Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Tips to Stay on Track The holidays can be daunting if you try to maintain and control your weight.  During this time of year, celebrations center around food, drink, and family, all of which can lead to overeating, overdrinking, and frustrations about family dilemmas. Wellness experts often suggest not stressing about confronting unavoidable distractions …

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Just in time for Spring

15% Off Personal Training Packages It’s the perfect time to revitalize and spring into action with a wellness program tailored especially for you! Swimsuit weather is around the corner, and if you start now, you could get into the best shape of your life! Here are a few tips to help guide you to your optimal health. …

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The Women in Our Lives

She’s a grandmother, mom, daughter, sister, aunt, friend, and confidant. She holds family and community close to her bosom and opens her heart to the world. Sometimes she is young and free, while other times, she is older and wiser. Regardless of age, race, creed, or economic diversity, the feminine aspect is the driving force …

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The Heart of the Matter

Valentine’s Day has come and gone.  We must never forget the power of love.  February is ‘Heart Awareness Month,’ and that’s why Absolute Best is extending its “couple’s massage” offer throughout the rest of this month. The heart is the centerpiece for love.  Some might argue that the brain dominates and controls our nervous system; …

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The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, known as March Madness, started in 1939 and has continually gone through its single-elimination process every year until it was canceled in 2020 because of COVID.  This year Selection Sunday is scheduled for March, 14th, 2021, and for the first time ever, the entire tournament will be held in one …


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Dancing through Costa Rica: Pura Vida

We had an excellent time hiking, watching sunsets, dancing, journaling, practicing yoga and barre class, singing, playing with guitars, sharing good food with friends, and appreciating the beauty of this tropical paradise.

Somehow, the wonder of living life gets lost in traffic, pressured schedules, and a hurried work pace. Costa Rican locals have a saying, Pura Vida; it means Pure Life. That’s how a waiter at a local Dominical restaurant, Mono Congo, can stop what he’s doing to dance with one of his customers. (Read More…)

Blending Pain and Pleasure

My awareness has always revolved around my body because I am a dancer. I express myself through my movements. My spine moves, my arms and legs extend, my core is strong, and I dance my way through life. My emotional surges, physical twists and turns, and mental realizations stem from my sensory perception, which organizes and processes the information around me.

If I feel pain, I scan my body and try to pinpoint its origin. Where is it? How did it manifest? What was the constitution of my emotional and mental state at the time of injury? (Read More...)