INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS: 3 KEYS TO A PLEASURE-INFUSED REBOOT

2022-02-09T14:10:51-05:00

Photo on Unsplash By Maria Sylvester, MSW, CPC Let’s talk about love! Even the best intimate relationships can benefit from a reboot every now and again. Within my marriage, comfort, confidence, and joy happen most easily when I visualize my husband and myself from an “ever-evolving” perspective. Together, I frequently remind myself, we are in the process of cultivating an even more delicious, heart-expansive, empowered partnership.  The key here is the concept of in the process, for when we are in the process of something we are always growing. There’s plenty of room for imperfections because it’s a process. Being in [...]

INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS: 3 KEYS TO A PLEASURE-INFUSED REBOOT2022-02-09T14:10:51-05:00

CBD UPDATE

2022-02-01T09:22:20-05:00

February 2022 Photo by Kindel Media By Lisa Profera MD It’s been a while since I’ve written about CBD (cannabidiol), so I feel it’s time for an update. For a great review, please look at the series of three articles I wrote for BRICK back in the fall of 2019.  CBD products have flooded the market. You can find them online, at the gas station, and even at the Hallmark store. It’s very confusing for the consumer to determine what is safe and effective. CBD is everywhere, but is all of it good? The short answer is no. According to a [...]

CBD UPDATE2022-02-01T09:22:20-05:00

CARDIO SELF-LOVE

2022-02-01T09:22:37-05:00

February 2022 By Adrianne Madias February is American Heart Month! Let's celebrate self-love by trying out a few new cardio exercises to help strengthen ourselves from the inside out. By getting your heart rate up and your blood pumping more oxygen through your body, you can help reduce your risk of many health-related issues such as heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, certain types of cancer, and so much more. The benefits of incorporating just 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise every day are endless! These include: stronger muscles, better mood and sleep, higher metabolism, increased endorphins, [...]

CARDIO SELF-LOVE2022-02-01T09:22:37-05:00

SURROUNDED BY ANGELS

2022-02-01T09:22:52-05:00

February 2022 Photo by Darrell Fraser By Mikki Sharp As we grow older, our bodies grow weaker. Our souls, however, seem to grow stronger, more enriched by the knowledge and guidance we receive from others. Because of that gift, we are more capable of sharing our wisdom with others and spreading that strength. Just as a flower in the forest dies, its pollen drifts in the wind throughout its lifespan, supplying the growing forest with more vibrant life. Even in death, the lives around us keep growing and our impact never dies. I think calling this impact an “angel” is fitting. [...]

SURROUNDED BY ANGELS2022-02-01T09:22:52-05:00

WOMEN IN SPORTS COACHING

2022-02-01T09:31:38-05:00

February 2022 Photo by Andrea Tummons By Crystal Abitz Our stories are collections of our experiences and opportunities. We interpret and give meaning to our experiences based on our perception — a unique perspective based on our personal biographies and ways of knowing, understanding, and feeling. As a woman, I take pride in knowing my personal stories have a place, a purpose. “Become the person you needed when you were younger.” This quote by an unknown source has informed many of my decisions and has shaped much of my narrative — my contribution to women’s history.  Nearly a decade ago, I [...]

WOMEN IN SPORTS COACHING2022-02-01T09:31:38-05:00

THE WORST GIFT I EVER RECEIVED

2022-02-01T09:23:24-05:00

Photo by Suzy Hazelwood By Juna Guetter The worst gift I ever received was a blue velour top. It wasn't because it was the wrong shade of blue or that it was velour. In fact, I loved the soft, plush feel of 1970s velour on my body. Even though this sweater wasn't royal or navy, I could live with it. Very simply, the reason it was the worst gift I ever received was because of the box it came in. This Christmas gift didn't come in our family's usual recycled gift-giving box, oftentimes an old shoe box with “women's size 9” [...]

THE WORST GIFT I EVER RECEIVED2022-02-01T09:23:24-05:00
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