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The way we choose to do things – the way we live, the way we act, the way we are! What you do, eat, dress, like, dislike, love, care…

Pop Culture and Playboy

Just when we thought runaway bride Darva Conger had finished with her 15 minutes of celebrity, she was back in the spotlight in a bare-all Playboy layout designed, I suppose, to titillate all those who were just dying to see her naked. Someone on “Politically Incorrect” quipped the other night that at least her ex- bridegroom, Rick the erstwhile millionaire, would now get to see …

Breath and Movement Facilitators

Breath and Movement Facilitators Dance Therapy Dance therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses the body and its movement/breath patterns to achieve therapeutic goals. The therapist facilitates the client’s movements and connects these to treatment goals, issues and themes. The issues and themes are developed, expressed and worked through in movement and processed verbally. Therapy is done individually and in groups. Dance therapy is …

In Our Bodies – Moving and Breathing with Awareness

Conscious movement and breath are part of the emerging blend of mind/body/spirit work. The goal is awareness of spirit, being present for ourselves, and awakening spontaneous healing. Much of this work includes reconnecting to such ancient modalities as Tai Chi, sacred dance, and primal movement. New modalities are also emerging–such as Transformational Breath, Holotropic Breath, Rebirthing, dance and movement therapy–which speed our process of healing, …

Make your own creative journal – keep writing

If you’re a questing sort of person, you probably know – and may have experienced – that writing in a journal is an amazing tool. All sorts of studies have proven that journal writing is good for your emotional growth, even your physical health. And it’s a great companion on your spiritual perambulations; I know this for a fact, having wrestled with God a couple …

Couples can do hot yoga classes together

Do couples who stretch together kvetch less together? From the husbands and wives I talked to, that seems to be true. Bikram yoga and other vigorous forms of Hatha yoga, such as Ashtanga, offer a perfect balance for both sexes. Whereas women often have the flexibility advantage, men have the core-strength edge. While couples can do yoga classes together, they are not competing with each …

Friendship relation balance into your life, avoiding “toxic friend”

Jan Yager, Ph.D., a sociologist recognized as an expert on friendship and author of the book When Friendship Hurts (Fireside/Simon & Schuster; www.whenfriendshiphurts.com), defines negative friends as those “who do not bring out the best in you or make you feel good about who you are.” More specifically, according to psychologist Lillian Glass, Ph.D., author of Toxic People, anyone who manages “to drag you down, …

Advice for new weight lifters

I want to start weight lifting to make my body leaner, not bulkier. I’m not that strong. Do you have any recommendations as to the appropriate weight to begin with? I’m happy to hear you’re interested in weight lifting. In addition to a slimmer, fitter-looking body, lifting weights builds muscles, which make staying active easier. The more muscle you have, the more calories you burn …

Flowers An Affinity for Aesthetics (Expressly for Men)

A woman appreciates the emotional beauty of a setting. She’ll be more receptive to the pleasurable possibilities of the evening if you welcome her into a harmonious environment where she can cast aside the day’s stresses and refresh. Keep in mind that men and women enjoy a different path to pleasure. You might choose to engage in physical pleasures as a way to achieve relaxation …

How can a man best express his affection?

How can a man best express his love and affection for the special woman in his life? Ask any woman and she’ll respond without hesitation – when he shares private time alone with her. A few hours of your exclusive attention imbued with a bit of romance is the most precious gift you can bestow; not a ruby ring, box seats for opening night at …

20 Tips for Eating More Fruits and Veggies

For people who say they don’t have time for fruits and vegetables, we’ve assembled 20 tips requiring almost zero extra time or effort. If you incorporate just a few of them into your daily diet, you’ll meet your produce needs. 1. Heating canned soup in a microwave? Add to the bowl a cup of frozen peas, string beans or carrot slices. You instantly boost veggie …

100 Best Movies of All Time

1. Casablanca 1942; dir. Michael Curtiz 2. The Godfather, Part II 1974; dir. Francis Ford Coppola 3. North by Northwest 1959; dir. Alfred Hitchcock 4. Citizen Kane 1941; dir. Orson Welles 5. Lawrence of Arabia 1962; dir. David Lean 6. Manhattan 1979; dir. Woody Allen 7. Gone With the Wind 1939; dir. Victor Fleming 8. Chinatown 1974; dir. Roman Polanski 9. The Man Who Shot …

Ten Ways to Stay Slim Despite Eating Out

You’ve probably heard dining-out tips such as “choose broiled over fried” and “order sauces on the side” a dozen times. Here are some new ones that can help too. 1. Maintain balance. Choose one splurge per restaurant trip and then round out the meal with healthy favorites. If you have to have the fettuccine Alfredo, have a big tossed salad as an appetizer and fruit …