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    Lauren Torchia

    Lauren Torchia is a writer, editor, and obsessive iPhotographer. She holds an MS in Writing from Portland State University and has more than 10 years’ experience writing and editing for commercial and creative enterprises. She currently serves as ACHS Dean of English and Communications Manager and is 200-hr yoga teacher certified from YoYoYogi in Portland, OR. Recent work has appeared in YOGANONYMOUS and Elephant Journal.
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    Oct 19, 2016 11:15:00 AM
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    Why We Want to Work at These 6 Spa Venues (and You Will Too!)

    By Lauren Shapiro & Renee Long

    It’s easy to fall into habits. We all do it sometimes. We rely on the familiar. And, that can serve us in many situations, but maybe not when we’re trying to shift direction in life. When you want to grow and try...

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    Oct 5, 2016 9:00:00 AM
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    Aromatherapy + Yoga: A Practice for Mind, Body, Spirit

    By Oleg Maksimov & Lauren Shapiro

    Aromatherapy and yoga are both ancient healing practices focused on physical, mental, and spiritual health. They have developed in close connection for thousand years, and historically have been used in tandem to...

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    Sep 24, 2016 9:00:00 AM
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    Why You Should Add Writing to Your Self-Care Routine

    When you think self-care, you may not automatically think writing. You’re not alone. But writing is actually a deceptively simple and powerful practice you can use to up your self-care game.

    True, when our favorite wellness influencers talk...

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    Apr 21, 2016 9:00:00 AM
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    Real Changes You Can Make this Earth Day

    Real Changes You Can Make this Earth Day

    It’s almost Earth Day. Earth Day is an annual, global event commemorating the 1970 birth of the modern environmental movement. But it’s also a day dedicated to reviewing the state of our plant and...

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    Dec 13, 2013 4:11:00 PM
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    How Do Wellness Coaches Become Better Writers, Bloggers, Tweeters, & Authors? Eng 101 and Eng 201!

    If you follow ACHSedu on Facebook, you might have seen our recent post asking the question, "If you could change one thing within our food culture or medical culture, what would it be?" If not, it's all good. I'm happy to fill you in. We...

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    Aug 7, 2013 8:15:00 AM
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    Industry Info: Holistic Nutrition Internships Available with NANP

    Holistic nutritionists, we thought you'd want to know that the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP) currently has several unpaid internship opportunities available. These internships can be completed remotely, so be sure to...

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    Aug 3, 2013 4:00:00 AM
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    Lemongrass: A Must-Have in the Holistic Nutrition Kitchen

    Lemongrass Cymbopogan citratus has been revered by many historical figures as a "cure-all" herb. In India, for example, lemongrass has been used as a medicinal herb for thousands of years. It is also an essential ingredient in Thai and...

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    May 23, 2013 11:35:00 AM
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    Text Abbreviations: An "IDTS" in the Holistic Health Classroom?

    AAMOI, I OH “DYNWUTB” YD & was TTLY LNT. Know what I mean? I barely do (and only after consulting several online text dictionaries). Let me translate for you: AAMOI, I OH “DYNWUTB” YD & was TTLY LNT = As a matter of interest, I overheard the...

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    Apr 14, 2013 8:32:00 PM
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    Holistic Health & Wellness Writing: Silencing Your Inner Critic

    Doesn't it sometimes seem like just about everyone and their canary has a blog? So why is it that so many well-trained people are nervous to put "pen to paper" (or hands to keyboard!) and write a blog post or article to share their expertise? For...

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    Apr 2, 2013 7:40:00 PM
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    Holistic Health: Ready, Set, Walk for National Walking Day on April 3

    Ready, set, walk! April 3 is National Walking Day! So, mark your calendar, clean off your sneakers, and break out the pedometer. You can even call your friends and family to make it a team sport. We encourage you to do whatever works for you....

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