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Ways to Save Money by Nirmala N. 2 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Mind-Body Ever since I got married last year and ever since the cost of living in my city has skyrocketed while salaries have remained pretty stationary, I've started to think of ways ... Read on »
A great website on raising the family vegetarian by Nirmala N. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Vegetarian I was raised vegetarian but I didn't have the greatest experience in terms of making sure I had a balanced diet (I had lots of problems like anemia and general low energy, e ... Read on »
Anger management by Nirmala N. Posted in: Blog Posts in Stress Management I have a problem with anger. Surprise, surprise. On the outside, I'm a calm, got-it-together sort of person who's soft-spoken, reasonable, and doesn't resort to snide tactic ... Read on »
Reschedule Your Morning by Nirmala N. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Stress Management If you're the type of person who tends to wake up with a case of the morning blahs (you know, that feeling of utter dread that makes you want to hit the snooze button) on a ... Read on »
No Eating After 8 pm, Paired with Better Dental Hygiene by Nirmala N. 3 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Weight loss I was recently looking at old photographs of myself from 4 to 5 years ago, when I was about 23 or so. While I've never had a serious weight problem (aside from the freshman 15 ... Read on »
Review--Hemalayaa's "Dance of the Kama Sutra" by Nirmala N. Posted in: General Discussion in Mind-Body With the resurgence of pole dancing, burlesque, and other forms of sensual movement, the concept of a woman getting in touch with her sexuality through dance is hardly a novel ... Read on »
Fave toning exercises for problem areas? by Nirmala N. Posted in: Questions & Answers in Exercise I know there's a lot of debate on whether or not spot training can actually help tone problem areas, but I'm wondering if anybody has any surefire fave ways of helping firm gl ... Read on »
Bollywood Burn (review) by Nirmala N. Posted in: General Discussion in Dance Hemalayaa’s latest workout video, “Bollywood Burn,” has the Canadian-born yoga goddess and dance instructor in top form—clad in a glamorous pink-sequined outfit while hardly ... Read on »
How far does your attention extend? by Nirmala N. 1 Comment Posted in: Questions & Answers in Meditation One of the amazing things about my meditation practice is that it continously clues me in to what I'm paying attention to and how deeply I can place my attention. A great acti ... Read on »
"Story of Stuff" by Nirmala N. Posted in: General Discussion in Mind-Body I discovered an incredible video online, "Story of Stuff," that talks about how getting rid of clutter in our lives can open us up to new possibilities and even lead to spirit ... Read on »
Getting rid of brown spots by Nirmala N. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Massage/Spa If you're looking to get rid of those annoying brown spots that tend to crop up on your skin as you get older, you might be interested in intense pulsed light (IPL), a treat ... Read on »
A fireworks-free 4th by Nirmala N. Posted in: General Discussion in Stress Management For the first time in my life, I was in a place over the 4th of July that didn't have any fireworks whatsoever. My husband and I rented a house up in northern California on th ... Read on »
A simple way to de-stress by Nirmala N. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Mind-Body Put down your Blackberry, PDA, cell phone, laptop, iPod, or any electronic device you have an addiction to. No e-mail for a day. Go out and smell the flowers. Get a massage. ... Read on »
Not always bad to be a "loner" by Nirmala N. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Mind-Body According to rersearchers, people who are considered loners actually enjoy an increased sensitivity to all kinds of emotional interactions and sensory cues, which basically ... Read on »
Getting rid of calluses by Nirmala N. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Massage/Spa It's sandal weather but if you tend to get lots of calluses, you're likely to want to stick to sneakers. Calluses are raised layers of thick, dead skin; when they're on your ... Read on »
Vitamin D in low levels may lead to depression among older people by Nirmala N. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Stress Management According to a recent study in the Archives of General Psychiatry, soaking in plenty of sunshine and drinking lots of milk could help you ward off depression early in your l ... Read on »
Sharing dishes? by Nirmala N. 1 Comment Posted in: Questions & Answers in Weight loss I've often found that portion sizes for dinners at a nice restaurant tend to be enormous. Being someone who doesn't like to reheat food the next day, I prefer not to have to o ... Read on »
Missing nutrients in Americans' diet by Nirmala N. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating According to the U.S. Dietary Guidelines, there are seven important nutrients that the majority of Americans aren't getting enough of: Calcium Potassium F ... Read on »
How to pick the best sunscreen by Nirmala N. Posted in: Questions & Answers in Massage/Spa Make sure you have an SPF of 15 or higher. The SPF factor basically measures your sunscreen's effectiveness in preventing UVB-generated sunburn. Case in point: if you u ... Read on »
Be prepared to eat healthy by Nirmala N. Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating If you're like the majority of Americans, eating healthy can be a problem if you're constantly on the go--but that doesn't mean that you can't stock your kitchen with nutrit ... Read on »