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  • New Years is a thrilling time for those who want to change their lives. When children catch on to the excitement, parents should make sure their resolutions are appropriate and fun.

    Nanci Olesen is the director of the Mayflower Early Childhood Center in South Minneapolis; a Montessori preschool program for children aged 16 months to six years old.

    Nanci stops by The Morning Blend regularly to talk about family and parenting issues, and she talked recently with Ron Thums about families and resolutions.

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    Feeling stressed out, sick, or anxious? Not sure what your next move should be-or why your thinking is so cloudy? Time to get out of your head and into your body, that brilliant vehicle that is communicating with you all the time. Your body not only knows what you truly want; it can help you handle any situation you find yourself in. Unfortunately, most of us never learned how to read our body’s clues—and as a result, we go through life disconnected from our true desires, acting instead in accordance with what the world wants from us. This book shows you how to stop overthinking every decision and start living a life in which happiness and fulfillment are the natural byproducts of being true to yourself. This step-by-step guide shows you how to unlock your body’s natural intelligence, free your mind of negative thoughts, and map your path to greater satisfaction. You’ll learn how your body can help you:

    Erase self-doubt
    Expand your awareness
    Make better decisions
    Improve your relationships
    Find your passion and purpose
    Boost your health and well-being

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  • KFAI wishes to thank Anchor Fish & Chips for generously donating two $50.00 gift certificates to two lucky donors who make a tax-deductible contribution by the end of today! Join or renew your membership on-line to be entered into the drawing to win!

    We're excited to share some of the neat happenings member support helped make possible in 2014: 


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  • As the old year ends and a new year begins, the passage of time is on our minds.  

    We check the time on cell phones, computer monitors, watches and wall clocks, marking its rhythms in days, weeks, months and years.

    But what is time apart from a system humans devised to give a sense of order to our existence?

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  • Celebrate New Year's Eve with a special performance by beloved local band, Run Westy Run. Recorded at the Rex in Duluth by Keenan McIntrye, and produced by Tom Garneau, the show features brothers Kirk (vocals) and Kraig (guitar/vocals) Johnson, Terry Fisher (guitar/vocals), Al Shroeder (bass) and Bobby Joslyn (drums).

    MinneCulture airs Wednesday evenigs from 7:30-8pm, and is made possible by a grant from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

  • Mindfulness is the gentle effort to be continuously present with experience.

    In professional practice since 1993, Kate Sciandra’s copious training in alternative medicine has led her to become an trusted specialist in the treatment and management of pain, stress and trauma. Her core work is an integration of the hands-on care and individual coaching and instruction in the practice of being present and mindful in order to relieve patterns of discomfort in a safe and nurturing fashion. She is committed to both private practice and group instruction in a variety of topics. She is also the developer and founder of Aurasolus Room Remedies.

    Her work, Healing Presence, is the conceptual basis of which the physical expression is Ortho-Bionomy®, and Kate teaches one as the extension of the other. She also teaches Practical Meditation, an easily integrated approach to integrating a meditative practice into everyday life, Becoming a Peaceful Presence, and Cultivating the Healing Presence.

    Health Notes airs on Mondays 6:30-7:30PM

  • Bloomington City Attorney Sandra Johnson says the people arrested at the “Black Lives Matter” protest at the Mall of America on Saturday will be prosecuted.

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  • Recently, a group of lawyers and community service organizations gathered at Waite House in South Minneapolis to discuss President Obama’s new Executive Orders regarding immigration reform. Many of the attendees had questions about permanent residency in the United States, and one important message of the meeting was a word of caution.

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  • For centuries, chia seeds were revered by both the Maya and Aztecs for their amazing energy and natural healing powers. Today, it’s no wonder that chia is one of the hottest superfoods around: Gram for gram, it has 70 percent more protein than soybeans, 25 percent more fiber than flaxseed, 30 percent more antioxidants than blueberries, 600 percent more calcium than milk, and is the richest known source of plant-based Omega-3s. Reaping the nutritional benefits of chia can be as simple as mixing a tablespoon into a smoothie or tossing it on a salad—but that is just the beginning!

    In Chia Vitality, Mamma Chia founder Janie Hoffman shows how integrating chia into your diet can boost your stamina, help you lose weight, and feel more alive than ever before. Informed by research as well as Hoffman’s personal experience this program offers a 30-day integrative approach to well-being with this little superseed at its center.

    This is what the plan offers:

    *A flexible meal plan packed with flavorful whole foods and easy, delicious recipes to help you fuel your body, mind and soul

    *A simple yoga routine to build strength and flexibility

    *A meditation course that will awaken and renew spiritual energy with just minutes a day

    *A strategy for engaging more deeply in the world around you

    Over the course of 30 days, Chia Vitality will help you do more than feed your body with the bountiful nutrients of chia: It will set you on a course for a more energetic, engaged existence. Whether you are looking for an alternative approach to better health or want to boost your energy levels, let chia be your gateway to a vitality filled life.