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Meet the Homegrown Healers Behind Sol y Luna Soaps

Meet the Homegrown Healers Behind Sol y Luna Soaps

Anyone who has ever worked with a loved one will tell you it can be the most rewarding experience in the world … as long as you don’t kill each other first. Manuel Davila and Beto De León are a local couple that have navigated that process with a level of success we can all

Huddle Up with the San Antonio Regulators

Huddle Up with the San Antonio Regulators

In the shadows of star UCF fighters Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey still lurks the taboo notion of women expressing themselves through physical contact. The International Women’s Football League (IWFL) struggles to escape that belief. The league was established four years after the WNBA, but has yet to catch its footing under outdated ideals. San

Tatum Rebelle Keeps Moms Happy and Fit

Tatum Rebelle Keeps Moms Happy and Fit

At just 5’3” and 110 pounds, Total Mommy Fitness owner Tatum Rebelle may be petite in size — but don’t let that fool you. This former Army Drill Sergeant turned personal trainer once made a grown man cry during basic training. “It’s my claim to fame,” she laughs. Today, Rebelle has gone from whipping men

In The Weeds with McAllen Transplant Lika Torline

In The Weeds with McAllen Transplant Lika Torline

“I’ll try to give you the short version, but it’s still a long story,” Lika Torline warns me before zigzagging through the series of events that led her to launch In The Weeds Natural Skin Care, a chemical- and cruelty-free line of products she creates out of a live/work space at the Gardens at San

San Antonio AIDS Foundation Hosts Screening of ‘Desert Migration’

San Antonio AIDS Foundation Hosts Screening of ‘Desert Migration’

This year marks the 35th anniversary of the first reported cases of AIDS. On Thursday June 23, the San Antonio AIDS Foundation will host the first Texas community screening of Desert Migration at the Bijou Cinema Bistro in the Wonderland of the Americas mall. Directed by Daniel F. Cardone, the film tells the stories of

LGBT Alamo City Tennis Classic Kicks Off Friday

LGBT Alamo City Tennis Classic Kicks Off Friday

Hosted by the Tennis Club of San Antonio (TCSA) and benefiting Spay-Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) and Thrive Youth Center, the inaugural Alamo City Tennis Classic (ACTC) is one of the first international LGBT sports competitions of its kind in San Antonio. “We plan to give back to the community, and the main reason we will

LezRideSA Builds Community Through Fitness

LezRideSA Builds Community Through Fitness

“Our larger mission is to support physical activity and build community through fun outdoor activities among LGBT youth.” In the fall of 2014, a friend of mine’s son locked himself in his room and refused to get out of bed for several weeks. This good friend reached out to trusted family, to doctors, to her

Wesley Salazar Gets the Wheels Turning

Wesley Salazar Gets the Wheels Turning

The doors close, the lights go out, the music starts pumping and an assembled crowd start to move and sweat to the beat. No, it’s not Saturday night on the Main Strip. It’s just a typical indoor cycling class led by Wesley Salazar at JoyRide cycle studio. Thanks to his high-energy playlists and magnetic personality,

Full-body stretches for home and office

Full-body stretches for home and office

No fancy equipment or gym necessary—just you and a wall. Inhale like you are smelling something wonderful. Feel how your lungs are expanding. Continue to inhale until you cannot inhale anymore. The exhale through the mouth will naturally arrive. Imagine your mouth as a window and the exhale as a breeze escaping through the window

From closeted to ‘Fearless’

From closeted to ‘Fearless’

Jeff Sheng honors student athletes like Matt Dooley, who found the courage to come out. Life is good these days for Matt Dooley, who is starting his second year at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. This summer he was busy researching multiple sclerosis. His step is a little lighter, his outlook on

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