Musings

Socialist Realism: Examining the corpus of Body Vibes wellness claims


Have you heard of Body Vibes? Metaphysical and religious speculation aside of course. The words are somewhat counter to the prevalent drum beat of Trump Russia I know but I found Body Vibes website and their wellness products after a blurb on Gwen Paltrow over at CNN. Then the “REAL scandal” broke around 8:30 p.m.… Continue reading Socialist Realism: Examining the corpus of Body Vibes wellness claims

Musings

The Aesthetics of Gracious Plenty: Part Two


I recently blogged at Borderlands of Health and Wellness about the ethical limits of handling tips among co-workers. The context arose when a guest recently had more than one service with two different service providers, praised each as she left, didn't complain during a voluntary survey BUT only left a gratuity FOR ONE of the… Continue reading The Aesthetics of Gracious Plenty: Part Two

Musings

Arizona State


​Occasionally LMT's professional growth and development curves lead them beyond bodywork practice. For those with an academic background, those encountering the limits of continuing education without a master's degree at the very least, and for prospective massage and bodywork students who intend to pursue research, this notice from Arizona State outlines one Avenue of approach. … Continue reading Arizona State

Wellness

Historiography and the limits of naturalism: Thoughts on privacy, propaganda and free speech


I do feel secure in presuming that I'm not the only American who didn't vote in 2016. I also feel no guilt watching President Trump on TV, reading his Tweets, listening to his "alternative facts," or learning more about how his decisions and actions ruffle and offend my fellow human beings at home and abroad.… Continue reading Historiography and the limits of naturalism: Thoughts on privacy, propaganda and free speech

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The Edge Challenge 2017: What scientific concepts deserve to be more widely known?


"When I am ready to write The End of History and The Last Woman" I WILL. AND NOT BEFORE.

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Flashback 2015: Apothecanna’s THC infused Spa products


Where there's smoke there is fire and the cannabis cloud over Colorado appears to be lingering like smog on a otherwise clear day. Cannabis proponent Apothecanna has positioned itself beyond the pale, as an adjunct measure in pain management and only time will tell if they can remain straight enough to keep their wellness branding intact. I wrote… Continue reading Flashback 2015: Apothecanna’s THC infused Spa products

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REPEAL AND REPLACE: “We’re doing THE DEMOCRATS A SERVICE.”


Like many of us around the world, I'm watching President elect Trumps press conference. Am I the only one staggering over the idealism in play? Apparently not: this news conference is being held in part over stock market fluctuations related to some of his comments. I'm not ready to speak to what I'm hearing point… Continue reading REPEAL AND REPLACE: “We’re doing THE DEMOCRATS A SERVICE.”

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Respect Yourself 2017: The Kon Mari Method


Marie Kondo's book The life changing magic of tidying up became a best seller not too many years ago. She followed up with a guide book titled Spark Joy: an illustrated master class on the art of organizing and tidying up. I picked up her guide book last November and I'm slowly putting her method… Continue reading Respect Yourself 2017: The Kon Mari Method

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Thought for the day: Historical Amnesia


http://steamboatinstitute.org Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska "Your always one generation away from the loss of freedom." "41% of Americans under 35 polled, believe the First Amendment is DANGEROUS." "In the Carter administration, the average duration at a firm was STILL 26 years." "The number one issue of concern in New Hampshire right now is drug… Continue reading Thought for the day: Historical Amnesia

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The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin Review


Random Musings: Global Decentralized Money is real...? I'm sitting in bed, watching The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin. I've had a small business idea brewing for awhile. I remember seeing a news blip in 2013 about the first bitcoin crash. I'm truly stunned at how far it's come. There is SO MUCH information in this… Continue reading The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin Review