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The Machine That Is As Dirty As a Public Toilet Seat

It is a machine we use regularly and take for granted as a convenient facility, not much else. But did you know: the ubiquitous ATM machine harbors as many germs as the average public toilet seat. …

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Sensual Massage Moves to Make Your Partner Melt

Sight, hearing, taste, and smell each have their own small body part where the sensory magic happens—but not touch. Touch happens all over. A kiss on the neck. A finger tracing circles on the small…

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Healing Through Touch

I have written more than 120 articles about touch but have just recently learned its powerful healing effect firsthand.  The last several days,  I have been wracked with a painful pinched nerve in m…

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When Someone Almost Died In My Hands

"Matt! Stop!" When Matt pulled the car over on the side of the freeway in Oakland beside the unconscious man with blood gushing from his face, his teeth knocked out, a massive hematoma on his foreh…

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Why Do We Withhold Love?

My four year-old just told me that her very liberal, uber-crunchy, 100 percent woo-woo Waldorf kindergarten has a rule -- no kissing in school. She’s heartbroken. Siena LOVES to kiss. She kisses…

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The Healing Power of Touch

Human touch is almost as necessary to life as air, water and food. Some people might argue that it is as important. We need to be held by our parents or a caregiver when we are newborns and as chil…

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Tap into Your Inner Pharmacy

We experience the world through our five senses. The sounds, sights, tastes, smells, and sensations that we ingest through our mind become how we define who we are. As food creates bodily tissues, sen…

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