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Top Tools For Insomniacs-How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

I hope your summer is going well so far. Have you been enjoying the warm weather? Did you have 4th of July fireworks in your neck of the woods? We alwyas have a big display and I look forward to it each year! Included here is a photo of people with sparklers – remember sparklers?…

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Is Sleep Impossible for Those over 50?

I was happy to read that June is National Appreciation month. An entire month for us to contemplate all that there is to appreciate in our lives. What’s at the top of YOUR list? There is so much to be grateful for that I feel I could fill an entire notebook! Here’s my gratitude “shout…

How Deep Breathing Heals Your Body

Most of us learned back in high school that breathing is something that our body does automatically, without us thinking about it, so, no need to think about it, right?  Not exactly… We absolutely need to think about our breath – not all the time, but often during the day. We have become a world…

Breathing is Underrated!

You probably didn’t know that next week is National Capture the Sunset Week. Personally, I don’t believe anyone could actually capture something as beautiful as the sunset. Here in Otis, we have gorgeous sunsets every night all year long. I have attempted many times to photograph this natural beauty, but my pictures do not do…

Fitness For Your Brain

One of the most interesting bits of information that I have come across when researching for my program on Neuroplasticity is the finding that the combination of aerobic exercise (not Yoga, Tai Chi, or even strength training) and a strong social network gives us a MUCH better chance of retaining good health AND keeping dementia…

To Gluten or Not To Gluten…

Have you thought about going gluten free? Have you wondered what all the buzz is about? Well, I have just reached my one year anniversary of being gluten free. I originally went gluten free to see if it would help my psoriasis. Sadly, it has not. There have been other benefits that I hadn’t counted…

Can Your Mind Really Heal Your Body?

I’m sure you’ve heard things said before like, “mind over body” or, “your mind can heal anything,” but do you ever think to yourself, “that’s easier said than done!” After all, if you’re like most people, you don’t have time to sit around like a Buddist Monk, meditating for hours a day, focusing on healing your…

Make 2017 Your Best Year Yet!

With the start of each new year, many of us take an inventory of what we’ve accomplished in the past year, contemplate where we’d like to go this year, and then set some goals for ourselves. It’s a tradition that has been around for at least as long as I’ve been alive… The problem is…