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  • Singing Away The Blues
    Singing The Blues Away
    Did you know that singing can be good for your soul and your mental health? Even if you have trouble staying in tune or the words sometimes fail you, simply vocalizing to your favorite songs can prove an exhilarating and transformative...
  • Tommy Bahama Truck
    Tommy Bahama is offering free ice cream in honor of National Relaxation Day
    Tomorrow, Friday, August 15th, is National Relaxation Day. And what's relaxation without a little ice cream?Tommy Bahama, the Midtown East mainstay located on 5th Avenue, is celebrating the little-known holiday in true foodie form. All day,...
  • Why a good night's rest is important to better living
    Why a good night’s rest is important to better living
    It’s been well documented that our bodies need time to regenerate through sleep. We’ve all experienced the effects of what missing just one night of sleep can do to our thought processes, but this writer is actually speaking to a fully...
  • Lifescapes
    Lifescapes jazz collections sometimes on (and at) Target
    Northern Californians are going back to school in the coming weeks and that means tens of thousands will be crowding into Target. Fortunately, they’ll find jazz there.No, not the live variety and certainly not from anyone we’ve ever...
  • Breathing for lower blood pressure.
    Breathing for lower blood pressure.
    Have trouble lowering blood pressure? Try breathing.An ancient, yogic breathing practice (pranayama) called Nadi Shodhona has recently been shown to have cardiovascular benefits such as lowering blood pressure.Nadi shodhona translates from...
  • Lemons provide beauty to the beholder!
    Gator Allie's beauty recipe using lemon juice for a cool bath on a hot day
    The Woman believed in relaxation! That’s one reason she stayed so young looking. A cool bath or a hot day requires the use of lemon juice. Here’s what one needs:½ cup lemon juice, ½ cup lime juice, 6 drops pure lemon...
  • Tao
    Spa for the whole family
    Tao of Venus Wellness Center is known for their preconception care offering fertility acupuncture and fertility health massages for those woman who find it hard to conceive or are pregnant and want to make sure they are taking care of their health...
  • Earth, Mind, Body
    Connect to nature now to prepare for Earth Day
    Earth Day is in April but now is the time to begin planning how to celebrate a renewed connection with the planet by doing something for yourself. Yoga is one way to care for the body, improve fitness, and connect to the earth. Eoin Finn’s...
  • Take a Mindful Garden Walk at Washington Oaks State Park
    Take a Mindful Garden Walk at Washington Oaks State Park
    On Saturday, March 9, 2014, Park Services Specialist Joe Woodbury will lead quiet walks through the gardens at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park to help participants discover ways to live in the present moment. In the hustle, bustle of everyday...
  • Nature
    Essential guide to being a great single mom part 2: Taking care of yourself
    In part one of the Essential Guide to Being a Great Single Mom, we discussed teaching children morals and good character skills. In this part of the guide, we are more interested in making sure that single moms are taking care of themselves. After...
  • Can 8-Minute Meditation Give You a Quiet Mind and Change Your Life Forever
    Can an 8-minute meditation give you a quiet mind and change your life forever
    What exactly is meditation? It seems that so many people nowadays are hooked up with this form of activity.By definition, meditation is often used to describe the individual's state of intense attention on an object of awareness or thought....
  • Izzy, a rescued Siberian tiger at Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary in Ste. Genevieve, Mo.
    Ste. Genevieve: Relaxation, rich history, great food & wine, and even tigers
    Looking for a relaxing getaway that's affordable? You can unwind, rejuvenate your spirits and save on airfare by taking a short drive south of St. Louis to Ste. Genevieve. It's only about an hour away; but you'll feel like you've...
  • The Background of Meditation
    The Background of Meditation
    Meditation generally refers to the state of concentrated focus on an object of thought or awareness. The background of meditation stems from the aim to get into a higher state of consciousness. It is usually based from ancient beliefs that make up...
  • Relax
    Pranayama: Breathing technique to help with weight loss
    According to Natural News, who published a report on Feb. 7, we do not need to spend large amounts of money, actually any amounts of money, on detoxification any more. The new method is easy and free! All you are required to do is… breathe!...
  • Negative affects of work on our health can be counteracted with these tips
    Negative affects of work on our health can be counteracted with these tips
    Disturbing research continues to confirm how our work can affect our health in negative ways.The blame goes primarily on each individual and not as much as the employer, as so many of us would like to believe.For example:A Pew Research Center...