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Simple Tips for Cleansing & Body Rebalancing

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Start your Fall off with more energy! Each time we embark upon another season, the genuine desire to make positive changes for ourselves is strong. However, often our motivation is hard to sustain, especially if we try to do too much all at once. My suggestion for cleansing is to begin simply, phasing in changes…

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Feel the Fear and Do It anyway! Principles of Reflective Practice.

Janic Gorayeb guest writer

By Guest Writer Janic Gorayeb The concept of self-reflection (aka the reflective practice) was a concept I first learned about at Royal Roads University during my leadership graduate studies. There was a strong focus on leading self and personal leadership. We were introduced to the work of Ronald R. Short, author of “Learning in Relationship.” Our assignment…

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On the path to Perfect Health: Meditation

Genevieve Nedder Seated Meditation

As we enter a new year, it’s the perfect time for new, healthful practices. One of my renewed intentions is to expand my personal practice of daily meditation. To be honest, I’m re-arranging my schedule to include an early evening meditation at least twice a week. My evenings at home are more peaceful and relaxing when…

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7 Tips for Stress Relief at the Office

Office stress is hard on our bodies. Deep in a project, we’ll sit with poor posture, have our computers at the wrong height or angle, and generally do not pay attention to our body’s needs. Here are seven of my favorite stress relief remedies for our hectic office lives. 1. Improve Your Seated Posture Poor…

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Pilates benefits for Cyclists

Pilates for Cyclists: Beyond Basic Bicycle Training Several of my Tucson clients who are cycling enthusiasts have asked that I write a post that specifically addresses why Pilates is so beneficial for cyclists. Realizing that dedicated cyclists already commit to extensive bicycle training, here I’m highlighting benefits which not only help cycling performance, but also…

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So What Shapes the Mind? – Part 2

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  Part two: Focus of Intent   Is it a great thing to learn to deal with discomfort? Yes! Because eventually you may discover that there are very few real emergencies in life and fitness training is not one of them. The acceptance of discomfort opens the door of physical possibility. It is not an…

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So what Shapes the Mind -Part 1

“The mind shapes the body.” – Joseph Pilates So What Shapes the Mind? Part One: Clarity of Purpose How does repeatedly pushing and beating up the physical body to the point of failure, injury, breakage, or loss prove anything other than perhaps a compulsive tendency of the mind? If you let the mind goad you…

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Neurexan sleep aid

Do you remember the December post about Neurexan, a homeopathic sleep aid that helps with sleeplessness and overactive mind? Well, as someone with an overactive mind and frequent insomnia, I decided to give it a try. I admit I was skeptical, thinking “can homeopathic really beat my prescription sleep meds?” With my prescription sleep meds,…

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