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The Vulnerability of a New Mother

| December 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
The Vulnerability of a New Mother

Pregnant and having a baby for the first time results in a very steep learning curve. There is so much to know. Each of many phases last only a short time before the next comes with more things to know and decisions to make. On top of that, everything changes once that tiny being is […]

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What Now? Good News!

| December 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

I’m a little challenged this month, having been determined to report some good news and raise a few laughs, but it just ain’t easy. Dreadful Donald has scooped up most of the available ink and air; seeking safety, seeking grounding, migrants rush desperately from country to country – and now, as I write, their plight […]

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Human TuneUp Column by Cath

| December 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
Human TuneUp Column by Cath

In awe We, you and I, are the results of long lines of sperm meeting egg and on and on down through the generations, first uniting, and then cell by cell dividing and multiplying, until we miraculously became a self, entering through our mother’s body onto our earth and walking around, living a life. This […]

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Prepare Your Body for Optimal Winter Performance

| December 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pre- and Post-Workout Stretching Tight muscles, cramped joints and a lethargic body is not how you want to ring in this winter season. Instead, prepare your body for winter exercise by introducing stretching into your overall health and fitness routine. Don’t worry, you don’t have to schedule tons of time to make stretching beneficial and […]

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To Clean or Not to Clean

| December 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
To Clean or Not to Clean

What is it about having to clean a house that makes me tired? I suspect it may be my propensity toward procrastination. If I go into the kitchen to clean the stove, oven, fridge, counter tops, sink, floors, etc., I first notice the refrigerator. How can I clean it if I don’t organize it first? […]

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Stylish & Pregnant

| December 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
Stylish & Pregnant

by Aubree Lynn, stylist/producer/writer Aubree Lynn is wearing an Oseas Villatorro design and jewelry by Art Rivas. Photograph is by Diana Delzio Photography. There is a way to still look cute and stylish while being pregnant. Even for me as a stylist, I have had a little more of a challenging time with this endeavor. […]

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Swimming Upstream Takes Courage

| October 31, 2015 | 0 Comments
Swimming Upstream Takes Courage

A good friend of mine recently reminded me that as Americans we have been given privileges and rights, and therefore, we also have a responsibility to protect them. He also reminded me that “swimming upstream takes courage.” He is so right. Five years ago, I was one of hundreds of San Diegans fighting to prevent […]

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Human TuneUp Column by Cath

| October 31, 2015 | 0 Comments
Human TuneUp Column by Cath

Step into stillness In summer, after the to-do part of their day was done, my parents would sit side-by-side outside in their lawn chairs in the Michigan night air. Summer after summer, night after night. When I was growing up I didn’t understand it, but now I get it. It was their “still point in […]

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Tips for Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

| October 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

The holidays are upon us and it’s time to start putting on the brakes now before the real damage is done. The old adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” really applies to the holiday season. The following tips will help you fend off that holiday weight gain so that you […]

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Jean Pierre Marques Honored for 50 Years of Martial Arts Teaching

| October 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
Jean Pierre Marques Honored for 50 Years of Martial Arts Teaching

When Jean Pierre Marques began his martial arts training as a boy in France in 1963, it is unlikely he was looking ahead to 50 years as a teacher in the arts, but that is exactly what he was recently honored for by two prestigious organizations. The USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame named him […]

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