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I Need Help for My Back Now That I’m a Senior

When my wife was alive years ago, she was always so great with helping to massage my aching muscles. There came a point when massage was not enough, however, and I found some relief by making sure to see a San Jose chiropractor on a regular basis. I still go see one whenever I can because getting treatment is the only thing that lets me keep running the construction company that I own. Many bosses stand back and let their employees do all the work, but that is not who I am. I am not ready to give up yet. I am a widow now, and my company is what keeps me going in life.

I met my wife in the 8th grade through mutual friends. I remember the day that I met her very clearly. She was standing in a breezeway at school talking to some of her friends. My friend asked me to come along with him so that he could spend time talking to one of my future wife’s friends. (more…)

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This Place Makes Me Look Forward to the Future

I was not looking for a lot when I decided to look at three bedroom apartments in Jackson MS. I needed something that is affordable, which meant that I did not want something that had a ton of community amenities. I knew that I would be paying a high price for things that I either would not have the time to use or just did not want to use. Priorities change when you are a single mother to two young children. The girls had been sharing a room all their lives, but they are going to be going into the first grade soon. Our old apartment was just getting too crowded as they were getting older.

I wanted them to each have their own bedroom if I could find a three bedroom unit that was affordable for us. I do have a good job, and child care is not super expensive for me since my friends and I all help each other out with that. I also wanted them to have things to do there. (more…)

I Started My New Job

I have been working in this sort of thing for some time and so I was able to get this job with the help of someone that I used to work for. At any rate it is a really good job, so long as I am able to make the sales. The employer is the company that is operating the new executive condos complex that they call parc life, there are four towers and some have 15 stories and some have 14 stories. None of them are ready for occupation, but they have a demo unit and they are ready to make some sales. Obviously when you sink a lot of money into this sort of place like this, they really want to start getting some income coming in. (more…)

Moving from a Tiny House into a Spacious Three Bedroom Apartment in Edina

A small house and a second child on the way was not going to work. And when I say small, I mean small. It was a tiny one bedroom apartment. Our first child was two now, and she was using the living room as her room When the promotion came, I asked my wife to look for Edina apartments for rent with me. We desperately needed to move. Her pregnancy was going along nicely, and the amazing apartment we found at Cedars of Edina with its included stainless steel refrigerator meant that we would only be moving our furniture. I got helped from my brothers to do the heavy lifting, and my wife’s sisters handled pretty much the rest of the move. (more…)

BodyShape Fitness Centre – Sauna & Steam Room Facilities



Here at BodyShape we are proud of the high standard of facilities that we have to offer all of our members. Our facilities include: Sauna, Solarium, fantastic changing / shower rooms and a Cafeteria that will be sure to take care of your pre/post workout nutritional requirements.

Changing Facilities

Our modern tiled and spacious individual male and female changing rooms are conveniently located at the bottom of the main stairs. They are cleaned daily and maintained to a high standard for your protection and hygiene.

Lockers are available for keeping your personal items and valuables safe and secure.


There is nothing more reinvigorating than 15 minutes in a sauna and more and more doctors around the world are recommending saunas for their body purifying benefits. It is a well-documented fact that the body responds favorably to gentle persistent heat and most sauna users cite stress release as of the main benefits of sauna use.

At the BodyShape Fitness Centre we have two 90°C saunas (one for the men and one for the ladies) that are attached to the individual changing rooms for your comfort and convenience.

Use of the saunas is included in all the memberships and is perfect if you’re an early morning exerciser who likes to let your muscles unwind after a good workout before going to work. We guarantee you will come out feeling relaxed, revived and ready for whatever the day ahead has in store for you.


You might also want to take advantage of our Vertical Solarium specially designed to give an even all over tan in the shortest possible time and get you ready for those long summer days lazing on your favorite beach bed or just topping up your existing tan throughout the winter months.

The solarium costs just 5€ for an 8 minute session or if you’re a regular solarium user you can purchase a 10 session bono for just 40€ – a saving of 20%!


The Cafeteria at the BodyShape Fitness Centre is the perfect place to meet with friends or just chill out and enjoy one of our cool energetic drinks after your workout.

Our full range of Multi Powered Sports foods have been carefully prepared by nutritionist to support your training and help you reach your fitness goals much faster.

They taste great, are convenient to take and can be used to help Build Muscle, Boost Energy Levels and Lose Weight. Apart from the normal energetic drinks, coffees and snacks you can also enjoy one of our specially prepared Low Fat Super Foods and we specialize in diet plans for weight loss, energy and detoxification.

Don’t forget to ask about our personal diet plans that can be individually prepared for you by one of our nutritional experts next time you’re in.

We also have a full range of Proteins Shakes and Detoxification Drinks available.

Felicity Bath & Body Products

bath and body

The healing properties of a handmade bar of soap are far superior to chemical laden commercial soaps.  Handmade soap is good for everyone, especially for those who suffer from skin problems.  People who suffer from conditions such as psoriasis and eczema and those who have sensitive skin or are hypoallergenic, often find immediate relief by switching to handmade soap. Handmade soaps are very mild when compare to commercially made, store bought soaps.  The oils used in handmade soap such as olive, coconut, and palm do not contain the potentially harmful chemicals found in a conventional bar of soap.  Instead, they provide healing moisture to stressed skin.

One of the biggest differences between commercial soap and handmade soap is the glycerin content. Glycerin is a clear liquid that absorbs water from the air and is a key factor in keeping skin soft and healthy.  Because it is a high quality by-product in the soap making process, many commercial soap manufacturers extract the glycerin and sell it as a by-product to be used in higher priced products like lotions and skin creams.  In handmade soaps the glycerin is not removed, thereby, providing an exceptionally emollient and gentle bar of soap.

Are All Handmade Soaps Alike?

No.  Consumers must research the ingredients in the handmade soaps they choose.  Some people prefer 100% natural soaps; others prefer varied more choice in fragrance than essential oils provide. Some soap makers use animal fats and other questionable additives that you may not want in your soap.  Felicity Bath& Body uses premium vegetable based oils, food grade lye and pure essential oils to lightly scent our all natural soaps.  Many of our ingredients are organic, kosher and/or vegan. No chemical additives are added to our soaps.

Handmade Soap Is Good For Your Body

The skin covers approximately 20 square feet of the adult human body.  It is the largest body organ and the first line of defense against dehydration, temperature, infection and harmful substances. Skin absorbs that which we place upon it, making the soap you use an important choice.  People are exposed to numerous chemicals, additives, preservatives and toxins from our environment and from what we come in contact with on a daily basis. The soap you use is a choice that can minimize your exposure.   Handmade soaps give your skin the care it deserves and make bathing a gentle, soothing experience.

Handmade Soap Is Good For Your Mind

For many people, life seems to move at a busy and hectic pace. While the stress of everyday life increases, personal time is at minimum. A handmade bar of soap is a simple pleasure that fosters a feeling of relaxation and of being pampered. Treat yourself or someone you love to the benefits of handmade soap!

Dry Skin
Recommendations:  Avocado Oats & Shea, Bunch O’ Butter, Castile 100% Olive Oil, Chocolate Almond Swirl, Goat Milk Oats & Honey, Shea Butter & Rose Clay.  Actually all of our soaps are superfatted and are moisturizing for dry skin.

Oily Skin
Recommendations:  Activated Charcoal Detox Soap, Dead Sea Minerals, Lavender Oatmeal, Patchouli- Patchouli, Moroccan Clay & Yogurt, Mint & Eucalyptus, Peppermint Rosemary, Peppermint Swirl.


Activated Charcoal & Tea Tree Soap, Dead Sea Minerals,

Scent Sensitive Customers

Most of our soaps are very lightly scented and may not pose a problem for those who usually don’t want a scented product.  No Scent Recommendations:  Castile 100% Olive Oil, Bunch O’ Butter, Goat Milk Oats & Honey, Oatmeal Soap, Gardener’s Hand Scrub.


DIET– The old saying “You are what you eat” has a lot of truth to it.  A well balanced diet that includes fresh fruits, vegetables, quality proteins and whole grains rich in vitamins and minerals is essential for healthy skin .

WATERStaying hydrated by drinking at least 8 eight ounce glasses of water daily will not only help eliminate harmful toxins from your body, but will help clear and cleanse your skin, as well.  Many skin issues, such as acne, blemishes and rashes are the result of toxic buildup in your skin.  Insufficient water intake dries out your skin and keeps your body from eliminating toxins as they begin to build up.  Drink up!

SLEEP– A good night’s sleep is important to help maintain healthy skin .

EXERCISE – In addition to helping maintain a healthy weight, exercise is actually good for your skin!  When you sweat, toxins and body waste are eliminated, thus, improving your overall skin health.  Daily exercise will give you increased energy and a more radiant complexion.

SUNSHINE– Your skin turns sunlight into vitamin D which helps your body absorb calcium.  Brief, daily exposure (10-15 minutes) to the sun is essential to good health.    Short periods of sunlight exposure may also be helpful in the treatment of eczema, psoriasis, acne, and other skin problems. Be sure to use sunscreen for prolonged exposure.

CLEANSE – Use Felicity Bath & Body natural soaps daily to cleanse your face and body. We offer several facial soaps along with our regular bath soaps.  All are very moisturizing and beneficial to your skin.

TONE– This step removes any remaining soap residue, helps to refine pores, and restores the natural pH balance of your skin.  A good all natural toner can be made with the following recipe .

1 T Apple Cider Vinegar

3 T Aloe Vera Juice, Witch Hazel, Rosewater, or Herbal Tea

1-2 drops of Lavender, Tea Tree or other essential oil, Optional

Apply to face and neck area with a cotton pad .

 MOISTURIZE– An all natural moisturizer should be applied daily to keep your skin hydrated, soft and supple.  Oily skin can also benefit from a light moisturizer.  Jojoba oil, aloe vera gel or a mix of glycerin and water may be used for oily to normal skin types. For normal, dry or mature skin, a few drops of extra virgin olive oil, grape seed oil or sunflower oil will provide excellent moisture as well as other benefits for the skin .

EXFOLIATE – A gentle scrub performed one or two times a week will remove dead skin cells and keep pores free of debris.  A sisal wash cloth or loofah exfoliating pad will do the trick.  Felicity Bath and Body also offers several soaps with gentle exfoliating ingredients like oatmeal and cornmeal .

DRY SKIN BRUSHING – Another method of exfoliation is with dry skin brushing.  One or two times a week, before you bathe, use a soft natural bristle brush to gently brush your skin.  Starting with your arms and legs, brush inward towards your heart.  Pay special attention to areas of cellulite.  Brush for several minutes, and then bathe as usual to wash away the dead skin cells.  Wash your brush with hot soapy water to keep it clean.

WATER TEMPERATURE – Hot water irritates most skin types and doesn’t work any better than warm water.  Follow with cool water to close pores.

LIMIT CLEANSING TO TWICE A DAY – Over-cleansing can make skin problems even worse by stripping the skin of its protective barrier and causing it to produce more sebum and oil.  This is especially important for those with very oily skin as it could compound the problem .