It's constant. Life brings us new things constantly. Changes in technology, knowledge, information and life responsibilities grow at a pace we were not designed to handle. None the less, we face the pressure of life and work along with more technology and information. Learning is a way of mitigating the pressure. The act of learning changes the physiology of the brain. Learning changes the way we think about ourselves, our life and work. Learning enables us to have more influence in the environment around us.
Tis the season of parties and family gatherings! This holiday season, when you ask your hostess where she came up with the idea to make that cute ornament wreath, or where she got the recipe for her peppermint bark, don’t be too surprised if the answer is, “Oh, I found that on Pinterest!” Social Media has an ever-growing influence over our lives these days, so it should come as no surprise that even our holidays are going digital, or even viral! (BTW, have you posted your #SantaSelfie yet?)
Many people breathe in a very shallow way. They do what is called shallow chest breathing and it almost looks like panting. When you are breathing in short panting type shallow chest breaths or even holding your breath, the mind perceives this as something is wrong. This is actually a very stressful condition for your body. The mind, perceiving a threat, begins to pull your blood into your extremities to get ready for fight or flight. The blood pressure and the body temperature begin to rise. The pupils’ dilate, and
How much thought have you given to dancing? Personally, the only dance experience I have comes from the jazz-square and grapevine-heavy choreography of our high school chorus shows. Does that count? Anyway, in the past few years, I’ve become a fan of Dancing with the Stars. It was a curious choice for me, considering I don’t watch much reality TV, but stick mostly with police procedurals and some sitcoms. But every Monday night, I’m glued to the TV watching sparkly celebrities twirl around a dance floor and voting for my favorites when the show’s over.
As a parent I sometimes get frustrated and feel as if my child, at 23 years of age, should already be established in a career and fully independent, but then I came across an article by Melinda Beck. According to Beck their brain is still developing and will be well into their third decade of life – 30’s??? I don’t know if I can make it that long.
Fall is a season of change. The leaves change, temperature drops, and suddenly there’s pumpkin-flavored everything. Here, nestled in the mountains, we get to experience the transformation that fall brings firsthand. Each year, the Blue Ridge Mountains trade in their distinctive hue for vibrant shades of red, orange, and yellow that people travel from all over to see.
Yes, the right and privilege of everyone; there is no prerequisite for it other than your free choice. Wellness begins with your lifestyle. Your environment is important, heredity does play a part, and the health care system has an impact on your wellness, but only lifestyle is under your direct influence. Since lifestyle is the key element in reaching a high level of wellness, motivation is needed to choose and maintain a wellness lifestyle. Lifestyle is the range of actions under your control, such as how you eat, exercise, manage stress, think of the