What meditation can do for your mind, mood, and overall health

As a meditation teacher and someone who has studied the science of meditation, I am not surprised by the latest news story of schools replacing detention with meditation! I will say that I am delighted to hear that meditation is finding a way into schools in the US. In cultures where meditation is simply something…

Don’t Let Chronic Worry/Stress Bring on Early Dementia!

Take a minute to think about how much time you spend worrying. It’s important. Are you stressed out and worried all the time? Most of the time? Some of the time? Rarely? Chronic worry can paralyze us and bring on anxiety disorders. New studies have shown that “Chronic stress is associated with impaired functioning of…

And The Winner Is…

Thank you for sharing your lovely sunset photos! Wasn’t that fun? It was difficult to choose, but, the winning photo is below – Congratulations Johanna Dube! I’ll get an autographed copy of “STOP Back Pain!” out to you right away. Lately, lots of people are asking about brain health, and foods that might be helpful.…

Have You Heard of International Yoga Day?

Yoga originated in India over 5,000 years ago, now that’s staying power! On December 11, 2014, The United Nations declared June 21, to be International Yoga Day. This date was selected because it is the longest day of the year and holds special significance in many cultures. Cool! It’s also pretty easy to celebrate both the…

Balance an Egg on its tip on the Solstice!

My Aunt Millie could balance an egg on its end on the summer Solstice. She insisted that everyone could do it, but only on that day. As kids, we could never manage it at all. As an adult, I looked it up, and sure enough, you should be able to do this; BUT on any…

Make Like A Tree And Leave…

Did you say that as a kid? I know, I’m dating myself here, but I remember it being said to me in the schoolyard when I was a bit younger – most likely by my little brother!  😊 Well, as adults, we can make like a tree while gaining HUGE benefits for our brain and body. Like…

What Do Snowshoes and Brain Health Have In Common?

This past weekend, I tried out my new snowshoes. Saturday was a glorious day in the Berkshires – I didn’t even need my big arctic coat! It didn’t take long before my heart was pumping right along with my arms, and it was fun to breathe in air that didn’t freeze my lungs on its…

Is Brain Degeneration Avoidable? – YES!

Did you know that scientists predict that the number of people with dementia and Alzheimer’s will triple in the next few decades? The most important NEW information is that this is not a disease of age, or something that everyone just gets In fact, memory loss is not a “normal” part of aging at all.…