From Happiness to Satisfaction

I became very depressed after an unexpected break-up. School was impossible to continue for the quarter, and the level of sadness that consumed my heart, mind, and soul appalled my friends and family. Yes, Kanye. This was a truly cold winter. I told my friend goodbye, and asked myself if I will ever love again. “You need to be happy, Marwa. You’re not a happy person anymore. You used to be so happy and carefree! What happened? All of this for a guy? ...more

Sedentary seniors get cognitive boost from yoga

I've posted before about how yoga is good for your brain, but a new study from the University of Illinois has found that even sedentary seniors can gain a cognitive boost from doing hatha yoga three times a week for eight weeks.In the study, they followed 108 people between 55 and 79 years old. First, they gave them all cognitive tests to create baselines. Then, 61 did Hatha yoga for eight weeks and the remaining participants did non-yoga stretching and toning....more

Self Evaluation: Decompressed with a side of balance

Decompressing. That's what I would describe as my mood lately. I've been a wee bit stressed and I'm not exactly sure why. Sure, I can always say work, or lots of events going on outside of work, you know, feeling like I'm always go-go-going. Oh but what about a workout? Laundry? Reading/writing/editing?? ...more

Work to Live, or Live to Work?

Make Life WorkI was delighted to learn earlier today that The Huffington Post, BlogHer, and the Center for American Progress have launched the Make Life Work campaign!...more

How to Treat Your Headache Naturally

Last week, I shared that I would be camping over the weekend with my best friend. We had a great time! Our trip primarily revolved around eating; Jenny's husband is basically a gourmet chef and made us some pretty incredible meals. In close second to all the eating was the beautiful natural spring on site. We took nightly walks to the water and spent some time canoeing and swimming during the day. Did you know that Florida is home to more than 900 fresh springs? All of which have a cool temperature around 72 degrees....more

practicing flex(ability)

"Be infinitely flexable and constantly amazed." ~Jason KravitzIt started when I tried to put on my right sock. My toes were just out of my reach. Only by an inch, but enough that I had to shift once, then twice, before I could get the damn sock on. It may have been a sign that red and orange polka dots with purple stripes weren’t age appropriate. Or, even more alarming, a sign that I wasn’t … flexible. At all.Ouch. Literally, ouch....more

Want to Live Longer?

According to a new University College London study, it's simple to live longer.  All you have to do is to eat at least 7 fruit and vegetables servings each day.  That's right.  The recent study found that people who live by this simple rule reduce their annual risk of death by a whopping 42%!...more

Microbeads in our Beauty Products have Major Environmental Consequences

Have you ever noticed those tiny blue scrubber beads in face wash or toothpaste? They're so tiny, maybe you missed them....more

Can You Guess the Liquid Lifesaver?

If you guessed pomegranate juice you would be right.  A new study published in Nutrition Journal found drinking only a half cup of pomegranate juice three or more times per week for at least a year has the power to reduce blood pressure and lower triglycerides....more