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Living “In The Moment”: The Practice of Mindfulness

Lately I’ve been trying to be more mindful and live “in the moment”, that’s why when I discovered Jennifer Wells’ new blog, I asked her right away if she would like to be a guest blogger for Re-Discover Washington. What does it mean to be mindful? The way I interpret it is to be fully … Continue reading »

Is Aromatherapy Right For You: An Interview with Tarena Jedrey from Aroma Blending Company

Tarena Jedrey was one of my students in the Photography Class I thought at East Central College Center for Workforce Development. She called me a couple of weeks after the class, and we met to give her some more advice on how to photograph her products. The more we talked about what she does, the … Continue reading »

Breathe Easy Washington: Second-Hand Smoke is More Dangerous Than We Think

I first learned about Breath Easy Washington at one of the Sunsets on the Riverfront. Joette Reidy came up to me and asked me to sign their petition. Smoking has been proven to be bad for your health, but it’s a personal choice. However, when others are subjected to secon-hand smoke it becomes a problem. What … Continue reading »

Technology vs Retro-Parenting: Finding the Balance

I love how in the past year Re-Discovered Washington has developed into a full-fledged community. I get e-mails and Facebook messages daily, from people who simply want to connect with me or have ideas for the blog. Such is the case with Lauren Reynolds, who contacted me to say how much she loves the Re-Discover Washington … Continue reading »

Keeping It Sane During the Holidays

I love having guest bloggers sharing interesting and informative content on Re-Discover Washington. This post comes to you from Yael DiPlacido, owner at Life Balance Counselling, LLC. Yael is licensed as a Clinical Social Worker in the State of Missouri. She holds a  Bachelor of  Science  in Social Work, a Master of Social Work  and Certification in Clinical Social Work with … Continue reading »

Are Chicken McNuggets Bad For You and Why You Should Not Let Your Children Eat Them

One of the things I am thankful for (not just this month, but all the time) is that I have grown up on home cooked meals made with natural ingredients. I don’t have fast food cravings (chocolate is another matter), and I would rather starve than eat certain foods (yes, I am that bad). The … Continue reading »

Making Your Brain Work for You with YOGA

 I love having guest bloggers sharing interesting and informative content on Re-Discover Washington. This post comes to you from Yael DiPlacido, owner at Life Balance Counselling, LLC. Yael is licensed as a Clinical Social Worker in the State of Missouri. She holds a  Bachelor of  Science  in Social Work, a Master of Social Work  and Certification in Clinical Social Work with … Continue reading »

Make Your Brain Work For You With BREATH

I love having guest bloggers sharing interesting and informative content on Re-Discover Washington. This post comes to you from Yael DiPlacido, owner at Life Balance Counselling, LLC. Yael is licensed as a Clinical Social Worker in the State of Missouri. She holds a  Bachelor of  Science  in Social Work, a Master of Social Work  and Certification in Clinical Social Work with … Continue reading »

Make Your Brain Work For You … With Gratitude

I love having guest bloggers sharing interesting and informative content on Re-Discover Washington. This post comes to you from Yael DiPlacido, owner at Life Balance Counselling, LLC. Yael is licensed as a Clinical Social Worker in the State of Missouri. She holds a  Bachelor of  Science  in Social Work, a Master of Social Work  and Certification in Clinical Social Work with … Continue reading »

Dental Adventures: Visiting Dr. Tobben

A couple of weeks ago I lost a filling (not a pleasant feeling), and I asked all of you on Facebook to recommend a dentist I could go to. I’ve been in Washington for three years, and this was going to be my first dentist visit in the USA. It was reassuring to know that … Continue reading »