We've decided to focus on getting healthy this month. We're eating delicious, healthy, whole foods, committing to exercise, and really cutting back on potentially inflammatory foods like sugar, alcohol, gluten, dairy, and processed foods. It's our experiment in just how healing food can be.
Do your best friends know where you are in space and time, continuously? If not, apparently they haven't been doing their job.
"Health and wellness are intertwined. I define health not as just 'the absence of disease' but as wholeness, balance, and resilience. Wellness is the feeling you have when you are moving toward health or you in fact are there."
Our ability to focus on different things is one of the strengths of our truly incredible brains. It's a skill we would definitely not want to lose. However, psychologists and neurobiologists have both shown that we pay a price when we multitask.
I think we go through cycles of change -- when the complete unexpected throws you off your equilibrium -- giving you the opportunity to reassess and recalibrate. This past year was one of those cycles for me.
"Whether you're keeping a journal or writing as a meditation, it's the same thing. What's important is you're having a relationship with your mind. We live in discursive thinking, and what we want to do is drop below to first thoughts, which is wild mind and true energy."
Corporate America has begun to realize just how much of an impact the health and wellness of their employees has on the overall costs of running a business.
Ever since I swam in the sea at Tel Aviv as a child, warm, lapping turquoise waters have beckoned. Never mind that I was born in New England and spent my summers on Cape Cod in the frigid and boisterous Atlantic Ocean.
Reasonable lifestyle changes make a huge difference in living longer, healthier lives, and are simpler than you think. Like I tell my clients, it's the small changes that add up to a winning recipe.
Sugar in excess is a toxin, unrelated to its calories. The dose determines the poison. Like alcohol, a little sugar is fine, but a lot is not. And the food industry has put us way over our limit.
After a few days of peace and quiet, time free from our mental traffic, retreat participants begin discovering new parts of themselves. They find inner resources that they never found in therapy. Silence and nature give inner silence and harmony.
The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has declared 2013 to be "The Year of Italian Culture in the United States." Italian culture revolves around beauty, love, passion and sensuality -- all things that feed the body and the soul.
Let's say you had a crystal ball and could go into the future and hear what your twenty-somethings have to say about your parenting during their teen years. Would you look into that crystal ball?
You need to have The Talk with your kid. And not just once but many times, slowly, over many years.
Although more research is needed, there is no doubt that diet plays a role in cancer prevention. Without scientific support for which individual nutrients are most effective, people should adopt a whole-foods approach to ensure a balanced intake of protective phytonutrients.
Even if you've never worked out before, you would be amazed at how quickly your body can adapt and grow stronger when you get moving. If there's one thing I've learned through this process, it's that you should never underestimate your own strength.