Ujjayi Pranayam means Breath of the Warrior. When we do this breath, it can make us feel like that—calm, focused, fierce warriors on our mats. It’s... Read More
How can you support yourself to let go?
As the seasons shift from light, bright summer to the darker, more serious and more reflective fall season, I’m... Read More
Fostering and maintaining close friendships can help keep your brain healthier as you age.
Plenty of exercise. Healthy food. Positive attitude. Plain old good... Read More
Research suggests that awe can make you happier, healthier, more humble, and more connected to the people around you.
Starting 15 years ago, scientists... Read More
If we don't confront the past, we can be haunted by sadness and self-blame.
Recently, I went to high school Back-to-School night with my first... Read More
By balancing our physiology and nervous systems, body-based practices can help us through hard times.
Stuff happens. Another car suddenly swerves into your lane on the... Read More
Mindful eating is about more than simply enjoying your meal. Here's how to recognize your inner critic and make nonjudgmental food choices.
Most people assume that... Read More
When we deny what's difficult by putting our heads in the sand, we create more suffering. Here's a 10-minute meditation to reverse the tendency to start... Read More
Here’s how to have a healthy and mindful relationship with media so you can stay informed, engaged, and feeling good.
I got my first email address in... Read More
We can’t seek the deepest rest. We can relax the activity that obstructs our contact with it.
Several years ago, I suffered a heart attack resulting in... Read More
Our ability to stay with one topic is constantly in jeopardy, sometimes due to factors that we can control and sometimes to those we cannot.
Anyone who... Read More
This week, I got sick. I’ve been feeling it coming on for weeks, and I finally woke up with that telltale sore, swollen throat that I... Read More
There’s an increase in interest in this Asian healing modality. Let’s take a look.
You might have heard of gua sha, which is basically a scraping massage.... Read More
Achoo! Want to reduce seasonal allergies? Try these methods.
Allergy reactions always remind me of a roll call of the Seven Dwarfs: Sneezy, Grumpy? Here. Dopey and... Read More
“And mamma in her ’kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap,”
These lines, from the poem “A Visit From... Read More
For optimal health, make regular sleep patterns a habit.
Getting the recommended 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night can be challenging enough. Kids come pussyfooting... Read More
Our greatest capacity to have influence over our health is with our habits.
If you wake up one day and realize that your routines are not doing... Read More
Journals that are interactive and aim to unlock the hidden places inside of us.
We know from research that journaling has the biggest impact on our health... Read More
Informal mindfulness practices for those of us who don’t have five minutes to contemplate a raisin.
I can still remember the raisin from that first mindfulness class... Read More
Tame the digital overwhelm with a few easy tactics.
The recent “delete Facebook” movement has a lot of us rethinking our digital and social media lives in... Read More
The clothing industry is super wasteful. Here’s how to stop being part of the problem.
I love clothes and I love shopping. So, I was totally guilt-stricken... Read More
Meditation is like sitting by the bank of a river, watching it flow by. From time to time, we get pulled into the (thought) stream, but that’s... Read More
This herbal tea recipe is a family secret that was passed down from generation to generation. Together with you we will pick the herbs fresh from... Read More
Who doesn’t like chocolate and especially a rich chocolate cake? It is hard to believe, but a favorite treat can be done very healthy, as... Read More
Want to keep your noggin happy? Pump those legs!
Boosting neurological health doesn’t depend solely on doing crossword puzzles and eating walnuts. A new study suggests that... Read More