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Pillow talk: how sleep affects everything

How do you get good sleep in an era of Leaning In and Netflix binging? Sleep is not so easy to come by these days. And being tired all the time affects your work, your home life, your social life, and everyone around you. Not sleeping enough is like driving your car on fumes all the time: it eventually wears out your engine. Losing a couple of hours of sleep every night is linked to … Read More

FIVE reasons to play hookey tomorrow

First of all, WHO ARE YOU? Are you really reading this post because you need a reason to take the day off? Send me your location and we will get assistance for you ASAP! I’m kidding. I get it. There is so much to be done at work. At home. In life. How can we possibly take a whole day off? But the truth is individuals with less stress are better friends, partners, employees, spouses, … Read More

Menstrual Health Day – Taking Back our Periods

It’s time to talk about our periods, period. This is an entry for everyone, not just menstruating women…so listen up!  First, I’d like to debunk the notion that PMS, feeling crazy, tons of pain and heavy periods that have people in adult diapers is a normal thing, or that a barely-there bleed is normal. It’s not…unfortunately it’s just common. And there is a huge distinction, because what this means is that there is actually an … Read More

We won this for you! Competition Results

Some of you know we were recently asking for votes and support for some kind of business competition. Well, all your hard work paid off! We thank all your fingers and thumbs for all their clicking on our behalf. Here’s how it went down: A few months ago, we entered a business plan competition online. It was called STARTRIGHT! hosted by the Maryland Women’s Business Center (MWBC), which is an education and resource center for … Read More

Taking Care of Baby = Taking Care of Me

This entry provided by guest blogger and resident Mommy, Amanda. I look at my son and am amazed.  It’s difficult for me to remember what the world was like without him in it.  Two days after he was born I remember feeling like he’d always been there.  But I haven’t always been a mommy, and although it’s the best thing I’ve ever been, it’s not always been easy. ———- When my first son was born, … Read More

Yoga props are your friends

If you have ever been to a yoga class or even just looked into one, you are probably wondering what the story is behind all the items used by students in a yoga class besides the mat. What are these “props” that people are using?!? What are they for? What do they do? Do I need them as well? Yes, no and maybe are the best responses depending on where you are on your physical … Read More

Take a break today! 4 ways to slow it down.

This is just a friendly reminder from us to you to make sure you take a little time for yourself today, and every day! Busy life includes work, laundry, who’s making dinner, getting ready for vacation and then recovering from vacation, more laundry, more work, too many Facebook posts to read and more! If you’re finding yourself caught up in the busy bee-ness of life you might notice some things like: I want to sleep … Read More

Do you have to believe in acupuncture?

A common question about acupuncture is “Do I have to believe in acupuncture for it to work?”  The answer is, thankfully, no. Some people worry that, since acupuncture originated in Asia, or is touted as an ancient art, it’s rooted in mystical beliefs or somehow mysteriously manipulates your body. I respect those who question; curiosity and caution are valuable qualities to have! You can rest assured that acupuncture is not a belief system. What it … Read More

Is yoga a religion?

Simply put, the answer is NO. Individuals practicing yoga often come up against the question of whether yoga is a religion. It is an issue that has gained prominence as more and more yoga is taught in places like schools and churches. Yoga does descend from a religious tradition but it does not require adherence to a belief system, creed, obligations or rituals. Yogis practicing today come from all sorts of different religious backgrounds. Some have a … Read More

Summer is chock full o’ lessons; part deux

Summer is all about expansion and partnership so this is the perfect time of year to spread your wings, literally! And to spend time with the people you love. It’s all about being in the present moment. Here are some ideas for having an amazing summer: Fresh Air and Sunshine – Get outside and stretch your arms as far as you can just like the branches of the trees. If you are with a buddy, reach out … Read More