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randy-mitchell's picture
May.31.2012
We all have certain things which make us feel happier, content, less stressed, and wanting to claim more from life. For some, it’s the smoothness of silk against their skin, the adoring face of a puppy, a friendly encounter, a child’s laughter, or the sensuality of a lovers kiss. True, all these...
madeline-sharples's picture
Dec.09.2011
Lunching and my regular get-togethers with old high school friends – after all, we’re edging up to our 55th high school reunion – continually remind me how precious life is and how important it is to maintain old friendships. During our last month’s preholiday celebration I also learned that there...
rita-schiano's picture
Aug.15.2011
Willa Cather wrote: “There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.” How well we weather the tempests in life, how quickly we ‘bounce back’ from adversities and calamities, depends largely on our level of resilience. Research on resilience has shown us that people who cannot deal...
nicole-cothrun-venables's picture
Aug.12.2011
For centuries natural oils have been used to soothe, smooth and enhance skin complexions as well as aid in scalp, hair and nail nourishment. Straight from their bottle or jar, these natural oils are excellent, inexpensive and chemical-free emollients. Natural oils can treat all types of skin,...
holly-clegg's picture
Jul.07.2011
Having a party and want to make it diabetic-friendly? As a host, get-togethers often revolve around food. And if you, or someone you love has been diagnosed with diabetes, you may feel as though you have to give up your favorite dishes all together. Not so! There's no need to completely change your...
rita-schiano's picture
Jul.07.2011
Introducing silence into your life may not only counterbalance the stress effect, it may help you achieve mindful awareness and inner peace. Several months ago I interviewed Anne D. LeClaire, author of "Listening Below the Noise." The book -- part memoir, part philosophical reflection -- is a...
nicole-cothrun-venables's picture
Jul.06.2011
Revive, rejuvenate or completely rescue your dry, dull or lifeless hair and skin with nature's pure and potent properties. Eight all-natural recipes made with fresh, organic and raw ingredients offer a variety of beneficial results for your hair and skin. Try topical applications of these...
carol-wendy-berman's picture
Jul.05.2011
Did you ever look at your husband or wife and feel that person is an impostor? Janet, a 24-year-old graduate student, came home from a stressful day at school and found a man she thought was a stranger in her bed. "Who are you? How did you get into my apartment?" she asked. She was in no...
holly-clegg's picture
Jun.05.2011
Salads have come a long way!  Forget a salad with iceberg lettuce, tomato, dressing, and maybe tossed with a few croutons. Mandarin Steak Salad with Ginger Vinaigrette featuring marinated sirloin steak, mixed greens, oranges, and red bell peppers, is a delicious, innovative entrée salad that will...
rita-schiano's picture
Jun.03.2011
 If you can tell a story about how you were wronged last month, last year, five, even ten years ago with the same vehemence, anger and ire, then you have not let go of it. What happened has happened. What was done is done. Over, finis. Like a dog with a bone, we can gnaw on old wounds or...