This is me enjoying a coconut oil massage in Boracay, Philippines. I was born and raised in the tropics and whenever I think of home, I think about coconut oil. Never a beach trip goes by without my friends and I getting hour long coconut oil massages from the island massage therapists. The smell and texture of coconut oil gliding against your skin is very different from regular massage oils. It’s organic, light and absolutely soothing. Coconut oil has been around for generations and has been...
by on April 23rd, 2010 at 07:04 am

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Posts Tagged ‘stress’

  • Nuts About Coconut Oil
    This is me enjoying a coconut oil massage in Boracay, Philippines. I was born and raised in the tropics and whenever I think of home, I think about coconut oil. Never a beach trip goes by without my friends and I getting...
    by at April 23rd, 2010 at 07:04 am
  • Conducting the Hormonic Orchestra
    Your hormones make deep, meaningful music on a daily basis, each one playing over the other. Together, every 24 hours they cover a number of topics including your metabolism, temperature regulation, growth, cellular repair...
    by at April 15th, 2010 at 07:04 pm
  • I Tried It: Not Multitasking
    I’m sure most multi-taskers think multitasking is healthy and efficient because we get work done faster than usual. But is it really the way to go? Barbara Rowley of┬áNatural Solutions says that multitasking “pushes...
    by at April 14th, 2010 at 07:04 am
  • What’s Your Sound?
    My friend is 6 months pregnant and it’s not unusual for me to find her sitting comfortably on her couch, a book in one hand, with massive earphones pressed against her round belly. They call it the Mozart effect, a...
    by at April 6th, 2010 at 08:04 am
  • Bring Back the Belly Rub!
    A good belly rub isn’t something most humans search out. Unlike our furry feline and canine friends, many of us prefer a shoulder rub or back massage and shy away from having our bellies touched. But we can hold just...
    by at March 24th, 2010 at 08:03 am
  • 6 Great Reasons to Start a Garden
    My favorite seed catalog came in today’s mail: organic Floriani red flint corn, green meat radish, Bolivian rainbow pepper, purple bac choy, ruby streaks mustard. These are the reasons I started gardening–I was...
    by at December 17th, 2009 at 05:12 am
  • Our Secrets for Stress-Free Holidays
    Want to be the calmest, brightest, happiest guest at your holiday parties this year? You don’t need a pill. Read this round-up and find out how our authors handle the stress of the season. Christine Dionese L.Ac. on...
    by at December 9th, 2009 at 03:12 pm