What Is . . . Laughter Yoga? Eeva Miller

A few years ago we received our monthly Spiritual Cinema Circle movie DVD that contained a documentary about Laughter Yoga.  What could be better than sharing laughter with others!  But there were no clubs within five hours of Marquette.  Drat!  Then on March 18th, 2010, I read an article titled, “Laughter yoga enriches body, soul, …

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Gifts From Nature: Reflections of Water, Roslyn Elena McGrath

The language of water is very still and rushing, flowing and waiting, trickling and gushing, endless and ever-present, transparent and reflective, ever-changing and renewing, births the birthing and ensuing cycles of momentum and rest, refreshment and source, ever-changing course, cutting through any stones and muck, giving all to its function of love and peace and …

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Bodies In Motion: Aquatic Exercise—What’s It Good For? Heidi Stevenson

A common misconception about aquatic exercise, (such as swimming and aquatic aerobics), is that it is only appropriate for people with medical conditions that keep them from engaging in other, “better” kinds of activity. Far from being a “lesser” option, aquatic exercise can be beneficial to anyone. It is indeed appropriate for those who may …

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Holistic Animal Care: Critter Fitness Basics, Jenny Magli

Exercise can keep your pet healthy and extend his or her lifespan. It’s also a great way to reduce stress and anxiety, build confidence, enhance socialization skills, and bond with your pet. Young and healthy adult pets need lots of exercise. It is also fun and a way to incorporate obedience training. Even senior pets …

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Inner Nutrition: Mindfulness, Lee Goodwin

There is a movement afoot these days.  It is not a political movement, but it has implications for the lives of countless people every day.  It is a movement deeply rooted in religious traditions, but it is not the property of any church or synagogue, mosque or temple. It is a movement that is accessible …

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