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Sugaring: a sweet way to remove hair

Beauty treatments usually make you feel good, but rarely are the products so good you can actually eat them.

September 04, 2009 | By Michelle Sathe Signal Senior Writer | Healthy Living


Karen Maleck-Whiteley: Access the Internet for inspiration

How do you keep yourself up, inspired and motivated on a daily basis? How do you keep from forgetting that you are committed to living well and stressing less? What do you do when you get bogged down in life? When you are in the doldrums? When you feel stuck?

September 04, 2009 | Signal Staff | Healthy Living


How unresolved grief blocks our happiness

Open, trusting, intimate relationships are essential for a happy life, and research shows that those who are socially isolated have substantially lower levels of well-being, said Jeff Zhorne, director of The Grief Program.

September 04, 2009 | By Michele E. Buttelman Signal Features Editor | Healthy Living


RIP Laci the therapy dog

Golden Retriever and celebrated D.E.L.T.A. Society therapy dog Laci, owned by Linda Provenzano of Valencia, died on June 12, 2009.

August 21, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Healthy Living


At market ... peaches of summer

This summer, our family got to experience driving across the country ... and back.

August 21, 2009 | By Alison Laney For The Signal | Healthy Living


A healing paw for hospice patients

When Margaret Malch, 80, of Mission Hills, was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease five years ago, she received a unique prescription to cope: weekly visits from Jess, a two-year old border collie and certified animal-assisted activities dog.

August 21, 2009 | By Michelle Sathe Signal Staff Writer | Healthy Living


Meeting pain head on

It was the same thing every morning. For years, Diana Stansauk would wake up in the grip of a headache, the pain pulsing through her temples.

August 07, 2009 | By Josh Premako Signal Senior Writer | Healthy Living


Karen Maleck-Whiteley: Unplug and recharge during energy brownouts

Recently when I got home, we were experiencing a brownout in my neighborhood. If you've never had one, it is a weird experience.

August 07, 2009 | Signal Staff | Healthy Living


Gina MacDonald: Helping the mentally ill

The National Alliance for Mental Health is one of the largest nonprofit organizations in the United States, with self-help, support, and advocacy groups in every state.

August 06, 2009 | Signal Staff | Healthy Living


At market ... watermelon

Long, hot summer days, help me to conjure up images from my childhood.

July 17, 2009 | By Alison Needham For The Signal | Healthy Living


Soothing stress is just a spa trip away

Life is stress. Not enough time, not enough money, not enough fun.

July 17, 2009 | By Michele E. Buttelman Signal Features Editor | Healthy Living


Karen Maleck-Whiteley: Practicing self-appreciation

"It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship."

July 03, 2009 | Signal Staff | Healthy Living


At the core of OsteoPilates

Most people are familiar with Pilates - a form of exercise that emphasizes the balanced development of the body through core strength, flexibility and awareness in order to support efficient, graceful movement. What most people aren't familiar with is OsteoPilates, a form of exercise geared to help those suffering from osteoporosis in order to gain strength and minimize the chance of cracking or breaking bones.

June 19, 2009 | By Aleksandra Gajewski Signal Staff Writer | Healthy Living


At market... zucchini blossoms

The zucchini is a true champion of summer - an over-achiever and vigorous grower that is amazingly easy to start from a tiny seed, pushed down into a mound of soil as soon as it's warm enough. Its savory fruits, yes fruits, we eat eagerly at first, hungry for a taste of the season.

June 19, 2009 | By Alison Needham For The Signal | Healthy Living


Karen Maleck-Whiteley: Two, four, six, eight, who do you appreciate?

"Two, four, six, eight, who do we appreciate?" That phrase popped into my mind this last weekend as I stood looking into the eyes of someone I didn't know well, while we held hands and expressed how much we appreciated knowing each other.

June 05, 2009 | Signal Staff | Healthy Living


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