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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 […]

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Go Ahead. Sell Out.

  Maybe you’ve seen it already. Maybe you haven’t. But poke around on Facebook for a few minutes and you are likely to come across it in some cousin’s feed. It’s the latest video from rock band OK Go and it’s called “The One Moment” and it’s been viewed over 17 million times in the […]

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Cleaning The Water In Your Head

  I was riding my bike in Cherokee park the other day, it was one of those fall days before the weather started turning cold, it was beautiful and crisp. I was right next to the stream and I was noticing how clear and clean the water seemed to look. I also noticed it was […]

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#AnooshKnows: Stop Negative Self-Talk

  This week’s #AnooshKnows isn’t about what we put in our body, but more about what we let ourselves say internally about us. We’re talking about negative self-talk, and we all do it to some extent. We’re talking about the little voice in your head that can cause you to doubt yourself. It can cause […]

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A ‘What’ Kind Of Facial??

Let’s face it, getting facials at a salon or by an esthetician can really set you back even just going one time. They are incredibly awesome, beneficial and just relaxing however, doing them on a regular basis is out of reach for most people. To combat the price tag of a “spa experience” you might […]

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Thanks For Pouring Your Heart Out

  My friend Megan told me some years ago that when she finished reading The Dud Avocado she wrote a letter to novelist Elaine Dundy to thank her for her work. “I don’t know. It just really impacted me and I thought she should know,” she offered in way of explanation. This struck me as […]