Top Ten Things We Learned From Superstorm Sandy

Top Ten Things We Learned From Superstorm Sandy

Dr. Laurie Nadel

Dr. Laurie Nadel

For the Victims of Harvey: Top Ten Things We Learned From Superstorm Sandy By Laurie Nadel, PhD Deerfield Beach, FL—As a specialist in acute stress and trauma issues with experience leading support groups for family members with direct loss from the September 11th, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center who had the unique distinction of..

For the Victims of Harvey: Top Ten Things We Learned From Superstorm Sandy By Laurie Nadel, PhD Deerfield Beach, FL—As a specialist in acute stress and trauma issues with experience leading support groups for family members with direct loss from the September 11th, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center who had the unique distinction of losing my own Long Beach, NJ, home of 18 years, it was my privilege..

Stay Healthy This Fall

Stay Healthy This Fall

Charles Stuart Platkin

Charles Stuart Platkin

It's happening—it's getting dark earlier, our kids are going back to school, and it's getting cooler. Fall is about to begin. And get this, according to John de Castro, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at Sam Houston State University in Texas, we eat about 200 calories more per day in the fall, and not because of Thanksgiving—this is in..

It's happening—it's getting dark earlier, our kids are going back to school, and it's getting cooler. Fall is about to begin. And get this, according to John de Castro, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at Sam Houston State University in Texas, we eat about 200 calories more per day in the fall, and not because of Thanksgiving—this is in addition to that weight gain. The likely reason we do this..

Healthy Relationships

Healthy Relationships

Love Is Respect

Love Is Respect

Communication is a key part to building a healthy relationship. The first step is making sure you both want and expect the same things—being on the same page is very important. The following tips can help you and your partner create and maintain a healthy relationship: Speak Up. In a healthy relationship, if something is bothering you, it's..

Communication is a key part to building a healthy relationship. The first step is making sure you both want and expect the same things—being on the same page is very important. The following tips can help you and your partner create and maintain a healthy relationship: Speak Up. In a healthy relationship, if something is bothering you, it's best to talk about it instead of holding it in. Respect..

Tips for a Healthy Spine

Tips for a Healthy Spine

Beth W. Orenstein

Beth W. Orenstein

Millions of people are affected by back pain every day. And beyond living with the pain itself, this kind of condition can diminish your quality of life, causing you to miss work and social activities that you enjoy and preventing you from being able to accomplish even simple, everyday tasks. In fact, low back pain is the leading cause of..

Millions of people are affected by back pain every day. And beyond living with the pain itself, this kind of condition can diminish your quality of life, causing you to miss work and social activities that you enjoy and preventing you from being able to accomplish even simple, everyday tasks. In fact, low back pain is the leading cause of job-related disability, according to the National Institute..

The Great Drama of Creation

The Great Drama of Creation

Swami Krishnananda

Swami Krishnananda

Visitor: Swamiji, last time you told us about Lord Siva showing the Vishwarupa wherein a number of Krishnas were coming out of him, and in the same Mahabharata Krishna showed the Vishwarupa with a number of Rudras coming out of him. Swamiji: It is only one Being appearing as two things. There is no Siva and there is no Krishna; there is only..

Visitor: Swamiji, last time you told us about Lord Siva showing the Vishwarupa wherein a number of Krishnas were coming out of him, and in the same Mahabharata Krishna showed the Vishwarupa with a number of Rudras coming out of him. Swamiji: It is only one Being appearing as two things. There is no Siva and there is no Krishna; there is only one Being appearing as this and that. He can put on any dress..

Good Carbs, Bad Carbs

Good Carbs, Bad Carbs

Kris Gunnars, BSc

Kris Gunnars, BSc

Carbs are highly controversial these days. The dietary guidelines suggest that we get about half of our calories from carbohydrates. On the other hand, some claim that carbs cause obesity and type 2 diabetes, and that most people should be avoiding them. There are good arguments on both sides, and it appears that carbohydrate requirements..

Carbs are highly controversial these days. The dietary guidelines suggest that we get about half of our calories from carbohydrates. On the other hand, some claim that carbs cause obesity and type 2 diabetes, and that most people should be avoiding them. There are good arguments on both sides, and it appears that carbohydrate requirements depend largely on the individual. Some people do better with..

Why You Need Cardio Exercise

Why You Need Cardio Exercise

Paige Waehner

Paige Waehner

It's Not Just for Weight Loss Anymore We all know we're supposed to do cardio exercise. We know it burns calories and can help us lose weight, but do we know why we really need to do cardio exercise? That's not the only question you may have. There's plenty of confusion about what to do, how long to do it and how hard to work at it, making..

It's Not Just for Weight Loss Anymore We all know we're supposed to do cardio exercise. We know it burns calories and can help us lose weight, but do we know why we really need to do cardio exercise? That's not the only question you may have. There's plenty of confusion about what to do, how long to do it and how hard to work at it, making it hard to figure out just how to set up an effective cardio..

Habits of Happy Families

Habits of Happy Families

Marie Hartwell-Walker

Marie Hartwell-Walker

When asked what they want most of their children, most parents reply that they just want them to be happy. It seems like a modest enough wish. But we all know that for some people, happiness is hard to find. One way to make the wish come true for our children is to build a happiness habit from the start. Kids who learn how to be happy when..

When asked what they want most of their children, most parents reply that they just want them to be happy. It seems like a modest enough wish. But we all know that for some people, happiness is hard to find. One way to make the wish come true for our children is to build a happiness habit from the start. Kids who learn how to be happy when they are young carry the lesson throughout their lives. Families..

Getting Your Message to Millions

Getting Your Message to Millions

Ms. Jackie Lapin

Ms. Jackie Lapin

If you have a passion to change people's lives and you have created a pathway for them to grow, change, heal or prosper, then you are one of the planet's elite messengers. Those of us who have answers have a calling to offer the solutions. But to serve others and to grow and prosper yourself, you need to be visible. The most effective ways..

If you have a passion to change people's lives and you have created a pathway for them to grow, change, heal or prosper, then you are one of the planet's elite messengers. Those of us who have answers have a calling to offer the solutions. But to serve others and to grow and prosper yourself, you need to be visible. The most effective ways to connect with those new clients, students and prospects needing..

Strategies Of Great People

Strategies Of Great People

David K WIlliams

David K WIlliams

Letting go of control. When you open your mind, you free yourself from having to be in complete control of your thoughts. You allow yourself to experience new ideas and thoughts and you challenge the beliefs you currently have. Experiencing changes. Opening up your mind to new ideas allows you to the opportunity to change what you think and..

Letting go of control. When you open your mind, you free yourself from having to be in complete control of your thoughts. You allow yourself to experience new ideas and thoughts and you challenge the beliefs you currently have. Experiencing changes. Opening up your mind to new ideas allows you to the opportunity to change what you think and how you view the world. Now, this doesn't mean you necessarily..

Why Do Women Live Longer Than Men?

Why Do Women Live Longer Than Men?

Mark E. Williams

Mark E. Williams

From the moment of conception, males experience greater mortality compared to females. For reasons that are unclear, Y chromosome-bearing sperm are more likely to fertilize an egg than X-bearing sperm, leading to roughly 170 male zygotes for every 100 female zygotes. The spontaneous miscarriage ratio is 130/100 and at birth there are slightly..

From the moment of conception, males experience greater mortality compared to females. For reasons that are unclear, Y chromosome-bearing sperm are more likely to fertilize an egg than X-bearing sperm, leading to roughly 170 male zygotes for every 100 female zygotes. The spontaneous miscarriage ratio is 130/100 and at birth there are slightly more male births than female births (about 105 males per..

6 Yoga Tips for Beginners

6 Yoga Tips for Beginners

Gloria Ives

Gloria Ives

Has yoga crossed your mind? You're informed it's a worthwhile practice, but now what? How do you find a studio or know what style that's right for you? What the heck is Kripalu? Everyone starts in the same boat. It can be intimidating the first couple times, but over time you will be comfortable. Here are six tips I discovered over the years..

Has yoga crossed your mind? You're informed it's a worthwhile practice, but now what? How do you find a studio or know what style that's right for you? What the heck is Kripalu? Everyone starts in the same boat. It can be intimidating the first couple times, but over time you will be comfortable. Here are six tips I discovered over the years in yoga to help you start your practice. Where Do I Practice..

Staying Motivated

Staying Motivated

Kevin Cornell

Kevin Cornell

Maintaining your motivation to create is actually a long-term endeavor. Starting out can be tough, but with discipline and consistency you will eventually reach a point where staying motivated only requires minimal daily maintenance—a simple matter of learning to make the right choices at the right time. Of course, everyone is different,..

Maintaining your motivation to create is actually a long-term endeavor. Starting out can be tough, but with discipline and consistency you will eventually reach a point where staying motivated only requires minimal daily maintenance—a simple matter of learning to make the right choices at the right time. Of course, everyone is different, and each person will have their own unique formula to propel..

Awesome-Morning Stretches

Awesome-Morning Stretches

Michele Foley

Michele Foley

Instead of hitting the snooze button in the morning, take the extra 10 minutes to stretch. It's a great way to energize the morning and ease away any stress or tension from the previous day or a funky sleeping position. Try this easy stretching sequence when you wake up to get your blood flowing and your body primed for the day. Upward Stretch..

Instead of hitting the snooze button in the morning, take the extra 10 minutes to stretch. It's a great way to energize the morning and ease away any stress or tension from the previous day or a funky sleeping position. Try this easy stretching sequence when you wake up to get your blood flowing and your body primed for the day. Upward Stretch Greet the morning by raising your arms towards the sky;..

Finding Your Inner Peace

Finding Your Inner Peace

I Need Motivation

I Need Motivation

Don't you find life to always be filled with stress? Doesn't it seem like there is always something that happens which encompasses our entire attention, and thus drain our positive energy? As our society grows more and more complex, finding true peace becomes more like trying to find an oasis in the desert. My life is a busy one as well, as..

Don't you find life to always be filled with stress? Doesn't it seem like there is always something that happens which encompasses our entire attention, and thus drain our positive energy? As our society grows more and more complex, finding true peace becomes more like trying to find an oasis in the desert. My life is a busy one as well, as running a company and all of the stress & demands that..

How to Live Life to the Fullest

How to Live Life to the Fullest

Life Hack

Life Hack

You only live once, and life is tragically short. It's easy to look at people who are happy and assume they don't understand your pain. The older you get, the more you realize that happiness takes work. People who smile in public have been through every bit as much as people who cry, frown, scream, etc. They just have the courage and strength..

You only live once, and life is tragically short. It's easy to look at people who are happy and assume they don't understand your pain. The older you get, the more you realize that happiness takes work. People who smile in public have been through every bit as much as people who cry, frown, scream, etc. They just have the courage and strength to smile through it anyway. So how do you ensure you're..

Filter Out the Noise

Filter Out the Noise

Leo Babauta

Leo Babauta

It can seem like our lives are filled with busyness, noise, distractions, and often meaningless activities. What if we could filter out all that noise, and focus on the meaningful? What if we could find stillness instead of constant distraction? I believe that most of us have that power. In my experience, most of the noise is there by choice,..

It can seem like our lives are filled with busyness, noise, distractions, and often meaningless activities. What if we could filter out all that noise, and focus on the meaningful? What if we could find stillness instead of constant distraction? I believe that most of us have that power. In my experience, most of the noise is there by choice, but we've fallen into patterns over the years and it can..

How to Deal With Long Distance Relationships

How to Deal With Long Distance Relationships

Wiki How

Wiki How

Have a discussion with your partner. All relationships — long-distance or not — benefit from open communication. Before committing to be long-distance, you and your partner should have a serious discussion about how the relationship will work. What are your hopes and expectations for the relationship? What are your fears? How often do..

Have a discussion with your partner. All relationships — long-distance or not — benefit from open communication. Before committing to be long-distance, you and your partner should have a serious discussion about how the relationship will work. What are your hopes and expectations for the relationship? What are your fears? How often do you expect to check in with each other? Do you expect to communicate..

In Pursuit of Happiness

In Pursuit of Happiness

Spiritual Experiences

Spiritual Experiences

I saw a bumper sticker the other day and it rather niggled me. Anyone who drives a car will eventually see this one. The bumper sticker is "Free Tibet.". Now, before you start hollering as to why I would find such an innocent and caring bumper sticker a bit annoying, let me finish. First of all, of course Tibet should be free, we should all..

I saw a bumper sticker the other day and it rather niggled me. Anyone who drives a car will eventually see this one. The bumper sticker is "Free Tibet.". Now, before you start hollering as to why I would find such an innocent and caring bumper sticker a bit annoying, let me finish. First of all, of course Tibet should be free, we should all be free! It's not really the bumper sticker that annoys me,..

Ancient Yoga In India

Ancient Yoga In India

Health and Yoga

Health and Yoga

Yoga is described as the ancient discipline of performing various body postures to cleanse body and mind for purity and strength. In ancient times, the various body postures called "asana" used to help in meditation, health, strength and above all development of the mind with soul. Yoga originated long time back in India where it is still..

Yoga is described as the ancient discipline of performing various body postures to cleanse body and mind for purity and strength. In ancient times, the various body postures called "asana" used to help in meditation, health, strength and above all development of the mind with soul. Yoga originated long time back in India where it is still considered as the epitome of yoga learning. It is not essentially..

7 Things Successful Singles Do Differently

7 Things Successful Singles Do Differently

Are you single and frustrated with going out on dates but not finding "the one"? Approximately 46% of the adult population is single, and since 85% eventually marry, it is clear that most people prefer to be in a long-term relationship with someone special. Successful singles do certain things that enable them to find their perfect match...

Are you single and frustrated with going out on dates but not finding "the one"? Approximately 46% of the adult population is single, and since 85% eventually marry, it is clear that most people prefer to be in a long-term relationship with someone special. Successful singles do certain things that enable them to find their perfect match. So what do they do different that makes them successful? Positive..

The Joy of Letting Go of Stress

The Joy of Letting Go of Stress

Zen Habits

Zen Habits

The holiday season can generally be one of the most stressful times of year. That's on top of most families being so stressed they aren't able to spend quality time together. Is stress building up in you? Is it lowering the quality of your life a bit? Try this right now: pause in your busy day for a moment to notice how you feel. Is your jaw..

The holiday season can generally be one of the most stressful times of year. That's on top of most families being so stressed they aren't able to spend quality time together. Is stress building up in you? Is it lowering the quality of your life a bit? Try this right now: pause in your busy day for a moment to notice how you feel. Is your jaw clenched, your shoulders tight, your body tensed? Do you..

Blood Pressure: How Low to Go?

Blood Pressure: How Low to Go?

medicine net

medicine net

When it comes to treating high blood pressure, lower is better, a new study shows. The study, which was stopped early on Friday because the results were so clear and positive for one group of patients, found that getting high blood pressure back down to normal levels—at least 120/80—dramatically cuts the risk of heart attacks, strokes,..

When it comes to treating high blood pressure, lower is better, a new study shows. The study, which was stopped early on Friday because the results were so clear and positive for one group of patients, found that getting high blood pressure back down to normal levels—at least 120/80—dramatically cuts the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and deaths compared to currently recommended BP targets. "Monday..

Our Lives are So Over-Scheduled

Our Lives are So Over-Scheduled

Jeannette Moninger

Jeannette Moninger

Relax. You deserve it, it's good for you, and it takes less time than you think. You don't need a spa weekend or a retreat. Each of these stress-relieving tips can get you from OMG to om in less than 15 minutes. 1. Meditate A few minutes of practice per day can help ease anxiety. "Research suggests that daily meditation may alter the brain's..

Relax. You deserve it, it's good for you, and it takes less time than you think. You don't need a spa weekend or a retreat. Each of these stress-relieving tips can get you from OMG to om in less than 15 minutes. 1. Meditate A few minutes of practice per day can help ease anxiety. "Research suggests that daily meditation may alter the brain's neural pathways, making you more resilient to stress," says..