practice acceptance are happier, often more appreciative, and even sometimes healthier. I recently heard from a woman who spent time daily practicing accepting her whole self, even the cells in her […]

Drink Water FIRST In The Morning

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 Six months ago I traded in my first of 3-4 mugs (not cups) of coffee in the morning for 8 ounces of pure unadulterated water; often adding fresh squeezed lemon juice for a super-boost. Why did it take me so long to let go of coffee first thing in favor of water, when I absolutely […]

Advice For My Memory Troubles/POCD

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Who knew general anaesthesia could potentially have such a profound effect on one’s memory? Well, it sure did a number on mine! If you’re checking in for the first time and wondering what POCD is and what it has to do with my memory troubles, read… Do I have POCD? Oh, My Troubled Memory. Since […]

The Language Of Yoga: Finding Your Dharma

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The world can be a pretty difficult place to navigate. It’s tempting to say that it’s tougher now than it has been in the past, but that’s probably not so true. People have felt bewildered by the things going on around them for eons – war, famine, disease, how to pick a good spouse – […]

Oh, My Memory! Do I Have POCD?

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It’s been ten days since my shoulder surgery. The nurse was right on when she told me that when the nerve block wore off, the pain would be intense. No, kidding! It was the worst pain I have ever experienced. I’m allergic to all narcotic medications. So, I suffered, enduring every screaming and hollering nerve […]

Acid Reflux – Natural Relief!

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 Its really strange but true – you don’t have indigestion or acid reflux because you have too much acid in your stomach! One very common reason is usually due to a hiatal hernia which is when the acid comes out of your stomach where it belongs, and doesn’t stay confined in there where it belongs. […]

Yoga & Snowshoeing? Yep!

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I forgot how intense and wildly invigorating an hour of snowshoeing can be. Plowing through a foot and a half of fresh angelic snow this morning, up and down the endless undulating hills of the neighboring golf course, took every ounce of power and perseverance I could muster. Of course, my son Ben and our […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: Apps to Help Keep Healthy Habits

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I’ve talked a lot recently about social media/technology and its faults. But having an iPhone glued to your hand doesn’t always have to be a bad thing. For instance, your smartphone can help you keep your resolutions you set on January 1st. Here are a few Apps I’ve found that help you keep your healthy […]

How Repetition Can Kickstart a Habit

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‘Any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.’ ~Napoleon Hill I sometime get accused, by readers who have been reading me for awhile, of repetition. I repeat concepts when it comes to habits, simplicity, mindfulness. Well, sure. My most basic principles are repeated often on this blog: start […]