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AN IMMIGRANTS TALE

When I was four, I was brought to America. Chicago overwhelmed my senses. Couldn’t hide my pretences, I was lost. When I was five I spoke good enough English. The kids treated me well, but I never got invite...
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Relaxation Techniques for Natural Birth

No matter how excited you are to meet your baby, pregnancy is hard. Once you get through the challenge of regular morning sickness and trying to keep up with a healthy diet and exercise, there's labor to look f...
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How to Wake Up to an Easier Morning

As we all get off work this evening, many will be sharing the same thought: one more day. Fridays are loved, Mondays are hated, and that is the way of the world. But why is that? Why do we all shoulder such mis...
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Pain Relief for Pregnancy and Labor

For most of human history, women have come up against one great danger again and again. Until very recently, giving birth could very well be the most dangerous thing a woman ever did, with no access to modern m...
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Why Ayurvedic Massage?

Last night we attended a wedding and danced ourselves silly. It was a fantastic night and I don't regret it, but. The problem with fantastic nights? Sometimes they can be followed by days of soreness! At this p...
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Ayurvedic Self-Massage

Most of us experience soreness of some level every day. Whether you're living a very active lifestyle or spending most of the day at a desk, stiffness has a way of creeping up on you. The only natural solution ...
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Ayurvedic Remedies for a Weak Memory

From the moment we start school, we are asked to memorize things. The alphabet, multiplication tables, important historical dates... Some of those facts may have slipped from your memory after graduation, but t...
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Ayurvedic Sleep Routines

For the last post in this wee's series on ayurvedic healing, we've saved a tenant of ayurveda that can make the greatest possible change in lifestyle: sleep. Most traditional healing practices focus on the b...
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The Four Stages of Ayurveda

It's day five of our week-long series on ayurvedic healing, and if you haven't heard of ayurveda or Breakthrough Remedies before then this is a great place to start. So far, we've discussed some simple, all-nat...
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Exercises for Lower Back Arthritis

Too many people living with arthritis feel like their only option for comfort is over-the-counter or prescription painkillers. While the more powerful of these do dull the pain, what's to happen when the effect...