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Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers Benefit from Studying Martial Arts. Massage and Bodywork Magazine for the Visually Impaired. Back to Massage and Bodywork Issue ListBack to March/April 2014 Article List From Falling in Love to Falling Asleep Professional Land Mines Every Bodyworker Should Avoid By Charlotte Michael Versagi Although it may be hard to believe after reading this, I have never been tossed out of the profession or reprimanded by a state board.

Massage and Bodywork Magazine for the Visually Impaired

But in 17 years of practicing massage therapy, I have made some whopping errors. Start at the BottomAn elderly gentleman was suffering from severe sciatica. 5 Fat-Burning Foods to Add to Your Diet. Eau de Toilette, Eau de Parfum, Parfum: What They Mean. Ah, the vicissitudes of perfume jargon.

Eau de Toilette, Eau de Parfum, Parfum: What They Mean

Shopping for Real Food at Whole Foods: My Top Picks + Printable Shopping Guide. Note: This series isn’t about endorsing any particular company or brand.

Shopping for Real Food at Whole Foods: My Top Picks + Printable Shopping Guide

My goal is to cover major stores, where most Americans shop, to show people that just making a switch in the products they purchase is a huge first start in adopting a real food lifestyle–this only requires changing what you put in your cart. Shopping For Real Food at Walmart: My Top Picks + Printable Shopping Guide. Note: This series isn’t about endorsing any particular company or brand.

Shopping For Real Food at Walmart: My Top Picks + Printable Shopping Guide

My goal is to cover major stores, where most Americans shop, to show people that just making a switch in the products they purchase is a huge first start in adopting a real food lifestyle–this only requires changing what you put in your cart. Once this hurdle is conquered, other options may be explored–farms, co-ops, and local health stores. Small, but practical changes lead to a doable lifestyle!

Learn more about shopping for real food under the “Shopping 101″ section on the blog. Shopping for Real Food at Trader Joe's: My Top Picks + Printable Shopping Guide. Note: This series isn’t about endorsing any particular company or brand.

Shopping for Real Food at Trader Joe's: My Top Picks + Printable Shopping Guide

My goal is to cover major stores, where most Americans shop, to show people that just making a switch in the products they purchase is a huge first start in adopting a real food lifestyle–this only requires changing what you put in your cart. Once this hurdle is conquered, other options may be explored–farms, co-ops, and local health stores. Shopping for Real Food at Target: My Top Picks + Printable Shopping Guide. Note: This series isn’t about endorsing any particular company or brand.

Shopping for Real Food at Target: My Top Picks + Printable Shopping Guide

My goal is to cover major stores, where most Americans shop, to show people that just making a switch in the products they purchase is a huge first start in adopting a real food lifestyle–this only requires changing what you put in your cart. Once this hurdle is conquered, other options may be explored–farms, co-ops, and local health stores.

Small, but practical changes lead to a doable lifestyle! Learn more about shopping for real food under the “Shopping 101″ section on the blog. The store we’re going to visit today is my kryptonite. Homemade Bleach Alternative: A 3-Ingredient Whitening Solution. How does it feel to wear white again?

Homemade Bleach Alternative: A 3-Ingredient Whitening Solution

AMAZING, right?! Who knew the secret to spotless whites (and colors) could be found in three ingredients most of us already own, or can easily obtain: glycerin, castile soap, water, and lemon. If you’re totally lost right now, I highly recommend skipping over to last week’s laundry recipe post featuring an effective and simple stain remover spray. Once you’ve grabbed that recipe you’ll want to come back here for today’s easy peasy recipe.

Trust me, your clothes will be forever changed. Since we are all in a good laundry mood around here thanks to last week’s stain remover spray, we might as well just deepen the laundry love. For the first few years of our marriage (we are coming up on the big 10 next month!) Prep Day: The Why, What, and How To of Prepping Food in Advance. We’ve talked about prep time a couple of times here at Live Simply.

Prep Day: The Why, What, and How To of Prepping Food in Advance

9 Cleaning Products to Stop Buying and Start Making. 9 Cleaning Products to Stop Buying and Start Making. Homemade Liquid Laundry Soap. A few years ago, just as I was jumping on the “crunchy” real food wagon, I started hearing about homemade laundry soap.

Homemade Liquid Laundry Soap

The idea of making my own soap was intriguing and something all the cool crunchy moms did. There was no way I was going to fess up to using chemical-ridden Tide, so I joined the cool play-date moms and made my own. The majority of recipes I found called for a bar of soap, Washing Soda, and Borax. Simple, cost-effective, and much safer than most store-bought detergents. DIY Homemade Stain Remover Spray: Gentle on Clothes, Tough on Stains. Soon after welcoming my first born child, I decided white was not the color of motherhood.

DIY Homemade Stain Remover Spray: Gentle on Clothes, Tough on Stains

Spit-up, sudden diaper explosions in the middle of the grocery store, and bright green pea puree became my new accessories. How do you white-blouse-lovin’ mamas do it? Please share your stain-resistant secrets! Feeling defeated, my white clothes either sat tucked away at the bottom of my dresser, or the few I actually chose to bravely wear in public were embarrassingly stained. Within minutes of changing into a white shirt or shorts, stain-inducing foods and products from near and far were summoned to come and attack!

During my first two years of motherhood, I let the stains win. 2015 Body and Liver Re-set! {3 Day Smoothie & Herbal Tea Fast} The holidays are coming to a welcome end, and wow, can my body sure use a cleanse and re-set! And although I’ve tried my hardest not to over indulge, I totally broke tips #8 and #9 in MY OWN damn article, How to Have a Modern Hippie Holidays {10 Helpful Tips!} So now that I’ve been honest with you…no judgement please. Womenshealthmag. Beth Bischoff Join the Women's Health Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Thousands of women already have. Join them, and achieve your fitness goals faster!

Living Whole - Filling in the Holes Together. I am sure there’s not a single person in this country who hasn’t experienced a food craving. If cravings weren’t on the brain of most Americans advertisements full of tasty treats wouldn’t be plastered all over billboards, magazine covers, and t.v. screens. And of course, our culture recognizes there are groups of people who experience more cravings than others. Ever seen the scene where the husband runs out in the middle of the night to grab his pregnant wife ice cream and pickles? Or how about that beloved time of the month where a woman drowns her sorrows (or rage) with a bottle of wine and an entire box of brownies because she’s just got to have her chocolate.

From craving carbohydrates while studying to opening that bag of tortilla chips after work, cravings can derail even the hardest efforts to eat healthy, lose weight, and live whole. 17 Ways To Add Protein To Your Smoothies Without Using Chemical Powders. Wild Rose Elixir: A Favorite First Aid Remedy » The Medicine Woman's Roots. Wild Rose Elixir1 pint jar enough fresh wild rose petals to fill the jar everclear or vodka/brandy to fill the jar 3/4 (I prefer a lower proof alcohol for this preparation, I might make a 50% solution with water and everclear) glycerine or raw honey to fill the jar 1/4 (I generally prefer glycerine for first aid purposes since it is less sticky, which leads to higher compliance in patients, honey tastes better though). Fill the jar with whole or roughly chopped Wild Rose petals. Add raw honey or glycerine, then fill with alcohol.

Cover top with plastic or other non-reactive material before screwing on a regular canning lid. If you skip the plastic, your elixir will eventually start tasting strange and/or eat you metal lid, eating metal seems to be a special property of roses! Shake well. This is an incredibly useful preparation that I just love. The Perfect Restorative Yoga Routine to Soothe Sore Muscles. A strong bod, clear head, and increased energy are a few of the many rewards of hard work in the gym. But sometimes too much of a good thing leaves you stiff, sore, and tired. 47 Crazy Fun Plank Variations for a Killer Core. 40 Squat Variations You Need to Try. Behold: The humble bodyweight squat. The Only 30 Yoga Poses You Really Need to Know.

Although it's an ancient practice, yoga has become the exercise du jour in recent years. Everyone from A-list celebs to your co-workers are getting their om on these days—and for good reason. The Best Free Workout Videos on YouTube. Now that the holidays are creeping around the corner, you may have to break up with your regularly scheduled sweat sessions, at least temporarily. And though the most wonderful time of the year may interfere with your fave spin class or butt-kicking bootcamp routine, it’s completely possible to stay fit—all you need is an Internet connection and a little living room space. The Quick and Dirty Upper-Body Workout. Some fitness fads come and go (we see you, Shake Weight), but others, like yoga or Pilates, aren't going away anytime soon. This 15-Minute Morning Yoga Routine Wakes You Up Better Than Coffee. Ever wonder how every yoga instructor you meet has more energy than Jess on New Girl, even at a 7 a.m. class?

The Mountain Rose Blog – Growing a Medicinal Herb Garden: How to Start Seeds. Starting herbs from seed can seem a little daunting! While we may be used to starting some summer vegetables in the window sill, the idea of starting yarrow, lavender or arnica plants from seed may seem a little mysterious.