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What We Can Learn From Lemons

Marta Stemberger | Posted 05.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Marta Stemberger

Dare to explore who you are. Be courageous to take off the veneer of your lower vibe earthly ego. Be strong enough to connect with your Highest Self. Persevere to maintain the brilliance of your unique column of Light.

4 Very Baby Boomer Things To Do This Summer

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 05.23.2016 | Fifty

You could be forgiven for thinking of little else right now but where the hell you might have to retire overseas following November's election. But su...

Tai Chi, Qigong and the Question, 'Who Am I?' 2

Dr. Denise Nagel | Posted 05.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Denise Nagel

Tai Chi and Qigong are one way to pursue the question of "Who Am I?" Ultimately each of us has the challenge of finding our own path. The first time I...

Tai Chi, Qigong and the Question, 'Who Am I ?' Part 3

Dr. Denise Nagel | Posted 06.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Denise Nagel

While this is undoubtedly true, I would argue that it was not my medical knowledge that helped me make wise decisions in this crisis but my staying calm and listening to my inner voice. I think this is at the heart of the question, "Who Am I?"

Healing With Love and Routines: Grateful After Breast Cancer

Anne Gro Gulla | Posted 05.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Anne Gro Gulla

I tried and failed to exercise. I struggled with infection in the surgery wound and I re-started my vigorous fitness regime every other week before I understood that I needed something different.

Silent Unplugging From Technology Is Healing Self Care

Dayna Colvin | Posted 04.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Dayna Colvin

In this era of overwhelming digital and electronic technology, we can all benefit from a day or more of unplugging and taking a nice break from technology.

Enjoying Mother Nature Is Wonderful, Healing Self Care

Dayna Colvin | Posted 01.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Dayna Colvin

I'd like to share something wonderful that I do for myself every chance I get that I enjoy for holistic self-care. I'm a very simple, down-to-earth w...

Tai Chi, Qigong and the Question, 'Who Am I?'

Dr. Denise Nagel | Posted 12.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Denise Nagel

"Who am I?" can be answered in so many ways from the profound to the mundane. While each is worth considering, many of us skip over paying attention to ourselves on even the simplest level. For instance, does this food agree with me? Do I need six hours of sleep or eight? Does it help to exercise?

10 Natural Ways To Manage Chronic Pain

Berkeley Wellness | Posted 11.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Berkeley Wellness

Chronic pain can be tough to live with, but these 10 daily habits may help you ease your discomfort and enjoy your life.

5 Lessons DeNiro's "Intern" Can Teach You

Simin Nikbin Meydani | Posted 10.09.2015 | Fifty
Simin Nikbin Meydani

I was glad to see that while the "senior" intern brings wisdom, experience and balance into the frenetic workplace of an Internet startup, the movie also honors the energy and creativity of the Millennials who are driving today's tech economy.

My Resilient State -- Resilience Is the Answer to Our Increasingly Stressful Lives

Pioneers for Change | Posted 08.13.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

I think it's fair to say that I've had my share of knocks over the years. Falling out with my boss despite being recognised as a talented individual in my field, started the ball rolling. But what then followed was a cascade of life-changing heartbreaks.

Health Benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong

Dr. Denise Nagel | Posted 06.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Denise Nagel

Can I say for sure that it has worked for me? Not with a double blind study, but I do believe that my investigations have led me to a plan which has helped me and maybe could help you, too.

My Father's Oasis of Tranquility

Jorge Newbery | Posted 06.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Jorge Newbery

When I was little and growing up in Los Angeles, my parents would take me and my four siblings to the beach. These were significant outings: pails, s...

8 Tips to Help Boost Your Immune System

Olivia Rosewood | Posted 05.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Olivia Rosewood

Being asthmatic, I spent a large portion of my life catching whatever sinus infection or flu was floating around. Why is it that I wouldn't miss the ...

"Sit Up Straight!" The Mental Health Benefits of Good Posture

Edith Ismene Nicolaou-Griffin | Posted 05.21.2016 | Science
Edith Ismene Nicolaou-Griffin

Remember when your mother told you to "sit up straight?" Apart from what your mother may have considered proper decorum, good posture appears to have many surprising mental health benefits.

A Solution to Street Violence Can Be Found in Martial Arts, Yoga and Meditation

Gary Snyder | Posted 06.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Gary Snyder

Every few weeks, it seems, there's a new example of street violence that jumps to front and center of the national media and sparks another round of c...

50 Years Later, Berkeley Still An Oasis

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 04.20.2015 | Travel
Nancy Graham Holm

It's Wednesday morning at the North Berkeley Senior Center and twangs of country music might make you think you're in a friendly down-home bar in Texas.

3 Simple Ways to Relieve Holiday Tension With Tai Chi

Karl Romain | Posted 02.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Karl Romain

The three main components of a tai chi practice -- movement, meditation, and breathing -- can help you shake off stress this season. So, when you catch yourself tensing up, try these instant soothers borrowed from the ancient martial art.

We Are Our Shadows

Karri Jinkins | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Karri Jinkins

It's now been 20 years since I've had a panic attack. Although the depression continues, I work through it daily on my yoga mat -- most days that works. My mother takes her daily dose of anti-depressant pills, and for the last 10 years I can't remember seeing her so content.

Mind-Body Therapies To Ease Insomnia

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 01.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Recent research shows that mind-body practices can be one effective way to treat insomnia and some of its symptoms.

How I Went From Veterinarian to Yoga Teacher and Launched My Own Desk Yoga App

Fiona Patterson | Posted 12.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Fiona Patterson

Guilt was a factor that stopped me changing my career. New people I met would often say, "You're so lucky, I always wanted to be a vet!" Those to whom I vocalized my discontent would remark "Really? But you studied for so long!"

Faux Pas: Good for the Soul

Mackenzie Long | Posted 12.14.2014 | College
Mackenzie Long

We make mistakes, and with time they become our special stories that we lean on to teach us future lessons or even to have a future chuckle. But what about those moments, those mishaps, that give us nothing but a funny story and a smile?

Astoria Characters: The Shaman

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 11.29.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

There's a piano tucked into the corner like a baby in a bassinet. It's guarded by a pair of guitars. But these instruments play second fiddle to the incense. There is none burning, yet the living room is filled with the memory of its sweet, seductive scent.

Lessons From Opera Camp

Karl Romain | Posted 09.23.2014 | Arts
Karl Romain

The art of tai chi and the art of singing share many things -- discipline, regular practice, and an emphasis on the breath. But, what may surprise you, as it did me, is that the breath, as a vehicle for directing energy to the singer's stage presence, was paramount in the success of any stage production.

5 Ways To Give Dad The Gift Of Health This Father's Day

Dr. Daniel Hsu | Posted 08.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Daniel Hsu

Father's Day is the occasion to show your appreciation. It's also an opportunity to help your father get some balance and feel better. Here are five ways to give him the day he deserves and kick start some habits that will keep on giving!