Lifestyle

The way we choose to do things – the way we live, the way we act, the way we are! What you do, eat, dress, like, dislike, love, care…

Protect Your Vision: 10 Secrets for eye care

Any problem in the eyes can make life miserable and provide enough hindrance to the daily activities. Care should be taken to protect the eyes from any infection, poor vision and myopia through diet and other self care methods. Some problems develop with aging, which is normal but regular eye care habit prevents the severity of those problems. Eyes are the most significant sense organs of the human body …

8 Ways to Slash Your Risk for Diabetes

Nine percent of Americans have diabetes. That’s 29.1 million people. It’s the seventh leading cause of death and costs the U.S. $245 billion annually. Fortunately, you’re not powerless against this condition. Plenty of research suggests that there are easy lifestyle steps you can take to reduce your risk for diabetes—and this goes beyond the standard recommendations of just lose weight and exercise. Here are 8 things …

Get Up and Move! Fitness for you and your family

It is now estimated that 60 percent of adult Americans are not physically active on a regular basis. Even more disturbing, one in four Americans is not active at all. Recent findings confirm that fitness is a better predictor of health and longevity than almost any factor studied. Here is what the research has shown: Becoming fit has a similar effect to stopping smoking in …

All Bodies Are Good Bodies

The discussion at the weekly weight-loss support group turned to weight-abuse stories. I haven’t been to the doctor in six years because of the comments the nurse made at the scale, said one long-term dieter. A teen-age boy on the bus loudly asked me if I was pregnant or just fat, said another woman. Barbara, who hates her job, will not go on any job …

Couples can do hot yoga classes together

Do couples who stretch together kvetch less together? From the husbands and wives I talked to, that seems to be true. Bikram yoga and other vigorous forms of Hatha yoga, such as Ashtanga, offer a perfect balance for both sexes. Whereas women often have the flexibility advantage, men have the core-strength edge. While couples can do yoga classes together, they are not competing with each …

Friendship relation balance into your life, avoiding “toxic friend”

Jan Yager, Ph.D., a sociologist recognized as an expert on friendship and author of the book When Friendship Hurts (Fireside/Simon & Schuster; www.whenfriendshiphurts.com), defines negative friends as those “who do not bring out the best in you or make you feel good about who you are.” More specifically, according to psychologist Lillian Glass, Ph.D., author of Toxic People, anyone who manages “to drag you down, …

Flowers An Affinity for Aesthetics (Expressly for Men)

A woman appreciates the emotional beauty of a setting. She’ll be more receptive to the pleasurable possibilities of the evening if you welcome her into a harmonious environment where she can cast aside the day’s stresses and refresh. Keep in mind that men and women enjoy a different path to pleasure. You might choose to engage in physical pleasures as a way to achieve relaxation …

How can a man best express his affection?

How can a man best express his love and affection for the special woman in his life? Ask any woman and she’ll respond without hesitation – when he shares private time alone with her. A few hours of your exclusive attention imbued with a bit of romance is the most precious gift you can bestow; not a ruby ring, box seats for opening night at …

Wall covering trends – Referrals for 2014

We all agree with that well-know saying, ”don’t judge a book by its cover”, which may be easily applied when it comes to an exterior wall covering trends design as well. If the exterior matters visually, the interiors wall coverings matters both visually and emotionally, and when it comes to your own house, you cannot afford to be low-keyed. Professional painters and interior designers might …

Breath and Movement Facilitators

Breath and Movement Facilitators Dance Therapy Dance therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses the body and its movement/breath patterns to achieve therapeutic goals. The therapist facilitates the client’s movements and connects these to treatment goals, issues and themes. The issues and themes are developed, expressed and worked through in movement and processed verbally. Therapy is done individually and in groups. Dance therapy is …

In Our Bodies – Moving and Breathing with Awareness

Conscious movement and breath are part of the emerging blend of mind/body/spirit work. The goal is awareness of spirit, being present for ourselves, and awakening spontaneous healing. Much of this work includes reconnecting to such ancient modalities as Tai Chi, sacred dance, and primal movement. New modalities are also emerging–such as Transformational Breath, Holotropic Breath, Rebirthing, dance and movement therapy–which speed our process of healing, …

Make your own creative journal – keep writing

If you’re a questing sort of person, you probably know – and may have experienced – that writing in a journal is an amazing tool. All sorts of studies have proven that journal writing is good for your emotional growth, even your physical health. And it’s a great companion on your spiritual perambulations; I know this for a fact, having wrestled with God a couple …