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Behind the Scenes – “Yoga As Art” at Movement Arts Studio

by Gayle Picken Kara Keating of Movement Arts yoga studio on Camano Island is a choreographer, dancer and yoga instructor. I recently had the opportunity to visit the studio and watch a rehearsal of the ...
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Sustainability in the Work Place – 10 Easy Steps You Can Take to Make a Difference

by Monika Star I believe one of the best ways to encourage an eco-friendly lifestyle is to become a role model and share what you know about sustainability with your family and friends. For my ...
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Behind the Scenes at Experience Momentum

10 years ago, Shanon Tysland, a physical therapist with a background in fitness, and his wife had a vision to create a wellness center where they could treat the whole person, so they took the ...
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Sharing Angel Love

By Monika Star Do you believe in Angels? I certainly do. You might use the term guardian angel, divine messenger, good samaritan, spiritual being, hero/shero, helper, protector, well-wisher, spirit, supporter, etc. Whatever the term, angels ...
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Behind the Scenes with Angie Louthan – Founder of The Kind Fest

Angie Louthan has inspired us to imagine a kinder world. We are thrilled to be part of her 2nd annual festival, The Kind Fest, and we recently had the opportunity to sit down with her ...
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Behind the Scenes with Christina Malecka – Unplug – Reconnect – Restore

By Gayle Picken When I heard about Christina Malecka's Digital Detox Retreats, I was immediately intrigued. Our 24/7 technology-dependent lifestyle is creating all sorts of health issues, from overwhelm and anxiety from keeping up with ...
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Creativity is in You!

by Monika Star Did you know that creativity is not something special reserved for "artists" only, but is an essential key to living a happy, fulfilled life? Tapping into that sweet creative zone let's you ...
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Opening the Senses with Shinrin-Yoku (Forest Bathing)

By Gayle Picken Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, I was surrounded by trees. Cedars, Western Hemlocks and Douglas Firs towered over our house and swayed dramatically during the windstorms. Friends and relatives visiting from ...
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Tips for Navigating Summer Eating … an Interview with Registered Dietitian, Crystal Franck

by Monika Star I recently had the opportunity to catch up with Crystal Franck, registered dietitian at Experience Momentum in Lynnwood, WA. She took us on a tour of their wellness facility, including the yoga ...
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Behind the Scenes Tour of Iris Wellness Center

By Gayle Picken Meeting passion-driven entrepreneurs is one of my favorite benefits of what I do here at the NW Mind Body Spirit Connection. It's so exciting to watch someone's dream come alive and see ...
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Fun in the Sun – Healthy Food Picnic Ideas

by Monika Star With warmer, beautiful weather finally arriving here in the PNW, it's the perfect time to treat yourself and your loved ones to an alfresco picnic or an outdoor dining experience in your ...
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Camping Zen – aka One Yogi’s Guide to Spending a Weekend in the Woods

By Gayle Picken Have you ever wondered why your food tastes so much better when you're camping? Or how sleeping on a hard, bumpy, damp surface outside for a couple of nights can actually leave ...
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