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Let’s Talk Parabens

I am sure you have seen it walking through the cosmetic section at your local super market, drug store or, cosmetic store, “Paraben Free.” Did it leave you wondering if it’s just the latest marketing ploy? Did you say to yourself, “I don’t want Parabens? Really? Why not? Nobody told me that I should want […]

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It’s Just A Blister

  Why do we get blisters? It is from friction; an irritation rubbing and rubbing against your skin.  In my case, there was a bit of a break in the material in the heel, and at mile 5 it was starting to hurt already.  But I didn’t stop; I continued on.  So after 8 miles […]

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A Christmas Story

  While night-driving past subdivisions full of multi-colored lights and yard decorations, my kids asked me to tell them a Christmas story they’d never heard. This is the one I chose: There was a boy and a girl whose father woke them up one Christmas Eve and begged them to put their clothes on in […]

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There IS An Alternative To Botox!

If you’re like me, the thought of injecting your face with the same toxin that causes food poisoning (yes, that’s what Botox is!) to paralyze your face is just down right unappealing. I realize this might be an extreme reaction however, that’s just how I see it (I may change my mind in the future […]

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5 Facts About Interval Training

“HIIT, or high-intensity interval training, is a training technique in which you give all-out, one hundred percent effort through quick, intense bursts of exercise, followed by short, sometimes active, recovery periods. This type of training gets and keeps your heart rate up and burns more fat in less time.” 1. HIIT is no more dangerous […]

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Drag Out The Drumset

I met Ryan via an ad that was typed on white paper and taped to a light pole at the top of a hill on the campus of the University of Arkansas. I don’t remember exactly how the flyer read now, but essentially Ryan wanted to start a band. I was a second semester college […]

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Star Wars, Mario & John Denver

  Besides myself, his mother and his sister, my 5-year-old son Harper has three main role models these days: Super Mario Luke Skywalker John Denver Yes. You read that correctly. It started a few months ago when Harper – who much to my delight spends lots of time listening to and discussing bands and songs […]

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#AnooshKnows Episode 4: Deep Breathing

Photo Courtesy of 502PowerYoga.com We are in a culture that seems to encourage quick, shallow breathing. One of the best things that we can do for ourselves is to consciously breathe deeply at times throughout the day. Oxygen and breath is the basis for life. When we don’t breathe deeply, we don’t give our bodies […]

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~Compassion & Cooking~

I went to an event a few weeks ago put on by my friends Paula Barmore, Anoosh Shariat & Carlos Rivas called Compassion and Cooking. It is a monthly breakfast series held at Noosh Nosh and the idea is to bring together mindfulness and healthy eating, as they go hand in hand so well. The […]