How College Made Me a Better Person

We've all heard before that college is a time of growth for most people.  It's the first time in our lives when we're on our own and surrounded by so many people who are completely different from the people we've grown up around.  Each day, we're faced with a hundred decisions we'd never even considered before....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

Weight Loss Teas

Can sipping a cuppa tea actually boost your weight loss? Yes, according to Dr. Mehmet Oz. He recommends the following teas for whittling your waistline and shedding pounds:...more

A Fit Retreat, Thanks to the Beach: The Waterstone Resort and Marina

Saltless in Seattle It was an experience! :-)more

Some Good Things Should Never Ever Come To An End | RIP BKS Iyengar Guruji

It was 7 years ago that I moved to Pune & it has been that many years when I was introduced to Iyengar Yoga.In India there are many forms of Yoga being promoted and everyone is coming out with books, DVD, Youtube videos by dozens. From a practitioner to an actress, everyone is jumping on the Yoga wagon....more

Our journey of One

Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances,to choose one’s own way.Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning ...more

Taught by a Tot

There’s a little girl named G. in my life who has already mastered a thing or two about life.As anyone who has had a toddler knows, we all learn by repetition. Little G. has perfected this so! When G. comes to visit us, she heads to boxes that are familiar, reaches from tippie-toe and dangles her fingers on those “no” items and squeals and belly laughs at the predictable.Like most adults I know, we too like the familiar. We frequent the same places, order the same menu item and park where we know we won’t forget our cars. (Yes, I am the guiltiest of this last one.)...more

Dr. Oz: Calorie-burning beverages, fat-blocking seaweed, thermogenic foods

Maybe it was doughnuts. Or that bag of chips that you couldn't stop eating. Whatever the reason, says Dr. Mehmet Oz, you can compensate for that diet cheat with his new weight loss wonders. From fat-blocking seaweed to calorie-burning beverages, we've got Dr. Oz's super-skinny solutions here, as reported in the Examiner....more

Hypnotic Gastric Band: The New Surgery-Free Weight-Loss System

Gastric band surgery has soared in popularity as a successful way to turbo-charge weight loss. But not everyone can afford surgery or wants it. Now famed self-help guru Paul McKenna has produced an alternative with his book: "Hypnotic Gastric Band: The New Surgery-Free Weight-Loss System" (click for more information)....more

Finding a Way Home

When I heard about Robin William’s passing last night, I wasn’t surprised and shocked to hear the news as most people were. Instead, what I felt was an immense amount of sadness and a deep connection to a man I had never met and all I could do was shake my head and say a prayer. My heart immediately knew why he had left this world because my life, like so many millions of other peoples’ lives, have dealt with, and been affected by, depression and mental health issues. ...more