BBN: 7 Lessons from Grandma

Hi: It’s been way too long since I have reached out and said hello to you. I’m writing this on a beautiful Friday in Los Angeles. Spring is in the air (one of my favorite seasons). I hope the spring helps awaken your senses with the sweet smells of flowers like Jasmine. A couple of [...]

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5 Benefits of Ginger

Hey There: I cannot believe it’s almost February and Valentine’s Day. Sometimes I am completely stunned by time. I hope this note finds you well and creating the kind of life you want to live.  Every year I choose to do something I am terrified of doing, and then I do it. This year I [...]

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5 Ways to Uplift Your Day

Hi There! I just got back from a beautiful weekend at Glen Ivy Hot Springs. I cannot tell you how inspiring, beautiful, and transformational this retreat was. Here are some words I heard to describe the experience from retreatants: relaxing, eye opening, faith building, rejuvenating, deep, serene, felt a deep sense of home. I wasn’t [...]

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A Secret Tip to Lose Weight

Hi There: Here’s your secret tip to lose weight: There are so many fads out there that tell us we are not okay and that we need to be different from what  and who we are. I get really tired of this. It can totally feed the critical part of me that feels I need [...]

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3 Keys to Back Health

Hi There: NEWS FLASH: the days of back aches and pains are over. Hallelujah! (Always check in with a physician before practicing and beginning any exercise program. This sequence is not a prescription and should not be used instead of doctor’s care if there is an injury). The 3 basic keys for back health in [...]

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Are You in Balance?

Hi There: I have been thinking a lot about balance lately because I just started teaching again at college for the fall semester; between meetings, classes, and office hours, plus my schedule at the studio outside of school, I feel like I am consistently trying to find balance in my schedule and life right now. [...]

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Sweet Revenge

Hi There: It’s Thursday afternoon and I just got back into town from DC visiting my good friend Amy.  I’m so happy to be home in LA with the Santa Monica wind (even though we are having a heat wave).  I have a great story for you: When I was flying back from DC, I [...]

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Navigating The Waves

“And if you can see your neighbors travel to fantastic places without a twinge of jealousy; if you can always eat whatever is put on your plate; if you can fall asleep after a day of running around without a drink or a pill; if you can find contentment just where you are, you are [...]

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Yoga and Chronic Constipation

By Anne Keehn This brief paper will give an overview of chronic constipation (CC) and its link to serious diseases (allopathic medicine considers constipation to be a symptom, rather than a disease), and will look at clinical studies that test the efficacy of yoga in inducing healthy bowel movements. Studies have found that rates of [...]

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Yoga and Musicians

The Beneficial Effects of Yoga for Young Professional Musicians By David Preston In recent years, different types of Yoga and meditation practices have been shown by many studies to increase the body’s ability to handle stress, thereby reducing the physical manifestations of stress such as elevated blood pressure, increased rate of respiration, perspiration, and increased [...]

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