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Caring for the whole person: Holistic personal training and corrective exercise programs

Healthier. Fitter. Greener.™

1 Nov. 2011 Posted by Hannah Mich

Life After Death For Your Clothes

worn clothes, cloth rags, uses for old clothes

If you are like me I will wear my clothes until they are faded, worn at the seams and stained. I have phases: clothes to wear out, comfy clothes to wear at home only, clothes for messy jobs like cleaning the house and painting and, the final phase, clothes to rags. I often wear quality clothing for up to 10 years before I must retire them to rags. Once I determine that they are not suitable to be worn at any time, I tear or cut them into pieces. Chores I use these rags for include,

  • Dusting

  • Wiping up spills

  • Painting

31 Oct. 2011 Posted by Hannah Mich

Never Forget: The importance of continuing a BP boycott

BP, oil spill, Gulf of Mexico, off-shore drilling, fragile ecosystems

As many will remember in April 2010 due to the poor decisions made by BP an oil spill occurred in the Gulf of Mexico. It took them almost three months to control the gushing oil. This oil spill like those in the past has had devastating effects on the wildlife. It has ruined businesses and the livelihood of the people living in Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida.

28 Oct. 2011 Posted by Hannah Mich

OccupyRural: We are not whole until rural residents are heard

#occupyrural, #OWS, #occupytogether, #occupyeverywhere, occupy movement

As I have been following and participating in this occupy movement, I have started to think about my roots. Although I live just outside of downtown Chicago now, I actually grew up in a rural area. I often think about one day being able to live out in a rural area again with a small piece of land, a garden and just open space. But it is not that easy because now that I have experienced both urban/city living and rural living, I recognize the benefits of both. And they compliment each other in a way that is much like a friendship between old friends.

28 Oct. 2011 Posted by Hannah Mich

Where Does Your Meat Come From?

I grew-up in a rural area around family farms. I grew-up taking care of horses, chickens, cats and dogs. When I see such cruelty, such as the video below -- it is mind blowing that any one can treat animals this way. Even animals that we plan on eating deserve to live a life free of torture. They do experience pain and misery; and you can tell that when you see the animals mistreated at the beginning of the film and those treated better at the sanctuary at the end of the film. Some of you may think you don't want to watch it because of some of the images you might see.

26 Oct. 2011 Posted by Hannah Mich

Taxi Driver Says It Best....

I came across a 2006 documentary by Jamie Johnson called "The One Percent" I found it to be interesting, considering it had many interviews of powerful/rich people [although I think the interview questions could have been better put at times]. The people interviewed included Milton Friedman, Ralph Nadar, Nicole Buffet [grand-daughter of Warren Buffett], and Bill Gates Senior.

25 Oct. 2011 Posted by Hannah Mich

Drinking Soda-Pop is NOT Cool: What it really represents

soft drinks, soda, sugar, obesity, high-fructose corn syrup, coca-cola, pepsi

We need to associate soda-pop, like Coca-Cola and Pepsi, with something other than cool. The advertisements are meant to paint a pretty picture about soft drinks, but there is a disturbing reality behind them. So what what is the reality behind soda-pop?

  • Contributes to the obesity epidemic because of its high sugar content either in the form of cane sugar juice or high-fructose corn syrup