Speak To Each Other Like Carpenters Make Their Cuts

“Measure twice, cut once” is an old carpentry saying, reminding us of the importance of not messing things up by acting before being quite sure of your action. This wisdom also applies to mental well-being. Just like a craftsman takes the time needed to avoid screwups, in our daily...

Chair Yoga! Try These Poses Yourself.

In the craziness of the typical daily workday, it’s easy to forget the importance of taking short breaks to rejuvenate our minds and bodies too. One fantastic way to do this without leaving your desk is by practicing chair yoga stretches, which allows you to grab a little desk...

The Recipe For Living Forever?

To date, the longest-lived family on Earth lives in Sardinia, and eats this traditional minestrone soup for lunch every .. single .. day. Crazy right? The Melis family holds the Guinness World Record title for the highest combined age for nine living siblings: their collective age is 861 years....

Shrimp with Pasta, Tomatoes and Basil

Play with the art of cooking. You can substitute this Mediterranean flavored dish in many different ways. You’ll Need ½ cup olive oil 1 pound shrimp medium uncooked peeled and vein removed 4 large tomatoes seeded and coarsely chopped ½ cup fresh basil, chopped 1/3 cup black olives, sliced...

Spring Cleaning

How you think matters. And how you frame your mindset totally affects your physical health. I’ll make the point with a sturdy example of some solid boring drudgery: “Spring Cleaning”. The key to turning this activity from a chore into something more is making a decision. On purpose, decide...

Kaizen: Getting Your Process To Be Your Product

The Self-Talk You May Hear Inside Your Head: “You’re just faking it, you know. Look around at all the people who are bigger, better, faster, smarter. You kinda suck by comparison, and one day everyone’s going to see it.” “Humiliation. It’s bound to happen. It’s just a matter of...

Cabbage, Carrots and Potato Medley

Ingredients 3 1/2 teaspoons olive oil, divided 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoons minced ginger 1/2 cup chopped onion (about half a medium onion) 1/3 teaspoon cumin powder 1 teaspoon turmeric powder 1/3 teaspoon cinnamon powder 1/4 teaspoon cloves powder (6 cloves) 1/3 teaspoon black pepper 1 large carrot...

Chocolate Heart Health

I made these at our house, and they are exactly as delicious as they look. Plus, they’re so simple to make, taking no more than 20 minutes to swirl together the rich yummy chocolate ganache, and then to dunk the ripe strawberries to perfection.   Alert! Sciency Speak Below...

Mindful Monday: Cultivate Kindness

Acts of kindness sow seeds that grow into a garden in the heart … of others, but also our own. And in so growing, produces the emotional oxygen we all need to survive and thrive in this world together....

Love Is Like Heart Medicine

Loving and caring for others are lovely heart healthy acts. And the good news is that it does not matter whether that affection is directed at your lifetime partner, dear friends, family, or pets. Acts of caring and compassion trigger the release of oxytocin into the brain. This neurochemical,...

Wabi Sabi: The Anti-Photoshop Principle of Japanese Culture

They say “the perfect is the enemy of the good”. Our current culture is the poster boy for this idea. Where everyone on ads and social is … Perfect. Smiling. Happy. Perfect. Smiling. Happy. It’s like our entire culture is photoshopped, with air-brushed everything all in soft-focus, corrected for...