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Sitting (in heels) is the new smoking
It's National Foot Health Awareness month, and I've been going foot-fact crazy for the last two weeks. Yesterday I thought I'd share a short section of Whole Body Barefoot that pertains to every body--certainly every body sitting(?) on their computer, on Facebook. It's not only the shoes It' READ MORE
Soft Star Shoes: The Interview
The first (and the latest) pair of shoes I bought for my kids were Soft Stars. (Spring has clearly gotten the best of them, as you can see here.) I love Soft Stars, and not only because they’re hand-made in Oregon--BY ELVES--but because they’re light, flat, flexible, and warm (if you need READ MORE
The amount of information I've put out in the last 8 years is overwhelming to me. And to you as well, from what I've heard. "Where should I start?" "What should I read?" "Which exercises are most important?" There aren't any fixed answers to these questions, but in general, I suggest people begin th READ MORE
Ladders=Kid Play
Say that you're not able to ditch the couch or install indoor monkey bars. Guess what you can do: get a ladder. A couple years ago, my husband came home with a bamboo ladder he bought at a thrift store for twenty bucks. At first we just set it on the floor. Instant balance beam for our then on READ MORE
I’m interested in birthing stuff, not just because I’m a hopeless pelvis geek (BTW, did you read about the vaginome?), but because I’m human and concerned with the process that propagates our species. I was reading an old National Geographic when I stumbled on this passage by Dian Fossey: " READ MORE
Furniture Free Freak?
Joe Rogan called me a freak for reducing my home furniture (e.g. getting rid of my couch and dining room chairs), but hey, I'll accept that label. Especially as freak doesn't mean much more than "unusual or unexpected," and I didn't feel any hostility or condescension. I agree: eschewing the couch i READ MORE
How to transition out of a mattress
I've been getting a lot of questions about transitioning out of a mattress, so here are some potentially helpful steps. Step 1: Start transitioning out of your mattress by staying on it. BUT, change something. Sleep on the other side. Flip the mattress over. Flip it over and sleep on the other si READ MORE


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