From the monthly archives: May 2016

Identity theft is a serious and very personal crime, affecting every aspect of your life. Thieves can empty your bank account, max out your credit cards, open new accounts in your name, and make big purchase such as cars, furniture or even homes. They may even give your personal information to the police […]

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Healthy dieting doesn’t just mean healthy choices. It means having those healthy choices in healthy serving sizes.

In the last few years, healthy snacking has finally ascended to its rightful place in the better body vernacular. Now, people realize that reaching for the right snacks during the day can suppress cravings, help stabilize blood sugar […]

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Numerous studies have demonstrated that appropriate progressive resistance exercise for the lumbar spine muscles can significantly increase trunk extension strength and reduce low back discomfort (Carpenter and Nelson 1999; Morrow 1997; Risch et al. 1993).

The most effective exercise for strengthening the low back muscles appears to be full range (approximately 75 degrees) of […]

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In our time-obsessed culture, we pride ourselves on multi-tasking, on how busy we are and how little sleep we can get and still function … An estimated 40% of the people in the US alone are not getting enough sleep. In addition to work-related sleep deprivation, stress and physical discomfort are important players in how much, […]

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Let’s face it, life is stressful!  Unfortunately, chronic stress makes us fat!  Stress is a common theme that often causes women to overlook the importance of making time for life-saving exercise.  We know that the effects of stress can be detrimental to our lives. Here’s how to live smarter.

Our attitudes can go a long […]

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The stock market has fluctuated through more than 45 election cycles since 1833.

You may already be tired of hearing about the presidential election and the potential impact on our country and the economy. I am frequently asked how a Trump presidency or a Sanders presidency will affect the stock market. Clients want […]

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“This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one… the being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.”    – George Bernard Shaw

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Question: Who was Stanton Macdonald-Wright and what was the Synchrome Kineidoscope?

Answer: Stanton Macdonald-Wright (1890-1973) was an American painter, writer, experimental artist, and teacher most well-known for the abstract painting style called Synchromism, which he developed with fellow American painter Morgan Russell.

Born in Virginia and raised in California, Macdonald-Wright began […]

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My Orphan Earrings

On May 3, 2016 By

I have been looking at my pile of orphan earrings, earrings without partners, wondering why I keep them. It’s true that a lost earring does sometimes show up, but many have been mateless for years. Why do I keep even those single earrings?

Orphan earrings seem different from mateless socks and gloves. The reason to […]

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