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Swiss Ball Training

0 Most gyms and clubs have a lot of machines as part of their fitness facility. They are stable, easy to use, and focus primarily on one muscle group. This may seem like the perfect solution for most people. They can do a circuit training session moving from one machine to the other. The machine does most all of the stabilization…

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Informed Consumers are Happy Consumers

0 Several months ago this column presented some of the challenges inherent in the current dental insurance system.  Recent changes to the healthcare system and, subsequently, to the dental care system have presented a wide range of new insurance products, both for medicine and dentistry.  We find that many are purchasing dental insurance only to find that it does not actually…

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Qualifying Customers

0 Do you take every customer that comes in? Depending on your industry, you may want to reexamine this policy. Once upon a time, there was a local contractor (He Who Shall Not Be Named) who took every job, large and small, to keep his crew busy and money coming in. Looking at his results more closely, he found that over…

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The Truth About Chiropractic

0 How many times have you heard, “My back is out. I need to go see my chiropractor.”? Many, I am sure. Most people think that Chiropractic is about getting rid of back pain. This could not be farther from the truth! Most people go to a Chiropractor to get their pain taken away so that they can go on living…

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Respect (and protect) Your Elders

0 From a young age we are taught to respect our elders. This is for a good reason: With age also comes wisdom. . . Usually. Unfortunately wisdom is not the only thing that comes with age. There’s the other run-of-the-mill stuff of course: grey hair, wrinkles, less spring in your step, maybe the memory’s a little rusty. Sometimes there’s more:…

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Are You Ready?

0 When was the last time you had to make a big decision?  You probably came up with an idea, researched the product or idea, viewed it in person then made a final decision.  Do I go ahead?  Should I wait?  Maybe I am not ready to do this yet…you are just not sure if you are making the right decision. …

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Discover the Natural World

0 The kids are heading back to school and the Northwest Nature Shop has a large selection of waste-free and reusable lunch-packing and food-storage solutions.  Check out our selection of insulated water bottles, stainless steel lunch boxes, USA made reusable snack bags, market bags and more! And of course we have fun and educational events coming up.  Please join us! Early…

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The Flowering of Creativity

0 Even as our world as we know it seems to be falling apart, at times it seems rather violent and scary as we, as I write this, the USA, have declared war on Iraq again, Israel and Hamas; need I say any more about that! … life as we know it is changing, and fast. Yet, they are playing a…

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Choose Your Pathway Wisely

0 After 10 years of marriage, it happened.  Mary told John last night that she wants a divorce. With that, the ground shifted beneath them, and the aftershocks will reach out to their children, family, friends and larger community. In the midst of the grieving, confusion and anger, Mary and John have some choices to make about how their divorce will…

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ENHANCING LIFE FORCE ENERGY AT INNER SYNERGY

0 As I sit down to write this, I am planning a trip to Orlando.  No, I am not going to Disney World or any of the multitudes of theme parks that have sprung up on every other block in the land of sunshine.  I might be going to ride on roller coasters or waterslides in an alternate reality, but instead…

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Global Aging

0 Between 80% and 90% of all babies born in developed nations today will live beyond the age of 65. Not only are older people a larger proportion of the population, this demographic will grow rapidly into the future. By 2050, 22% of the world’s population will be 60 and older. Positioning health systems to address demographic changes and implement new…

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Gait Analysis

0 Gait is the way in which we move our whole body from one point to another.  Most often, this is done by walking, although we may also run, skip, hop etc.  Gait analysis is a method used to assess the way we walk or run to highlight biomechanical abnormalities. What is Gait Analysis? A professional, such as a physical therapist,…

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List it Now!

0 Shhhh. Don’t tell anyone, but the best time to sell your home is in the fall. Yep, that’s right and the proof is in the puddin’. Most Sellers believe that the spring and summer are the prime months for selling their homes and why wouldn’t they? Flowers are in bloom, the sun is shining and by golly their homes look…

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Diabetic Shoes?

0 People often ask, “What are Diabetic Shoes”?   No, diabetic shoes are not made without sugar… but are made to better fit the foot, and to reduce the risk of foot damage.   People with diabetes often suffer form what is referred to as “neuropathy or diabetic neuropathy.”  Wearing the right shoe is extremely important for the diabetic, as high…

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The Perfect Tree?

0 I was recently contacted by a Homeowners Association to provide a consultation about the trees in their neighborhood. As with many sites like this one, the planting strips between the sidewalk and street were adorned with the types of trees that are NOTORIOUS for buckling concrete, causing damage to underground utilities, and raising havoc with asphalt. On the good side…

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Autumn with Ashland Parks & Recreation

0 Please help us welcome our new director, Michael A. Black, who was appointed by the Ashland Parks and Recreation Commission on August 18, 2014. Michael’s career in local government administration reveals a track record of strong leadership and planning in the areas of parks and community development and active transportation. Most recently, he served on the executive team for the…

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St. Clair Productions Celebrating our 19th Season

0 If you’ve lived in Ashland for more than a few years, you have surely heard of St. Clair Productions.  Now entering its 19th season bringing high quality, professional music and entertainment to the Rogue Valley, what you may not know is that this non-profit arts organization is sustained mainly by one amazing woman. When Ariella St. Clair began producing shows…

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Fall and Winter Color

0 This time of year we often have customers wondering what to put in their patio containers that will look good through the fall and winter.  Pansies are a great choice for winter color and there have been a lot of improvements made to the trailing varieties, which are great for containers.  We grow two different varieties of trailing pansies, the…

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Electric Bikes For Greater Health

0 It’s obvious that bicycling is great for your health as well as the health of the planet, but what about these new electric bikes that you’re seeing more and more of around town? Do they offer any health benefits to the rider? Absolutely! The notion that e-bikes are ‘cheating’ or that you won’t get any exercise is simply incorrect. Ask…

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Delaine Due People’s Art – Creative Arts Therapy

0 When Delaine Due entered art school years ago, she had no idea that it would lead her to a career in art therapy.  As an art student, she was accustomed to having her work evaluated and needing to conform to a particular set of skills and methods.  When she took her first art therapy course as an undergrad, she was…

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LIQUIDATED DAMAGES

0 The cats want to rent a convertible to go on vacation to the San Juan Islands to visit a retired friend of theirs, an old Tom with gray whiskers and missing some fur.    We decide to use the refund that we received from our return of the play structure to rent a convertible for the trip.  Having lost your…

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Maria Connolly and Nando Raynolds – Helping Professionals Become Outstanding

0 Licensed professional counselors Nando Raynolds and Maria Connolly have over thirty years of combined experience helping clients achieve deeper, richer and more fulfilling lives. Together they have founded the Institute for Professional Leadership, an organization committed to “helping professionals become outstanding.” With a focus on personal empowerment and development, Nando and Maria have teamed up to offer a new training…

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Event Supplies and Rentals!

0 Goodies and Ideas We have all different kinds of decorations, gifts, balloons and rentals! Are you ready for your next event? We are the party experts here for all your birthday, wedding, anniversary, or any special occasion needs. We have four different kinds of chairs to rent for your occasion, six different tables, five sizes of canopies, five different arches,…

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Kelly McLoughlin Clinical Hypnotherapist – You are responsible for what is not happening in your life. Are you ready to stop the suffering?

0 It was over a year ago that Kelly McLoughlin relocated herself and her clinical hypnotherapy practice to the Rogue Valley. After 23 years in the high desert of Northern New Mexico it was time for a change.  Kelly is originally from Zimbabwe, Southern Africa where she spent the first 20 years of her life before hitting the backpacking trail for…

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Jane Almquist & Cynthia Salbato aka Owl and Raven from TreeHouse Secret Book Club Helping our community find the magic of story in everyday life

0 Locals and loyal travelers alike know that TreeHouse Books is so much more than a quaint bookshop for children. From children’s literacy projects and magic portals throughout our fair town, storywriting Game Gear and First Friday parties involving Modern Faeries and Wizards — TreeHouse Books brings magic, curiosity, and creativity to the lives of children and adults alike. I had…

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Pear Harvest

0 Each August for the past 6 years that I have lived in the Rogue Valley, my mind has turned to the pear harvest. What is pear harvest you may ask? It is one of the highlights of my year. An opportunity that I have to spend at least 12 hours helping people I will never meet. In Medford, The Church…

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Begin As You Mean To Go On

0 In the nitty-gritty of your business life, you can lose track of things. Things like: Why am I doing this anyway? Whose idea was it to use that software? How are we supposed to ‘scale up’? When is the best time to hire more team members? What is the bottom line for my company? In order to stay on course,…

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