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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…

When walking makes your toes numb

Many times during my walk (2 to 2.5 miles) the middle toes of my left foot will start to feel numb. Are my shoes tied too tight? Do I need a shoe with better arch support? Or is this a symptom of some other problem? I won’t pretend I can diagnose your foot problem, but too-tight shoes and lack of arch support could both be …

A Change in Perspective

Just last year I went on a retreat in which all of the food was vegetarian. Expecting bland rice and plain-vegetable meals, I was certainly impressed at the wonderful and tasty meals there. Sometimes the meals were nice and spicy, and sometimes they were sweet. They were very colorful, wholesome, and nutritious meals. It turns out that the recipes were not difficult to prepare either. …

The Amazing Story of Johnny Appleseed

And if they inquire whence came such trees, Where not a bough once swayed in the breeze, The reply still comes as they travel on, “Those trees were planted by Appleseed John.” – Old Children’s Rhyme Johnny Appleseed should be considered the St.Francis of North America. This kind and gentle soul appeared on the earth on September 26, 1774. Born John Chapman, Johnny Appleseed spent …

Pride and Shame

To discern the higher emotions from the lower, let us make a comparison between a human being and a lesser-developed animal such as a chimpanzee. It is fair to say that emotions and brain-functions that can be associated with humans alone are higher than those that can be felt or performed by both the human and the chimp. As such it may be said that …

Buddhism and Jungian Psychology

Renunciation is to put quality towards inner development and how much money you have or who your mate or friends are, the position of you body and such are secondary in importance. This makes you independent or separate. It makes your mind not grasp to the external. So if you get extroverted and emotionally caught up and go up and down and such. In that …

For designer Barbara Barry, the home is sanctuary

Barbara Barry stands behind her belief in the home as sanctuary, striving to create islands of calm through the interiors and home furnishings she designs. For Barbara Barry, being a “master of one’s domain” has become a personal mantra, one that grew out of her belief that the home is one of the few environments over which we have total control. “The world inundates us …

Uneven skin tone treatments

Since I had my baby, my facial skin tone has been uneven. What can I do to treat this problem? I am an African-American woman. Uneven skin tone following hormonal changes, whether caused by birth control pills or pregnancy, is not uncommon. The following supplements will fortify the collagen in your skin and improve your overall skin tone:   Vitamin C – 2,000-3,000 mg. a …

Want to step it up? Let the music in

My mother wants to find a selection of walking cassette tapes (without vocals) that address different levels of difficulty – beginning, intermediate, advanced, etc. – and relieve boredom on the treadmill. She’s also like a set that accompanies the three required exercise stages: warm-up, workout, and cool-down. Do you have any suggestions? While there are many kinds of walking tapes on the market, my suggestion …

Is beach walking a better workout?

Q:  I walk on the beach in soft and hard areas for about an hour at a time. I feel like I get more of a workout in the sandy areas of the beach; they are my aerobics areas. Am I burning more calories walking on the beach than if I walked on a regular surface? Should I keep measuring my calories as if I walked …

Call Your Doctor Right Now If You Used Fen-Phen or Redux

Did you use the diet drugs fen-phen or Redux before they were taken off the market last fall? Have you been checked yet for signs of heart or lung disease? By now, you probably know that fenfluramine (the “fen” in fen-phen) and dexfenfluramine (trade name Redux) were pulled from the shelves, but you may not have heard that the Department of Health and Human Services …

Miscarriage injustice: why some couples can't carry to term

Q: Do you have any statistics on how frequently women miscarry? Also, what are the most common causes of miscarriage? A: Unfortunately, miscarriages are much more common than most women think. About 15-20% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage. The vast majority of miscarriages are caused by genetic abnormalities, which means that the sperm and the egg did not fuse and divide properly. The good news …