Category: Healthy Living

Sliding Back Into Old Habits

You’ve likely heard that saying that it takes 30 days to make a new habit.  But how long does it take for old habits to die?  The answer:  forever. We’ve all done it.  We start a workout routine. We lose weight. We quit smoking. We stop drinking.  We’re doing great. We feel strong and powerful.  We keep up our new…

We All Need the Human Touch

“We all need the human touch.  We all need it, and I need it too!”         —  Rick Springfield It’s a pretty well-known fact that gentle human touch releases “feel good” hormones in our brains.  (A lesser known fact: listening to Rick Springfield releases “feel good” hormones in my own brain.) I was having reflexology (foot massage) today —…

Take A Stand Against Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic Violence Awareness Month has been observed nationally since 1987. The purpose of Domestic Violence Awareness Month is to celebrate survivors, mourn those who lost their lives to domestic violence, and raise awareness and work together to end domestic violence in our community. Domestic violence can happen to anyone, regardless of race, gender identity,…

My Aching Back

Today in Yoga Teacher Training we were talking about our path to yoga and our decision to enroll in Teacher Training. Although I started doing yoga in the mid 1990s, the genesis of my yoga practice goes much farther back, to some time around 1980.  When I was 12, I started having back pain, and the pain got worse and…

The Importance of Women’s Friendships

“There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.”    —  Jane Austen In today’s edition of “Holidays You’ve Probably Never Heard Of” we celebrate National Women’s Friendship Day. The holiday was created by the Kappa Delta sorority in 1999 to…

Stop Laboring on Labor Day

When’s the last time you just hung out and did nothing?  Literally nothing — like sitting there, awake, not looking at your phone, just spacing out?  Keep thinking, I’ll wait. For most of us, truly relaxing has become a foreign concept.  We look at our phones while we’re waiting in line, we check our work e-mail on vacation, we watch…