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How Dare You! The Perils of the Cardio Slog and Benefits of Circuit Training

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You have a routine. You walk into the gym, head for your favorite cardio machine, and prepare for your tried and true daily workout. But then there are those days when you find yourself snarling at a woman plugging away on your treadmill/elliptical/stepper/bike/etc.…
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Lose Weight With Salads

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Enter the Summer Consumption Paradigm Shift. Think of this mindset as the ‘summer you,’ the you that wants to slither and slink in sun dresses, the beautiful bronze goddess you, the you sans those god-forsaken muffin tops. To truly embrace…
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Mother-Daughter Relationships and Spirituality

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I am not a mother. But as my own mom slips inexorably into the oblivion that is Alzheimer’s Dementia the opportunities are rife for me to consider motherhood from the perspective of daughter. Through my blog about caring for my mother,…
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Tips for KickBoxing Yourself to Fitness

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You’ve tried power-walking and pilates to shrink your waistline, yoga and meditation to clear your mind...but there are those days, when you just want to throwdown and punch something—anything! For a good, old-school-style sweat that gets…
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Why I Regret Having an Only Child

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UPDATED August 1st, 2016 On a sunny afternoon in June, I sat on my friend’s porch as we watched her two boys and my 7-year-old son bounce themselves silly on a trampoline. On the other side of the row of baby blue hydrangea bushes,…
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How to Talk to Kids About Divorce

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“Mami and Papi still love each other, but Papi is going to live in his own house where you’ll have your own room too. Most things will stay pretty much the same. You haven’t done anything wrong; we both love you very much.”These are…
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Are Colonics Bad for You?

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MYTH: Colonics are bad for you. REALITY: While some fear the colonic like the plague and others swear by it, the fact remains that your intestine is a 19-foot tube that likely never gets a thorough cleaning from the inside. This is especially…
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My Perfect Son Has Autism

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“He can’t talk, but I think he is a genius!” “Really? How so,” she asked, hesitantly. I could hear my voice quiver as my nerves drove speed into my words. I felt the need to compensate for each concern I had about my son’s…
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Video Test

This example is a custom player with a video pre-roll which can be skipped after 5 seconds. The player is customized with Mamiverse colors and the mamiverse logo watermark on the bottom left (the logo is added by the player and not part of…