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The “gong bath” has become a popular wellness practice. People come to shed their stress and take a psycho-acoustic getaway to heightened states of consciousness. The gong induces a holistic resonance in the body and a spontaneous meditative state in the mind, resulting in an expanded sense of awareness and wholeness. A gong bath can look like a big slumber party; everyone lays down on thick pads around the gong and is “bathed” in waves of resonance from these ancient instruments for an hour or two. Using a variety of mallets, the gong-master can create complex...
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Flashback to 2010 in Iraq with Sean Haggerty's SEAL team returning to base camp upon completion of a successful mission, thirsting for a cold beer, while knowing full well that none would be found in the marketplace. Haggerty took corrective action and called stateside, requesting friends to send over the necessary ingredients for a home brew. Soon thereafter, pouring from an improvised Gatorade cooler, came the first rendition of a Protector brewed craft beer. With the seed or "hop" if you will, now planted in mind, Haggerty began to envision that upon completion of his...
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Magic Mike Stilwell combines magic with personality, bowler or top hat in place, a warm Cheshire cat smile across his lips, with his masterful, decades-honed expertise, he leaves both young and old in total wonderment and sheer delight. As one of the country's leading corporate magicians, Stilwell finds his calendar filling years in advance, and understandably so given the utmost quality of his masterful performance and the utter astonishment of those in attendance at his magical routine. Witnessing his slight of hand, while incredibly close to his audience, leaves one in amazement that it...
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A Keto-styled diet has been around for decades, similar to the (Atkins Diet), the focus is on a very low carbohydrate intake and an abundance of high fat and some protein. Those who follow the plan can choose what percentage of fat and protein to ingest, while keeping true to a very low carb meal plan. The Keto diet has been shown to be effective in reducing body weight, and studies indicate that it may have beneficial effects on diabetes, cancer and Alzheimer's disease. A strict following of the diet results in the body becoming highly efficient at using a person's body fat for energy,...
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While in Quebec, LeBlanc’s passion had always been in the arts, and he felt confident in his ability to pursue a degree in architecture in Los Angeles, California, especially with English being so prevalent in schools throughout Montreal. Yet shortly after arriving in LA, the entertainment capital of the world, he began hearing how he looked like Tom Cruise. Only once had anyone in Canada ever compared him to the "Risky Business" actor. Remembering dressing up as Maverick from "Top Gun" for a 2011 Halloween party, where the reactions were so immediate, so positive...
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