Category: Healthy Living

My Robot Vacuum is Suprisingly Wise

Important Life Lessons from the Machine that Sucks Dirt Off My Floor. One of my best middle-of-the-night purchases was a robot vacuum. I had been contemplating purchasing one for a while, so it wasn’t exactly spur-of-the-moment, but looking at the dog hair on the carpet late one night convinced me that it was worth a try. If you haven’t seen them,…

The Breast Cancer People Won’t Leave Me Alone!

Why is breast cancer treated differently than any other disease — including the ones we are most likely to die from? I went for a mammogram recently — mostly because the breast cancer people would not leave me alone. About three months ago, I started getting reminders to go in for a mammogram. Not from my doctor, but from the cancer center who does the…

Eight Weird Symptoms You Won’t Believe Are Caused by Menopause

It’s Not Just About the Hot Flashes We all know the typical symptoms that are associated with menopause: the gradual cessation of menstruation, hot flashes, mood swings and weight gain. But most women also experience an assortment of perplexing issues that go beyond the loss of their “monthly visitor”. You may be surprised to learn that some of the weird…

Zoom Anxiety v. Social Connection: How Video Calls Are Triggering My Anxiety Disorder

I was participating on a virtual happy hour with some friends when I felt an anxiety attack sneak up on me. One minute I was nodding along and smiling at something a friend was saying, the next minute I felt a heavy weight on my chest. My heart was racing. My breathing became labored and shallow. Sweat dripped down my…

Rose Bak Yoga is Now Online!

With social distancing our new normal, I’ve brought Rose Bak Yoga online. Now you can practice with me from anywhere in the world! Offerings include personalized one-on-one lessons, videos and live stream classes. All classes are accessible to anyone including: beginners, people in larger bodies, older adults, people with joint replacements, people who can’t get on the floor, people wanting…