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A Fun Way to Work on Front and Back Levers

This is a look at how to use a simple resistance band to provide enough support for most people to have fun with gymnastics holds like the front and back lever.

Both levers are excellent for developing core, scapular, and grip strength.

When doing the back lever, the goal is to keep your abs and glutes engaged while your scapulae are protracted and depressed. Read more about A Fun Way to Work on Front and Back Levers

 

How to Make Rice Porridge

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I know that this post will get some members of the food police upset with me, but I continue to find that in some cases, when taken in moderation, cooked white rice can be a health-enhancing food choice. Read more about How to Make Rice Porridge

 

Ana Roš of Hiša Franko

Ana and Hiša Franko are featured in Season 2, Episode 5 of Chef's Table on Netflix.

Though I don't have an actual bucket list, it is my hope to one day visit the Soča Valley in Slovenia and take in this emerald-green river and the majestic mountains that surround this rural community: Read more about Ana Roš of Hiša Franko

 

Making Onigiri With Niki and Carol @ N/Naka

In Korean cuisine, we call these balls of flavoured rice "Joo Mohk Bap," which translates to Fist Rice, as each ball of rice is about the size of a small fist. Read more about Making Onigiri With Niki and Carol @ N/Naka

 

6 Ways to Shift Momentum For The Better

Last week, I was asked by a fellow living in Washington state for a few simple ways to improve his health and outlook. He shared that depression has been a part of his life since his late teenage years, and now in his mid-30s, he has been struggling to find reasons to go on.

My suggestions were as follows:

1. Begin each day in a quiet place, reflecting out loud or on paper on anything that you are truly grateful for. If it's a person you know or spent time with in the past, express your gratitude to that person and send them your best wishes. Read more about 6 Ways to Shift Momentum For The Better

 

The Baby Box

Yesterday Cover By Himesh Patel, Live at Abbey Road Studios

Lyrics:

Yesterday all my troubles seemed so far away.
Now it looks as though they're here to stay.
Oh, I believe in yesterday.

Suddenly, I'm not half the man I used to be.
There's a shadow hanging over me.
Oh, yesterday came suddenly. Read more about Yesterday Cover By Himesh Patel, Live at Abbey Road Studios

 

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