Are you confused too? Part 1

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Walking the aisles of a store or market can sometimes feel like a minefield of hype. From food to personal care to household cleaners, products practically shout from signs and labels: Sustainably grown! Bleach free! Proudly made in the USA! (And that’s just to name a few.)   Marketers know how to get your attention,… Read more »

Debunk these 5 myths to jump-start your meditation practice

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“I SHOULD be meditating,” Lauren announced after we discussed ways to relieve stress in her chaotic life. That comment sounded very familiar. Meditation, for many of us, seems like a lofty, health-positive, mental health-positive goal, but one generally relegated to the “someday” list—that is, “Maybe I’ll try it on Monday…or the Monday after that.” If… Read more »

This Miracle Mineral Gets No Respect

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Suppose an essential nutrient was incredibly involved in more than 300 vital biochemical functions in the body yet deficient in about 80% of us. Would you want to know what this curious missing ingredient was? Well, just such a nutrient exists: It’s the mighty mineral magnesium. You can’t live without magnesium, a hard-working nutrient that… Read more »

When It Comes to Aging, Size Really Matters

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Lisa was increasingly tired and worn out from trying to keep up with her busy children and a hectic work schedule. She couldn’t resist eating sugary foods and collapsed into being a “couch potato” when she got home after sitting at her desk for hours at a time. Stress ruled her life, and she had… Read more »

Letting Go and Moving On

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The winding up of a thousand year-end details, the gradual transition into the coldest part of the winter, the ebb and flow of activity as we move from noisy, social holiday events to rest and quiet in our own spaces and minds…the spectrum we roam at this time of year can be a bit of… Read more »

Stop! Avoid these 5 Holiday Traps

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Are you thinking that the last few weeks of the year must, inevitably, be the most exhausting and energy draining on the calendar? (I sometimes feel that way.) What often sets December apart are all the holiday details. Shopping for gifts, party commitments, visiting loved ones, and special activities of all kinds can seem like… Read more »

I Thought DBS Was a Joke, But This Isn’t Funny!

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You’re training for a marathon, and you feel twinges in your knee. You’re picking up your children and, ouch, your lower back aches. All of a sudden, your hips are sore. All these complaints may have one central source, according to new medical studies: DBS or Dormant Butt Syndrome. I hadn’t actually previously heard of… Read more »