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Apr

10

2016

What Is “Fitness”?

April 10, 2016   What is fitness? Is it the numeric quality of a certain percentage of body fat, how many steps you can do in a minute, your VO2 Max or how far you can reach to your toes? If you fit into those numeric qualities, what does that mean exactly? Does it mean that you are also healthy? Not necessarily. If you are...

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Apr

03

2016

Doing Plank Pose – A Checklist

  Plank pose is one of my favorites – it builds strength in the core, the chest, and arms. I am certainly not alone as plank poses can be found in just about every fitness program on the market. Pick up any women’s or men’s fitness magazine and it is usually in the top ten of exercises one can do when one is short on...

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Mar

27

2016

Jesus and the Power of Forgiveness

March 27, 2016 Today is Easter Sunday, a day when Christians commemorate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. As a little Catholic girl, it was hard for me to understand what the significance was of this man’s choice to go against the system, get tortured for it, subsequently killed and then resurrected. It was told to me that all of this was done for...

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Mar

20

2016

Rufus, Yoga and Tolerance

March 20, 2016 This morning during my practice I put on a CD by Rufus Wainwright that I had not listened to in a long time. As “Going To A Town,” played, the physical sensations felt the first time I heard it came rushing back. There was the initial “Oh no, here we go bashing America again,” followed by disdain for the artist who was...

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Mar

09

2016

Being Comfortable In Your Body

March 9, 2016 Recently, I went to a class on social networking and website management for small business. One of the first things the instructor asked was if we attendees had a “brand.” Up until that time, I had thought that a brand was a logo, a product or, sorry to say, a gimmick, that was easily marketed. I find the whole marketing response to...

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Dec

04

2015

Treatment For Addiction – Spiritual or Scientific?

Friday, December 4, 2015 My library is filled with books on natural healing and allopathic medicine. I enjoy reading texts running the full spectrum from alternative healing to, shall we say, the anti-alternative healing camp. Each camp can be insular and shut off from any ideas from the other. But I think that the concept of health itself runs the gamut from the scientific to...

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Sep

28

2015

Pilates On……….

Every once in awhile I get something coming across my Facebook feed that stirs an uncomfortable feeling in the pit of my stomach. Or maybe in my bowels. Whatever. It’s uncomfortable. Today was such a day. Someone shared a page from a Pilates teacher who is bemoaning the “combo” or hybrid-type of Pilates classes that combines Pilates and yoga or barre or boxing or cycling...

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Aug

01

2015

Hookah Bars In Omaha *

August 1, 2015 *(NOTE: For those of you searching for an actual hookah bar in Omaha, please note that this is not the site you’re looking for. The title is purely a metaphor for the subject matter). One of my favorite shows is Bar Rescue. This reality show features a guy named Jon Taffer who helps struggling bar/restaurants around the country. Mr. Taffer has years...

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Jul

18

2015

Lesson Two: Adding “Legs” To Your Posture

Saturday, July 18, 2015 This lesson picks up from last week (Lesson One: “On Your Feet!”) as we learn to build a strong, solid, yet fluid posture. Originally, this post was going to deal with both legs and pelvis, but I’ve decided to just stick with the legs today and address the pelvis next week. Once you have established your foot stance, bring your attention...

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Jul

05

2015

On Your Feet!

Sunday, July 5, 2015 Lesson 1: On Your Feet! How are you standing? Most of my clients at one time or another will ask me how to stand; in other words, what is the proper posture for standing? I am not a big proponent of “head here,” “shoulders here,” –type of thinking. Humans are not robots and besides, you can “fix” everything while you’re still...

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