Archive for the Healthcare News Category

Why Its So Much Better To Buy Experiences Than Things

Which will make you happier: buying a fancy new car or taking a family vacation? This infographic from Berkeley Wellness and the Greater Good Science Center (both affiliated with UC Berkeley) breaks down the academic research on how our spending choices affect our happiness. (Click here for a bigger version.) More on this topic: Proof That Life […]

Allergy and Asthma Sufferers Beware as Holiday Season Kicks In

Expert offers tips to cope with seasonal triggers healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service […]

6 Unconventional Ways to Have a Happier Day

Happiness is a process. In the past months, I have wasted hours of my precious life trying to understand the root of my seasonal unhappiness. I was on the road doing what I love, but I wasnt content. My melancholic attitude became annoying and after some reflection it hit me. I allowed societys idea of […]

Why Women Should Lower Their Holiday Stress Level

Too much pressure can lead to heart damage, cardiologist says healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx […]

Why Women Should Lower Their Holiday Stress Level

Too much pressure can lead to heart damage, cardiologist says healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx […]

E-Cigarette Ads Boost Use Among Young Adults, Study Finds

Researchers explore potential impact of unrestricted marketing healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project […]

Life Is Short, You Dont Want to Miss It

Im a planner, a scheduler, a taskmaster. I work hard. I do it now, not later. In the same breath, I can tell you that I dont live to work. Ive been planning for retirement since my 30s, which some say is even late. But I dont live for my retirement, either. True, I cant […]

Ninlaro Approved for Multiple Myeloma

Blocks certain enzymes, hindering cancer-cell growth healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which […]

Ninlaro Approved for Multiple Myeloma

Blocks certain enzymes, hindering cancer-cell growth healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which […]

Finding Mindfulness Through The Art Of Drawing

Like many artists before her, Wendy Ann Greenhalgh finds the process of producing creative work to be a deeply mindful process.Health and well-being journalist Kate Bermingham spoke to Wendy about how artists and mindfulness practitioners can benefit from blending these practices. Kate: In your book,Mindfulness and the Art of Drawing, you argue that everyone can […]

Finding Mindfulness Through The Art Of Drawing

Like many artists before her, Wendy Ann Greenhalgh finds the process of producing creative work to be a deeply mindful process.Health and well-being journalist Kate Bermingham spoke to Wendy about how artists and mindfulness practitioners can benefit from blending these practices. Kate: In your book,Mindfulness and the Art of Drawing, you argue that everyone can […]

More Gluten Before Age 2 Linked to Celiac Disease in At-Risk Kids

But its not clear if limiting the protein in babys diet would help, experts say healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release […]

A Letter for Those Who Are Suffering

My dear friend, Suffering is the only constant. You might be tempted to stop reading, right here. I ask for help with my problem, you mutter to yourself, and this so-called friend of mine is telling me that suffering is inevitable? I want you to know that suffering is inevitable, because this knowledge is so […]

Leading Doctors Group Wants to Ban Prescription Drug Ads

Barrage of consumer-directed advertising drives up health costs, American Medical Association says healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American […]

How to Create Good Habits

Why is it so hard to create good habits? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Answer by Nelson Wang, Founder of www.ceolifestyle.io, on Quora. Creating good habits is easy. Maintaining good habits is hard. When I was younger I had a ton of bad habits including: 1. An unhealthy diet […]

Health Tip: Host a Healthier Holiday Meal

Cut the fat, salt and sugar healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which […]

I Stopped Watching TV for 30 Days. Heres What I Learned

Hi, my name is Lauren and Im addicted to 30-day challenges. If youve been keeping up with me for awhile, you know this statement is true, but if youre new Ill elaborate. There was the time I stopped eating out for 30 days, or when I challenged myself (way back in the early days of […]

The Power of Community: Its Just About Life

It was Aristotle who first defined the word community as a group established by men having shared values.  Merriam-Webster defines it as a group of people with a common characteristic, or interest living together within a larger society. In this area you can define it with a single name and a unified purpose: Jennifer Granek. Jennifer […]

Following the Path of Resistance

If I have learned anything in this lifetime, it is that nothing meaningful in my life has come without work, consistent effort, and personal challenge. Along the way, despite working towards something I truly desired, the process was always laden with consistent feelings of fear, discomfort and great resistance. While I might have questioned it […]

Waiting on Ourselves

She was standing in the middle of the lane, craning her neck to see something far beyond me. Heres another one, I say to myself as I draw near. My VW bug is relatively compact but in a battle with human flesh, Im pretty sure it still has the edge. Yet, she wont get out […]

If All Else Fails, Raise Your Own Guru

Ive found the world of conscious dating becomes a whole lot easier to navigate the more I treat myself like a precious commodity that is, caring about every aspect of the journey Im on, much like how youd treat your grandmothers antique Tiffany lamp as you carry it upstairs for her. However, this sort […]

3 Easy Ways to Make Gratitude Last Past Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving around the corner, its easy to get swept up in the holiday spirit and have an attitude of gratitude. But once the festivity of the season is over, its just as easy to get bogged down in the silly day-to-day stuff and forget how good gratitude feels. So how can you make that […]

I Bet Your Parents Care About You More Than You Realize

My dad took off most of his vacation time for the year to act in Master of None. So Im really relieved this all worked out. On Tuesday night, after we did Colbert together he said: This is all fun and I liked acting in the show, but I really just did it so I […]

Jury Still Out on Silicone Breast Implant Safety

Latest analysis finds inconclusive evidence for any link to health risks healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants […]

Women May Get Poorer Care Than Men Post-Heart Attack

This could explain gender gap in survival, researchers say healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community […]

Full Spectrum Living: What If You Give Yourself Permission to Love?

We walk on the earth for a very short time and while we are here we can choose to love with abandon. We have the power to either create or destroy in the process of discovering what it means to be fully human. In my work as a spiritual counselor, I play the role of […]

Lower Blood Pressure Target Could Save Lives: Study

Risk of heart troubles was lowered by 25 percent, while death risk was reduced 27 percent healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the […]

Dogs: How Our Furry Friends Are Good for Our Health

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself. Josh Billings They welcome us home with wagging tails and ready to play, loving us loyally and unconditionally no matter what kind of day weve had its no wonder they say that dogs are a mans (and […]

Parents the Target of Deceptive Food Ads, Study Says

Commercials that misstate benefits of sugary products concern researchers healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community […]

The Formula for a Spiritual Relationship

Something exciting happens when you make the decision to pursue a spiritual relationship. I can remember the moment Salle and I decided to work towards this deeper spiritual connection together. One year we found ourselves arguing regularly. The quarrels usually looked like this one: I wanted to spend our evening together watching my favorite football […]

Too Few U.S. Hispanics Have Cholesterol Under Control

Up to two-thirds of those who could benefit from statins arent getting them, researchers say healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release […]

Waking Up to Dance, Mindfully

The song starts and I let my body respond. My hips sway and my feet start to step this way and that. My arms lift up above my bobbing head and my hands shake as if clearing the air off. As I breathe faster and shallower, my body responds to the music wanting to move […]

4 Untold Secrets to an Epic Life

We are constantly bombarded with ads telling us what success and fulfillment look like. We are conditioned to believe fame and fortune will bring us happiness. We are flooded with messaging that says a new car, a bigger house, or an exotic vacation will lead to an epic life. This is simply not true. At […]

Poll: Americans Want Bold Action to Keep Health Care Costs Down

Suggestions include price controls on drugs and hospitals and doctors, importing drugs from other countries healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release […]

Dont Even Talk About It: Food Words Can Make You Overeat

Stress and genetics also make some crave high-calorie foods, but obese people are more apt to indulge, research finds healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants […]

Dont Even Talk About It: Food Words Can Make You Overeat

Stress and genetics also make some crave high-calorie foods, but obese people are more apt to indulge, research finds healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants […]

New Guidelines Focus on Pulmonary Hypertension in Kids

The sometimes fatal heart and lung disease requires different strategies for children and adults healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of […]

New Guidelines Focus on Pulmonary Hypertension in Kids

The sometimes fatal heart and lung disease requires different strategies for children and adults healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of […]

Gonorrhea Becoming More Resistant to One Antibiotic: CDC

Other effective treatments remain available, but experts say finding is cause for concern healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the […]

Prescription Drug Use on the Rise in U.S.

Many adults take 5 or more medications, often for preventable ills, study finds healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the […]

Multistate Foodborne Illness Outbreaks the Most Deadly: CDC

Food industry must do more to curb widespread health threats, experts say healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American […]

Multistate Foodborne Illness Outbreaks the Most Deadly: CDC

Food industry must do more to curb widespread health threats, experts say healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American […]

Health Tip: Avoid Back Pain While Feeding Baby

Put less pressure on your spine healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which […]

Health Tip: Talk to Kids About Fire Safety

Explain how to help prevent fires healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which […]

Health Highlights: Nov. 3, 2015

Ground Beef Products from All American Meats Recalled Due to Possible E. Coli Contamination Number of E. Coli Cases in Oregon, Washington Hits 37: Health Officials/l healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. […]

More Belly Fat in First Trimester Linked to Diabetes Risk Later in Pregnancy

Might be a better way to spot women in danger of developing blood sugar disease, researcher says healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced […]

Weight Gain a Challenge for Children With Autism: Study

Preschoolers, teens on the spectrum are more likely than peers to be overweight, obese healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of […]

Childhood Whooping Cough Tied to Small Rise in Epilepsy Risk

But chances of any one child getting the seizure illness remain low, one expert says healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release […]

Health Highlights: Oct. 31, 2015

Medicare to Cover End-of-Life Counseling for Older Americans Skippy Peanut Butter Recalled Due to Possible Metal Fragments /div healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, […]

Living in the Now Is it even Possible

Living in the NOW Sounds great, but can I do it? For years I have read books that deal with the concept of living in the NOW. In almost every case to do so is a key to happiness. This caused a dilemma for me since living in the NOW was impossible for me […]

Practicing Kindness

Kindness is an interesting concept, one that I feel is greatly misunderstood. It is not simply about being nice to someone. Sometimes when a paramedic arrives at the scene of an accident they may have to do things that cause short term discomfort (or even extreme pain) to simply save a persons life. They have […]

9 Steps to Take When You Know You Are Destined for More

Do you know you are destined for more, but you are not sure what or how to get there? Perhaps you find yourself in a job that is draining and sucking the life out of you. You go to work, day in day out, but you live for 5 oclock. Each weekday, the clock seems […]

How Extroverts and Introverts Can Understand Each Other

This article first appeared on QuietRev.com A while ago, I received a letter from a reader named Lily, who describes herself as extremely quiet and shy. Lily is part of a womens group called the Super Women Sisterhood, which is comprised of eight boisterous, extroverted women. When Lily attends the meetings, she feels invisible and […]

Its Good to Feel Stupid: 5 Thoughts on Overcoming Fear and Self-Doubt

I was lifting with the owner of my gym. She was doing clean and jerks. I was squatting. In between sets, I asked if she had ever competed in an Olympic weightlifting meet. You should do one. They are a lot of fun and youre definitely built to be a weightlifter. Thats what everyone tells […]

Dare to Suck: Why Do We Try So Hard and Fail to Be Perfect?

A fine art school tucked into the hustle of Seattle is the charming Cornish. My dance teachers arty, smarty, musically gifted children attended this institution. The motto that is bill boarded for all to view on campus: Dare to Suck. I love that this tagline for students and faculty alike broadcasts the reminder to go […]

Dare to Suck: Why Do We Try So Hard and Fail to Be Perfect?

A fine art school tucked into the hustle of Seattle is the charming Cornish. My dance teachers arty, smarty, musically gifted children attended this institution. The motto that is bill boarded for all to view on campus: Dare to Suck. I love that this tagline for students and faculty alike broadcasts the reminder to go […]

Empower Yourself by Managing Your Energy!

Do you have trauma and unhappiness in your life? Are you scattered, unorganized, fearful, and anxious or have financial difficulties? Empower yourself by managing your energy! As energetic beings it is very important for you to ground your energy into the earth to create well-being, wealth and healthy boundaries. By grounding yourself you connect more […]

Empower Yourself by Managing Your Energy!

Do you have trauma and unhappiness in your life? Are you scattered, unorganized, fearful, and anxious or have financial difficulties? Empower yourself by managing your energy! As energetic beings it is very important for you to ground your energy into the earth to create well-being, wealth and healthy boundaries. By grounding yourself you connect more […]

Empower Yourself by Managing Your Energy!

Do you have trauma and unhappiness in your life? Are you scattered, unorganized, fearful, and anxious or have financial difficulties? Empower yourself by managing your energy! As energetic beings it is very important for you to ground your energy into the earth to create well-being, wealth and healthy boundaries. By grounding yourself you connect more […]

Transcendence and the Creative Process

When I listen to interviews with writers or musicians, the interviewer inevitably asks the question: From where does your inspiration and creativity come? The answers vary, but usually people will say it is a mystery, or that their inspiration came out of nowhere, or that they just write down an experience they had in life. […]

Transcendence and the Creative Process

When I listen to interviews with writers or musicians, the interviewer inevitably asks the question: From where does your inspiration and creativity come? The answers vary, but usually people will say it is a mystery, or that their inspiration came out of nowhere, or that they just write down an experience they had in life. […]

Transcendence and the Creative Process

When I listen to interviews with writers or musicians, the interviewer inevitably asks the question: From where does your inspiration and creativity come? The answers vary, but usually people will say it is a mystery, or that their inspiration came out of nowhere, or that they just write down an experience they had in life. […]

The Purpose of Recurring Dreams

A common phenomenon experienced by those who regularly remember their dreams is the prevalence of recurring dreams. This can be the same dream that happens over and over again, not always on consecutive nights, but over a period of time. This can also be a dream that has the same structure and themes, but one […]

8 Things Positive People Do Differently

Co-authored by Elena Nicolaou, writing intern at Avelist Some people go through life carried forward on the wings of good vibrations. These people are the chipper, resilient, Leslie Knopes of the world. But not all of us are born with the superpower to be naturally positive. Luckily, you can acquire positivity. Being positive is a […]

8 Things Positive People Do Differently

Co-authored by Elena Nicolaou, writing intern at Avelist Some people go through life carried forward on the wings of good vibrations. These people are the chipper, resilient, Leslie Knopes of the world. But not all of us are born with the superpower to be naturally positive. Luckily, you can acquire positivity. Being positive is a […]

Beware of Wrong Mindfulness: Dont Conflate Judgment With Judgmentalism

At first I was skeptical. A close friend, a rather sensible fellow, told me in no uncertain terms (not his usual style) that I should become mindful. When I humbly asked what this means, he told me to be in the moment, to suspend judgment, and to run off the inner observer. It reminded me […]

Beware of Wrong Mindfulness: Dont Conflate Judgment With Judgmentalism

At first I was skeptical. A close friend, a rather sensible fellow, told me in no uncertain terms (not his usual style) that I should become mindful. When I humbly asked what this means, he told me to be in the moment, to suspend judgment, and to run off the inner observer. It reminded me […]

The No. 1 Most Important Relationship Skill And How to Learn It

I received an outpouring of feedback on my recent blog, What We Really Want and Almost Never Get, about the profound importance of listening in relationships. The comments confirm that what men and women alike most desire in our relationships is to be heard without judgment and understood where we are. So many have poignantly […]

The No. 1 Most Important Relationship Skill And How to Learn It

I received an outpouring of feedback on my recent blog, What We Really Want and Almost Never Get, about the profound importance of listening in relationships. The comments confirm that what men and women alike most desire in our relationships is to be heard without judgment and understood where we are. So many have poignantly […]

Embracing the Awesome

A little while ago, just before finishing a huge project for a client, I was feeling particularly stressed. Agitated, really. Restless. Maybe a bit exhausted. I also felt ungrateful, because I didnt really have anything to complain about. After all, I worked from home and only wore actual pants when I left the house (which […]

Life Goals: Never Give Up on the Impossible (How to Hack ANY Dream)

Is anything possible? Youd probably like to say yes but what if I asked you if you could be president? Or go to space? Why is it so hard to believe that the really good things that happen to other people can actually happen to you, too? We love to indulge our own capacity for […]

Why Its Important to Celebrate Our Existence

Note: The contents of this post may be sensitive for readers. It isnt by getting out of the world that we become enlightened, but by getting into the worldby getting so tuned in that we can ride the waves of our existence and never get tossed because we become the waves. Ken Kesey, Keseys […]

The Acceptant Heart

The past four years I have been practicing, reading, and incorporating mindfulness and meditation into my daily life. It has been somewhat of a game for me to seek that, one thing that will cure all my problems and worries. Becoming more aware of myself, my thoughts, and feelings has been one of the most […]

Why We Love Listening To Sad Music On Repeat

I have listened to Hello Adeles newest Grammy winner single at least 20 times. And I have no intention of stopping. Just when I think Im done and ready to switch to something happier, something reels me back.It doesnt even matter that Im not going through heartbreak, or a bad day, I cant […]

The Problem With Vinyasa Yoga

Vinyasa Yoga is one of the countrys most popular forms of yoga. And whats not to love? Its sweaty, powerful, connected and can allow for a yogi to have a very deep and even spiritual experience. But as amazing as this practice is, there are flaws that are often brushed under the yoga mat. Unfortunately […]

How Twirling Helped Heal A Womans Broken Body And Shattered Spirit

EmbedContent(562a42dfe4b0aac0b8fc8ddb,,Embed,aolon,Some({})) More than 800 years ago lived a Muslim poet named Rumi. Rumi was a Sufi, a member of the mystical branch of Islam that believes the true path to God lies deep within ourselves. To get there, it is said that Rumi began whirling, turning around and around in a kind of moving meditation […]

How Twirling Helped Heal A Womans Broken Body And Shattered Spirit

EmbedContent(562a42dfe4b0aac0b8fc8ddb,,Embed,aolon,Some({})) More than 800 years ago lived a Muslim poet named Rumi. Rumi was a Sufi, a member of the mystical branch of Islam that believes the true path to God lies deep within ourselves. To get there, it is said that Rumi began whirling, turning around and around in a kind of moving meditation […]

Try Different

As long as I could remember, parents, coaches, employers and teachers were always instilling the concept of trying your best. I was never the most athletic kid, and I often remember the familiar screams of try harder, or youre not giving it your all. I remember thinking these people had no idea what they were […]

What Blogging on HuffPost Taught Me Regarding Goals and Dreams

When I first started blogging, I really didnt think much about where I wanted to go with it. All I knew was that I enjoyed writing and wanted to share my thoughts and some of the lessons I have garnered through life with others in the hopes that I would be able to inspire and […]

Tell Me

Tell me Do you hear my voice in the darkest of nights? Me calling and whispering and the beats of my heart? Have you been searching for me And how long for? Throughout Eternity In this life and the one before? Tell me Do you see me? How do you see me? Light and stunningly […]

Living Passionately: 21 People Who Found Their Purpose And How You Can Too

In our hearts, we all wish for a life filled with meaning and purpose, but how many of us are meeting this goal? Life seems to continually throw obstacles at us, doesnt it? We become so busy fighting daily battles that we often give up on our life goals, little by little. A new book […]

Celebrating My Cancerversary

Its my cancerversary. 8 years ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer. My sister sent me a message this morning reminding me of this fact. This took my by surprise. I dont automatically recognize the date as being significant anymore. I took a moment when I saw the message from her to reflect. I thought […]

A Millennial Womans Perspective

I grew up in a small home in Central Texas. The house left much to be desired-it had four walls and a roof, but there was joy. My mom was a penny-pinching single mother who was forced to do it all on her own after my father walked out before my second birthday. Together, we […]

Re-Connecting With My Father Through Tennis

For the first time in ten years, Im getting back into tennis. This decision to get back into tennis is not one to be taken lightly. As least not for me. It is no less dramatic than choosing to reunite with an ex or reenter the workforce after years at home raising young children. Its […]

3 Steps to Living Intentionally

This article first appeared on the blog of Intentional Insights, a nonprofit organization that empowers people to refine and reach their goals by providing research-based content to help improve thinking, feeling, and behavior patterns. Are you getting all you want? Are you achieving all of your goals? Are you living a fully intentional life? If […]

3 Steps to Living Intentionally

This article first appeared on the blog of Intentional Insights, a nonprofit organization that empowers people to refine and reach their goals by providing research-based content to help improve thinking, feeling, and behavior patterns. Are you getting all you want? Are you achieving all of your goals? Are you living a fully intentional life? If […]

A Surgeon of Many Talents and a Healer of Many Gifts: Lessons in Leadership

There are millions of false promises about how to exercise leadership, as if the qualities responsible for being a leader are available in a series of shake-and-stir packets from the supermarket. Merchants can advertise and unload these items on unsuspecting consumers, while aggressive self-promoters can peddle their secrets (in five easy steps) to transforming even […]

A Surgeon of Many Talents and a Healer of Many Gifts: Lessons in Leadership

There are millions of false promises about how to exercise leadership, as if the qualities responsible for being a leader are available in a series of shake-and-stir packets from the supermarket. Merchants can advertise and unload these items on unsuspecting consumers, while aggressive self-promoters can peddle their secrets (in five easy steps) to transforming even […]

A Demonstration to Mitigate Bullying

(Photo credit: Peter J. Hughes) Bullying is a result of unresolved trauma where an individual would rather inflict their own emotional pain on someone else than to feel it themselves. These repressed emotions, in their unconscious state, present as hatred and perpetuate pain and suffering. My daughter, Suzy, was the target of such vitriol when […]

A Demonstration to Mitigate Bullying

(Photo credit: Peter J. Hughes) Bullying is a result of unresolved trauma where an individual would rather inflict their own emotional pain on someone else than to feel it themselves. These repressed emotions, in their unconscious state, present as hatred and perpetuate pain and suffering. My daughter, Suzy, was the target of such vitriol when […]

Enjoy a Beautiful Sunset

When my friend shared this beautiful sunset with me, I knew I had to share it. I was immediately reminded of the many hours of sunsets I have enjoyed; sadly, I couldnt remember how long it had been since I had treated myself to the relaxing sensation of being near the water, experiencing a gorgeous […]

Older Blood Poses No Harm to Heart Surgery Patients: Study

Storage duration didnt influence complications, death rate healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project […]

Debunking the Myths of Love

Lets do this. Myth #1: I must protect my heart. Actually, you cant. Well, you can, but whats the point? Trying to move through life constantly shielding yourself from being vulnerable ends up making you move as if through quicksand, carrying a heavy burden on your shoulders that everyone hears you bitching about. And actually […]

Stereotypes Can Hurt a Patients Care

People who fear being judged might avoid preventive services, study says healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants […]

The Original Match.com: Birthday Chart Comparisons

The sun is now in Libra, the sign of relationships, partnerships, and marriage. What better time to look at who is compatible with whom? Lets leave our stalwart Astro Heroes and focus on the No. 1 question people ask me: Is He or She the One? I have often thought that astrologers could put all […]

Good Results From IVF Egg Donors Over Age 35

Pregnancy, live birth rates from older and younger women appear comparable healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants […]

3 Benefits to Mindfulness at Work

By Jeremy Adam Smith Research says mindfulness works for individuals. But does it work in the bottom-line-driven workplace, or is it just a frivolous feel-good program? This is the question tackled in a growing number of studies and at an November 13-14 conference at the University of California, Berkeley, called Mindfulness Well-Being at […]

Heart Patients Worldwide Missing Out on Key Drugs

Study cites problems with availability, affordability healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which […]

Rocking the Boat: Why It Is Better to Question the Norm

Mark Twain was one of the most famous and prolific writers of his time. He wrote novels that have stood the test of time and throughout it all, he has made a very successful career by doing the opposite of what many others do. In fact, Twain was such a contrarian, one of his most […]

Mens, Womens Hearts Age Differently

Treatments may need to be gender-specific, study suggests healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service […]

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