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The Myths of Acupuncture

Many think of acupuncture as a mystical healing practice meant only for those who are older or who have exhausted other avenues of treatment for serious illnesses. Acupuncture is, in…

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How To Get Wintertime Beachy Waves

Much of what the dreary winter months consist of is a surplus of slush and frigid temperatures. If you live anywhere outside of California, you understand what these dry, cold…

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Two Left Feet: Chapter VI

Losing My Balance, Keeping My Time When I set out to learn to dance, it was to do so as a layman — to integrate dance into my everyday life….

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For The Love Of Fats

It’s Fat Tuesday, and while fat days generally get a bad rap; this one is all about celebrating!  The same should also goes for dietary fats. Vilified for years, we’ve…

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Two Left Feet: Chapter V

In anticipation of the new year and all kinds of New Year’s resolutions, I’m in the midst of a resolution I made four months ago. And, like most resolutions at…

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Two Left Feet: Chapter IV

Learning to Listen: My First Injury In this journey to reconnect my body and my mind through dance, I’ve become increasingly aware of the ways they’re still unaligned. Take life’s…

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Lavender Dry Shampoo DIY

As a woman with fine hair, the second I tried dry shampoo I was swooning. Not only was the oil gone, but my hair’s texture was the stuff of dreams….

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R&R at Chicago’s Cowshed Spa

It may sound cliché, but taking a personal breather at the spa can really serve to clear one’s mind and alleviate exhaustion on all levels. As a mother of two…

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In Defense Of Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates. To some, this is a word that invokes happiness, while in others it invokes complete disdain. Over the past few years carbs have gotten a really bad reputation, yet…