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Yoga for Promoting Patience

by guest blogger Holly Walck. What follows is a sequence designed to bring you into what TS Eliot calls “the still point of the turning world”, the state of Yoga. The seated poses loosen tense hips and bring a sense of connection to the stability offered by the earth while the forward extensions quiet, soothe and heal frayed nerves.

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It’s the Most Wonderful
Time of the Year

So it was early March, and suddenly I burst into the Christmas song “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” I couldn’t get it out of my head. Why? I look forward to summer the way a kid looks forward to Christmas.

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Gritty in Pink: How a Man Stays Manly in a Girl’s World

by guest blogger Jeff Csatari. I live in a house full of estrogen: nine X chromosomes, one guY. My wife and I have three wonderful daughters—girlie-girls, all of them—and like any dad, I’m lovestruck. But I have to admit it’s a challenge trying to stay true to my guy roots.

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The Big Secret No One Tells You

by guest blogger Renee James. As a former colleague of mine used to say—and I mean this in the kindest way to every recent graduate reading this column—”Listen to me very carefully.” What you don’t know about life, the workplace, relationships and love is a lot…

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Natural Ways to Protect Yourself
against GMOs

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD. Whether we like it or not, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) currently dominate much of our commercial food supply. The question is: As health-minded consumers, how do we respond? First, we vote in the marketplace. But, while consumer boycotts may ultimately bring more GMO-free choices, it’s a slow process. In the meantime, there are a number of ways to mitigate the potential dangers of GMOs.

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How to Tell the Truth
in 7 Not-So-Easy Steps

I don’t know about any of you, but I have found in my life that being lied to is one of the worst feelings in the world. Any pain it might save initially is tripled when the truth comes out. We can’t change other people or make them tell the truth. All we can do is tell our OWN truth. These are my hard-learned little steps towards telling the truth.

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Recipe for a Great Summer

by guest blogger Karen Stewart Brown. You don’t need to break the bank in order to enjoy your summer break. You can have a simply splendid summer on a shoestring budget if you put your imagination to it. Like camping in the yard or setting up a porch cabana/fort complete with outdoor movie theater (Mommy’s laptop) and simply sleeping outdoors…

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Yogurt Cake

Everybody has a first time. Mine was the summer after fifth grade when I took a special painting class with my fifth-grade art teacher. And then I did it. I asked someone for a recipe…

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