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Does your career evoke your emotions?

“Do something that evokes emotion in you.” I was talking to someone the other day about this project he wants to create. As he spoke about this goal, his eyes began to gloss over. It struck me that this was his passion, his life purpose and he would do everything in his power to make…

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Dolphin Pose

Dolphin pose an overall juicy stretch for your shoulders, hamstrings, calves and arches of your feet. It is great for lowering high blood pressure. It calms the brain, helps to relieve stress and mild depression. It can improve digestion. Dolphin pose is therapeutic for asthma, insomnia, flat feet, and sciatica. This pose is an ultimate…

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Get a Grasp on Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

A pill for this a pill for that? My grandpa was telling me about his hypertension (high blood pressure) and how he has to take a few medications to control it. He said it would be ideal to eliminate at least one of the medications he is currently taking. Although I am not a doctor,…

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Head-to-Knee Forward Bend (Janu Sirsasana)

Janu means knee and Sirsa is the head. This pose aids in digestion because of the way it tones the liver and spleen. It is therapeutic for high blood pressure, insomnia, and sinuses. Sit on the floor with one leg stretched out. Remembering to flex through the right foot! Exhale, lining your belly button up…

Hero’s Pose (Virasana)

Virasana or Hero’s Pose can help with digestion, pains in the knees and flat feet. It is also great for your spine and can lower high blood pressure. Kneel on the floor with the knees together and the feet about 18 inches apart. Roll the calf muscle to the outside and let the glutes fall to…

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A Free Throw for Muscular Dystrophy

It was senior night at The Columbus Academy as Ali Dillon’s brother excitedly approached the free throw line. The crowd anxiously awaited his shot. The basketball went in and the crowd erupted with a standing ovation. As a basketball lover living with a rare form of muscular dystrophy called CPTII Deficiency, he was unable to…

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Lavender Oil: The Cure-All

You’re finally presenting that project you’ve been working on to hundreds and can’t control your nerves, lavender oil is right by your side to help you snap back into your calm mindset. That mosquito bite on your leg keeps expanding in size as you scratch it to death until a touch of lavender oil encourages…

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5 Easy Ways to Meditate

“I can’t meditate. I never would be able to turn off my thoughts,” I hear from a number of friends. Meditation is an interesting concept. The key to meditation is being present with each moment. Meditation allows your thoughts to focus in on what you are doing in that instant rather than letting the “monkey…

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A lesson from a one-year-old

Cheer. A sound you hear when that basketball swooshes through the net to give your team a one point lead with less than three seconds left in the game. Cheer. An excitement in everyone’s voice when your cousin turns one and instead of singing “Happy Birthday,” “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” reverberates through the…