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Suspects arrested for murder of Holistic MD


Health Nut News reports that two men have been arrested for the murder of Holistic MD Teresa Sievers. I recommend the video rather than the accompanying article for two reasons: The video utilizes facebook friends lists to show the connections between the deceased and the accused. The editor for Health Nut News ALSO has connections… Continue reading Suspects arrested for murder of Holistic MD

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Licensure and Portability: NCB and ITEC UK team up to create international massage credential


The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork announced on March 14th, 2015 that they have partnered with ITEC, a British education company specializing in international credentialing. The goal is to facilitate 'portability' and 'standardization' for the massage profession. This partnership is similar to ISPA's Spa Certifications that have been available to members and non… Continue reading Licensure and Portability: NCB and ITEC UK team up to create international massage credential

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Open Letter to doTerra and Young Living Corporate Offices: FDA warning letter is a challenge and an opportunity


  Last year, the FDA issued a warning letter to both Do Terra and Young Living Essential Oils CEO's about the activities of their distributor networks. The letter to Young Living states in part: "You market your Young Living Essential Oil products through paid consultants; your compensation plan for your consultants is explained on your… Continue reading Open Letter to doTerra and Young Living Corporate Offices: FDA warning letter is a challenge and an opportunity

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Boredom: What is it and how should we respond?


What is Boredom? Why would anyone other than someone who is bored be interested about the topic? Why write about it unless your creating solutions to a problem? Could boredom ever be healthy? Boredom is a feeling first and foremost. It lies at the root of many illnesses, so many in fact, that the modern… Continue reading Boredom: What is it and how should we respond?

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Ambivalence on Valentine’s Day: Par for the course or a solipsistic excuse?


“To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering, one must not love. But then, one suffers from not loving. Therefore, to love is to suffer; to suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love. To be happy, then, is to suffer, but suffering makes one unhappy. Therefore, to be happy, one must love… Continue reading Ambivalence on Valentine’s Day: Par for the course or a solipsistic excuse?

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Clearing the air: scent and spa


The human sense of smell is profound. Not that long ago, the olfactory system was subject to a very different cornacoupia than we have available to us today. We are bombarded with scent, be it thru perfumes in our toiletries, in our home cleaning products, while we window shop in stores or boutiques and even… Continue reading Clearing the air: scent and spa

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NCB and FSMTB: The Muddy Water Remains?


I recently saw this article posted about a meeting of the minds between the NCB and the FSMTB. Meanwhile, comments continue to arise from various quarters across the country and abroad about what has been described as a lack of clarity. The following statement from the NCB illustrates the lack of clarity I have heard expressed:… Continue reading NCB and FSMTB: The Muddy Water Remains?

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My own Radio Show?


  Wow! I was approached earlier this month about hosting a radio show based around my Professional blog, Borderlands of Health and Wellness and possibly a smaller role for this blog on Spa! I am flattered to be honest and I would love to give it a try for at least a season to see… Continue reading My own Radio Show?