February often has us focus on feelings associated with the heart. Flowers, commercialized romance and chocolate may fill our minds. But these aren’t the only matters of the heart that we should be thinking about, as February is also the time of year we bring awareness to heart health. Heart disease is the number one […]
Spotlight on the Outstanding Benefits of Being a Volunteer
January 16 is Martin Luther King Day of Service 2017 and a great time to discover that “giving back” can greatly enrich your life. Dr. King famously said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” The goal of the MLK Day of Service is to challenge people to find […]
7 Keys to a Healthy Heart
My father died of heart disease in his late 60s. He lived what he considered “a very good life,” but his lifestyle wasn’t exactly ideal for his heart. He smoked. He drank. He ate as he wished and always with gusto. He rarely exercised. When I think of the triple bypass and the valve replacement […]
Why Take a Mind/Body Approach to Health? It Works.
It’s widely known that the US spends far more on health care per person than any other country in the world. If we’re at all serious about reducing those costs, we could do far worse than adopt a mind/body approach to health. Consider this: Anywhere from 80 to 90% of all visits to doctors are […]