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Knee pain? What does it mean?

“So, how are things going?” he asked. I broke down. Tears flowed from my eyes and I started to say sorry for crying. I felt myself holding back because things weren’t peachy keen and it seemed as if I shouldn’t communicate that. This lump in my throat started to choke back my words because they hurt…

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When You Swallow a Nail…

As a health coach there is a lot of pressure to stay free from sickness, to always eat the healthiest option, to be cheerful and happy 24/7. But lately, that hasn’t been the case. Things get stressful in life with all sorts of humble jumble. I sit here and remember the only way out is…

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Benefits of Peppermint Oil

The funk of the sax just gets me going. There’s something about it that seriously makes me weak in the knees. I frequent concerts quite a bit and boy, do they get hot in there! If you haven’t met my friend Chelsea, you’d wonder how she even stays breathing, let alone cool with her groove…

Yoga for Disc Injury

There are many physical benefits of incorporating a yoga class into your routine. I ask my yoga students if they are working with any injuries before class begins. Back problems are the number one complaint I hear. Many people  are confined to a desk. We spend most of our day in a forward motion hunched…

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Bridge Pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)

Bridge pose or Setu Bandha Sarvangasana. Crack that heart open! This pose improves digestion, helps with stress and mild depression, and rejuvenates tired legs. If you have asthma, high blood pressure, sinuses, or carpal tunnel this is a great pose. Start lying on your back on the floor. Bend your knees to your glutes, hip…

Matsyasana or Fish Pose

Matsyasana or Fish Pose! It is helpful for breathing ailments, mild backaches, anxiety, and fatigue. Start on your back with your knees bent. Inhale lifting your pelvis and sliding your arms down your sides keeping your forearms in tight. Exhale and on an inhale press into your forearms to lift your torso and head away…

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Cat-Cow

Cat-Cow is great for tennis and basketball players. It provides a gentle massage to the spine. Stack your shoulders over your wrists and hips over knees. Make sure you toes are invisible behind your knees. Spread your hands like star fish. Start with a few rounds of cat-cow. Inhale, roll your shoulders, hammock your belly…

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Love for Clemson

The fans are screaming, the energy on the field is electric, and there is still enough time in this game for the tides to change. That was the momentum of the Clemson vs. Alabama NCAA football championship game last night. Bama had been up all game until the fourth quarter when Clemson finally took the…

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How do these Phish Phans Express Gratitude? How Do You?

Gratitude. I walked down the street the other week and passed this little show venue. Right away, a poster caught my eye. It was this navy triangle looking shape filled with little red doughnut circles. I knew instantly it had to do with the band Phish. So I shot a few notes out and surveyed…

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Soap Nuts as a Detergent?

Who would have thought that the earth provides a nut that will make your clothes squeaky clean? I walked into this cute little shop called Time and Again in Hayward, Wisconsin. I glanced down and saw a barrel full of these nut looking things. There were some muslin sacks nearby. So curious Claire got the…