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BY: Helen Mitternight
The Wrong People Are Sorry
BY: Helen Mitternight
Do We Need to Tell the World We're Perfect?
BY: Megan Bryan
Food as medicine, mindfulness mediation, and healing from inflammation through diet—Abigail McClam of Lotus Healing Centre Charleston breaks it down.
BY: Megan Bryan
Herbalist and healer Mary Wutz turned to fashion to create a line of sustainable, organic clothing that is as good for your body as it is for the Earth.
BY: Megan Bryan
You've been having the bloating, the swelling, the indigestion, brittle nails, insomnia—you name it. You get tested for gluten intolerance and celiac disease, and your doctor tells you it's time to go off gluten. Uh-oh. Not. Good. My life is over. Now what? Here's a guide from Saltwaterchef.com on how to go gluten-free in 10 Steps.
BY: Katie Ashley
The trick? Creating a picture of how you want to feel.
BY: Megan Bryan
Been on a bit of a sugar bender? We feel you. Here's how to break the addiction cycle.
BY: Erica Rodefer W...
You don't have to be able to do awe-inspiring yoga tricks to appreciate your strength, resolve, and general awesomeness every time you step on your mat. Here's a sweet little practice that anyone can do. Practice it to boost your spirits and remind yourself that you are perfect exactly as you are!
BY: Katie Ashley
Find yourself making the same resolutions each year? This year, instead of focusing on what you'd like to change about yourself, focus on how you want to feel.
BY: Katie Ashley
Activists Andrea Boyd, Alison Sher, and Sarah Swingle weigh in on what it means to be a compassionate activist, how to make an impact, and how to get started.
BY: Erica Rodefer W...
The Charleston area is busting at the seams with amazing teachers and places to practice. YOGAPOP 3 promises to bring us all together for a night of yoga, music, and fun Will you be there?
BY: Katie Ashley
The secret? Taking time for yourself
BY: Erica Rodefer W...
Does too much holiday cheer make you want to run for cover? Me, too. Here's a quick-and-easy yoga fix for the overwhelm that often comes with the territory during the holiday season.
BY: Shep Rose
Shep Rose takes a look into what he believes is the demise of naturalism.
BY: Katie Ashley
Kickstart your Monday on a positive note with Charleston Grit's newest blogger, whole-health coach Katie Ashley.
BY: Guest Blogger
In a world obsessed with body image, few companies are standing up to the issue. Guest blogger Tori Williams talks about the issue and who is actually influencing us for the better.
BY: Instant Grit
Despite the rain, Charleston's yoga enthusiasts spent the morning practicing yoga at the Joeseph P. Riley, Jr. Park this Saturday with guru Kathryn Budig.
BY: Renae Brabham
Have you ever heard of "floating" as a means of relaxation and serenity? Renae Brabham shares her first-time floating experience at an East Cooper day spa.
BY: Guest Blogger
Are you a detox expert or looking to try it out? We've got some tips on healthy and safe ways to rid your body of toxins and impurities.
BY: Erica Rodefer W...
Don't be afraid of the "Om" and get your tickets to Grammy-nominated Kirtan artist Jai Uttal's performance this weekend. You'll discover there's so much more to yoga and meditation than you thought.
BY: Andrew C. Petersen
In the crazy dating game today, women ponder a million things, one of which being when they're allowed to show their significant other their face without any makeup. Well? When IS the right time?
BY: Ayoka Lucas
Ayoka Lucas tells us how dance instructor Angel Roberts and her Peace Love Hip Hop dance studios are giving all ages a place to learn how to Twerk out some of their best moves.
BY: Evans Craddock
A recent trip to the grocery store led to a surprising combo of hugs, tears, and Tide on the detergent aisle, plus a message we'd all do well to keep in mind throughout the season
BY: Ellen McGauley
Heard of it? It's a mash-up of yoga, tribal dance, hip-hop, and real-deal cardio—and I dig it. Classes have made their way east from L.A., and now it's blowin' the doors off a studio in West Ashley...
BY: Instant Grit
Decide what to be and go be it—that's the theme of this week's BOTW. It's also the theme of this hilarious BatDad video. Trust us... you should watch
BY: Hunter Gardner
So it's Nat'l Self Improvement month. Cool. But think about it—what does "self improvement" really mean? Here, 5 everyday (not ordinary) 20-somethings weigh in on how they're trying to do just that
BY: Center for Women
Case in point, Rosalind Franklin. A look at her pioneering work as a scientist, the disease that shortened her career, and a local program that supports those with the diagnosis
BY: Evans Craddock
I'm gonna take you back to basics. I'm gonna to tell you why you should be nice, get dressed every day, and why you should (or should never ever?) organize an ice cream social group
BY: Center for Women
Charleston exec Barbara Fowler tells you what nonprofits need most (and it's not necessarily a stacked payroll), and how YOU can boost your philanthropic bottom line
BY: Renae Brabham
Instead of turning and smashing a whiny lady's phone on the ground in the DMV the other day, I pondered our knuckle-headed knack for complaining. As they say, "Ain't nobody got time for that..."
BY: Holly Herrick
Having negative people in your life can weigh heavier on you than you think. Here's how I—a gal who abhors confrontation—said goodbye to some of mine... (kitchen photo by Helene Dujardin)
BY: Erica Rodefer W...
Heard of this? It's a debate over yogis snapping pics of themselves in various poses, and whether it flies in the face of yoga's emphasis on gazing inward. Does it? Here's what I think...
BY: Center for Women
Think you know the secret to success? Sure, working hard is important, but according to this must-read book, there's something else that's even more important... See it here
BY: Stephanie Hunt
On the heels of summer camp and post-holiday doldrums, I'm going to take my cue from Pooh and welcome summer's season with glorious do-nothing productivity... here's to more doodling, less doing
BY: Rebeccah Connelly
How one stroll down our most fashion forward strip left me thinking that my give-a-damn is busted when it comes to my everyday appearance. Any other moms feel the same?
BY: Erica Rodefer W...
When it comes to getting your OM on, how does the Holy City stack up?
BY: Instant Grit
Are you a badass mother&%^$#? That question and more in Grit's Friday 5-Question Challenge. Are you up to it?
BY: Evans Craddock
2013? So far it's been a big bully. But thanks to a few self-help books, time with my yoga mat, and several jars of Nutella, I've realized that it’s time to get it together. Here's a start...
BY: Renae Brabham
After years of sleepovers and thunderstorm terror and charming texts, here we are. A look back, plus a nickel's worth of wisdom for tackling the world on the other side of those 16 Candles...
BY: Instant Grit
Need something to ponder this Memorial Day? Here it is: what lottery have YOU won? This blogger is sharing her winnings...

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