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Want to know how good posture feels?

Take a long strap of fabric.... I used my son's orange belt from taikwondo. Wrap the strap around you from the back at about the nipple line. Take the two ends and put the right one over th right shoulder, let over left shoulder. Reach back and cross the straps so you bring the right one out fron...

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Stumbling blocks

This was part of the meditation at the end of my yoga class this morning... it is so simple and so profund:
SEE STUMBLING BLOCKS AS STEPPING STONES!

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Keeping your head clear.

There is a device from India called a Neti pot that is used to cleanse the sinuses. Modern versions can be found in almost any chain drugstore. Imagine a slender bottle that holds 8 oz. of water. You add a packet of salt (comes with the device) to 8 ox. of warm water. Lean over the sink, using t...

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Vitamin D and "Vitamin G"

We all know we need vitamin D and we get it from sunshine. One great place to absorb it is your eyes. Don't stare directly at the sun, but by exposing your eyes to sunlight for 2 minutes you will have exposed your entire blood supply.
Vitamin G???? Not a "true" vitamin, but one that I believe ...

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New Practitioners and Discounts

I love getting facials, but there are expensive. So I watch for announcements of new people starting with a salon or studio. They often offer discounts as a way to get clients. I just got a great 60 minutes facial for $30.

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Grilling Veggies indoors

Those wonderful perforated anodized metal pans or bowls that allow you to grill veggies outdoors can be used in your oven. I set my top shelf slightly below middle of oven, put a cookie sheet covered with foil on the bottom shelf. Using zucchini, onions, green peppers, etc. I used a some salt and ...

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Begin and End your day

Develop a spark streak of beginning and ending each day with a positive thought. It can be something that affirms your particular faith community; it can be thankful for another day to be alive, it can be anything.

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Cutting in 1/2

Dealing with huge portions of healthy food. I ordered an Asian chicken salad with dressing on the side and got a portion big enough for a family dinner. I eyed where the 1/2 way point would be stopped eating and boxed the rest for lunch today!

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Drink and Track

I never forget my 8 glasses of water and I use the nutrition tracker and fitness tracker religiously. I have maintained for over 5 years.

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Yoga for flexibility and serenity

No matter your weight or body type, you can do yoga. A good instructor can help anyone with modifications. Yoga was the first physical activity I ever did that I enjoyed and stayed with.

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