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Join me for an event that will change your daily life!

I’ll teach a yoga class and then Tricia Sletten will share her knowledge about the ancient science of Ayurveda.

Date: Thu   7/29/2010

Time:  7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

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A fun girls night out filled with yoga and edutainment! Yoga is for all levels, we’ll have a few taste treats, and learn something new to keep our bodies in optimal health! Bring your sister, your girlfriends, bring all the women in your life! Cost is 35.00 July 29th 7-9:30pm Ayurveda Ayurveda, a sister science to Yoga, is the oldest continuously practiced health care system in the world. This science teaches that each of us has a fundamental constitution. When our constitution is in balance, we experience optimal health in body and mind; when out of balance, we experience a range of physical symptoms and mental conditions that can eventually manifest as dis-ease and/or discomfort. The restoration of a natural state of balance focuses on diet, daily routines, the use of herbs, and natural cleansing protocols. During this discussion, you will become more familiar with Ayurveda and how it applies to living in a balanced state of health and happiness. Topics coming up: Create a Non-Toxi

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Mamas: take care of your feet, too!

Pregnant Women Put Fashion Before Foot Health.

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I spent a little time trying to figure out the best sunscreen for my fair-skinned toddler. Basically, you need to slather it on – like if your family was at the beach all day an entire 8 oz bottle would be empty if we used it as it is tested. And reapply liberally at least every 2 hours.  We bought Bennett 3 UV protection shirts for this summer.

Realistic View:  find a relatively all natural sunscreen. Protect from UVA and UVB rays. No Parabans.  We bought Caribbean Solutions – natural/biodegradable lotation. It is a botanical /mineral blend. Of course I just read that I’m supposed to reapply every 45 MINUTES! Check this out,\I’ve used most of these brands throughout the years:  http://www.thedailygreen.com/environmental-news/latest/natural-sunscreens-460608  

 

This is a resource to research sunscreen and other cosmetics: http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/special/sunscreens2008/findyoursunscreen.php

 

Extreme view: that using sunscreen prevents a burn but does not necessarily prevent skin cancer — http://naturalmedicine.suite101.com/article.cfm/hidden_dangers_in_sunscreens Goofy, but thought provoking. One Mother Jones articles stated that the incidence of skin cancer correlates directly to the increased sales of sunscreen.

Watch out for Nanoparticles – the FDA really knows NOTHING about these tiny-tiny bits… Read this:

http://www.minnpost.com/stories/2009/05/14/8794/as_nanotechnology_hits_the_marketplace_safety_is_a_growing_issue

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Kudos to all the sisters out there who only grew up with a brother!! I wonder if having a sister, as may be the case for my little sister, forces us to learn useful coping skills early in life.

http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/families/article6018057.ece

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eco easter eggs!

Year’s ago I had a beet juice explosion in my kitchen and have been DYING to use the root’s juice to color something ever since.  I never thought of  easter eggs ! Check out this great link to making your own egg dyes this easter.

 

http://ecochildsplay.com/2009/03/25/all-natural-egg-dyes-have-an-eco-friendly-easter/

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Check out Slate’s idea of defining Hockey Mom. It seems that it resonates with people where I live in Minnesota — but what about the warm climates. Does Sarah Palin’s label of Hockey Mom mean anything to a surfer mom??

http://www.slate.com/id/2199361/

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