Category Archives: Health, Fitness, Holistic Living

Discussions of a variety of things including healthy living, organic foods and cosmetics, fitness, and living the holistic life.

Why Does America Practice Capitalist Yoga?

I recently read an article that called Americans to task for the way they approach “yoga”.   I was in complete harmony with what it had to say.  In fact, I’d long wondered at the way in which “yoga” was … Continue reading

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The Continued Food Revolution

There is a growing chorus of voices around the U.S., calling for change, demanding accountability of the corporations and financial institutions which have driven us to ruin. One of the most hated companies in the country now is Monsanto, the … Continue reading

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Trying Not to Let American Food Kill Me

After a few months of serious over-work, I’ve spent the last week and a half in what I call a Spa Staycation — staying close to home, catching up on reading, exercise, a little self-care. One of the things I’ve … Continue reading

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Try a Stopping Spree

I’ve never been a shopper; it’s simply not in my dna. There is a story that was told often in my family, about a day when my great aunt took me shopping to a Woolworths, the old five and dime … Continue reading

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The Power of Potassium

The average American eats a diet that is deficient in potassium; worse than that, our habits often include things that deplete our system of its potassium stores. Water pills (diuretics) draw potassium from your system, as do medicines for asthma … Continue reading

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Try Slow Yoga

I taught myself yoga when I was 13 years old.  This was back in the 1960s, in a suburb of Philadelphia, where most people thought yoga was that strange pudding-like food that  health nuts ate.  There was a wonderful old … Continue reading

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First Day of Spring Breakation

I’ve been counting the hours, and looking forward to this — a solid week away from the classrooms.  Am I eager because I am packing my bags and bikinis and heading to a beach somewhere, with someone making me bucket-sized … Continue reading

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