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  1. Eating from the Garden

    We planted a garden. Now, several months of patience, love and nurturing...we have food! Having and taking care of a garden is a daily reminder of how nature knows best. It's a reciprocal relationship - when we love it, it loves us back. Next step... enjoying the delectable fruits of our labor. Here are some fun, summer recipes we can make from the food we've grown: ...
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  2. Healthy Feet, Healthy Body

    Our feet are superbly designed with 10 toes, 52 bones (26 in each foot), 33 joints, 20 muscles, and hundreds of sensory receptors. One fourth of all the bones in the human body are down in your feet.  These two planks bear the weight of our entire bodies. They receive a lot of stress and are often neglected. Imagine having...
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  3. Getting Primal

    Are all advancements improvements? For instance, science and technology have progressed tremendously to heal, cure, and connect. I am thankful for these advancements. On the other hand, there are some advancements that have set us back - culturally, physically and mentally. Just because something is made bigger, faster, smaller, cheaper...doesn't make it better. Advancements in the food industry, for example, have lead to supermarket shelves filled with...
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  4. Being a Warrior

    Warrior series has always frustrated me during my asana practice...until recently. My legs shake and I don't like to hold the pose. I want to flow...not only to feel graceful, but to get the heck out of that lunge! Warrior II works the hips and the thighs to a place that doesn't seem natural when done correctly. Even Yoga Journal confesses the intensity...
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  5. Back to School

    A local elementary school is teaching their 6th graders about business, finance, goals, and marketing by following the format of a popular reality TV show, Shark Tank.  The students are to use their imaginations to harvest an entrepreneurial concept. They have one month to develop their plan and then present it to a panel of judges, just like on the show. ToeSox was asked to be part of the...
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  6. Slow Down

    Pop Quiz: When someone asks, "How are you?", do you: a. Reply with a stock answer "Good, and you?" but never really hear their answer b. Reply "I've been crazy busy!" c. Ignore it, you are in a rush and didn't even hear the question.  Seems like more and more of us are multi-tasking, but are we multi-doing? Are we...
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  7. Ready for Minimalist Running?

      You don't have to be running barefoot to accomplish the minimalist running technique. Before you head out for a barefoot run and slip into minimalist running shoes, check out these three self-assessment tests by Jay Dicharry, MPT for Running Times. Watch closely to see if your body is ready to go minimal. It all starts with range of motion...from the ankle to...
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  8. Sole Soak

    Soak your soles via Healthy Lifestyles & Spas - A Soak for the Soles From ancient times, when weary travelers were greeted at their destination with a warm foot bath, to modern spas that commence full body treatments with a relaxing foot soak, this humble ritual has survived the ages. Both nurturing and practical, the footbath was a way to...
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  9. Happy (Spring) Feet!

    Spring soles start with a pampering pedicure We take those two planks at the end of our legs for granted. Now that the weather is warming up, it's time to kick off your shoes and pamper your feet so they are ready for Spring sandals. Start by following these simple steps for a foot health self-examination by American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle...
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  10. Breaking down a broken down foot

    Shoes make the outfit. We kick off our shoes or sandals when we get home. Somewhere in between putting them on and taking them off, our feet can suffer from some uncomfortable shoe side effects. Do your feet ache, throb, hurt? It's important to take care of your foot health as they support the rest of your body, its posture and...
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