RSSA Bird’s Eye View

Pull the weeds, not your back!

| April 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

How about this weather? Talk to anyone lately and the rising temperature seems to be the only “hot” topic. The early heat wave here in beautiful Bloomington has increased the number patients that are coming in to my office. It is great to help patients, but it is never encouraging to see them in pain [...]

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Spring Trends 2012

| April 2, 2012 | 0 Comments
Spring Trends 2012

The number one question I get in the salon this time of year is “what’s in for spring?” Something about the grass greening and flowers blooming gets our creative juices flowing. We are inspired if not to act on, at least entertain the idea of change.  With that in mind I have compiled the top [...]

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It’s a Beautiful Day for a Neighbor

| March 29, 2012 | 2 Comments

Most of us are familiar with the expression, “Love thy neighbor as thyself.”  I heard it in church recently, as I have countless times before, but this time I heard it differently.  Then there’s the story of the man that questioned Jesus asking, “And who is my neighbor?” Who is YOUR neighbor?  Do you know [...]

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Fast Forward to Summer

| March 19, 2012 | 0 Comments
Fast Forward to Summer

After the fourth warmest winter on record, anyone who’s been outside over the last week has probably wondered whether we just skipped right to summer. Record highs were reported on four out of five days, with continued record highs expected into the weekend. If things line up right, we could see our first 80 degree [...]

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The State of Fair

| March 15, 2012 | 3 Comments

Have you ever tried to explain how life works to your children?   Even in bits and pieces it’s nearly impossible. We are told from a very young age that life is not fair yet most of our lives we fight against this notion.  Maybe it’s due to my birth sign, I’m a Libra, but I [...]

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What are the best products for my hair type?

| March 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

If you’re like me you have more beauty products in your possession than you could ever use. The only difference is I have a license to carry. Too often we are overwhelmed with options (kind of like the menu at the cheesecake factory). You can narrow the field by asking a couple of key questions: [...]

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“My Name is Lisa and I Own Valentine’s Day”

| February 29, 2012 | 5 Comments

I’ve decided to come out from behind my pen name.  When I started writing for this site several months back, the experience of writing for a public audience was foreign and daunting.  I couldn’t be sure, without testing the waters for myself, how easily stories would unfold if I had to worry that details might [...]

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What a winter we’ve had so far! If you can even call it that.

| February 28, 2012 | 0 Comments
What a winter we’ve had so far! If you can even call it that.

It’s been the fourth warmest meteorological winter on record and we’ve had only had three days below zero (2nd fewest on record!). Only 18.2” of snow have fallen here so far this winter, a far cry from the 76.5” at this point last winter! For all the snowstorms that missed or us or didn’t materialize [...]

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The Atmospheric Angle – The Difference a Little Snow Makes

| February 6, 2012 | 0 Comments
The Atmospheric Angle – The Difference a Little Snow Makes

This winter, so far, has been highlighted by mild temperatures, rare snow showers, scraggly snow banks, and brown patches of grass. Long-time outdoor sporting events that rely on the snow have been cancelled, postponed, or moved to different locations because of thin ice. The deepest snowpack recorded in the Twin Cities so far this winter [...]

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What’s this keratin treatment I keep hearing about? You ask…

| February 2, 2012 | 0 Comments
What’s this keratin treatment I keep hearing about? You ask…

There has been a lot of buzz about keratin smoothing hair treatments lately. What are they exactly? Well let’s start with the basics. Keratin refers to a family of fibrous structural proteins. Keratin is the key structural material making up the outer layer of human skin, hair, and nails. Over time, due to a variety [...]

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Pssssst – Your Complaint is Sniffing Around Again

| January 30, 2012 | 2 Comments

I’ve heard a lot of complaining lately. Whining from people who are pretty lucky as far as I’m concerned – many of the kids I know…and complaining from people who should know better – many of the adults I know (occasionally even me). And, before you point out the obvious contradiction here – um, lady, [...]

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The Atmospheric Angle – Why is it so cold all of a sudden?

| January 23, 2012 | 0 Comments
The Atmospheric Angle – Why is it so cold all of a sudden?

After early spring-like weather dominated much of the first couple weeks of 2012, winter arrived suddenly on Wednesday evening, plunging the metro well below zero. The temperature dropped from a rather sultry 25 degrees at 6 pm on Wednesday to a downright frigid -10 by 5 am Thursday morning. Because of the abnormally warm weather [...]

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Does This Mean I’m Sticky and Sharp?

| January 18, 2012 | 0 Comments
Does This Mean I’m Sticky and Sharp?

My kids seem fascinated by favorites.  They ask me regularly about mine, “Mom, what’s your favorite…food, book, place you’ve traveled to, restaurant, color, song, pair of earrings?” Recently, I was cross-examined about my favorite TV show when I was young.  I ended up choosing Little House on the Prairie which also led me to explain [...]

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Kennedy Student Reports from Florida About Speech Team Competition

| January 17, 2012 | 1 Comment
Kennedy Student Reports from Florida About Speech Team Competition

Day One This year’s traveling speech team is made up of one Kennedy and seven Jefferson students. We arrived in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Thursday, January 12, late in the late afternoon, for the 2012 Crestian Classic. As our coach, Scott Sieling, said, “I am looking forward to seeing our students perform against some of the best [...]

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Happy New Ending

| January 1, 2012 | 1 Comment

We are on the cusp of a new year – a time when many of us make resolutions for living better.  I read an article recently entitled “The Top 5 Regrets in Life By Those About to Die.” The author, Bronnie Ware, works as a palliative caregiver.  She specializes in an area of healthcare that [...]

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