How to Manage PMS: The Key to Your Feminine Power

How to Handle PMS- The Key to Your Girl Power

What can you do to help relieve PMS symptoms? The swollen breasts and bellies. Tears. Raging words erupting from tight throats—the ones we wish we could take back, but can’t. Ugh, PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome)! In today’s article, Sara Avant Stover shares a fresh perspective and approach to managing your “cycle.” The good girl, the thin…

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5 Things You Can Do Right Now to Boost Your Vitality

People are all over the place trying to scrounge up some extra energy to get through their days. From fad diets to personal trainers to those weird “quantum” bracelets people are putting on their wrists, its all about trying to eek out some advantage over time. Time? Yeah, think about it. The quantity of time…

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Knitting as Mantra

I cannot get enough knitting time. It’s my favorite meditation and I love the product. It’s therapeutically and aesthetically rocking my world right now. Why? I think Herb Benson, MD, a mentor of mine from the Harvard Mind-Body Institute articulated it best. “Working with yarn provides stress relief. Like meditation or prayer, knitting allows for…

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Sacred Socks & Pablo Neruda

Maybe you didn’t quite get just how obsessed I am with knitting. Here’s an example: I could not properly express the joy I feel with my new socks, knitted from delicious “soft girl” yarn from local Petaluma sheep, until I came across Pablo Neruda’s Ode to Socks, excerpted way below in English and Spanish. Thank you,…

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Mental Vitamin: Sewing | Knitting | Cooking

Love this idea from neuroscientist Kelly Lambert, PhD’s book on depression, about choosing alternatives to the conventional quick-fix of changing your neurotransmitter mix with a prescription for Lexapro, Prozac or Wellbutryn or some new pill.   “Lambert shows how when you knit a sweater or plant a garden, when you prepare a meal or simply…

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Keepin' It Real: Bolinas for Holiday

Signing off for a week of reading, doodling, strolling, yoga, meditating, cooking, writing, and, oh yeah, hanging out with my kids and DH. Guess where I am? Thinking I need more honor system in my life, like this Gospel Farm stand. Let’s develop that idea…. Back in a week or two. Officially off duty as…

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ReCAP of 2010: Dr. Sara Puts It Out There

Ok, friends: It’s D-2 for the start of my organic experiment. As I look back on the crazy-assed testing I’ve done to measure my toxic load this month, and look to Saturday 1.1.11 as the start of my experiment, I’m systematizing some of the delicious gems I’ve uncovered in the past year of prep. Here…

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