Valarie Bastek

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How to Get Yourself Back

One day I was out for a smoothie date with a friend. She's a mom to two young boys, and the youngest wasn't in school yet, which meant she had to be in mom mode all day long. This particular friend was very passionate about many things, loved life and adventure, and enjoyed getting out for some …

The Courageousness of Accepting Things as They Are

I Ching: It is only when we have the courage to face things exactly as they are, without any self-deception on illusion. That a light will develop out of events, by which the path to success may be recognized.<p>One of the hardest things in life is to accept our misfortunes, our quiet times, our …

Arm Exercises To Fight Arm Jiggle | Women's Health

The (15 Minute) Bye-Bye Arm Jiggle Workout<p>Ture Lillegraven<p>Strapless dresses expose your upper back, shoulders, upper chest, and arms. This workout will shape all those places. Do these arm exercises one after another with no rest in between. Repeat the circuit, resting a minute between circuits.

The Complete Menu Plan for the Food Lover's Cleanse 2014

A complete, one-page resource for the entire 2014 Food Lover's Cleanse menu plan, including over 50 recipes for healthy delicious meals, snacks, and drinks.<p></head>#### DAY:<p>1<br>• 2<br>• 3<br>• 4<br>• 5<br>• 6<br>• 7<br>• 8<br>• 9<br>• 10<br>• 11<br>• 12<br>• 13<br>• 14<p>➤ The Pantry: Recipes Used Throughout the Cleanse<p>➤ Low-Alcohol Cocktails<p>➤ Complete Cleanse Recipe PDF<p>➤ …

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Quick Breakfast Ideas That Are Actually Healthy

5-Minute Breakfasts That Are Actually Healthy<p>Seriously, you have no excuse for hitting the drive-thru<p>If your idea of a grab-and-go breakfast is a bowl of cereal or a granola bar, prepare to have your mind blown. You can make a pretty impressive morning meal that’s actually good for you in five …

Weekly Meditations for Healthy Sex (Dec. 27-Jan. 2)

It's vital for mindful acts of emotional and spiritual intimacy to steadily develop as a daily practice for healthy sex. To that end, Center for Healthy Sex has created daily meditations to help you reach your sexual and relational potential. (You can subscribe for free here.)<p>Even momentarily …

Total-Body Toning Circuit

Exercise 1 Squat With One-Arm Shoulder Press<p>The off-center weight here forces your core to work harder while you get the lower-body benefits of the squat and the shoulder work of the press. Hold a 10-pound dumbbell in one hand, just over your shoulder. Squat down as low as you can, sticking your …

Knee Joint Strengthening Exercises

3 Exercise Moves for Stronger Knees<p>You can strengthen your knees with these simple moves<p>It seems counterintuitive, but these moves from Tim Hewett, Ph.D., director of The Ohio State University Sports Health & Performance Institute, ward off problems by strengthening muscles around the knee. Do …

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