Skating Uphill - August 2014

Judith Lawrenson

The Uphill Skater: Living a Healthy Lifestyle

Skating Uphill - August 2014

Is this a fabulous summer or what?
Last time, I promised to do a Q-and-A, as I get many questions about the things I write and mention in the classes I teach. I hope one of these questions is something you wanted to know.

Pink Prescriptions: Osteoporosis

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Pink Prescriptions: Osteoporosis

The National Osteoporosis Foundation quotes, “A woman’s risk of breaking a hip secondary to osteoporosis is equal to her risk of breast, uterine, and ovarian cancer combined.”  Ladies…pay attention to your bones, your hips and spine will thank you and keep you standing tall!

Skating Uphill - July 2014

Judith Lawrenson

The Uphill Skater: Living a Healthy Lifestyle

Skating Uphill - July 2014

Is this a fabulous summer or what?
Last time, I promised to do a Q-and-A, as I get many questions about the things I write and mention in the classes I teach. I hope one of these questions is something you wanted to know.

Reel Corner - July 2014 Issue

Donne Paine

My Roman Holiday

Reel Corner - July 2014 Issue

As part of my itinerary for a trip to Rome to celebrate my birthday I put the Cinecittà Studios, the hub of Italian cinema, on my list. As a film enthusiast, I could not miss the opportunity to explore memorabilia of great Italian directors, such as Fellini, or catch a film clip of my favorite Italian actress, Anna Magnani. With a convenient subway stop, Cinecittà was easy to locate and packed full of fascinating information.

About the Artist - Nikolai Oskolkov

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About the Artist - Nikolai Oskolkov

Nikolai Oskolkov, simply known as NikO, lives and works in Columbia, South Carolina. He has been involved in fine art since early childhood and has made painting a career since high school. In his 29 years, he has travelled far and wide from Russia to Canada and the US, and throughout Europe and the Caribbean.

Hissy Fit— No Hurries, Fewer Worries

Elizabeth Skenes Millen

No Hurries, Fewer Worries

I have been working out on the beach lately. I’m talking about more than just a powerwalk or run. My workout includes push-ups, crunches, planks and burpees, all which require getting down and dirty. At first, I took an exercise mat to avoid lying directly on the beach becoming covered in sand. However, in doing set after set, I realized I was going to get sandy—extremely sandy—no matter what.

About the Artist: Amiri Farris

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Bluffton S.C. Artist Amiri Farris is known for his dynamic, powerful artwork. His fine art combines an alluring blend of vivid colors and layered textures that evoke images of Sea Island Gullah culture. His artistic vision introduces us to uplifting moments and insight into his contemporary view of culture, capturing the essence of a people who have preserved their African traditions of net making, basket weaving, quilting and bateaux building.

Hissy Fit: My Sand Paper— It Might Rub You the Right Way

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I have been working out on the beach lately. I’m talking about more than just a powerwalk or run. My workout includes push-ups, crunches, planks and burpees, all which require getting down and dirty. At first, I took an exercise mat to avoid lying directly on the beach becoming covered in sand. However, in doing set after set, I realized I was going to get sandy—extremely sandy—no matter what.

Skating Uphill: Diet Books are Not All Created Equal

by Judith Lawrenson

Last month I promised to review a few books for you. I hesitate to use the term diet books because many so-called diet books currently on the market are not really about weight loss, but are more a collection of charts and recipes. Not that it’s bad. Other so-called diet books are actually exercise manuals and food charts. That's not bad either. You will also find the healthy lifestyle type of diet books that can be very good. Books like Wheat Belly (Rodale Press Inc.) are a whole different genre and are meant to be warnings about avoidance and should only be taken as such.

Style Takeover: Alison Meeks

by Elizabeth Skenes Millen

Style Takeover: Alison Meeks

Meet Alison Meeks:
A delight to be around, Alison Meeks is bubbly. Her personality and smile has a way of brightening a room just based upon her entering. She is open to life and adventure, and she is sincere and kind. With all of these exuberant qualities, there was one thing weighing Alison down. “I feel so much younger on the inside than I look on the outside,” Alison commented. Alison knew her main problem area—her eyes. “They make me look tired and older. In fact, I have gotten to the point where I avoid mirrors and cameras. I don’t like what I see,” she explained.

[Oh Just Park It]

Elizabeth Skenes Millen

Walking isn't crowded

[Oh Just Park It]

The holiday shopping madness had not even started. However, when I think about it, I guess the crazy, fanatical parkers are crazy year round. You know the ones I'm referring to-those who would sell their soul to the devil to get the closest parking space possible.