Author Archives: Janai "Grandma Boom" Mestrovich

Sound Heals: Singing Bowls Spoke to Me at a Cellular Level Making Aging More Awesome

Enter a dimly lit glowing room filled with a magnificent gong that resonates as though it is an entire ocean of soothing sound massaging your inner world. In the surrounding room large singing bowls take their places near mats on the floor and raised cots where people lay down in receptivity for a healing experience. [...]

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Tips for Staying Healthy in the Smoke Marathon

This is a marathon of smoke bombardment. Immune systems are screaming for help. So many people are suffering from symptoms that are nagging and illness producing. With so much being required of our immune systems, it only makes sense to give it some help as much as possible. TIPS for smoke inhalation from profound SMOKE [...]

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SMOKE RELIEF….Free of Charge at Zagorska Spa Salt Cave in Ashland

Not only is Michele Zagorski offering Free of Charge 30 min. sittings in the Zagorska Spa Himalayan Salt Cave while we have smoke in our atmosphere, but is announcing on KTVL 10 NEWS Aug. 25 that EVERY Tuesday will offer open door, free-of-charge, 30 min. sittings in the Salt Cave. She is giving back to [...]

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Amazing Ashland Supporting Awesome Aging for BEES for a Healthy Ecosystem!

BEES! Ashland is Protecting them for a healthy ecosystem. Honey tasting/voting at Elks Lodge yesterday for the best in the valley. And, of course, a sweet woman was in charge of the sweet tasting/voting, Lauren Trantham, always ready to support good causes! I sampled, voted and resampled! Thank you, City of Ashland, for supporting the [...]

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Finger Labyrinth Good for All Ages

Labyrinths have always fascinated me. Walking a labyrinth brings a soothing sensation with deep contemplation. It serves to keep one’s mind focused on the present moment, also bringing a stronger conscious mind/body awareness alliance into focus. Some theories say the centuries old technique harmonizes the hemispheres of the brain and brings mind and body into [...]

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Reflections…A Tender Moment from Childhood with Lifelong Impact

It has become common to hear others talking about the negative impact of childhood. We’ve all had THOSE moments. And what we do with all of it fascinates me. The human mind is such an extraordinary landscape to explore. In my reflections at 68, I chanced upon the photo with Mom holding my hand and [...]

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REDTAIL INN “Eco-Boutique” Marries Historical Preservation and Environmental Care

The epitome of Awesome Aging rests in the heart of REDTAIL INN, now open to welcome visitors. This Ashland gem is the freshly restored historic home originally built by Jesse Applegate McCall in 1890 as an estate farm house. Today MaryAnn and Geoff Geness live their visionary passion to honor preservation of this historical landmark. [...]

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“YOU Won a Ribbon, Grandma Boom?” Keeping Those Young Whippersnappers in Awe….

Every year my grandchildren are in awe that I win a ribbon in the July Fourth Ashland parade. This year it was First Place in the Adult Entries. The blue ribbon looks quite lovely as the sixth in a row on the chest of drawers in my bedroom. My grandchildren are learning that being an [...]

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When Stress Tried to Take Control…….Dancing on the Beach!

Stress: part of life for everyone. Antidote: Skills, tools, laughter and fun to counter balance and not be self-victimizing. Stress hit in major amounts recently. My choice was to either succumb and buckle under trying to cope or be pro-active. Listening to my body signals, it’s easy to tell when I start to give in [...]

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When Criminals Protected Me…..Deep Seated Memories

When Criminals Protected Me….. I was in my twenties, working on my Master’s Degree. Teaching relaxation techniques and imagery skills to criminals living in a halfway house was volunteer work I felt purpose in doing, as well as baking for them. I took a half-time Director position at that time with Teen Outreach. It was [...]

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