We Lived for Friday Night Drop-In Hockey!
I was telling a story the other day regarding an observation a friend and I made a few decades ago. He and I were coming up the ranks in our weekly Drop-In Hockey and Adult Hockey leagues. We were young, and together we were looking around the locker room and noticed we were the youngest in the locker room. It is incredible how fast the tides have turned. We are now the oldest in the room.
Boosting Your Intake of This Vitamin Can Significantly Help Protect Against Heart Disease and Cancer
When someone asks me what the most important nutrients are that they should be getting, my response is All of them. Fact is, your body must have the full array of nutrients to function the way it’s supposed to—nutrients are not optional.
Direct Healthcare is a Vital Tool to Improve Employee Health - (Opinion)
For more than two years, employers have done their best to navigate a pandemic that placed unprecedented pressures on the well-being of their workforce. One unfortunate side-effect of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the impact of delays in care. A recent study from the Harvard Chan School of Public Health found that roughly 20% said they or their household members delayed receiving medical care or were unable to get care at all during the crisis.
The Facts — and Myths — of Manuka Honey
Cure-all for many conditions, or totally bunk? The answer depends on how it’s used. Oh honey, will that bee vomit cure all my ailments?Photo by Mariana Ibanez/Unsplash. Every time I turn around, there’s a new “natural superfood” that has supposedly existed for hundreds of years, but is only now being recognized as an amazing cure-all for every disease that ever afflicts the human body. Aren’t we going to run out of new “ancient superfoods” to e̶x̶p̶l̶o̶i̶t̶ promote?
Opinion: Use music to be happier
Happy woman listening to musicImage by rawpixel.com. Music is one of the Creator’s greatest gifts. It’s one of the few vehicles to offer time travel at no extra expense with no possibility of altering events by causing a paradoxical shift in the timeline of Back to the Future proportions.
Opinion: There's a reason you should welcome goosebumps
Goosebumps, those little prickly-pox that pepper your skin when you feel a chill, have a more exciting reason to make an appearance than to just make you aware that the temperature around you has dipped. Besides, have we not evolved beyond an extra mechanism to let us know when we’re cold?
Watch the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Tutu in a film about joy on FB
A documentary team has filmed a collaboration of international humanitarian proportions to give the world a peek into the friendship of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his pal, His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Opinion: School systems should include meditation as part of daily curricula
Mother and children practicing meditation.Artem Podrez, pexels. Meditation must be taught as a subject in our public schools. It could be one of the best and easiest opportunities for a lot of children to grow into well-meaning, empathetic, connected adults.
Caffeine should be best enjoyed in moderation, Doctor explains
The Background: An article in the Guardian newspaper does a great job talking about the benefits of coffee. Coffee has over 1000 compounds in it, and we're just starting to research and understand them. Dr. Neligh, French Medical Institute.
A Mindful Approach to Mental Health at Work
Taking Care of Your Mental Health is More Important Now than Ever BeforeShayda Windle. A decade ago, mental health was not something discussed within the workplace primarily due to the stigma attached to it. However, this has changed in recent years, and mental health is now an open topic of conversation among businesses of all sizes around the world. Whether you are a small business owner or a Fortune 500 company, business leaders are prioritizing the discussion around mental health. With May being Mental Health Awareness Month, we thought it would be beneficial to share a few tips we have learned the past few years about taking care of our own mental health and finding that balance that entrepreneurs so desperately need.
How are the happiest countries different than the U.S.
Finland has been voted the happiest country in the world for five straight years. Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland and the Netherlands follow closely behind. The United States is certainly known for being in pursuit of happiness but considering the overwhelming population percentages with labels of clinically depressed, I am not sure we are succeeding. Dr. Laurie Santos developed an entire course at Yale University that explores misconceptions about happiness, the features of our minds that lead us to think the way we do, and advice to make changes.
Staying Calm in Stressful Situations
Everyone encounters stressful situations at some point in their lives. Redundancy, homelessness, debt, separation, illness and bereavement are some of the biggest stressors. How do YOU maintain composure in the face of chaos and stress?
Opinion: Can You Really Grow Your Glutes?
Summer is right around the corner, and many people want to know how to grow glutes so that they can show off a firmer butt at the beach. Thankfully, the best glute exercises are simple yet extremely effective. You want to grow booty to look great in a pair of shorts, so check out this comprehensive guide on how to grow glutes quickly.
SAMHSA’s Eight Dimensions of Wellness for a Mental Health Check-In
SAMHSA’s Eight Dimensions of Wellness WheelSAMHSA. A few years ago, I took a wellness workshop based on SAMHSA’s Eight Dimensions of Wellness Wheel and it was life-changing. It had a self-assessment that asked us to write down what we were doing to maintain wellness in each category and if we weren’t we had to write an action step.
Static on the Spot Strength Training Methods
An excellent method to build strength for other exercises. I’m currently in-between places — meaning I’ve moved to another country and city, I haven’t got my permanent place arranged just yet, so I'm staying in a hotel room.
First Lady Murphy Partners with Ireland’s Centre for Maternal and Child Health to Improve Equality of Childbirth in NJ
New Jersey Economic Development Authority & Irish Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research Partner to Advance First Lady Tammy Murphy’s Nurture NJ Initiative. New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy and the Chief Executive Officer of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) visited the Irish Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research (known as INFANT) on Tuesday.
Self Care Activities for Business Owners
One of the hardest parts of self care is finding time to give yourself the care that you need. Self care can feel like a luxury when you are busy and life gets in the way. If you can't quite find the time for a full meditation or yoga session, try these self care rituals for when you only have 30 minutes.
Opinion: Can You Feel Healthier and Younger?
There are people who look much younger than their age. Is there a secret formula to that? Is it genetic? Are they particularly lucky?. The answer is no. You can feel and look younger if you want, but you’ll have to build some healthy habits.
Damaging Communication Affects Couples
Have you ever been in a situation where you observed a couple and it was absolutely cringe-worthy how they were talking to each other?. Every time I’m in a situation where I observe a toxic back-and-forth exchange I am reminded that if you aren’t communicating in the right way it can be detrimental to your relationship.
Dirty Dozen And Clean Fifteen 2022
Do you know what fruits and vegetables have the most and least pesticides on their surfaces?. A nonprofit advocacy organization, the Environmental Working Group, did a study. They have released their 2022 annual "Dirty Dozen" and "Clean Fifteen" lists. Data from the Department of Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration help determine the categories. (source)