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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?

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Peace Corp Application Update


"AshleyThank you for completing your application to serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Your next step is to tell us what you would like to do in the Peace Corps. You are welcome to apply for any country of service where we can support your medical needs, and based on your Health History Form, you… Continue reading Peace Corp Application Update

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This just in from Global Service Corps


This is the reply from GSC. I actually thought I asked for information about Thailand and not Cambodia but I may have indicated all of South East Asia. As soon as more information comes in I will share. Dear Ashley,Thank you for your interest in Global Service Corps’ Service-Learning Programs in Cambodia! Please find attached to this email overviews of our Cambodia… Continue reading This just in from Global Service Corps

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Marion Zimmer Bradley Accused of Child Molestation and Rape Posthumously


Marion Zimmer Bradley's daughter has posthumously accused her mother of sexually abusing her between the ages of 3 and 12. I had no idea that Marion Zimmer Bradley's former husband had been tried and convicted of child abuse, rape and child sexual molestation while she was alive. I also had no idea that Zimmer's daughter… Continue reading Marion Zimmer Bradley Accused of Child Molestation and Rape Posthumously

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Brian Vessel Cargo


I found the most AWESOME new venture thru Kickstarter. The project received it's funding at the end of January and now has a website. Brian Vessel Cargo I just paid around $21.00 for a Seven Seas Bicycle Playing Cards Deck and I totally am tickled I got in on this! Love them! I am not… Continue reading Brian Vessel Cargo

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Chakra of the Week coming to Borderlands of Health and Wellness beginning June 30th


    Chakra of the Week I am going to be doing a weekly series beginning next week on each of the Chakras on Borderlands of Health and Wellness. There will be basic correspondences, aromatherapy tips, an exercise or yoga pose for balancing each chakra and a recipe to try at home begging next week… Continue reading Chakra of the Week coming to Borderlands of Health and Wellness beginning June 30th

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Purging the Wardrobe: Let the sorting begin


  After six years it's that time. I have accumulated a stockpile of clothing that exceeds my needs. The question is, what to keep and what to sell and what to give away or donate. The prospect is overwhelming at the moment. I have a double closet overflowing, full dresser(s) and clothing piled on the floor… Continue reading Purging the Wardrobe: Let the sorting begin

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Vibram Five Finger Running Shoes forced to agree to 3.75 million dollar settlement for deceptive advertising


The most popular running craze that I never heard of or saw much of while a University Student has apparently come to a sordid end. The Fitness media darling Vibram, has chosen to settle a class action law suit against the company for a mere 3.75 million in response to evidence that their advertising claims were misleading. Those who purchased… Continue reading Vibram Five Finger Running Shoes forced to agree to 3.75 million dollar settlement for deceptive advertising