Digestion is the process of breaking down large food molecules so that the body can make proper use of the nutrients contained in the food. You may have heard before that the gut is often called the second brain because the gut makes more neurotransmitter than the brain does. Also, the gastrointestinal (GI) system…

  It’s Christmas time!! Seems like it was just Summer! and well, here we are! With so much going on in the world, it really doesn’t feel like Christmas, the way it used to when I was younger.  The lights shined a light brighter, family felt a little closer.. Let’s all just take a breather…

  For those familiar with Reiki and those who practice it, whether professionally or personally, one thing we can all agree with is that Dr. Mikao Usui’s Five Reiki Principles are ideologies that everyone can apply to their daily lives. These ancient precepts allow us to embody the Reiki energy and “Be Reiki.” They help…

Staying Engaged Today was the first day of my internship. Never before have I had a desk job where I work on my computer, sitting through the majority of it. It was a big change for me. I enjoyed the projects and tasks I had, plus the company has a great team of friendly folk….

Stress Free Living There are dozens of things to worry about in each of our lives. From national tragedies to a sick child, it’s easy to fall into a state of fear. Worry can consume us, paralyze us, and prevent us from seeing the good in the world. Most of what we worry about never…

Holiday Blues With the holidays right around the corner, so is added stress. On top of working and your regular responsibilities, now you have cooking, shopping, cleaning, spending money you may or may not have, finding the perfect gift… You get the drift, right? I gave a workshop many years ago on managing stress around…

Yoga for the Bros Stress is one of the most common issues plaguing people in the United States, and it leads to a number of health concerns. A recent study to determine the most stressed-out states used the following as determining factors for stress: Length of commute Hours worked Rates of unemployment Population density Percentage…

East VS West Yoga is a powerful prescription for stress and chronic illness. The beauty of this prescription is you can find it in your own home for free. There is no required time-consuming visit to the doctor or pharmacy, and no adverse side effects. I was attracted to this practice because of painful tension…

Peace Meditation is about going through all the hidden rooms of yourself and finding whatever lies hidden within. It has a variety of different forms: prayer, meaningful movement, yoga, etc. Meditation has been used by Buddhists hiding in mountain monasteries hidden above the clouds, Yogis sweating their way to Nirvana, and Priests in thoughtful reflection, as…

Chronic-Stress is an Option Stress creates major havoc inside our bodies. It bombards us with stress hormones that will cause everything from a muffin-top to high blood pressure to heart-attacks and mental disorders. The truth is, until you learn to consistently work on the root cause of that stress, you can never be truly healthy….

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