You may have heard of biorhythms or circadian rhythms; both terms refer to the action of clock genes, a hot new area of research. These genes also respond to natural environmental rhythms.
I once had a wellness center in Long Beach, CA. It was a disaster right from the start. My partner was the total opposite of me - I was a workaholic and she wanted to do nothing but surf. We spent too much money on fancy furniture, a fish tank and a Feng Shui expert to give us useless advice.
How much of your day do you feel that your body's in stress vs. recovery mode? Whilst we can have a guestimate ourselves, there is a way to take a ...
Class of 2016, it's worth reflecting on a semantic point for a moment: there's a reason this is called a 'commencement address.' The word commencement means the beginning, not the end. Never before has this been more poignant than it is today.
Doing yoga before your flight is a great way to prepare your body for the hours ahead. The following is a simple routine you can follow that will loosen up and stretch out the parts of your body that get hit the hardest during a long flight.
This is not a call to action to stop using makeup. On the contrary; it's a call to start using it to empower yourself rather than diminish yourself. It's a call to use makeup, and everything you do for and with your body, as a way to respect yourself more!
My cyclist patients are not always fit. Yes, their aerobic capacity is impressive. Their quads are ever increasing. But watch them when they get off the bike. For the first minute or two, they can barely stand up. Their backs ache. Their necks are sore. Their hips are tight. They look like the classic picture of abused laborers.
Positivity can make all the difference in an employee's journey towards better health. A positive mindset has some obvious mental health benefits including decreased stress, improved relationships and a lower risk for depression and anxiety.
I didn't realize that the habit of starting sentences with, "Sorry, but could you..." actually made me present my own needs as weaknesses. It was probably clear to the other person, but the reason it wasn't clear to me was because the word "sorry" had subconsciously made me feel as if I was constantly bothering other people.
I've seen a lot since I became an official member of the disability community thirty years ago. Societal attitudes toward disabilities have changed in more ways than I ever imagined and I'm so grateful for it.
Affirmations, with practice and diligence, serve to replace those negative messages with something more positive. And the more you repeat them and meditate with them, the more they shape your beliefs and will alter your reality. How does an affirmation alter reality?
Bar Harbor, one of our favorite places, seemed a good choice. We talk about possibly retiring to Bar Harbor -- him a park ranger at Acadia, me, the owner of an adorable café/bookshop where the author is on the premises. Sherman's might enjoy a bit of a facelift.
There's a part of my heart, a deep little corner, something beyond the depths of consciousness, that needs to be rediscovered on Sundays, so I can feel complete again. So I can face another week.
Don't get me wrong, I love to travel with friends, family, or with a lover, but I am so happy I experienced a solo trip, and I'll definitely do it again (though next time I'll probably pick a spot that's less packed with honeymooners).
Known for its sophisticated beaches and enough culture to quench any traveler's adventurous and inquisitive side, Barbados is a tropical island that c...
Everything you do is practice. You are always shaping your life and your brain with how you spend your time and where you put your energy. Being mindful creates the opportunity to choose the life you practice.