Opening The Gateway of Love

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As one of the American pioneers credited for bringing Eastern spirituality to the West, Ram Dass had more than four decades of spiritual training to help guide him when he suffered a massive cerebral hemorrhage in 1997. Nonetheless, in the hours after his devastating stroke, he lay in a gurney staring at the pipes on […]

Feed Your Goddess With Animal Joy: Holiday Stress Reducers and Safety Tips

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“Life is life’s greatest gift. Guard the life of another creature as you would your own because it is your own. On life’s scale of values, the smallest is no less precious to the creature who owns it than the largest.”  ~Lloyd Biggle Jr. Many of us feel extra stress around the holidays, and it’s […]

Top Tips for Safer Products

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Public health laws allow: Almost any chemical as an ingredient in personal care products Misleading and incomplete labeling of ingredients Unsubstantiated claims about product benefits No required safety testing of products or ingredients What can you do? Navigating store aisles can be difficult. Environmental Working Group researchers have evaluated hundreds of safety studies and thousands […]

Run, Walk Up! Stair Climbing For An Excellent Workout

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My fantasy of living in a busseling downtown area where the streets are lined with buildings with tall stairway entrances and I meet them each morning to imprint my feet upon them most likely will never be a reality.. But this will not keep me from searching out staircases across the country in my travels […]

Pycnogenol a Natural Anti-Inflammatory and Free-Radical Fighter

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I became interested in this product after hearing about it from the Dr. Oz Show so I did some research: Pycnogenol — What Is It? Pycnogenol is the brand name for a premium herbal supplement extracted from the bark of the French maritime pine tree. That special pine bark is loaded with a concentrate of […]

Five Reasons Why New Year’s Resolutions to Diet and Exercise Might Be Unhealthy

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Year after year, one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to eat healthy and lose weight. But as resolutions and health regimens are about to be in full swing, many might find that instead of feeling good they are feeling worse. And the reason might be due to the one thing that should […]

How Risky Is It If I Eat…

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According to Health Magazine, there are some very common questions posed that you may have asked in regard to safety of foods in certain situations. Some of those are like this: What If I don’t wash my bagged salad? Despite having past scares, giving triple-washed bagged greens a rinse is not worth the trouble because […]

How Long Will That Food Last?

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How often do you wonder, “Is it still safe to eat this?”  The guidelines as I have researched are as follows in regard to whether its in the refrigerator, freezer or pantry: FRIDGE: Raw poultry,  meat and fish:  Eat or freeze within 48 hours; leftovers in the fridge: 3-4 days, but if it has gravy […]

Stalking Awareness

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Over the past few days, we have seen several very troubling and downright scary news stories in the media.  First was the story of a female bank employee that was stalked by a male customer, Aundrey Wiley, which ended when he broke into her home and then awaited her arrival (with duct tape, zip ties, condoms, […]

Your “To-Do” List When Going Back To School

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This weekend, while shopping for some household items, I ended up in the midst of some serious back to school shopping, moms and daughters/sons getting ready for college dorm life. Listening in on their conversations about whether or not they needed a toaster, what color rug goes with the lamp, the size of fan, reminded […]