Good posture, exercise, and a healthy lifestyle -- believe it or not, all of these things are important factors in avoiding back pain. It can be difficult to make the changes you need to get healthy, but don't worry, I've got your back!
As a free public service, I've condensed all the current year-end advice into a simple, user-friendly list.
By mid-century, it's estimated that we'll be ringing in the New Year with almost 10 billion of our closest friends. There's not enough champagne to go around (especially since climate change may bring the end of wine from the Champagne region). More importantly, there's not enough planet to go around
Do I dare say it was one of the worst years of my life? Actually, 2014 was one of the richer years of my life. Despite the pain, hardship and sorrow that I went through this year, I also found joy, freedom, completion and fulfillment.
The New Year is upon us, and with it celebrations to top off a season filled with gatherings and music. The holiday season has months worths of songs, but on New Years we always turn to the song written by the Scottish poet Robert Burns.
If you are lucky enough to join some 300,000 people for New Year's Eve in the party capital of the world, make sure you don't miss these spots.
I have been thinking about the word "unconditional" a lot this year. As I delve deep into the issues of homeless LGBTQ youth, I often hear the youth say that what they are most missing are consistent adults in their lives, ones who can provide a safety net -- and unconditional support.
Like many moms, I am often so worried about wrapping presents, preparing the holiday dinner and making sure everyone is happy that making sure everyone is healthy doesn't always make it to the top of the list.
With a little bit of planning and a lot of discipline, accomplishing your goals in the New Year can become a reality. Imagine the immense satisfaction you'll feel at this same time next year when you can look back and look at how far you've come and all that you have accomplished.
Why is it so tricky to be with your lover and her family? Why is it so hard to bring her home to yours? And why does this happen every single year sans fail?
This is simple to understand, but how does one apply it? It is simpler than most of us realize. The only reason it is hard, is because many times we are so hard on ourselves that to be emotionally soft or gentle with our own being is foreign to us that it seems harder to take this path!
That first Christmas was a precursor to the science-fiction convention used over and over again in Doctor Who, Star Trek and every "galaxy far, far away" -- a "rip in the time-space continuum" -- as infinity takes on finitude, as the creator of the stars embraces a body made of stardust. Flesh and blood, this earthy God.
High-five, everyone! Christmas is now officially behind us and if you're reading this right now, that means you survived! Merry Darwinian Christmas ...
Hank recently recounted his story in Kevin Allison's popular stage show and podcast RISK. He candidly talks about his childhood struggle for acceptance in his family and church, which I found hilarious, sad and surprising. Even if you aren't gay or Asian, there are universal truths about family and the holidays that everyone can relate to.
If you want it to be different, if you really want to stand in front of the mirror and tell yourself that things have got to change, that 2015 can't look a thing like the flimsy year of 2014 -- start right now.