It’s been an amazing summer and will hopefully be a warm and cozy fall. That means there is still ample opportunity for backyard picnics, time spent on the beach or the backyard, BBQ’s, parties, and long conversation-filled hours spent dining al fresco. Each one of these delightful events has one thing in common for most of us – free-flowing alcohol.
The principle of equanimity is all about balance, resilience, and equilibrium. But it doesn’t mean that we must accept a life of passivity, in which we exist without emotion, without vibrancy, without humanness!
Tea has continued to be a source of self-soothing. There’s lots of scientific reasons that we might have these reactions to tea (the polyphenols regulate insulin, which stabilizes our moods, the aromatherapeutic psychosomatic benefits), but what may be most impactful is transforming mere tea drinking into a ritual steeped in love.
By Dr. Nicole Harkin, MD, FACC
For years, cardiologists have focused on risk factors like high blood pressure and high cholesterol, but are now turning their attention to how mental health impacts our heart!
In our always-on world, slowing down can feel more than luxurious — it can feel like you’re breaking the rules. But that’s seeing the world upside down. Slowing down and living your life a little less hectically will not only improve your mental and physical health, it will simply bring more joy and pleasure into every moment. Here’s how you can live the slow life.
More than 56% of people live in an urban environment, and (at least in the US and Europe) spend more than 90% of their lives indoors. As you might imagine, most of that time is spent sedentary, and in front of a screen. The Japanese, however, instituted a simple practice that has shown surprisingly powerful health benefits to counter this trend.