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Meet Another ‘Invisible Bicyclist’ – Alan Sweeny II – car-free and loving it

Alan couldn’t have picked a harder time to go car-free. He admits the past winter’s weather was a big challenge, but he has made a game of it. “It’s really not that bad. In fact, it’s rewarding. Every time I get to work it’s a fun to look back at what I went through to get there,” he said. Overcoming the elements gives him a sense of victory.


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Abercrombie & Fitch–Titillating Fashion for the Splash Park

All the parental rage over the push-up bikini tops for young girls at Abercrombie & Fitch got my attention recently. Yes, it’s swimsuit season and the marketing machine, fueled with morality, has exploded in the faces of many a concerned family. I’ve seen the mostly  nylon–yuk–bikinis on every network news and cable program. The title of “push-up” has been dutifully replaced by “striped” by A&F to calm the masses. Too late. The classic reaction of most any child is to crave whatever their parent rejects. Ding! Thanks Abercrombie & Fitch. Why pay any  more big advertising bucks than you have…


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Walking, Jogging or Running Your Way Back to Health

  By Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N. It’s time to get outside and take advantage of all the really great parks we have available to us in the Louisville area. You can walk, jog or run. Walking burns less calories unless you can walk fast and raise your heart rate. Jogging and running burn more calories in less time but if you have not exercised at all start walking and then walk, jog and then you can begin running. You can use the following calculator to determine how many calories you have burned walking, jogging or running. http://health.discovery.com/centers/cholesterol/activity/activity.html . There…


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Alby in Tokyo: Trying to be Normal

I shared a note from Albrecht Stahmer a while back. He’s the Louisville native now living in Tokyo, who also happens to be involved in bringing an NBA team to town. As you can read here, his perspective on the situation there is not so bad, and he’s certainly not panicked. And I’m hoping he does make his regularly-scheduled flight back here, where he’s part of a big event involving the NBA. Reading Stahmer’s piece, it’s evident that there is misleading reporting coming from mainstream media. Here’s the latest from our man in Japan: Earthquake:   Aftershocks continue, but the notion…


Heart Centered Event!

In this town we host many leading edge events like the IdeaFest and Festival of Faiths. We are also blessed to have  the Festival of Healing and Spiritual Awareness organized by Virginia Gilpin from Bardstown, Ky. Before coming back to Louisville I don’t believe I ever attended this kind of event. I’ll admit I was a little skeptical. A good sense discernment is of great value. And now that I have “cased the joint” for you, I am saying “come on down!”. Many great offerings for sessions, readings and products. The line up of speakers and topics is outstanding –…


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Danger, Danger: Living in Rubbertown, Butchertown

Kelly McKnight, who works across the street from the Swift plant in Butchertown, knew something was wrong when he walked out his building’s front door and saw a bunch of people in white coats milling about. So he altered his plan to go out and went back to his office. But the water he got once inside “tasted metallic” and a c0-worker said his eyes were burning. He later felt he was getting a headache. At 11:30, he said, firefighters came inside and forced everyone out.  The ammonia leak at the Swift Packing Plant had caused officials to warn everyone…


Energy of ALLOWING

Recently I was sent a link to an Awakening with the Masters teleconference call with Jo Dunning. Her powerful story inspired me to ask a question that has been helpful in expanding my awareness. Maybe it will help you also. Jo Dunning’s Journey She had always been curious about life and plants with a longing for knowing more. She learned a little bit about “everything” and felt she had the answers to life’s questions. But these “answers” were all from what she had read, from other people’s perspectives. She asked for a rapid change and the Universe provided it in…


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Sustaining the Message with Green

Everybody in town, it seems, is ready to talk about sustainability. The question is whether anyone is going to do anything. Yesterday, Greg Fischer appointed 25 people to a Food Policy Advisory Board, which may lead to some new ideas for improving our diets and eating more local food products. I did a story the other day on Chef John Varanese, one of several local chefs emphasizing local foods who is even producing a TV show called Big World of Food. One of our sponsors, Fresh Start Growers Supply, hosts regular classes on how to do urban agriculture, such as…


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Chicken Broccoli in Whole Wheat Pita Pockets

By Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N. Per Serving: 208 calories, 18 grams protein, 4 grams of fat, 25 grams of CHO, 3 grams of fiber, 422 mg sodium. Preparation Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 5 minutes   Serves: 6 Ingredients 1 can (10 ¾ ounces) Campbell’s® Healthy Request® Condense Cream of Chicken Soup ¼ cup water 1 tbsp. lemon juice (bottled or fresh) ¼ tsp. garlic powder 1/8 tsp. ground black pepper 1 cup cooked broccoli flowerets 1 medium carrot, shredded (about ½ cup) 2 cups cubed cooked chicken or turkey breast 3 whole wheat pita breads (6-inch), cut in…


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Trail Running: Save Your Legs & Get a Runner’s High

By Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N.   After the Derby miniMarathon & Marathon in April, why not try a different type of running: trail running. When running on trails you can get three for the price of one: great aerobic exercise, lots of peace and quiet plus you can be entertained by some beautiful scenery. While the packed soil running surface is  much softer than the road,  there are also a number of concerns facing the trail runner: uneven surfaces, getting lost and staying well hydrated. Keeping an eye on the trail by stepping over roots and around holes will…