FOUR PILLARS OF HUMAN LIFE

In his book,In the Realm of the Hungry Ghosts, Gabor Mate, M. D., says that “Human life, I believe, is balanced on four pillars: physical health, emotional integration, intellectual awareness, and spiritual  practice. There are no prescriptions for the latter. ‘Be a lamp unto yourselves,’ said the Buddha.” For...

THE IMPORTANCE OF SELF-CARE AT ANY AGE!

Taking care of our health in every sense of the word-mentally, emotionally, physically and psychologically- needs to be our utmost priority if we hope to age with vigor and vitality. It’s not easy, this journey requires dedication and passion, but the alternative for some of us, is unacceptable. I’m...

SELF-COMPASSION MEDITATION

The next time you go through a difficult experience and you judge yourself, this meditation can remind you to be self-compassionate. A three-step contemplation to give yourself the compassion you need and deserve. Put both hands on your heart, or simply hold them together as in prayer. Breathe deeply...

WANT A FITTER BRAIN AS YOU AGE?

BE SURE YOU’RE LIFTING WEIGHTS! So far we’ve known that exercise improves brain function. But most studies of exercise and brain health have focused on aerobic activities such as running or walking. Now a new study suggests that light resistance training may also slow the age-related shrinkage of our...

BACON LOVERS-RETHINK YOUR DIET

WARNINGS FROM THE WHO (The World Health Organization) The World Health Organization said a few days ago that eating processed meat such as sausages and ham causes cancer, while unprocessed red meat may also be carcinogenic. The WHO’s cancer research unit now classifies processed meat as “carcinogenic to humans”...