Which is Better for Your Brain? Dancing or Walking

How are you all doing today? I have to admit, I’m really, really tired of all this rain. I’m visualizing pushing it out to the west coast to help drown the fires out there… After a year and a half of staying inside due to COVID, it’s difficult to accept this dreary weather. I think…

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What Do Alzheimer’s Disease and Chronic Pain Have In Common?

Summer is time for gardens and yard work. I love my gardens, but I know it’s a lot of back breaking work. Many people over 40, that I know, suffer from chronic back, neck, or shoulder pain all summer, from spending long days working in their yards and gardens. That’s not good for our bodies,…

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Alzheimer’s – Test Your Knowledge!

Hard to believe, but in a few days, September will be upon us. September is World Alzheimer’s Awareness month. I know it can be an uncomfortable topic, but let’s talk about Alzheimer’s for a moment. Do you know the risk factors for developing Alzheimer’s? Genetics is one – Scientists have found that having the ApoE…

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…