Certain reminders or pictures can sometimes go right to the core of an emotional trigger. Every year I get a postcard from our local synagogue reminding me of the day my mother died. It’s a day that is forever etched in my heart and soul. … Read more
Do you love the feeling of moving with abandon—movement to get those feel good hormones kicking and through your body…and mind? Molly had always loved skiing, dancing, yoga and all kinds of movement especially outdoors. Throughout her life she worked hard and played hard. She … Read more
Learning to authentically relax helps to reduce the negative effects of the mind and body brought about by anxiety, stress and pain. Relaxation methods can help you interpret life events from another more positive perspective and helps build resilience
Diaphragmatic or belly breathing is at the heart of all relaxation techniques. Over the course of a day we breathe about 7,000-30,000 breaths. It therefore behooves us to breathe in a way that optimizes our health, happiness, and well-being. Learn how to breathe to receive optimal physical and psychological benefits.
Three days post hip replacement surgery a small team with a large ambulance transported me to a rehabilitation facility. While there, I began to heal from the invasive procedure and relearn the act of walking. Handfuls of medications came periodically throughout the day. One hour … Read more
Physical activity has always been a saving grace for me. As a teenager I loved swimming in the summers and running along the beach with my dog whenever I could. One day while meandering through the Brooklyn College bookstore I discovered a book on the … Read more