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Health & Wellness – QNotes

Fat is not fab

Health & Wellness: Fat Acceptance Is a Morbid Idea

For many years I would cheer and congratulate people when they would say something along the lines of, “I’m fat, but I love myself as I am. And anyone who doesn’t agree isn’t my friend!”

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Sarah Palin says I’m fat

Health & Wellness: Exercising My Demons

My very first therapist liked the theories of Jung. As such, my councilor brought my attention to the idea that we all have a source of darker energy within us. That makes perfect sense to me.

Let’s Try Swimming Again

Health & Wellness: Dipping a Toe into the Dating Pool

As I type this at 2 p.m. on a Sunday, my date from last night is still passed out on the couch. Given that he was blacked out and peed in the bed (possibly ruining a $5,000 Tempur-Pedic mattress), I honestly don’t care if he wakes up and reads this over my shoulder.

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The privilege of beauty

Health & Wellness: Shifting Standards Across the Centuries

It’s a pretty well established standard across time and place that human beauty is underpinned by symmetry, clarity and proportion. However, beyond that, the standards vary wildly from culture to culture. And culture is dependent upon both place and time.

Blocking blue light with yellow lenses

Health & Wellness: Removing Night Time Exposure to Blue Light Improves All Aspects of Health

As I mentioned in a past article, sleep hygiene is very important to rest and overall health and wellness. … When something interrupts your sleep, the effects ripple out across your entire life … A ubiquitous source of sleep deprivation is artificial light in general, as well as the gadgets that have assimilated us into a hive mind (which emit blue light in particular).

Square Foot Gardening

Health & Wellness: Easy, Efficient and Varied Home Grown Nutrition

Of all the formats and styles of gardening I have encountered in my research, the one that makes me the most eager to one day give my hopefully green thumb free rein is Square Foot Gardening.

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Dear Happily Partnered Extrovert,

Health & Wellness: Re-establishing Boundaries as a Happily Single Introvert

I love you, and I want our friendship to continue flourishing. But there’s something I need you to understand, and I’m going to force you this one time to fully acknowledge what I’m saying to you. If you refuse, I’ll stop spending time with you.

Getting Past the VD Hump

Health & Wellness: How to Avoid Being in the 90 Percent

The VD in question here is Valentine’s Day, and the 90 percent refers to the number of new gym members who stop going by Feb. 14.

Killer gene mutations

Health & Wellness: This one is a MTHFR

Not long ago my sister had a miscarriage. It was upsetting in and of itself, because that kind of news is terrible; however, there was more. This was her fifth miscarriage.

Kundalini Yoga

Health & Wellness: A reminder to stop and breathe

At any rate, the reason rest is once again on my mind is because a client recently took me to a yoga class as a treat.