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“What was that supposed to be?” My husband often asks the question in a playful manner. Playful, because he knows exactly what it is. “What was that move?” I’m teasingly asked the question at work . Curious strangers avert their gaze and say nothing. I wonder if they are making silent judgments. So, what is it? It’s my inability to walk a straight line. I tend to veer right. I lose my balance . I lose my rhythm. I need a wide berth to accommodate my arms, which occasionally fly out to the side to correct my faulty steering. If I ever need to walk that straight line -- heel to toe, heel to toe -- for a cop at the side of the road, I can only hope I am able to post bail. If you didn’t know me, all appearances point toward alcohol or drug abuse, but that would be incorrect.
Multiple sclerosis took away any hint of grace I may have had. Lack of balance, lack of coordination, and vertigo have ganged up and forced me to live my life on a surfboard. Every...
Think back to the time of your childhood. Most of us, as kids, mastered the art of riding a bicycle. Can you remember how daunting it felt - fearful, yet completely focused on balancing, maneuvering the pedals, and guiding the handlebars - all at once? How it almost felt impossible. Anytime we learn something new, it feels a little scary.
Its like riding a bike Children and adults alike can struggle with constant thoughts appearing in their mind and have trouble "switching gears" to fall asleep at night. Learning how to let your body and mind relax is just like riding a bike. A six or seven year old may feel intimidated to master the balance and coordination of riding on two wheels, however perseverance and the desire to do it guided you in learning. And, no matter how long it's been since you've been on a bike, when you get back on, it comes back to you. Learning skills of relaxation through the avenue of breathing and body awareness empowers you with a remedy to relax you...
I'm always entertained when I have dinner with one of my friends. She has this habit of ordering fried foods and using paper towels or napkins to pat down all her fried foods from french fries to pizza. Since she knows I like to eat healthy she will on many occasions proudly show me her oiled up napkin and say "Kenn, I just removed fifty percent of the fat" So is patting down greasy food this effective?
I've seen her do this so many times, (and I know I'm not the only one) So I finally decided to investigate this phenomenon of patting fried or oily foods down as a way to significantly reduce the fat content. While I did not find anything hardcore, I came across a study by the Georgia-Pacific Health Smart Institute that said that "patting pizza with paper towels can be an effective way to help remove excess grease". Their results revealed that patting the surface of a pizza with an absorbent paper towel can remove up to 14% of total fat and up to 17...
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