4 Tips for Dealing with Holiday Stress

A repost from last year as the holiday season gets underway:   We all feel stress in our daily lives. Indeed, it’s a part of being human, and some of it is good for us. It can motivate us and help us get things done, and helps protect us in times of danger. But excess …

The Sleep/Health Connection and How to Improve It

There’s an old Irish proverb that says, “A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.” Indeed, the link between sleeping well and wellbeing has been noted throughout the ages. Shakespeare called it the “chief nourisher in life’s feast,” while to Thomas Dekker, it was “the golden chain that …

Recommended Reading: Environmental Health Risks, the Mind-Pain Relationship, Life Choices and Alzheimer’s & More

Dr. Fortanasce Explains the Alzheimer’s Disease Crisis and a Protocol to Prevent or Delay It – at Any Age (ProHealth) In this interview about his book The Anti-Alzheimer’s Prescription, Southern California neurologist Vincent Fortanasce, MD, describes important triggering factors for Alzheimer’s – sedentary, stressful lives and poor diets – and how diet, exercise, mental stimulation …

Recommended Reading: Choosing to Care, Bipolar Vogue, How We Walk Wrong & Reconnecting with Yourself

Why Bother? (NY Times) Global warming is real and happening, with so many causes that it seems there’s nothing we can do as individuals to help our environment heal. Apathy is the easy choice – until you read Michael Pollan’s encouraging essay on why our choices matter – environmentally and just plain mentally – even …

Positively Living: Leisure and Changing Habits

Two notable articles touching on matters of wellness recently ran in the New York Times – in the Business section, of all places. Both are brief, pointed and worth checking out. The first is Why Leisure Matters in a Busy World,  a short interview with Alison Link on the need for leisure and its role …