A lot of people say oatmeal spikes their blood sugar, causing it to then crash, making them feel very hungry shortly after eating. It does this to me as well but I cannot do low-carb diets as they lower my already low serotonin, causing depression and awful panic attacks. So, I tweak my carbs. I … Continue reading Lowering Blood Sugar Effect of Foods
This message was one of the emails I sent to my "message and music" list. It got a great response from readers so I decided to add it to the blog. - Rita Lazar ((((())))))((((())))(((((())))))(((((()))))) If you need to lose weight, before starting out on your weight loss journey you need to do some introspection: … Continue reading The Pros of Being Overweight
I have been preaching the benefits of dance for a good seven years now (since 2011). I firmly believe it is both practical and magical. Practical because it is great exercise that strengthens your muscles, brings oxygen to your brain, improves circulation, lowers blood pressure, lubricates your joints, decreases your chances of getting Alzheimer's disease … Continue reading Why Dance Instead of Other Exercise?
"Sitting is the new smoking" according to several authorities on health - both medical experts as well as institutions. It is not enough to do a hard workout for an hour or two if you're going to be sitting idly for the rest of the day. This image reminds me of the opposite scenario which … Continue reading Dancing All Day Long
In my Belly Dance class you will learn true Belly Dance - all the beautiful moves and how to do them. It's unlike most Belly Dance classes because the focus is not on memorizing choreography, but on learning the moves, having fun, and burning calories. I've designed this class and have been teaching it this … Continue reading Belly Dance Class Every Month!
It happens every year: Thanksgiving comes and goes and on Black Friday we're (hopefully) at home thinking to ourselves "No. No, no, no...I'm NOT getting caught in holiday madness this year. I'll just buy a few, good gift cards for the people closest to me. Maybe I'll get a small tree to put on an … Continue reading How The Holiday Rush Ruins Your New Year
I'm very excited to announce: Belly Dance classes begin in January!! I'm also thrilled that I'm offering classes at a fantastically low price of $49 for four classes. Also - you can try the first class and if you don't absolutely love it you will get a full refund! This class will be four weeks … Continue reading Belly Dance Class January 2018!
I don't know if it was the 1970's, the New Age movement, 1980's talk shows, or pop psychology - or a combination of all of these - that made today's grey-area thinking the norm. What I mean by grey-area thinking is the more gentle way of looking at the world and the people that inhabit … Continue reading Judgement: A Necessary Tool For Closure
Persian/Iranian Bandari music is one of my favorite kinds of music to dance to. If you've read my book The 12 Tenets of Free-Dance then you already understand why it's crucial to listen to foreign music. Enjoy these three gems. Afterwards you'll be physically exercised and spiritually revitalized. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_2m90PzuAA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Oj6p07LqBM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlT8ozRWHF4
Every time a male friend is about to enter a committed relationship or get married I sit him down and tell him he's about to hear some sage advice and that he better pay attention. Of course it's presumptuous of me to think of myself as being sage but it perks their ears, so … Continue reading So You’ve Decided to Marry a Dragon