Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Find Your Edge

Studies suggest that engaging in an activity that pushes us to the edge of our limits releases chemicals in our body that activate the relaxation response in our body (i.e., a natural high maybe?).  The chart below identifies our limits.  How far will you go to find your edge? Resource:  Dr. Paul Zak

Friday, January 30, 2015

Preserving Your Positive Attitude

A positive attitude is a key component to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  Studies suggest that we are the only species with the ability to change the quality of our health through our thoughts.  One recommendation for you to consider is practicing sound therapy through tools such as voice and instrument.  Soothing sound distracts the mind to break the cycle of stress.   Source:  Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, Cornell Weil Medical College.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Be Good to Yourself

Be good to yourself this holiday season and eat real food that is nutrient dense.  The list below tells us that leafy greens have the most power to feed our bodies.

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Monday, November 3, 2014

Strike a Pose to Help Colds and Congestion

The pose below is called a reclining bound angle pose.  Winter months bring sinusitis, upper respiratory infections, bronchitis, asthma and variations of basic bacterial and viral infections that affect the breathing track. We use this pose as a remedy.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Liquorice: Food for Colds & Flu

 
Flowers of the liquorice plant
 
As we approach the season for catching colds and flu consider adding the herb to liquorice to your medicine chest.  Used as an ingredient in cough mixtures and throat lozenges, Glycyrrhiza glabra or liquorice has been used to treat sore throats, mouth ulcers, stomach ulcers, inflammatory stomach conditions and indigestion. It is also used to combat food poisoning in modern herbalism. Liquorice rhizomes can be chewed or made into tea, which with other anti-spasmodic herbs is often taken for menstrual cramps.


Friday, August 8, 2014

The Symphony of Sound

The sounds, words, thoughts, feelings, sensations, intentions we experience and are exposed to—affect our well-being and the wellness of those in our lives. Researchers have discovered that sounds and vibrations that fill our external environment affect our internal environment, our very cells and the more than 70% water content of our bodies. Sound can create, maintain or alter form.    (www.cymaticsource.com)




Saturday, July 12, 2014

Better-Longer-Deeper

To develop lifelong satisfaction, choose your words wisely and speak them slowly.  You’ll need to generate at least five positive messages for each negative utterance you make if you want your business and your personal relationships to really flourish.  You’ll feel better, you’ll live longer, and you’ll build deeper and more trusting relationships with others—at home and at work.  (www.psychologytoday.com)