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My Month as a Vegetarian

My Month as a Vegetarian

During Kangeiko/Winter Yoga Renewal, I committed to eating vegetarian. There are lots of really good reasons* to eat a vegetarian diet, but mostly I just wanted to see if I could do it. You see, I’m from the Midwest, the heart of the United States, meat and potato kind of folks, it’s just what I […]

No Blood, No Band-Aid

No Blood, No Band-Aid

This policy has saved our family thousands of dollars in first-aid expense. Okay, maybe not thousands of dollars, but the point is, we usually only use bandages when we really need them. It started out as a motherly pet peeve of just wastefully using up bandages and leaving a trail of wrappers and tabs along […]

Winter Yoga Renewal

Winter Yoga Renewal

It’s that time of the year when New Year’s Resolutions are all the rage. Forget the resolutions and join me on a Winter Yoga Renewal. About five years ago, my sister introduced our family to Kangeiko. This is the traditional intensive Winter training practiced by many martial arts. The purpose is to commit to strengthening […]