Anthony Carranza
Anthony Carranza

Anthony Carranza

Business

Digital and social media journalist reporting on the latest happenings on the web. Existing contributor to Social Media Today and Examiner... view profile

Stephen Edward
Stephen Edward

Stephen Edward

World

Stephen reports on Asia & Pacific news and politics. His primary interests include Japanese domestic politics, US-Japan relations, and geopolitics in East Asia... view profile

Chris Grasso
Chris Grasso

Chris Grasso

Life

Chris is a freelance writer who lives in Florida and loves the sunshine... view profile

Liz Leafloor
Liz Leafloor

Liz Leafloor

Science

Liz Leafloor is a Freelance Writer, Copy Editor, and Graphic Artist. She explores mysterious subjects and hidden histories... view profile

Janet Walters Levite
Janet Walters Levite

Janet Walters Levite

Entertainment

is an Optioned Screenwriter and Film Crtiic / Entertainment Writer for The Guardian Liberty Voice. She resides in New York City... view profile

Jerry Nelson
Jerry Nelson

Jerry Nelson

World

Jerry Nelson is a freelance photojournalist. American by birth and now based in South America, Jerry covers social justice issues globally... view profile

David Goehst
David Goehst

David Goehst

Business

- You wanted information about local, national and global markets that wasn't diluted - you got it. Read everything you never wanted to believe right here... view profile

Maria Esteves
Maria Esteves

Maria Esteves

Entertainment

Maria Esteves is a information technologist for fortune 100 firms on Wall Street who persued her passion as a journalist in the arts in the aftermath of 9/11. .. view profile

Carol A. Hoernlein P.E.
Carol A. Hoernlein P.E.

Carol A. Hoernlein P.E.

Opinion

Currently a Licensed Water Resources Civil Engineer in NJ, Carol has also been a political blogger in NJ since 2007, after being elected Councilwoman in 2006. .. view profile

Zac Wassink
Zac Wassink

Zac Wassink

Sports

Covering the Browns and the NFL from a Cleveland viewpoint. .. view profile

Sheila Kemper Dietrich
Sheila Kemper Dietrich

Sheila Kemper Dietrich

Life

Sheila is the Founder and CEO of Livliga. She created Livliga and the VisualQs philosophy out of a desire to embrace and share a healthier lifestyle. .. view profile

June Rousso
June Rousso

June Rousso

Health

June Rousso, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and holistic health counselor in N.Y.C. with a focus on dietary and lifestyle changes to support health. .. view profile

Daniel Chamberlain
Daniel Chamberlain

Daniel Chamberlain

Tech

A writer, programmer, and all-round nerd who will talk at great lengths about absolutely anything - regardless of his level of actual knowledge in the subject. .. view profile

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Veronica Davis

Veronica Davis

Life

Veronica is a wife, freelance writer and work at home mom. Her and her husband live in Missouri with their three boys. .. view profile

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Linda Moore

Linda Moore

Business

I am a freelance writer and enjoy reporting on a variety of topics... view profile






  • Keep Your Smoothie Healthy

    Smoothies are a great easy way to provide your body with the correct daily nutrition. Making them at home also lets you control and know exactly what you are drinking. Unfortunately, it’s easy for us to let unhealthy ingredients sneak into a healthy smoothie.

    Remember why smoothies are healthy

    Vitamins and Minerals

    Our primary source …

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  • The Role of Nutrition in Treating ADD/ADHD

    This week’s blog is on the role of nutrition in treating ADD/ADHD. Most treatments have focused upon medications, such as stimulant drugs. Millions of children are treated with medication and while successful for some, in many instances, there are unpleasant side effects. These can include nervousness, anxiety, palpitations, headache, insomnia, and loss of appetite.

    From …

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  • Should fitness be fixness (Butt and Gut)?

    Interview with Daniel Giel  Part 2.

    The joy of movement EM Technique continues the interview with Daniel as he shares insights into the process of teaching and learning the movement systems and healing modalities at his command. witness the joy of his movement…

    Give yourself permission to enjoy the joy of movement.

    Daniel Giel

    www.danielgiel.com…

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  • How to Juice while Travelling

    Drinking fresh cold pressed juice has provided me and thousands of others great results. We have lost weight, improved our energy, and address existing medical conditions with juicing. One of my keys to success is getting into a routine.

    My typical routine is to juice for 3 days and take a break for 4 days. …

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  • How to Start Juicing in 6 Steps

    Are you starting to feel like you are the only person in the world who hasn’t tried juicing? Have you done some research and want to give it a try but just aren’t sure where to start? Well today, I’m going to break it down into 6 easy digestible steps to help those that need …

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  • The Role of Nutrition in Overcoming Alcohol Addiction

    This week’s blog focuses on the role of nutrition in overcoming alcohol addiction. Studies also have found that alcohol decreases absorption of vitamins and minerals, and decreases appetite, limiting the nutrients that can be obtained from food. A whole foods diet can help to replace lost nutrients. Choose mostly organic fruits and vegetables, consuming at …

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  • Life After Robin Williams

    I didn’t want to blog about Robin’s death by apparent suicide until I could grieve some on my own. He was one of my favorite actors and comedians. So many could identify with or look up to him as he struggled to overcome his challenges, despite fame and fortune!  And, many of them are left …

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  • New Research Identifies 4 Plants that Battle Prostate Cancer

    This summer’s annual American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting in Chicago created significant buzz in the medical community about 4 plants that may help patients battling prostate cancer. Researchers announced the results that tested 4 different ‘food pills’ vs. placebo in prostate cancer patients and tracked the Prostate Specific Antigen or PSA levels. The …

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  • 42 shot, 5 dead in Chicago last weekend but gun zealots say “carrying” is reducing crime

     

     

    Chicago

     

    Open and concealed “carrying” lowers crime because the bad guys know they better not try anything. It is pretty much a gun zealot catechism ever since John Lott’s More Guns Less Crime, published in 1998. Lott lost credibility when he was unable to produce data or records showing a survey he cited in the …

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  • 3 Ways to Use Fall Sunflowers

    Sunflowers are in full bloom right about now in most of the United States.  If you are lucky enough to grow them or live by someone like me who grows them, they are tall beautiful plants that add a great early fall contrast to your yard.  However, there are many additional ways you can use …

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  • What does High Hydrostatic Pressure do to My Juice?

    Freshly squeezed juices have become increasingly popular with Americans.  Americans have been drinking more and more fresh juice as a way to improve their health and daily nutrition.  While the trend is growing quickly, one of the biggest barriers to wide mainstream adoption is also what makes juice great.  The short shelf life makes traditional …

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  • The Role of Nutrition and Lifestyle in Mental Health

    This week’s blog is the first of a series on the role of nutrition and lifestyle in mental health. We tend to underestimate the power of food/lifestyle over our emotions and when depressed or anxious often resort to medication as the first line of defense. In many instances, food/lifestyle changes can address these emotional states …

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  • Victim of Chicago Killer, John Gacy, Becomes Author and Survivor Activist

     

    Chicago

     

    About 45 people gathered on a hot August night at a Chicago LBGT community center  to hear a chapter in Chicago history that is often forgotten–how John Gacy prowled the streets of Chicago’s northside from 1972 through 1978, picking up young men and murdering at least 33 of them. Gacy, one of the …

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  • Do you sink to the level of your training or rise to the occasion?

     
     
     

    EM Technique Interview with Daniel Giel founder of DGM
     
     
    How do you learn to move well? 
     
    How do you exercise well? 
     
     
    What are the basic common denominators in the journey of exercise and movement training? 
    EM Technique’s interview with Daniel evolves around the process of teaching exercise movement as well as an intimate portrait of

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  • Should People Watch the Animals They Eat Slaughtered?

     

     

    In Omaha, Nebraska, there is a proposal on the table for people buying meat to choose an animal and watch it being slaughtered.  But many are saying this encourages insensitivity and lack of empathy for suffering, whether human or animal. Many anthropologists say there is a strong cultural link between barbaric treatment of animals …

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  • Michael Brown and Ferguson Bear Strange Fruit

     

    “Face down in the street….in the ghetto…and a momma cried.” Those words from the eerily familiar song made famous by Elvis Presley bring to mind the images of Michael Brown’s body lying for hours in the middle of a narrow slice of asphalt in America’s heartland, an easy seven hour road trip east of Lebanon, …

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  • The Aging Brain: Ways to Boost Brain Power

    Many of us, starting in mid-life and accelerating in our sixties and beyond, are stunned at the extent to which we are forgetful. We lose our keys, cannot always retrieve words, especially names or find what we heard a moment ago evaporate into thin air. While many people quietly accept their fate, there are ways …

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  • Juicing the Pain Away

    Salsa Juice

    “Take Two and Call Me in the Morning” is the classic doctor line given to patients who call complaining of vague (but real to them) aches and pains.  In 2014, the updated phrase should be ‘Juice this and Call Me in the Morning’.

    Many of us experience chronic pain which may or may not have …

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  • A Holistic View of Weight Control

    Many of us have struggled with dieting and losing unwanted pounds. Sometimes we are able to lose weight, but only to regain it back over time.  Taking a more holistic view of weight control increases our chances of success in the long run.

    The basics of a holistic approach focuses not only on a healthy …

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  • Author of New Book Discusses Shame and Codependency

     

     

    Codependents often have trouble being open, honest and assertive with intimate partners says Darlene Lancer, an author and marriage and family therapist. In trying to manage, control and manipulate others, often by “people pleasing” or giving advice, codependents can “turn themselves into pretzels,” says Lancer.  Now, in her latest book, Conquering Shame and Codependency:

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  • What’s it take to be healthy?

     
    EM Interview with Abdi Assadi Part 2.

     …

     
    Continuing the conversation in the second part of my interview with Abdi Assadi an acupuncturist of 29 years and Author.
    Join us as we muse about the what it takes to be and maintain a healthy life.
     
     

    Abdi Assadi, M.S., Lic. Ac.
     
    www.abdiassadi.com
     
     
     

    Through my lens…
     
     
    Emory M

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  • How to Naturally Shrink Your Stomach and Trim Tummy Fat

    Sometimes in order to lose weight we need to contract space. Contracting space can mean feeling satisfied with less.  To make yourself “YogaFit,” you must learn to eat less and be satisfied with less. With food LESS TRULY IS MORE.

    One of the best example’s of this is s reducing the desires of  …

    Read More

  • The Role of Hydration in a Healthy Immune System

    We often associate drinking water with quenching our thirst and are unaware of its many other benefits to the body.  One of the major roles of hydration is in supporting a healthy immune system.  Our bodies need water to absorb nutrients and oxygenate our cells. Without this nutrient support and adequate oxygen levels, our immune …

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  • What is acupuncture really?

    EM Interview with Abdi Assadi
     
     
    Abdi Assadi has been a  dedicated acupuncture practitioner for 29 years. 
    How did acupuncture come to the US? How does it work?
     
    Join us as we talk about the benefits and inner workings of this often times mysterious practice.
     
     
     
    Abdi Assadi, M.S., Lic. Ac.
     
    www.abdiassadi.com…
     
     
     

    Through my lens…
     
     
    Emory M

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  • Leaky Gut Syndrome

    Leaky gut syndrome or intestinal permeability can result from many factors.  Overuse of non-steroid drugs, such as Advil, Motrin, and aspirin can damage the intestine. Infections also can increase permeability, including bacteria, viruses, and yeast. Sometimes we are exposed to parasites from polluted water. These same pathogens can enter the bloodstream and make us sick. …

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  • Exercise From the inside out. Part 2.

     
     
    Join us as we continue the EM Technique interview with Mark Jackson about the inner cultivation practice of Falun Gong.
    Qi gong or chi gong are ancient internal exercise practices that were once practiced freely in China. This interview discusses what the process of meditation is like and what are some of the benefits you

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  • Osteoporosis: Supporting Bone Health

    Osteoporosis is a condition typically associated with aging where bones thin out and bone tissue deteriorates.   There are a number of causes, but many ways to support bone health.  Acidosis or increased levels of acid in the body is a major cause of osteoporosis.  When we over-consume acid-forming foods, minerals are leached from bones to …

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  • Exercise from the inside out

     
     
     
     
     
    There are many ways to “exercise”. This interview with veteran personal trainer and Falun Gong practitioner, Mark Jackson focuses on exercise for the inside. What is meditation? What is it like to still the mind? Join us for this candid and enlightening interview on an authentic meditation practice. 
     
     
     
     
    Mark Jackson
    www.newwarriorfitness.com
     
     
    Falun Dafa 
    www.falundafa.org…

     
     
    Through

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  • Is getting a Black belt really important? What happens after you get it?

    EM Technique interview and demonstration 
    with martial arts master’s Livingston & Everton Kelly.  
     
     
    There is a depth of study that is common to all disciplines and sciences that should also be present when training with a master in the martial arts.
     
    Join us as we continue the conversation and elaborate on understanding the process of

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  • 3 Important Health Insurance Facts You Need To Know!

    My recent experiences with health insurance plans have been a big eye opener. I’m not a novice at this, having worked in upper management of corporate behavioral health benefits. Any time you deal with insurance, you are not on a level playing field.   Insurance companies have armies of actuaries and legal staff to ensure that …

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  • What does being a martial arts “master” really mean?

     

    A rare and honest look at the inner realm of martial arts from the perspective of two lifelong practitioners. Demonstration and discussion follows Master’s Livingston and Everton Kelly as they illuminate the “heart” of a martial artist.   The passion and benefits are explained eloquently touching on the realms of character development and self actualization within

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  • DETOXIFICATION WITH EVERYDAY FOODS

    Our bodies are exposed to so many waste products every day.  They are produced by our cells and absorbed from the environment.  Detox programs are becoming increasing popular.  However, some of them are dramatic and can cause too many toxins to be released at once. If these toxins cannot be processed, they are recirculated in …

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  • EATING HEART HEALTHY

    Nutrition is increasing being recognized to support the prevention and treatment of coronary disease.  Eating heart healthy can help keep arteries open and strengthen the heart.  It can increase HDL cholesterol and decrease oxidized LDL cholesterol.  Diet also can improve blood supply to the brain (Pizzorno, 1996). These are powerful statements!

    A number of foods …

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  • EATING FOR HEART HEALTH

    Nutrition is increasing being recognized to support the prevention and treatment of coronary disease.  A heart-healthy diet can help keep arteries open and strengthen the heart.  It can increase HDL cholesterol and decrease oxidized LDL cholesterol.  Diet also can improve blood supply to the brain (Pizzorno, 1996). These are powerful statements!

    A number of foods …

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  • Stress and the Immune System

    We live in a stressful world and need to be mindful of how stress can affect our well-being.  One of the key ways is lowering our immunity to foreign invaders.  This makes us more prone to illness and serious disease.  The human body has many defenses against foreign bacteria, viruses, and the like.  When stress …

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  • ASTHMA: THOUGHTS ON TREATMENT

    Asthma is an inflammation of the bronchial tubes. This can result in wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and breathlessness.  Some people are genetically prone.  But there also are many other asthma risks. Colds and virus infections, allergens, GERD can trigger asthma.  Medications, foods, and emotional anxiety also are triggers.  So can allergens at work, such as …

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  • Healing Back Pain Through Breathing

    As you exhale, draw your navel in. (Henry Chan/The Epoch Times)

    One of the simplest and most underused techniques for reducing low back pain is deep diaphragmatic breathing. Low back pain is estimated to affect between 80 and 95 percent of the population at some point in their lives. There are numerous possibilities why back pains develop, and our ability to use our diaphragm effectively plays …

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  • Do you really get a strong “core” by training the abdominals?

     

     

     

     

    EM Technique interviews  Juergen Bamberger  a master Gyrotonic instructor with 30 years of teaching experience in dance, Gyrotonic and movement education.  Join us as we are treated to Juergen’s knowledge and insights on what makes our core strong. What roll does the Psoas (Hip Flexors) play in the  three dimensional  structure of the human body? …

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  • What Would The Camel Filters Man Think About Today’s Gender Changes?

     

     

     

    Does anyone remember the Camel Filters Man? A Mark Spitz lookalike, he was always climbing mountains in Nepal or panning for gold with a Farrah Fawcett lookalike, or several, by his side. He carried rope and a Swiss Army knife not a messenger bag. He did not seem to hold a day job.…

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  • How extreme does your workout have to be?

     
    Join us again for an EM Technique interview and demonstration with James MA Nicholson, Apollonia Holzer and Lesley Powell.  A powerful gathering of high level bodyworkers and movement exercise teachers experts in Pilates, Gyrotonic, Laban Movement Analysis, Franklin method, dance, yoga and massage therapy. Sift through the marketing images of ripped bodies and ever youthful 

    Read More

  • Keep Your Smoothie Healthy

    Smoothies are a great easy way to provide your body with the correct daily nutrition. Making them at home also lets you control and know exactly what you are drinking. Unfortunately, it’s easy for us to let unhealthy ingredients sneak into a healthy smoothie.

    Remember why smoothies are healthy

    Vitamins and Minerals

    Our primary source …

    Read More

  • What’s it take to be healthy?

     
    EM Interview with Abdi Assadi Part 2.

     …

     
    Continuing the conversation in the second part of my interview with Abdi Assadi an acupuncturist of 29 years and Author.
    Join us as we muse about the what it takes to be and maintain a healthy life.
     
     

    Abdi Assadi, M.S., Lic. Ac.
     
    www.abdiassadi.com
     
     
     

    Through my lens…
     
     
    Emory M

    Read More

  • How to Naturally Shrink Your Stomach and Trim Tummy Fat

    Sometimes in order to lose weight we need to contract space. Contracting space can mean feeling satisfied with less.  To make yourself “YogaFit,” you must learn to eat less and be satisfied with less. With food LESS TRULY IS MORE.

    One of the best example’s of this is s reducing the desires of  …

    Read More

  • What is acupuncture really?

    EM Interview with Abdi Assadi
     
     
    Abdi Assadi has been a  dedicated acupuncture practitioner for 29 years. 
    How did acupuncture come to the US? How does it work?
     
    Join us as we talk about the benefits and inner workings of this often times mysterious practice.
     
     
     
    Abdi Assadi, M.S., Lic. Ac.
     
    www.abdiassadi.com…
     
     
     

    Through my lens…
     
     
    Emory M

    Read More

  • Exercise From the inside out. Part 2.

     
     
    Join us as we continue the EM Technique interview with Mark Jackson about the inner cultivation practice of Falun Gong.
    Qi gong or chi gong are ancient internal exercise practices that were once practiced freely in China. This interview discusses what the process of meditation is like and what are some of the benefits you

    Read More

  • Exercise from the inside out

     
     
     
     
     
    There are many ways to “exercise”. This interview with veteran personal trainer and Falun Gong practitioner, Mark Jackson focuses on exercise for the inside. What is meditation? What is it like to still the mind? Join us for this candid and enlightening interview on an authentic meditation practice. 
     
     
     
     
    Mark Jackson
    www.newwarriorfitness.com
     
     
    Falun Dafa 
    www.falundafa.org…

     
     
    Through

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  • Cholesterol and Heart Disease Risk

    There have been many recent advances in the role of cholesterol as a risk factor in the development of heart disease.  Most of us have learned that LDL cholesterol is “bad” and increases heart disease risk.   HDL cholesterol is said to be “good” and have health benefits. I think that it is fair to say …

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  • ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DIET

    Chronic inflammation in the body has many risks. It can damage to our arteries and depress our immune system. There can be an increased the risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and auto-immune disease.  Short-lived inflammation is the body’s way of clearing up infections and healing damaged tissues. When it is chronic, it …

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  • Is getting a Black belt really important? What happens after you get it?

    EM Technique interview and demonstration 
    with martial arts master’s Livingston & Everton Kelly.  
     
     
    There is a depth of study that is common to all disciplines and sciences that should also be present when training with a master in the martial arts.
     
    Join us as we continue the conversation and elaborate on understanding the process of

    Read More

  • What does being a martial arts “master” really mean?

     

    A rare and honest look at the inner realm of martial arts from the perspective of two lifelong practitioners. Demonstration and discussion follows Master’s Livingston and Everton Kelly as they illuminate the “heart” of a martial artist.   The passion and benefits are explained eloquently touching on the realms of character development and self actualization within

    Read More

  • Healing Back Pain Through Breathing

    As you exhale, draw your navel in. (Henry Chan/The Epoch Times)

    One of the simplest and most underused techniques for reducing low back pain is deep diaphragmatic breathing. Low back pain is estimated to affect between 80 and 95 percent of the population at some point in their lives. There are numerous possibilities why back pains develop, and our ability to use our diaphragm effectively plays …

    Read More

  • Do you really get a strong “core” by training the abdominals?

     

     

     

     

    EM Technique interviews  Juergen Bamberger  a master Gyrotonic instructor with 30 years of teaching experience in dance, Gyrotonic and movement education.  Join us as we are treated to Juergen’s knowledge and insights on what makes our core strong. What roll does the Psoas (Hip Flexors) play in the  three dimensional  structure of the human body? …

    Read More

  • What Would The Camel Filters Man Think About Today’s Gender Changes?

     

     

     

    Does anyone remember the Camel Filters Man? A Mark Spitz lookalike, he was always climbing mountains in Nepal or panning for gold with a Farrah Fawcett lookalike, or several, by his side. He carried rope and a Swiss Army knife not a messenger bag. He did not seem to hold a day job.…

    Read More

  • How extreme does your workout have to be?

     
    Join us again for an EM Technique interview and demonstration with James MA Nicholson, Apollonia Holzer and Lesley Powell.  A powerful gathering of high level bodyworkers and movement exercise teachers experts in Pilates, Gyrotonic, Laban Movement Analysis, Franklin method, dance, yoga and massage therapy. Sift through the marketing images of ripped bodies and ever youthful 

    Read More

  • Is having a six pack or the “beach body” look really important to health and fitness?

     

     

    Join us for a rare interview.  Experience a demonstration by James MA Nicholson on his unique stretching technique followed by an EM Technique interview with Apollonia Holzer, Lesley Powell and James. 

    Pilates, Gyrotonic,Laban, Franklin method, yoga dance and martial arts three expert exercise and movement professionals with over a hundred years of experience …

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  • Understanding exercise and movement training on a deeper level.

    Exercise training has many levels and many different applications. Martial arts, dance, sports and of course health and fitness. Join the discussion and learn about the process and philosophy behind training. Learn what it really takes to make and keep the changes that can be achieved by training on a deeper level. Join us as …

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  • Wellness in movement – “Organizing attention for grace”. EM Technique Interview with Bill Hedberg founder of Shen Tao studio

     

    Join us as we discuss the quality and attributes that are fundamental components of moving, staying and being well. EM Techniques interview with William Hedberg movement educator.

    Bill began with teaching Pilates in 1984 at the California Institute for the Arts. A senior staff instructor at the original White Cloud Studio from 1987-1999, training …

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  • When in Doubt, Leave Soy Out

    Are soy products healthy or not? The debate continues. (Credit: Cat Rooney/The Epoch Times)

    Do you eat soy for all its health benefits? The aisles of many health food grocers can sometimes seem like shrines dedicated to tofu, soymilk, soy bars, and more. Perhaps more than any other health food, soy is marketed as the healthiest new food product in the new millennium. But contrary to common belief, there …

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  • Getting Pregnant: 10 Ways to Increase Chances of Conception

    These days, conception is tougher than ever, but there are a handful of lifestyle factors that can help if implemented. (Photos.com)

    Getting pregnant in today’s world can be tougher than ever. Stressful lifestyle factors are making it more difficult to conceive than at any point in history. A 2007 Newsweek article calls infertility a “common problem, besetting an estimated six million American couples.” One study of over 18,000 women found “one in six women had trouble …

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  • A Mother’s Emotions Affect Her Unborn Child

    How a mother feels and handles stress during pregnancy will affect the baby both psychologically and physically. (Cat Rooney/The Epoch Times)?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

    Experts and evidence suggest that positive thinking can shape the body, heal internally, and even nurture a healthier child during pregnancy.

    A pregnant woman’s thoughts have a physical connection to her unborn child. “Everything the pregnant mother feels and thinks is communicated through neurohormones to her unborn child, just as surely as are alcohol and …

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  • What’s it take to be healthy?

     
    EM Interview with Abdi Assadi Part 2.

     …

     
    Continuing the conversation in the second part of my interview with Abdi Assadi an acupuncturist of 29 years and Author.
    Join us as we muse about the what it takes to be and maintain a healthy life.
     
     

    Abdi Assadi, M.S., Lic. Ac.
     
    www.abdiassadi.com
     
     
     

    Through my lens…
     
     
    Emory M

    Read More

  • What is acupuncture really?

    EM Interview with Abdi Assadi
     
     
    Abdi Assadi has been a  dedicated acupuncture practitioner for 29 years. 
    How did acupuncture come to the US? How does it work?
     
    Join us as we talk about the benefits and inner workings of this often times mysterious practice.
     
     
     
    Abdi Assadi, M.S., Lic. Ac.
     
    www.abdiassadi.com…
     
     
     

    Through my lens…
     
     
    Emory M

    Read More

  • Exercise From the inside out. Part 2.

     
     
    Join us as we continue the EM Technique interview with Mark Jackson about the inner cultivation practice of Falun Gong.
    Qi gong or chi gong are ancient internal exercise practices that were once practiced freely in China. This interview discusses what the process of meditation is like and what are some of the benefits you

    Read More

  • Exercise from the inside out

     
     
     
     
     
    There are many ways to “exercise”. This interview with veteran personal trainer and Falun Gong practitioner, Mark Jackson focuses on exercise for the inside. What is meditation? What is it like to still the mind? Join us for this candid and enlightening interview on an authentic meditation practice. 
     
     
     
     
    Mark Jackson
    www.newwarriorfitness.com
     
     
    Falun Dafa 
    www.falundafa.org…

     
     
    Through

    Read More

  • Is getting a Black belt really important? What happens after you get it?

    EM Technique interview and demonstration 
    with martial arts master’s Livingston & Everton Kelly.  
     
     
    There is a depth of study that is common to all disciplines and sciences that should also be present when training with a master in the martial arts.
     
    Join us as we continue the conversation and elaborate on understanding the process of

    Read More

  • What does being a martial arts “master” really mean?

     

    A rare and honest look at the inner realm of martial arts from the perspective of two lifelong practitioners. Demonstration and discussion follows Master’s Livingston and Everton Kelly as they illuminate the “heart” of a martial artist.   The passion and benefits are explained eloquently touching on the realms of character development and self actualization within

    Read More

  • Healing Back Pain Through Breathing

    As you exhale, draw your navel in. (Henry Chan/The Epoch Times)

    One of the simplest and most underused techniques for reducing low back pain is deep diaphragmatic breathing. Low back pain is estimated to affect between 80 and 95 percent of the population at some point in their lives. There are numerous possibilities why back pains develop, and our ability to use our diaphragm effectively plays …

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  • Do you really get a strong “core” by training the abdominals?

     

     

     

     

    EM Technique interviews  Juergen Bamberger  a master Gyrotonic instructor with 30 years of teaching experience in dance, Gyrotonic and movement education.  Join us as we are treated to Juergen’s knowledge and insights on what makes our core strong. What roll does the Psoas (Hip Flexors) play in the  three dimensional  structure of the human body? …

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  • How extreme does your workout have to be?

     
    Join us again for an EM Technique interview and demonstration with James MA Nicholson, Apollonia Holzer and Lesley Powell.  A powerful gathering of high level bodyworkers and movement exercise teachers experts in Pilates, Gyrotonic, Laban Movement Analysis, Franklin method, dance, yoga and massage therapy. Sift through the marketing images of ripped bodies and ever youthful 

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  • Is having a six pack or the “beach body” look really important to health and fitness?

     

     

    Join us for a rare interview.  Experience a demonstration by James MA Nicholson on his unique stretching technique followed by an EM Technique interview with Apollonia Holzer, Lesley Powell and James. 

    Pilates, Gyrotonic,Laban, Franklin method, yoga dance and martial arts three expert exercise and movement professionals with over a hundred years of experience …

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  • Wellness in movement – “Organizing attention for grace”. EM Technique Interview with Bill Hedberg founder of Shen Tao studio

     

    Join us as we discuss the quality and attributes that are fundamental components of moving, staying and being well. EM Techniques interview with William Hedberg movement educator.

    Bill began with teaching Pilates in 1984 at the California Institute for the Arts. A senior staff instructor at the original White Cloud Studio from 1987-1999, training …

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  • When in Doubt, Leave Soy Out

    Are soy products healthy or not? The debate continues. (Credit: Cat Rooney/The Epoch Times)

    Do you eat soy for all its health benefits? The aisles of many health food grocers can sometimes seem like shrines dedicated to tofu, soymilk, soy bars, and more. Perhaps more than any other health food, soy is marketed as the healthiest new food product in the new millennium. But contrary to common belief, there …

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  • Getting Pregnant: 10 Ways to Increase Chances of Conception

    These days, conception is tougher than ever, but there are a handful of lifestyle factors that can help if implemented. (Photos.com)

    Getting pregnant in today’s world can be tougher than ever. Stressful lifestyle factors are making it more difficult to conceive than at any point in history. A 2007 Newsweek article calls infertility a “common problem, besetting an estimated six million American couples.” One study of over 18,000 women found “one in six women had trouble …

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  • Fire – the Communicator

    A person with a fiery personality can be very active, outgoing and dynamic. The Fire element within our body deals with the communication and the relationship to other people. The heart is one of the organs in association with this element. The colloquial expression, “big heart,” indicates someone who is friendly, loving and open to …

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  • A Mother’s Emotions Affect Her Unborn Child

    How a mother feels and handles stress during pregnancy will affect the baby both psychologically and physically. (Cat Rooney/The Epoch Times)?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

    Experts and evidence suggest that positive thinking can shape the body, heal internally, and even nurture a healthier child during pregnancy.

    A pregnant woman’s thoughts have a physical connection to her unborn child. “Everything the pregnant mother feels and thinks is communicated through neurohormones to her unborn child, just as surely as are alcohol and …

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  • Wood – the Visionary

     The Wood element and its energetics remind us of spring. To use one word – determination! In the spring all the seeds that hid underground during the winter months, spring up and grow toward the sky. Even on a cement sidewalk, we see small flowers breaking through, in their attempt to grow, higher and taller …

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  • Healing Your Body After Birth

    New moms can avoid a variety of pains by reactivating muscles that were weakened during pregnancy, such as the core muscles. (Dereje Belachew/Photos.com)

    The benefits of postpartum exercise are numerous, but a new kind of exercise may soon be the top choice for new moms. That choice is corrective exercise, which means using the right muscles for the right job.

    There are a few muscle imbalances or misalignments that nearly every new mom will have. How fast she …

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  • Mental Imagery and Pregnancy

    Just as high-level athletes can improve their performance through visualization, a pregnant mother can improve the outcome of her labor. (Photos.com)

    Whether it’s called visualization, mental imagery, mental practice, or mental rehearsal, research for nearly a century has proven conclusively that “if you’ve been there in the mind, you’ll go there in the body.” Though this rings true in a vast spectrum of activities, from sports performance and self-defense to improving leadership and childbirth, it seems …

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  • Water – the Wise

    This is my last post for 2013. Have a wonderful Holiday and a healthy New Year! 

    The Water element refers to the water that comes down from the heavens, permeates the earth, and collects into the deep. It is dark and mysterious, and it is also the source of life. In Chinese medicine, water is …

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  • Metal – the Purist

     

    The ability to let go is related to the strength of the Metal element in our body. The lungs and the large intestine are the organs that correspond with the Metal element. These are the only two organs that open to the outside world, and allow for the release of waste from the body. …

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