Take Two #138: The Pains of Slouching

By Kyra-lin Hom

According to the National Institute of Health, Americans spend more than $50 billion a year on treating or relieving lower back pain. In fact, as far as neurological (having to do with the nervous system) health goes, only headaches are more common.

Young, old, athletic or sedentary – it seems that any and everyone are susceptible.

Not too long ago, I myself over-exercised my way into one herniation and one bulging disc (stacked one on top of the other). After extended rest only exacerbated the problem, I ended up having surgery on the herniation. That was a blinding success, but I do still have that minor bulging snag that flares up every once in a while with a nice little cold and numb howdy-do.

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On the Go - Week of 9-1-14

Discovery Shop
4535 California Ave. S.W.
206 937 7169
We still have a good selection of summer clothes for men and women to get you through these final days of summer and if they have pink tags, they are half priced. Have you checked out our selection of children's clothing in sizes infant through 12, many of which are great back to school bargains. Monday, Sept. 8th, we celebrate the full moon by offering you 40% off on any one item of your choice. We'll be participating in the Junction Art Walk on the evening of the 11th, featuring paintings for sale by our talented volunteer, Bonnie Bennedsen, a watercolor artist who lives in West Seattle. Come by the shop to meet Bonnie and see her paintings. The all volunteer run, nonprofit American Cancer Society shop is open Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and all other days 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

GriefShare Support Group
Grace Church
10323 28th Ave. S.W.

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Take Two #135: Exploring NYC and DC

By Kyra-lin Hom

This week has been one heck of a whirlwind. From Chicago (where I live now) to New York City to Washington, D.C. and back again. All in just seven days. I've done much crazier – don't get me started on China, but only a few days in each of our nation's arguably most famous cities is like forcing a twin-sized fitted sheet onto a full-sized mattress. There's just no way to cover everything. To make matters worse, I oh-so conveniently injured myself just days before we were scheduled to fly out and so had limited mobility. Perfect, I know.

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