Healthy Aging Individual fitness needs increase as we age. After age 50, muscles require more movement and protein to maintain and sustain health and functionality. Strangely, the older people get, the less they engage in fitness. The percentage of my family’s budget that is dedicated to physical fitness and healthy food should increase as I […]
After you can get yourself to balance in crow pose, you will be able to work on almost any other arm balance. Most people have to increase core and upper body strength to hold crow pose successfully.
What can we do about our daytime fatigue? Here are my top 3 (non-caffeinated) suggestions to quickly clear away that foggy snail feeling when it hits you.
“Watching great people do what you love is a good way to start learning how to do it yourself.” ― Amy Poehler, Yes Please Most things worth doing take practice. Remember your first day at your first job? Learning the multiplication tables? Playing anything worth hearing on a musical instrument? It takes practice to get […]
I really miss weekend nap time. As a young adult and then later a parent of young children, my husband and I relied heavily on nap time. It was an island in time – a sweet paradise of calm, quiet, and rest. Now our kids are six and eight and “ain’t nobody got time for […]
Remember Erik Erikson from Psych 101? Yeah, you remember his name because it is funny. Who names their child “Erik” when their last name is “Erikson”? Anyway, he’s the guy who came up with some handy psychosocial stages of development. My son is 8 years old so he fits smack in the middle of the […]
Remember when internet dating was taboo? It wasn’t that long ago. Now, almost every single person I know is on Match, OKCupid, JDate, etc. I know these sites are familiar to you because you have either been on them or your friends have been on them. The first computer relationship matchmaker was developed in Cambridge, […]
Yoga is an exercise, an art, a prayer, and a mood stabilizer. The American yogis and yoginis of the ’60’s and ’70’s (when yoga first gained significant popularity in the United States) were safe from corporatization in their yoga realm because America still wanted, at the top levels of marketing, to appear stoic, unmovable, and […]
Growing up in the Hudson River Valley of New York I had a wonderful “village” of people who came and went – and sometimes stayed – in my life. I had peers in my neighborhood, at school, sports teams and summer camp. There were also the adults: my parents, school teachers, elected officials (my father […]
Ellie asked me to write a post about something called Environmental Mismatch (from here on, just EM). I studied this concept as part of my PhD program (not done yet, thanks for asking) in anthropology at UConn, and it is a simple but powerful idea that has helped both of us understand some of the […]