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The many bends of my path to yoga Part I: The Climb

“Well, that will be failing.” – grumbled my PE teacher into my red, sweaty face. Doing only 20 crunches when the state norm for high school girls required 50 was certainly not up to par. But what can you expect from THAT girl: the nerd who gets straight A’s in math, physics, geography, and languages,… Continue reading The many bends of my path to yoga Part I: The Climb

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“What this country needs is more Ukrainians”: The history of Ukrainian immigration to the US

Migration is a process that has been familiar to humans from the dawn of their existence: we have always been migratory species moving from place to place in search of shelter, food, and other resources, as well as to avoid danger. This is why sociologist Rystad said, “…mankind’s entire history has been a history of… Continue reading “What this country needs is more Ukrainians”: The history of Ukrainian immigration to the US

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Natural baby happy baby: Using all-natural essential oils for complete child care

While having children is admittedly one of the biggest blessings in life, there are also many challenges associated with raising a healthy, happy child (and staying sane in the process). You love your kids, but there are days when everything seems to be going wrong. Neither the parents nor the children are getting any sleep;… Continue reading Natural baby happy baby: Using all-natural essential oils for complete child care

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Healthy People Happy Planet: Double benefit of a CSA Subscription

Throughout my journey towards more healthful and natural living, I have paid quite a bit of attention to nutrition. I have done enough reading and researching to know that fresh, whole, unprocessed foods were good for my digestion, my weight, my skin, my mood, and even for better hormone regulation which is so important considering… Continue reading Healthy People Happy Planet: Double benefit of a CSA Subscription

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Czech This Out: A Small Piece of Eastern Europe in the Middle of Texas

There are many disadvantages to moving around a lot. Believe me, I would know. I moved from Ukraine to the US at the age of 21, left behind all friends and family and all of my social support. I moved to North Carolina to do my Master’s and had to start all over. After two… Continue reading Czech This Out: A Small Piece of Eastern Europe in the Middle of Texas

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Every Woman is a Wonder Woman: The power to birth life comes with the power to care for it naturally

The period of pregnancy and expecting a new life to be born into this world is one of the most cherished, yet also stressful periods of a woman’ (and family’s) life. Especially if this is the first child for the family, there is a lot of new information to be gathered and processed, many medical… Continue reading Every Woman is a Wonder Woman: The power to birth life comes with the power to care for it naturally

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Self-care: It’s not selfish, it’s survival

Yesterday I had the privilege of teaching a self-care workshop to a group of wonderful human beings who gathered for a monthly meeting of the Healing Cooperative – Houston. The Cooperative, led by Susan Taylor-Gol, a Reiki master and art therapy teacher, is an amazing avenue for holistic health practitioners to share their knowledge and… Continue reading Self-care: It’s not selfish, it’s survival

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Art with Meaning: Ukrainian Crisis Reflected on Canvas

One of the things even most avid travelers overlook too often is being a tourist in your own city. Since I just recently moved to Houston, I try diligently to build a network and go to different types of events around the city. When I found out there will be an exhibit of art selections… Continue reading Art with Meaning: Ukrainian Crisis Reflected on Canvas